Colombo

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1. March 2020
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Colombo (Sinhala: කොළඹ, Tamil: கொழும்பு) is the largest city and the financial and commercial capital of Sri Lanka.

Colombo remains both the commercial and financial capital of Sri Lanka even after the administrative capital has been moved to Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte, a suburb east of the city. Colombo is a huge, sprawling city, which can be visited any time of year due to its tropical climate. The traffic can feel somewhat overwhelming at first but it is organised and much more manageable when compared to other major cities of South and Southeast Asia. Colombo as a city has been discussed in historical records for over two millenia. The city boasts an incredible level of cultural diversity that can be experienced through its eclectic architecture and cuisine. Sri Lankan are very friendly, highly educated and worldly. In Colombo you will experience tradition blending with progressive values with English being spoken widely.

Country:
Sri Lanka
Region:
Asia
Population:
650,000 people
Safe tap water:
No, contaminated
Internet speed:
7 Mbps
Best wireless carrier:
Best coffee:
Coco Veranda
Cashless society:
No, cash only (esp. for foreigners)
Best taxi app:
Gender ratio (% man):
57 %
Power:
230V50Hz
Ambulance:
110
Fire department:
110
Police:
119

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