OVERVIEW GRAPHS - POPULATION


YearSri LankaIndiaPakistanBangladeshBritish India
1861858
187158824
1881998
1891721719
19011101784
1911991588
19211161527
19331281522
19471742
19547983114380
196117213094395
197152887882388
197689451107741656
1981949312417535200
19861181114377763310
199118763192381280495
199623176239071720883
2001264113026327421393
2006312205197245512944
20114345510970288795000

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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