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Sri Lanka had a population of 22,409,381 in 2017. The population density is about 342 inhabitants per km2, making Sri Lanka one of the most densely populated countries in Asia.

The population growth rate for 2017 was 0.76%, not much for a developing country and considerably lower than in neighbouring countries. An information campaign for birth control and family planning succeeded thanks to the positive attitude of the various religions and the reasonable education and health care facilities.

Furthermore, women marry at a later age and a high percentage has been sterilised.

The average life expectancy for men is 73.5 years and for women 80.6 years.

Sri Lanka has a relatively young population; 24.1% is between 0 and 14 years old. 66.2 of the population is between 15 and 65 years of age; 9.7% is 65 years or older.

Sri Lanka has a birth rate of 15.2 per 1000 inhabitants and a death rate of 6.2 per 1000 inhabitants. The infant mortality rate is 8.4 per 1000 live births and is therefore relatively low compared to surrounding countries.

Glossary

DutchEnglishSinghalaTamil
alstublieftpleasekarunakaratajavu sadu
dank uthanksestutinandri
etenfoodkaamasappidu
jayesouaam
neenonaaillai
eenoneekaonru
tweetwodekairandu
driethreetunamoonru
honderdhundredsiiyanooru
mijn naam is...my name is...mage nama...ennudaya payar...
de rekeningthe billkarunakara bilabill kondu varungai

Some words of Dutch origin:

Sri Lanka in the three official languages:


Sources

Bradnock, R.W. / Sri Lanka handbook : the travel guide
Footprint Handbooks

Geetha Kumari, W.M. / Reishandboek Sri Lanka
Elmar,

Laet, R. de / Sri Lanka en de Malediven
Kosmos-Z&K

Plunkett, R. / Sri Lanka
Lonely Planet

Rokebrand, R. / Sri Lanka
Gottmer/Becht

Schiller, B. / Sri Lanka
Van Reemst

Sprang, U. / Sri Lanka : mensen, politiek, economie, cultuur, milieu
Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen

Sri Lanka
Cambium

Te gast in Sri Lanka
Informatie Verre Reizen

Wanasundera, N.P. / Sri Lanka
Benchmark Books

CIA - World Factbook

BBC - Country Profiles

Last updated May 2024
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