Population Density in Sri Lanka

Population density reached 328 km per capita in 2015 in Sri Lanka, according to Faostat. This is 0.275 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, population density in Sri Lanka reached an all time high of 333 km per capita in 2011 and an all time low of 162 km per capita in 1961. When compared to Sri Lanka's main peers, population density in India amounted to 416 km per capita, 89.0 km per capita in Malaysia, 1,128 km per capita in Maldives and 80.8 km per capita in Myanmar in 2015.

Sri Lanka has been ranked 23rd within the group of 179 countries we follow in terms of population density, 1 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.


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