Sri Lanka Urban Population 1960-2022

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 2021 was 4,178,622, a 1.88% increase from 2020.
  • 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.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Urban Population
India 493,169,259
Indonesia 158,327,668
Nigeria 111,505,415
Pakistan 84,314,853
Bangladesh 64,768,559
Philippines 52,951,609
Egypt 44,687,204
Vietnam 37,355,203
Ukraine 30,563,737
Morocco 23,924,938
Angola 22,891,614
Ghana 18,399,874
Uzbekistan 17,606,637
Myanmar 17,235,395
Sudan 15,984,585
Cameroon 15,830,364
Kenya 15,667,076
Zambia 8,550,623
Tunisia 8,341,667
Bolivia 8,339,262
Honduras 5,935,355
El Salvador 4,831,382
Cambodia 4,180,349
Sri Lanka 4,178,622
Nicaragua 3,972,969
Republic of Congo 3,862,781
West Bank and Gaza 3,790,664
Lao PDR 2,725,861
Mauritania 2,680,412
Kyrgyz Republic 2,486,628
Mongolia 2,290,047
Georgia 2,220,419
Papua New Guinea 1,227,053
Moldova 1,106,738
Djibouti 783,888
Lesotho 636,493
Timor-Leste 425,941
Cabo Verde 377,047
Bhutan 335,419
Eswatini 285,695
Solomon Islands 176,900
Sao Tome and Principe 167,686
Vanuatu 80,707
Kiribati 68,384
Micronesia 26,818
Sri Lanka Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 4,178,622 18.86 1.86%
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 %