OVERVIEW GRAPHS - POPULATION


YearBangladeshBritish IndiaPakistanIndiaSri Lanka
1861858
187182458
1881998
1891171972
19011784110
1911158899
19211527116
19331522128
19471742
19543803114798
196139530941721
197138878825288
197656416110778945
1981200535124179493
19863107631437711811
199149512801923818763
199688317202390723176
2001139327423026326411
2006294445515197231220
20115000887910970243455

Notes

• Pakistan came into existence in 1947 after the Indian Empire became independent and split into India and Pakistan.

• Between 1947 and1971 Pakistan included the region ‘East Pakistan’, which then became the independent Bangladesh.

• Ceylon became independent from Britain in 1948, and changed its name to Sri Lanka in 1972.


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