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Locale Code: ta-LK

The locale code represents Tamil language in Sri Lanka.

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General information related to the locale code

Comprehensive ta-LK locale data for Sri Lanka
Country NameSri Lanka
Country Name (Local)ශ්‍රී ලංකා / இலங்கை
Country Flag🇱🇰
Country Area65610 km2
Country Code (ISO 3166-1)LK
Language NameTamil
Language Name (Local)தமிழ்
Language Code (ISO 639-1)ta
RegionSouthern Asia
Capital NameColombo
Capital Latitude6.93194
Capital Longitude79.84778
Postal Code Format#####
Postal Code Regex^(\d{5})$


The currency used for the locale code ta-LK is Sri Lanka Rupee.

Currency information for Sri Lanka and ta-LK locale
Currency NameSri Lanka Rupee
Currency Name (Local)Sri Lankan rupee
Currency CodeLKR
Currency SymbolRs රු
Currency Numeric144
Currency Subunit Value100
Currency Subunit NameCents


Sri Lanka has one timezone with UTC offset UTC+05:30.



Sri Lanka shares only one border with India and it's not landlocked.

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What is 'ta-LK' locale code?

Every locale code is a unique identifier for a specific language and country (or region). It is used in software development to localize applications and websites. Locale code is a combination of ISO 639-1 language code and ISO 3166-1 country code. For example, ta_LK is a locale code for Tamil language in Sri Lanka. Locale codes are used to define the language and country settings for date, time, currency, and number formatting. They are also used to translate user interfaces and messages in software applications. Locale codes are essential for building multilingual and internationalized software products. They are used in programming languages, frameworks, and libraries to provide internationalization and localization features. Locale codes are also used in databases, operating systems, and web browsers to provide language and country-specific settings. Locale codes are standardized by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and are widely used in software development.