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Sri Lanka (GPS: 7 00 N, 81 00 E) located in Southern Asia, an island in the Indian Ocean, south of India. The country’s area measurements are total: 65,610 sq km; land: 64,630 sq km, water: 980 sq km. This sovereign state is slightly larger than West Virginia. The total irrigated land is 5,700 sq km (2012).
One of the important features of Sri Lanka: Strategic location near major Indian Ocean sea lanes. Adam’s Bridge is a chain of limestone shoals between the southeastern coast of India and the northwestern coast of Sri Lanka. Geological evidence suggests that this 50-km long Bridge once connected India and Sri Lanka. Ancient records indicate that a foot passage was possible between the two landmasses until the 15th century when the land bridge broke up in a cyclone.