Sri Lanka Urban Population 1960-2021

Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.
  • Sri Lanka urban population for 2020 was 4,101,702, a 1.22% increase from 2019.
  • Sri Lanka urban population for 2019 was 4,052,088, a 1.21% increase from 2018.
  • Sri Lanka urban population for 2018 was 4,003,749, a 1.56% increase from 2017.
  • Sri Lanka urban population for 2017 was 3,942,265, a 1.54% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Urban Population
India 481,980,332
Indonesia 154,926,514
Nigeria 107,106,007
Pakistan 82,094,635
Bangladesh 62,873,466
Philippines 51,950,201
Egypt 43,781,728
Vietnam 36,346,227
Ukraine 30,721,277
Morocco 23,450,016
Angola 21,962,884
Ghana 17,820,023
Uzbekistan 17,258,430
Myanmar 16,943,754
Sudan 15,458,183
Cameroon 15,279,799
Kenya 15,053,275
Tunisia 8,221,976
Zambia 8,204,576
Bolivia 8,185,478
Honduras 5,780,230
El Salvador 4,763,725
Sri Lanka 4,101,702
Cambodia 4,051,341
Nicaragua 3,909,282
Congo, Rep. 3,742,867
West Bank and Gaza 3,685,020
Lao PDR 2,640,299
Mauritania 2,572,517
Kyrgyz Republic 2,429,400
Mongolia 2,250,777
Georgia 2,208,084
Papua New Guinea 1,193,981
Moldova 1,121,710
Djibouti 771,254
Lesotho 621,853
Timor-Leste 412,936
Cabo Verde 370,577
Bhutan 326,515
Eswatini 280,423
Solomon Islands 169,453
Sao Tome and Principe 162,955
Vanuatu 78,400
Kiribati 66,405
Micronesia 26,378
Sri Lanka Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 4,101,702 18.71 1.22%
2019 4,052,088 18.59 1.20%
2018 4,003,749 18.48 1.55%
2017 3,942,265 18.38 1.53%
2016 3,882,481 18.31 1.41%
2015 3,828,283 18.26 1.13%
2014 3,785,336 18.22 1.04%
2013 3,746,058 18.20 0.79%
2012 3,716,533 18.20 0.05%
2011 3,714,770 18.21 0.59%
2010 3,692,904 18.23 0.60%
2009 3,670,930 18.24 0.61%
2008 3,648,476 18.26 0.63%
2007 3,625,538 18.27 0.65%
2006 3,602,000 18.29 0.69%
2005 3,577,319 18.30 0.72%
2004 3,551,533 18.32 0.76%
2003 3,524,535 18.33 0.76%
2002 3,497,774 18.35 0.71%
2001 3,473,139 18.37 0.63%
2000 3,451,324 18.38 0.52%
1999 3,433,299 18.40 0.45%
1998 3,417,928 18.41 0.42%
1997 3,403,632 18.43 0.48%
1996 3,387,296 18.44 0.59%
1995 3,367,278 18.46 0.74%
1994 3,342,592 18.47 0.86%
1993 3,314,121 18.49 0.97%
1992 3,282,022 18.50 1.05%
1991 3,247,618 18.52 1.12%
1990 3,211,331 18.54 1.19%
1989 3,173,474 18.55 1.26%
1988 3,133,604 18.57 1.31%
1987 3,092,780 18.58 1.34%
1986 3,051,556 18.60 1.34%
1985 3,010,891 18.61 1.33%
1984 2,971,046 18.63 1.33%
1983 2,931,702 18.64 1.35%
1982 2,892,526 18.66 1.40%
1981 2,852,352 18.68 1.93%
1980 2,797,719 18.61 2.21%
1979 2,736,532 18.50 2.30%
1978 2,674,344 18.40 2.36%
1977 2,611,907 18.30 2.40%
1976 2,550,066 18.20 2.41%
1975 2,489,268 18.10 2.42%
1974 2,429,808 18.00 2.43%
1973 2,371,584 17.90 2.46%
1972 2,313,878 17.80 2.53%
1971 2,255,984 17.70 2.64%
1970 2,197,240 17.60 2.75%
1969 2,137,616 17.50 2.86%
1968 2,077,382 17.40 2.94%
1967 2,017,240 17.30 2.97%
1966 1,958,271 17.21 2.96%
1965 1,901,062 17.11 2.94%
1964 1,846,015 17.01 2.93%
1963 1,792,676 16.92 3.31%
1962 1,734,301 16.75 3.32%
1961 1,677,723 16.59 3.35%
1960 1,622,475 16.43 %