Ankara, Turkey Metro Area Population 1950-2022

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Ankara, Turkey metro area from 1950 to 2022. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Ankara in 2022 is 5,310,000, a 1.8% increase from 2021.
  • The metro area population of Ankara in 2021 was 5,216,000, a 1.91% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Ankara in 2020 was 5,118,000, a 1.99% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Ankara in 2019 was 5,018,000, a 2.01% increase from 2018.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Turkey
City Name Population
Istanbul 15,636,000
Ankara 5,310,000
Izmir 3,056,000
Bursa 2,055,000
Adana 1,814,000
Gaziantep 1,773,000
Konya 1,383,000
Antalya 1,319,000
Diyarbakir 1,079,000
Mersin 1,053,000
Kayseri 1,000,000
Eskisehir 819,000
Gebze 793,000
Samsun 678,000
Denizli 676,000
Sanliurfa 603,000
Kahramanmaras 572,000
Sakarya 567,000
Van 543,000
Malatya 512,000
Batman 457,000
Erzurum 448,000
Elazig 428,000
Manisa 398,000
Sivas 382,000
Izmit 360,000
Balikesir 335,000
Ankara - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2022 5,310,000 1.80%
2021 5,216,000 1.91%
2020 5,118,000 1.99%
2019 5,018,000 2.01%
2018 4,919,000 2.01%
2017 4,822,000 2.01%
2016 4,727,000 2.03%
2015 4,633,000 1.94%
2014 4,545,000 1.88%
2013 4,461,000 1.87%
2012 4,379,000 2.31%
2011 4,280,000 2.74%
2010 4,166,000 2.76%
2009 4,054,000 2.74%
2008 3,946,000 2.76%
2007 3,840,000 2.73%
2006 3,738,000 2.75%
2005 3,638,000 2.77%
2004 3,540,000 2.73%
2003 3,446,000 2.74%
2002 3,354,000 2.76%
2001 3,264,000 2.67%
2000 3,179,000 2.48%
1999 3,102,000 2.48%
1998 3,027,000 2.30%
1997 2,959,000 2.03%
1996 2,900,000 2.04%
1995 2,842,000 2.05%
1994 2,785,000 2.05%
1993 2,729,000 2.06%
1992 2,674,000 2.06%
1991 2,620,000 2.30%
1990 2,561,000 2.93%
1989 2,488,000 2.94%
1988 2,417,000 2.94%
1987 2,348,000 2.94%
1986 2,281,000 3.07%
1985 2,213,000 3.27%
1984 2,143,000 3.28%
1983 2,075,000 3.29%
1982 2,009,000 3.24%
1981 1,946,000 2.91%
1980 1,891,000 1.83%
1979 1,857,000 1.87%
1978 1,823,000 1.90%
1977 1,789,000 1.82%
1976 1,757,000 2.81%
1975 1,709,000 4.85%
1974 1,630,000 4.82%
1973 1,555,000 4.86%
1972 1,483,000 4.81%
1971 1,415,000 5.52%
1970 1,341,000 6.94%
1969 1,254,000 7.00%
1968 1,172,000 6.93%
1967 1,096,000 6.93%
1966 1,025,000 7.44%
1965 954,000 8.53%
1964 879,000 8.52%
1963 810,000 8.58%
1962 746,000 8.43%
1961 688,000 8.35%
1960 635,000 7.45%
1959 591,000 7.65%
1958 549,000 7.65%
1957 510,000 7.37%
1956 475,000 8.20%
1955 439,000 9.48%
1954 401,000 9.26%
1953 367,000 9.23%
1952 336,000 9.45%
1951 307,000 9.25%
1950 281,000 0.00%