Python Dictionary len function

Python Dictionary len function is used to return the dictionary length (the total key-value pairs). In this section, we discuss how to use this Dictionary len function, and the syntax behind this is:

len(dictionary_name)

Python Dictionary len Example

The Python dictionary len function returns the length of a dictionary. The below Python code prints the myDict length.

myDict = {1: 'apple', 2: 'Banana' , 3: 'Orange', 4: 'Kiwi'}

print("Dictionary Items: ", myDict)

# Dict length
print("\nThe Dictionary length :  ",  len(myDict))
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In this program, we are going to insert new value to a Dictionary and check the length. Next, we updated a value and displayed the length.

myDict = {'name': 'Kevin', 'age': 25}

# Print Total Items
print("Items  :  ",  myDict)
print("The length :  ",  len(myDict))

# Add an Item 
myDict['job'] = 'Programmer'
print("\nItems  :  ",  myDict)
print("The length :  ",  len(myDict))

# Update an Item
myDict['name'] = 'Python'
print("\nItems  :  ",  myDict)
print("The length :  ",  len(myDict))
Items  :   {'name': 'Kevin', 'age': 25}
The length :   2

Items  :   {'name': 'Kevin', 'age': 25, 'job': 'Programmer'}
The length :   3

Items  :   {'name': 'Python', 'age': 25, 'job': 'Programmer'}
The length :   3