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Total population of Sri Lanka by 2026

Published by Bruno Urmersbach, May 17, 2021
In 2020, the population of Sri Lanka was around 21.9 million people. For the year 2021, the total population of Sri Lanka is forecast to be around 22.1 million people. The statistic shows the development of the total population of Sri Lanka from 1980 to 2019 and projections up to the year 2026.

Natural population development or migration?

In terms of population development, a distinction can be made between natural population growth and the rate of increase (general population growth):
  • natural population growth
  • The natural population growth results from the offsetting of births and deaths.
  • Growth rate
  • With the growth rate, the natural population growth is offset against the migration balance, i.e. the balance of immigration (immigration) and emigration (emigration).
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