Sri Lanka - Topography



The south-central part of Sri Lanka is a rough plateau cut by a range of mountains whose highest peak is Pidurutalagala, 2,524 m (8,281 ft). Narrow coastal plains skirt the mountainous section on the east, south, and west, but in the north the extensive coastal plain fans out, reaching from the eastern to the western shores of the island. Five-sixths of the land is less than 300 m (1,000 ft) in elevation. Numerous rivers and streams flow seaward in all directions from the central mountain area; the longest river, flowing northeastward, is the Mahaweli Ganga (332 km/206 mi).

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Rashed
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Jul 22, 2009 @ 12:12 pm
This is really a good help for the students who want to have a wide knowledge of International Business by studying the countries.
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MOKSHA
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Jun 11, 2012 @ 2:02 am
can you please please please help me out i want to know the topography of sri lanka in % that is like the % of plains the % of mountains the % of plateaus etc please please please help me fast go to do a project!!!

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