Population of Cities in Turkey (2018)

6
Over 1 Million
74
100,000 to 1 Million
424
10,000 to 100,000
  • Istanbul
  • Ankara
  • Izmir
  • Bursa
  • Adana
  • Gaziantep
  • Konya
  • Cankaya
  • Antalya
  • Bagcilar
  • Diyarbakir
  • Kayseri
  • UEskuedar
  • Bahcelievler
  • Umraniye
  • Mersin
  • Esenler
  • Eskisehir
  • Karabaglar
  • Muratpasa
  • Sanliurfa
  • Malatya
  • Sultangazi
  • Maltepe
  • Erzurum
  • Samsun
  • Batman
  • Kahramanmaras
  • Van
  • Atasehir
  • Sisli
  • Denizli
  • Batikent
  • Elazig
  • Zeytinburnu
  • Adapazari
  • Sultanbeyli
  • Gebze
  • Merkezefendi
  • Sivas
  • Tarsus
  • Trabzon
  • Manisa
  • Sancaktepe
  • Balikesir
  • Adiyaman
  • Esenyurt
  • Kirikkale
  • Antakya
  • Osmaniye

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, 74 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 14,804,116 people.

Istanbul

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

14,804,116

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 2018 Population Location
Istanbul14,804,116Map
Ankara3,517,182Map
Izmir2,500,603Map
Bursa1,412,701Map
Adana1,248,988Map
Gaziantep1,065,975Map
Konya875,530Map
Cankaya792,189Map
Antalya758,188Map
Bagcilar724,270Map
Diyarbakir644,763Map
Kayseri592,840Map
UEskuedar582,666Map
Bahcelievler576,799Map
Umraniye573,265Map
Mersin537,842Map
Esenler520,235Map
Eskisehir514,869Map
Karabaglar458,000Map
Muratpasa450,000Map
Sanliurfa449,549Map
Malatya441,805Map
Sultangazi436,935Map
Maltepe427,040Map
Erzurum420,691Map
Samsun394,050Map
Batman381,990Map
Kahramanmaras376,045Map
Van371,713Map
Atasehir361,615Map
Sisli314,684Map
Denizli313,238Map
Batikent300,000Map
Elazig298,004Map
Zeytinburnu288,743Map
Adapazari286,787Map
Sultanbeyli286,622Map
Gebze281,436Map
Merkezefendi280,341Map
Sivas264,022Map
Tarsus256,482Map
Trabzon244,083Map
Manisa243,971Map
Sancaktepe241,000Map
Balikesir238,151Map
Adiyaman223,744Map
Esenyurt211,330Map
Kirikkale211,138Map
Antakya210,000Map
Osmaniye202,837Map
Corlu202,578Map
Izmit196,571Map
Basaksehir193,750Map
Kutahya185,008Map
Corum183,418Map
Siverek175,341Map
Bueyuekcekmece163,140Map
Aydin163,022Map
Iskenderun159,965Map
Viransehir154,163Map
Usak152,862Map
Aksaray152,201Map
Kiziltepe150,174Map
Afyonkarahisar146,136Map
Inegol133,959Map
Tokat129,702Map
Edirne126,470Map
Beylikduezue122,452Map
Tekirdag122,287Map
Karaman120,399Map
Nazilli119,370Map
Ordu116,788Map
Siirt114,034Map
Erzincan114,027Map
Alanya112,969Map
Turhal110,884Map
Bandirma107,631Map
Turgutlu103,292Map
Mustafakemalpasa101,412Map
Zonguldak100,229Map
Manavgat99,254Map
Giresun98,864Map
Karabuk97,481Map
Bolu96,629Map
Ceyhan96,303Map
Kirsehir94,336Map
Polatli93,262Map
