Sri Lanka Population Density 1950-2021

Chart and table of Sri Lanka population density from 1950 to 2021. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of Sri Lanka in 2021 is 327.65 people per square kilometer, a 0.39% increase from 2020.
  • The population density of Sri Lanka in 2020 was 326.37 people per square kilometer, a 0.42% increase from 2019.
  • The population density of Sri Lanka in 2019 was 325.01 people per square kilometer, a 0.45% increase from 2018.
  • The population density of Sri Lanka in 2018 was 323.56 people per square kilometer, a 0.48% increase from 2017.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Density
Country Name 2021 Population Density
Bangladesh 1,123.85
Micronesia 792.00
India 423.88
Philippines 370.16
Sri Lanka 327.65
El Salvador 309.81
Vietnam 296.38
Pakistan 282.88
Sao Tome and Principe 232.68
Nigeria 228.85
Kiribati 149.87
Indonesia 144.18
Cabo Verde 139.43
Ghana 133.03
Moldova 118.88
Egypt 104.11
Kenya 94.74
Cambodia 93.61
Timor-Leste 90.37
Honduras 89.46
Morocco 83.63
Myanmar 81.00
Uzbekistan 75.59
Tunisia 72.95
Ukraine 72.02
Lesotho 71.12
Eswatini 67.53
Cameroon 57.26
Georgia 57.10
Nicaragua 51.41
Djibouti 43.20
Angola 27.22
Vanuatu 25.80
Zambia 25.14
Solomon Islands 24.36
Sudan 24.22
Bhutan 20.31
Papua New Guinea 19.70
Bolivia 10.77
Mauritania 4.63
Mongolia 2.13
Sri Lanka - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2021 327.65 0.39%
2020 326.37 0.42%
2019 325.01 0.45%
2018 323.56 0.48%
2017 322.02 0.51%
2016 320.40 0.54%
2015 318.67 0.57%
2014 316.85 0.61%
2013 314.94 0.64%
2012 312.95 0.66%
2011 310.91 0.67%
2010 308.82 0.69%
2009 306.71 0.70%
2008 304.59 0.72%
2007 302.42 0.74%
2006 300.20 0.77%
2005 297.90 0.81%
2004 295.49 0.85%
2003 293.00 0.85%
2002 290.54 0.80%
2001 288.24 0.71%
2000 286.20 0.61%
1999 284.46 0.53%
1998 282.95 0.51%
1997 281.53 0.56%
1996 279.95 0.68%
1995 278.05 0.82%
1994 275.79 0.95%
1993 273.20 1.06%
1992 270.34 1.15%
1991 267.27 1.21%
1990 264.07 1.28%
1989 260.73 1.35%
1988 257.25 1.41%
1987 253.68 1.43%
1986 250.10 1.44%
1985 246.55 1.43%
1984 243.08 1.42%
1983 239.67 1.44%
1982 236.26 1.50%
1981 232.78 1.58%
1980 229.17 1.67%
1979 225.41 1.76%
1978 221.52 1.82%
1977 217.55 1.86%
1976 213.58 1.87%
1975 209.65 1.88%
1974 205.79 1.89%
1973 201.98 1.92%
1972 198.17 2.00%
1971 194.30 2.10%
1970 190.30 2.22%
1969 186.18 2.32%
1968 181.95 2.40%
1967 177.68 2.43%
1966 173.46 2.43%
1965 169.35 2.40%
1964 165.37 2.38%
1963 161.52 2.37%
1962 157.78 2.38%
1961 154.12 2.40%
1960 150.50 2.42%
1959 146.94 2.43%
1958 143.46 2.41%
1957 140.08 2.36%
1956 136.85 2.28%
1955 133.80 2.18%
1954 130.94 2.07%
1953 128.29 1.94%
1952 125.84 1.83%
1951 123.59 1.72%
1950 121.49 0.00%