Compare India and Sri Lanka.
India and Sri Lanka are close together geographically and share a similar climate. They were both colonized by Great Britain and gained independence in the late 1940s. India has a population of 1.3 billion, and Sri Lanka has a population of 28.8 million. Most people in India practice Hinduism, while most people in Sri Lanka practice Buddhism. Cricket is a popular sport in both countries.
India and Sri Lanka are in close proximity to each other. They have many cultural similarities, but there are also numerous differences ranging from geography to population. The countries share similar climates due to their close proximity.
India has a population of over 1.3 billion people. This is the second largest population in the world. Sri Lanka's population is over 28.8 million. Despite the large disparity in this statistic, both countries are very densely populated.
Both countries were colonized by Great Britain. India became an independent nation in 1947, while Sri Lanka gained independence in 1948.
One of the biggest differences between the two countries is the dominant religion. India is a majority Hindu nation. This means that the majority of people (about seventy percent) follow the polytheistic religion of Hinduism. In Sri Lanka, seventy percent of the population follows Buddhism, a religion founded by Siddhartha Gautama in India over 2,000 years ago.
One of the commonalities that these two countries share is their love of cricket. Cricket is a sport introduced to this region by the British during colonization. To this day, India and Sri Lanka compete in cricket in competitions such as the World Cup and the Asia Cup.
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