Sri Lanka Population Density 1950-2023

Chart and table of Sri Lanka population density from 1950 to 2023. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of Sri Lanka in 2023 is 333.69 people per square kilometer, a 0.28% increase from 2022.
  • The population density of Sri Lanka in 2022 was 332.76 people per square kilometer, a 0.27% increase from 2021.
  • The population density of Sri Lanka in 2021 was 331.86 people per square kilometer, a 0.27% increase from 2020.
  • The population density of Sri Lanka in 2020 was 330.97 people per square kilometer, a 0.3% increase from 2019.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Density
Country Name 2023 Population Density
Bangladesh 1,168.79
Micronesia 777.60
India 434.60
Philippines 391.12
Sri Lanka 333.69
El Salvador 302.52
Pakistan 302.08
Vietnam 298.46
Nigeria 242.27
Sao Tome and Principe 241.52
Kiribati 164.83
Cabo Verde 148.56
Indonesia 144.79
Ghana 143.05
Egypt 112.55
Moldova 101.50
Kenya 94.94
Honduras 94.18
Cambodia 93.60
Timor-Leste 91.50
Morocco 84.74
Myanmar 80.67
Uzbekistan 78.33
Lesotho 76.76
Tunisia 76.15
Eswatini 69.75
Ukraine 60.88
Cameroon 60.25
Nicaragua 54.05
Georgia 53.49
Djibouti 48.99
Angola 29.43
Vanuatu 27.44
Zambia 27.33
Sudan 25.95
Solomon Islands 25.62
Papua New Guinea 22.32
Bhutan 20.51
Republic of Congo 17.86
Bolivia 11.28
Mauritania 4.72
Mongolia 2.20
Sri Lanka - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2023 333.69 0.28%
2022 332.76 0.27%
2021 331.86 0.27%
2020 330.97 0.30%
2019 329.98 0.32%
2018 328.92 0.34%
2017 327.80 0.38%
2016 326.56 0.42%
2015 325.20 0.46%
2014 323.72 0.51%
2013 322.08 0.55%
2012 320.33 0.75%
2011 317.94 0.93%
2010 315.02 0.91%
2009 312.19 0.97%
2008 309.19 1.03%
2007 306.03 1.05%
2006 302.86 1.00%
2005 299.86 0.94%
2004 297.06 0.97%
2003 294.21 1.01%
2002 291.28 1.01%
2001 288.37 0.77%
2000 286.18 0.57%
1999 284.57 0.59%
1998 282.90 0.61%
1997 281.19 0.69%
1996 279.26 0.80%
1995 277.05 0.92%
1994 274.53 1.04%
1993 271.69 1.14%
1992 268.62 1.19%
1991 265.46 1.24%
1990 262.22 1.26%
1989 258.96 1.29%
1988 255.66 1.37%
1987 252.20 1.40%
1986 248.71 1.40%
1985 245.27 1.38%
1984 241.92 1.37%
1983 238.66 1.42%
1982 235.31 1.58%
1981 231.66 1.71%
1980 227.76 1.79%
1979 223.75 1.84%
1978 219.70 1.81%
1977 215.81 1.79%
1976 212.01 1.81%
1975 208.24 1.82%
1974 204.52 1.89%
1973 200.73 1.98%
1972 196.84 2.05%
1971 192.88 2.15%
1970 188.82 2.22%
1969 184.72 2.30%
1968 180.56 2.38%
1967 176.36 2.40%
1966 172.23 2.40%
1965 168.19 2.42%
1964 164.21 2.44%
1963 160.30 2.44%
1962 156.49 2.44%
1961 152.76 2.44%
1960 149.12 2.44%
1959 145.58 2.38%
1958 142.20 2.27%
1957 139.05 2.15%
1956 136.12 2.07%
1955 133.36 2.04%
1954 130.70 2.00%
1953 128.13 1.96%
1952 125.67 1.90%
1951 123.33 1.83%
1950 121.11 0.00%