Population of Cities in Turkey (2017)

6
Over 1 Million
72
100,000 to 1 Million
424
10,000 to 100,000

As far as size goes, Turkey is one of the largest in the world when it comes to both the area of the country and the number of inhabitants that live within it. Turkey is the 37th largest country in the world by size and is the 19th largest by area. As one would expect from a country that is more populated than the majority of the world, this country also has some of the largest cities and metropolitan areas in the world. Turkey's most populous city is Istanbul, which has a population of over 11 million. Not only is it the largest city in Turky, but it is the 8th largest city proper in the entire world. Turkey's next largest city, Ankara, has just 3.5 million inhabitant -- a far cry from the 11 million people in Turkey but still a respectable number that contributes to this country's huge population. Turkey also has four additional cities with populations exceeding one million, 72 cities with populations ranging between 100,000 and 1,000,000, and 424 cities with populations of at least 10,000.

The majority of Turkey's inhabitants live within its urbanized cities, with just 27% of the total population living in rural areas. Turkey has experienced steady growth over the years, and while some of the larger cities like Istanbul have been handling growth well, other major cities like Bagcilar have struggled because of illegal building and poor planning by the government, leading to narrow streets, rows of residential buildings crammed with residents and other effects seen from a lack of planning. Turkey is expected to see continued growth into the future, and only time will tell if its largest cities will be able to keep up.

Turkey has 6 cities with more than a million people, 72 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 424 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Turkey is Istanbul, with a population of 11,174,257 people.

Istanbul

Istanbul is the largest city in Europe and the world's 8th largest city proper.

11,174,257

Ankara

This city has the history of Ottoman and Roman architecture preserved throughout its boundaries.

3,517,182

Izmir

Izmir is one of the country's most westernized cities.

2,500,603

Bursa

Bura is known for its forests, parks and gardens, as well as being the site of a popular ski resort.

1,412,701

Adana

Adana is the most agriculturally productive city in Turkey.

1,248,988

Gaziantep

Evidence of settlement of this city dates all the way back to 4 BC.

1,065,975

Konya

Konya is one of the few Turkish cities to have a college student population of over 100,000.

875,530

Cankaya

Cankaya is the site of many of the country's embassies, government buildings and popular landmarks.

792,189

Antalya

Antalya is the location of Turkey's biggest international sea resort.

758,188

Bagcilar

This rapidly growing city has faced problems with illegal building and failure to plan for growth.