Bafra92,944Map
Rize92,772Map
Eregli92,117Map
Agri92,022Map
Ercis91,915Map
Nigde91,039Map
Luleburgaz90,899Map
Korfez90,580Map
Nusaybin88,977Map
Salihli88,906Map
Eregli88,848Map
Kozan88,115Map
Yozgat87,881Map
Canakkale87,791Map
Patnos87,451Map
Akhisar84,659Map
Cerkezkoey84,234Map
Amasya82,896Map
Mus82,536Map
Nizip82,308Map
Kilis82,301Map
Fatsa82,160Map
Cizre80,992Map
Bingol80,568Map
Elbistan80,456Map
Hakkari77,699Map
UEnye77,585Map
Kars77,486Map
Midyat76,268Map
Nevsehir75,527Map
Silifke75,315Map
Silopi74,798Map
Bismil74,493Map
Belek73,260Map
Tatvan73,222Map
Kahta73,105Map
Yuksekova71,729Map
Khanjarah71,379Map
Mardin71,373Map
Yalova71,289Map
Gemlik71,063Map
Kastamonu70,402Map
Kadirli70,248Map
Dogubayazit70,171Map
Ayvalik70,002Map
Soeke68,230Map
Ardesen67,965Map
OEdemis67,153Map
Burdur66,158Map
Silvan65,956Map
Soma65,934Map
Ahlat64,695Map
Aksehir64,446Map
Kusadasi63,177Map
Sorgun62,862Map
Cubuk62,602Map
Kirikhan60,916Map
Fethiye60,437Map
Kirklareli58,223Map
Duzce57,739Map
Bergama57,200Map
Anamur57,128Map
Reyhanli56,995Map
Dortyol56,513Map
Goelcuek56,189Map
Bolvadin55,870Map
Zile55,680Map
Eminoenue55,548Map
Bozuyuk55,365Map
Menemen53,489Map
Silivri53,167Map
Adilcevaz52,781Map
Sirnak52,743Map
Ergani52,684Map
Erbaa52,185Map
Tavsanli52,182Map
Orhangazi51,792Map
Seydisehir51,089Map
Merzifon50,658Map
Kavakli50,502Map
Carsamba50,459Map
Torbali50,303Map
Merter Keresteciler50,000Map
guengoeren merter50,000Map
Niksar49,865Map
Keskin49,679Map
Karapinar49,509Map
Mut49,397Map
Mugla48,183Map
Alasehir48,147Map
Suluova47,572Map
Sebin Karahisar47,360Map
Tire47,220Map
Kulu47,037Map
Suruc46,694Map
Erdemli46,570Map
Bitlis46,111Map
Cumra45,657Map
Urla45,199Map
Akcaabat45,105Map
Aliaga44,883Map
Kesan44,644Map
Beysehir44,460Map
Birecik44,284Map
Karacabey44,256Map
Sereflikochisar44,101Map
Bulancak43,635Map
Milas43,193Map
Sandikli42,981Map
Besni41,892Map
Edremit40,777Map
Gonen40,763Map
Bilecik40,285Map
Afsin39,613Map
Cimin39,591Map
Karasu39,508Map
Bodrum39,317Map
Yalvac39,145Map
Beypazari38,769Map
Burhaniye38,083Map
Vakfikebir37,728Map
Sungurlu37,526Map
Bartin37,427Map
Besikduzu36,987Map
Serik36,925Map
Talas36,890Map
Uzunkoeprue36,470Map
Osmancik36,443Map
Kestel36,185Map
Develi35,868Map
Hinis35,472Map
Dinar35,359Map
Yerkoy35,294Map
Hendek35,257Map
Safranbolu35,242Map
Akcakoca35,151Map
Simav34,909Map
Sinop34,834Map
Goksun34,243Map
Cay34,215Map
Marmaris33,731Map
Sarkikaraagac32,771Map
Bor32,435Map
Gumushkhane32,250Map
Kumru32,174Map
Kurtalan32,114Map
Akcakale32,114Map
Yesilli32,072Map
Of31,951Map
Imamoglu31,916Map
Ceylanpinar31,488Map
Bulanik31,430Map
Bayburt31,258Map
Ortakoy31,144Map
Kula31,100Map
Mimarsinan31,002Map
