Syria Population 2023

Syria Population 2023

The current population of Syria is 18,497,169 as of Monday, November 7, 2022, based on the latest United Nations data.

The estimated population of Syria in 2020 was 17,500,658 people at mid-year according to UN data.

Syria’s population is equivalent to 0.22% of the total world population, ranking it at number 68 on the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.

The population density in Syria is 95 per Km2 (247 people per mi2), with a total land area of 183,630 Km2 (70,900 sq. miles).

About 60.0% of the population is urban, with 10,498,283 people living in urban areas as of 2020.

The median age in Syria is 25.6 years.

When calling internationally, the country code for Syria is +963.

Population of Syria (2020 And It’s Historical)

Year Population Yearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban
Pop %
Urban Population Country’s Share of
World Pop
World Population Syria
Global Rank
2020 17,500,658 2.52 % 430,523 -427,391 25.6 2.84 95 60.0 % 10,498,283 0.22 % 7,794,798,739 68
2019 17,070,135 0.74 % 125,078 -427,391 24.0 3.05 93 59.4 % 10,141,352 0.22 % 7,713,468,100 69
2018 16,945,057 -0.88 % -150,621 -427,391 24.0 3.05 92 58.4 % 9,903,237 0.22 % 7,631,091,040 69
2017 17,095,678 -2.12 % -369,897 -427,391 24.0 3.05 93 57.2 % 9,774,379 0.23 % 7,547,858,925 65
2016 17,465,575 -2.96 % -531,833 -427,391 24.0 3.05 95 55.8 % 9,737,763 0.23 % 7,464,022,049 64
2015 17,997,408 -3.37 % -673,024 -1,077,397 23.6 3.10 98 54.3 % 9,773,578 0.24 % 7,379,797,139 61
2010 21,362,529 3.07 % 600,271 74,000 21.1 3.70 116 54.7 % 11,686,472 0.31 % 6,956,823,603 54
2005 18,361,176 2.27 % 390,066 -75,982 19.6 3.90 100 53.6 % 9,839,155 0.28 % 6,541,907,027 56
2000 16,410,848 2.73 % 413,071 -26,000 18.7 4.30 89 51.9 % 8,524,885 0.27 % 6,143,493,823 56
1995 14,345,492 2.88 % 379,864 -14,000 17.5 4.80 78 50.1 % 7,187,664 0.25 % 5,744,212,979 58
1990 12,446,171 3.17 % 359,508 -29,300 16.3 5.87 68 48.9 % 6,090,038 0.23 % 5,327,231,061 56
1985 10,648,632 3.58 % 343,572 -17,400 15.6 6.77 58 47.9 % 5,099,767 0.22 % 4,870,921,740 57
1980 8,930,774 3.46 % 279,012 -32,334 15.5 7.32 49 46.7 % 4,171,360 0.20 % 4,458,003,514 64
1975 7,535,714 3.48 % 237,035 -16,300 15.8 7.54 41 45.1 % 3,395,649 0.18 % 4,079,480,606 68
1970 6,350,541 3.40 % 195,481 -3,200 15.9 7.56 35 43.3 % 2,752,618 0.17 % 3,700,437,046 70
1965 5,373,137 3.28 % 159,925 -3,200 15.8 7.54 29 40.0 % 2,149,575 0.16 % 3,339,583,597 80
1960 4,573,512 3.18 % 132,402 -3,000 17.0 7.38 25 36.8 % 1,683,354 0.15 % 3,034,949,748 76
1955 3,911,501 2.76 % 99,634 -14,000 18.8 7.23 21 34.7 % 1,358,205 0.14 % 2,773,019,936 80

Syria Population Forecast

-10,000

Year Population Yearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban
Pop %
Urban Population Country’s Share of
World Pop
World Population Syria
Global Rank
2020 17,500,658 -0.56 % -99,350 -427,391 25.6 2.84 95 60.0 % 10,498,283 0.22 % 7,794,798,739 68
2025 23,061,973 5.67 % 1,112,263 763,130 27.8 2.84 126 59.6 % 13,735,765 0.28 % 8,184,437,460 60
2030 26,676,565 2.95 % 722,918 362,003 29.1 2.84 145 61.6 % 16,423,277 0.31 % 8,548,487,400 59
2035 28,579,588 1.39 % 380,605 44,712 30.0 2.84 156 65.3 % 18,656,733 0.32 % 8,887,524,213 58
2040 30,153,281 1.08 % 314,739 -10,000 31.3 2.84 164 68.7 % 20,709,320 0.33 % 9,198,847,240 60
2045 31,693,482 1.00 % 308,040 -10,000 32.7 2.84 173 71.5 % 22,654,004 0.33 % 9,481,803,274 60
2050 33,129,321 0.89 % 287,168   34.3 2.84 180 73.9 % 24,474,813 0.34 % 9,735,033,990 61

Syria Demographics

LIFE EXPECTANCY INFANT MORTALITY DEATHS UNDER AGE 5

76.06 years

(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)

11.3

(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)

12.7

(per 1,000 live births)

Main Cities by Population in Syria

(includes boroughs, districts, urban agglomerations, etc.)

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Aleppo 1,602,264
2 Damascus 1,569,394
3 Homs 775,404
4 Hamah 460,602
5 Latakia 340,181
6 Deir ez-Zor 242,565
7 Ar Raqqah 177,636
8 Al Bab 130,745
9 Idlib 128,840
10 Douma 111,864
11 Manbij 99,497
12 Dar’a 97,969
13 As Salamiyah 94,887
14 Tartouss 89,457
15 Ath Thawrah 87,880
16 Al Hasakah 81,539
17 Darayya 71,596
18 I`zaz 66,138
19 Jablah 65,915
20 As Safirah 63,708
21 As Suwayda’ 59,052
22 Albu Kamal 57,572
23 At Tall 55,561
24 Al Mayadin 54,534
25 Ar Rastan 53,152
26 Tadmur 51,015
27 ‘Ayn al ‘Arab 50,000
28 An Nabk 49,372
29 Khan Shaykhun 48,975
30 `Afrin 48,693
31 Kafranbel 45,652
32 `Irbin 42,474
33 Al Qusayr 41,062
34 Yabrud 40,502
35 Jisr ash Shughur 39,311
36 Baniyas 39,066
37 Tallbisah 38,491
38 Harasta 37,348
39 Al Qunaytirah 36,143
40 Tadif 34,670
41 Saraqib 34,231
42 Jayrud 32,352
43 Masyaf 32,262
44 Ma`arratmisrin 32,163
45 Al Qaryatayn 31,748
46 Salqin 31,608
47 Tafas 31,249
48 Souran 30,716
49 Binnish 30,354
50 Jasim 30,283
51 Tallkalakh 29,754
52 Az Zabadani 29,549
53 Tayyibat al Imam 29,259
54 Hajin 29,237
55 Inkhil 29,076
56 Dayr Hafir 28,905
57 Satita 27,815
58 Ash Shaykh Miskin 25,920
59 As Sanamayn 25,702
60 Tall Rif`at 25,658
61 Nubl 25,546
62 Subaykhan 25,514
63 Jarabulus 24,997
64 Al Harak 23,784
65 Al Kiswah 23,526
66 Halfaya 23,403
67 Kafr Takharim 22,436
68 Ad Dana 21,987
69 Kafr Zayta 21,845
70 Kafr Laha 21,819

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