724,270

Name 2017 Population
Istanbul11,174,257
Ankara3,517,182
Izmir2,500,603
Bursa1,412,701
Adana1,248,988
Gaziantep1,065,975
Konya875,530
Cankaya792,189
Antalya758,188
Bagcilar724,270
Diyarbakir644,763
Kayseri592,840
UEskuedar582,666
Bahcelievler576,799
Umraniye573,265
Mercin537,842
Esenler520,235
Eskisehir514,869
Karabaglar458,000
Sanliurfa449,549
Malatya441,805
Sultangazi436,935
Maltepe427,040
Erzurum420,691
Samsun394,050
Batman381,990
Kahramanmaras376,045
Van371,713
Atasehir361,615
Sisli314,684
Denizli313,238
Batikent300,000
Elazig298,004
Zeytinburnu288,743
Adapazari286,787
Sultanbeyli286,622
Gebze281,436
Sivas264,022
Tarsus256,482
Trabzon244,083
Manisa243,971
Sancaktepe241,000
Balikesir238,151
Adiyaman223,744
Esenyurt211,330
Kirikkale211,138
Antakya210,000
Osmaniye202,837
Corlu202,578
Izmit196,571
Basaksehir193,750
Kutahya185,008
Corum183,418
Siverek175,341
Bueyuekcekmece163,140
Aydin163,022
Iskenderun159,965
Viransehir154,163
Usak152,862
Aksaray152,201
Kiziltepe150,174
Afyonkarahisar146,136
Inegol133,959
Tokat129,702
Edirne126,470
Beylikduezue122,452
Tekirdag122,287
Karaman120,399
Nazilli119,370
Ordu116,788
Siirt114,034
Erzincan114,027
Alanya112,969
Turhal110,884
Bandirma107,631
Turgutlu103,292
Mustafakemalpasa101,412
Zonguldak100,229
Manavgat99,254
Giresun98,864
Karabuk97,481
Bolu96,629
Ceyhan96,303
Kirsehir94,336
Polatli93,262
Bafra92,944
Rize92,772
Eregli92,117
Agri92,022
Ercis91,915
Nigde91,039
Luleburgaz90,899
Korfez90,580
Nusaybin88,977
Salihli88,906
Eregli88,848
Kozan88,115
Yozgat87,881
Canakkale87,791
Patnos87,451
Akhisar84,659
Cerkezkoey84,234
Amasya82,896
Mus82,536
Nizip82,308
Kilis82,301
Fatsa82,160
Cizre80,992
Bingol80,568
Elbistan80,456
Hakkari77,699
UEnye77,585
Kars77,486
Midyat76,268
Nevsehir75,527
Silifke75,315
Silopi74,798
Bismil74,493
Belek73,260
Tatvan73,222
Kahta73,105
Yuksekova71,729
Khanjarah71,379
Mardin71,373
Yalova71,289
Gemlik71,063
Kastamonu70,402
Kadirli70,248
Dogubayazit70,171
Soeke68,230
Ardesen67,965
OEdemis67,153
Burdur66,158
Silvan65,956
Soma65,934
Ahlat64,695
Aksehir64,446
Kusadasi63,177
Sorgun62,862
Cubuk62,602
Kirikhan60,916
Fethiye60,437
Kirklareli58,223
Duzce57,739
Bergama57,200
Anamur57,128
Reyhanli56,995
Dortyol56,513
Geulzuk56,189
Bolvadin55,870
Zile55,680
Eminoenue55,548
Bozuyuk55,365
Menemen53,489
Silivri53,167
Adilcevaz52,781
Sirnak52,743
Ergani52,684
Erbaa52,185
Tavsanli52,182
Orhangazi51,792
Seydisehir51,089
Merzifon50,658
Kavakli50,502
Carsamba50,459
Torbali50,303
merter keresteciler50,000
guengoeren merter50,000
Niksar49,865
Keskin49,679
Karapinar49,509
Mut49,397
Mugla48,183
Alasehir48,147
Suluova47,572
Sebinkarahisar47,360
Tire47,220
Kulu47,037
Suruc46,694
Erdemli46,570
Bitlis46,111
Cumra45,657
Urla45,199
Akcaabat45,105
Aliaga44,883
Kesan44,644
Beysehir44,460
Birecik44,284
Karacabey44,256
Sereflikochisar44,101
Milas43,193
Sandikli42,981
Besni41,892
Edremit40,777
Gonen40,763
Bilecik40,285
Afsin39,613
Cimin39,591
Karasu39,508
Bodrum39,317
Yalvac39,145
Beypazari38,769
Burhaniye38,083
Vakfikebir37,728
Sungurlu37,526
Bartin37,427
Besikduzu36,987
Serik36,925
Talas36,890
Bulancak36,863
Uzunkoeprue36,470
Osmancik36,443
Kestel36,185
Develi35,868
Hinis35,472
Dinar35,359
Yerkoy35,294
Hendek35,257
Safranbolu35,242
Ayvalik35,193
Akcakoca35,151
Simav34,909
Sinop34,834
Goksun34,243
Cay34,215
Marmaris33,731
Sarkikaraagac32,771
Bor32,435
Gumushkhane32,250
Kumru32,174
Kurtalan32,114
Akcakale32,114
Yesilli32,072
Of31,951
Imamoglu31,916
Ceylanpinar31,488
Bulanik31,430
Bayburt31,258
Ortakoy31,144
Kula31,100
Mimarsinan31,002
Biga30,852
Karamursel30,525
Kemalpasa30,411
Gorele30,381
Beykonak30,339
Arakli29,917
Karakocan29,735
Kozluk29,502
Gurpinar29,411
Bucak29,234
Selcuk29,101
Tunceli29,062
Yakuplu28,811
Yenisehir28,656
Kaman28,605
Gerede28,582
Bozyazi28,456
Terme28,397
Golbasi28,078
Boyabat27,717
Malkara27,427
Ilgin27,423
Kirkagac27,053
Alaca27,019
Babaeski26,724
Kulp26,569
Erzin26,316
Can26,201
Malazgirt26,108
Didim26,000
Guroymak25,826
Susehri25,820
Elmadag25,394
Sapanca25,224
Gelibolu25,178
Kagizman25,157
Vezirkopru25,155
Akyazi25,068
Yahyali25,019
Susurluk24,816
Devrek24,559
Cayeli24,556
Pasinler24,553
Gursu24,510
Artvin24,266
Mahmutlar24,227
Tosya24,013
Kazan23,889
Kelkit23,870
Pazarcik23,850
Emet23,812
Sarkisla23,800
Ferizli23,740
Sarikamis23,665
Oltu23,504
Mudanya23,161
Akdagmadeni23,048
Kovancilar22,976
Idil22,960
Erdek22,678
Genc22,493
Iznik22,230
Gediz22,058
Menderes21,965
Caycuma21,773
Tepecik21,699
Bozova21,502
Havza21,500
Demirci21,378
Cine21,327
Cesme21,316
Hacilar21,167
Ardahan21,020
Cermik20,975
Alapli20,890
Dargecit20,793
Karacoban20,467
Korkuteli20,465
Darende20,388
Geyve20,199
Belen20,113
Hadim20,110
Emirdag20,063
Surmene20,039
Tekirova20,000
Iskilip19,829
Hayrabolu19,793
Yomra19,770
Ortaca19,741
Seferhisar19,596
Bahce19,566
Catalca19,316
Dalaman19,292
Tasova19,253
Nallihan19,106
Yatagan19,020
Semdinli18,978
Saraykoy18,937
Gurgentepe18,771
Eleskirt18,769
Varto18,691
Incirliova18,572
Gazipasa18,371
Diyadin18,172
Kizilcahamam17,975
Cerkes17,802
Dursunbey17,532
Hopa17,519
Denizciler17,495
Taskopru17,491
Kemer17,300
Egirdir17,228
Tekkekoy17,226
Serinhisar17,169
Tirebolu17,124
Banaz17,080
Horasan17,067
Hilvan16,990
Ermenek16,986
Gemerek16,916
Bayindir16,850
Serinyol16,753
Korgan16,733
Urgub16,642
Elmali16,587
Mucur16,522
Turgutreis16,490
Lice16,336
Arhavi16,217
Arsin16,148
Sarigerme16,000
Baskil15,922
Senirkent15,919
Osmaneli15,708
Ezine15,677
Caglayancerit15,530
Askale15,462
Solhan15,303
Hizan15,302
Kadinhani15,301
Bigadic15,242
Foca15,189
Kocaali15,076
Espiye15,058
Demre15,000
Pamukova14,885
Buldan14,811
Dogansehir14,794
Akcadag14,788
Cayiralan14,734
Gumushacikoy14,734
Siran14,692
Tonya14,544
Baskale14,516
Demre14,420
Caykara14,398
Yesilhisar14,354
Gonen14,137
Dikili14,125