Biga30,852Map
Karamursel30,525Map
Kemalpasa30,411Map
Gorele30,381Map
Beykonak30,339Map
Arakli29,917Map
Karakocan29,735Map
Kozluk29,502Map
Gurpinar29,411Map
Bucak29,234Map
Selcuk29,101Map
Tunceli29,062Map
Yakuplu28,811Map
Yenisehir28,656Map
Kaman28,605Map
Gerede28,582Map
Bozyazi28,456Map
Terme28,397Map
Golbasi28,078Map
Boyabat27,717Map
Malkara27,427Map
Ilgin27,423Map
Kirkagac27,053Map
Alaca27,019Map
Babaeski26,724Map
Kulp26,569Map
Erzin26,316Map
Can26,201Map
Malazgirt26,108Map
Didim26,000Map
Guroymak25,826Map
Susehri25,820Map
Elmadag25,394Map
Sapanca25,224Map
Gelibolu25,178Map
Kagizman25,157Map
Vezirkopru25,155Map
Akyazi25,068Map
Yahyali25,019Map
Susurluk24,816Map
Devrek24,559Map
Cayeli24,556Map
Pasinler24,553Map
Gursu24,510Map
Artvin24,266Map
Mahmutlar24,227Map
Tosya24,013Map
Kazan23,889Map
Kelkit23,870Map
Pazarcik23,850Map
Emet23,812Map
Sarkisla23,800Map
Ferizli23,740Map
Sarikamis23,665Map
Oltu23,504Map
Mudanya23,161Map
Akdagmadeni23,048Map
Kovancilar22,976Map
Idil22,960Map
Erdek22,678Map
Genc22,493Map
Iznik22,230Map
Gediz22,058Map
Menderes21,965Map
Caycuma21,773Map
Tepecik21,699Map
Bozova21,502Map
Havza21,500Map
Demirci21,378Map
Cine21,327Map
Cesme21,316Map
Hacilar21,167Map
Ardahan21,020Map
Cermik20,975Map
Alapli20,890Map
Dargecit20,793Map
Karacoban20,467Map
Korkuteli20,465Map
Darende20,388Map
Geyve20,199Map
Belen20,113Map
Hadim20,110Map
Emirdag20,063Map
Surmene20,039Map
Tekirova20,000Map
Iskilip19,829Map
Hayrabolu19,793Map
Yomra19,770Map
Ortaca19,741Map
Seferihisar19,596Map
Bahce19,566Map
Catalca19,316Map
Dalaman19,292Map
Tasova19,253Map
Nallihan19,106Map
Yatagan19,020Map
Semdinli18,978Map
Saraykoy18,937Map
Gurgentepe18,771Map
Eleskirt18,769Map
Varto18,691Map
Incirliova18,572Map
Gazipasa18,371Map
Diyadin18,172Map
Kizilcahamam17,975Map
Cerkes17,802Map
Dursunbey17,532Map
Hopa17,519Map
Denizciler17,495Map
Taskopru17,491Map
Kemer17,300Map
Egirdir17,228Map
Tekkekoy17,226Map
Serinhisar17,169Map
Tirebolu17,124Map
Banaz17,080Map
Horasan17,067Map
Hilvan16,990Map
Ermenek16,986Map
Gemerek16,916Map
Bayindir16,850Map
Serinyol16,753Map
Korgan16,733Map
UErguep16,642Map
Elmali16,587Map
Mucur16,522Map
Turgutreis16,490Map
Lice16,336Map
Arhavi16,217Map
Arsin16,148Map
Sarigerme16,000Map
Baskil15,922Map
Senirkent15,919Map
Osmaneli15,708Map
Ezine15,677Map
Caglayancerit15,530Map
Askale15,462Map
Solhan15,303Map
Hizan15,302Map
Kadinhani15,301Map
Bigadic15,242Map
Foca15,189Map
Kocaali15,076Map
Espiye15,058Map
Pamukova14,885Map
Buldan14,811Map
Dogansehir14,794Map
Akcadag14,788Map
Gumushacikoy14,734Map
Cayiralan14,734Map
Siran14,692Map
Tonya14,544Map
Baskale14,516Map
Demre14,420Map
Caykara14,398Map
Yesilhisar14,354Map
Gonen14,137Map