Urban Population in Sri Lanka

Urban population reached 3.94 mil in 2017 in Sri Lanka, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 1.54 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, urban population in Sri Lanka reached an all time high of 3.94 mil in 2017 and an all time low of 1.62 mil in 1960. When compared to Sri Lanka's main peers, urban population in India amounted to 450 mil, 23.9 mil in Malaysia, 0.172 mil in Maldives and 16.2 mil in Myanmar in 2017.

Sri Lanka has been ranked 104th within the group of 178 countries we follow in terms of urban population, 5 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices.


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