Religion in Sri Lanka

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Fast Facts and Religious Adherent Statistics
Population 23,044,123 (#58 in world) (2021 est.)
Ethnic Groups Sinhalese 74.9%, Sri Lankan Tamil 11.2%, Sri Lankan Moors 9.2%, Indian Tamil 4.2%, other 0.5% (2012 est.)
Religions Buddhist (official) 70.2%, Hindu 12.6%, Muslim 9.7%, Roman Catholic 6.1%, other Christian 1.3%, other 0.05% (2012 est.)
Buddhism 70.2% (2012 est.)
Hinduism 12.6% (2012 est.)
Islam 9.7% (2012 est.)
Christianity 7.4% (2012 est.)
Roman Catholicism 6.1% (2012 est.)

Sources

  1. Sri Lanka.” CIA World Factbook.
  2. Sri Lanka.” Pew-Templeton Global Religious Futures Project.
  3. Sri Lanka.” Encyclopaedia Britannica Online.
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Title Religion in Sri Lanka
Published
Last UpdatedFebruary 13, 2021
URL religionfacts.com/sri-lanka
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MLA Citation “Religion in Sri Lanka.” ReligionFacts.com. 13 Feb. 2021. Web. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021. <religionfacts.com/sri-lanka>