New York vs Sri Lanka (Statistical Comparison)

New York is a state located in the Northeastern part of the United States of America, whereas Sri Lanka is an island country in South Asia. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between New York and Sri Lanka regarding various aspects.


Is New York bigger than Sri Lanka?

The total area of New York is 54,555 sq mi, and the total area of Sri Lanka is 25,330 sq mi. New York is bigger than Sri Lanka by 29,225 sq mi. New York is around 2.15 times bigger than Sri Lanka.

Area of New York State: 54,555 sq mi ( 141,300 km2 )

Area of New York compared to Sri Lanka

Area of Sri Lanka25,330 sq mi ( 65,610 km2 )

Area of Sri Lanka compared to New York


According to the United States Census Bureau, the total population of New York as of 1st July 2021 was estimated to be around 19,835,913.

Population of New York compared to Sri Lanka

Based on the World Bank data, the total population of Sri Lanka as of 2020, was estimated to be around 21,919,000.

Population of Sri Lanka compared to New York

Here is some more data comparison between New York and Sri Lanka.

The capital city of New York is Albany and the capital cities of Sri Lanka are Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte (legislative) and Colombo (executive and judicial).

Official Languages

New York: English
Sri Lanka: Sinhala, Tamil


New York: New Yorker
Sri Lanka: Sri Lankan

ISO 3166 Code

New York: US-NY
Sri Lanka: LK

New York Time Zone: 

UTC – 5 (Eastern Standard Time)

Summer (DST):
UTC – 4 (Eastern Daylight Time)

Sri Lanka Time Zone: 

UTC + 5:30 (Sri Lanka Standard Time)

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of New York:
42° 57′ 13.68″ N, 75° 31′ 36.48″ W

Coordinates of Sri Lanka:
7° 0′ 0″ N, 81° 0′ 0″ E

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