Population of Cities in Turkey (2021)

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 8 cities with more than a million people, 62 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 182 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Turkey is , with a population of people.

Name 2021 Population
Istanbul17,438,804
Ankara5,279,350
Izmir3,007,328
Bursa2,116,050
Gaziantep1,760,124
Adana1,603,863
Kayseri1,041,471
Konya1,022,980
Antalya995,045
Mersin991,160
Eskisehir632,548
Diyarbakir614,729
Samsun558,707
Denizli504,629
Urfa462,984
Kahramanmaras384,338
Malatya370,217
Van361,234
Erzurum357,142
Batman326,823
Adapazari303,959
Manisa302,447
Elazig300,079
Izmit298,021
Gebze289,643
Sivas278,181
Balikesir269,985
Tarsus225,785
Kutahya221,714
Corlu219,128
Corum214,534
Osmaniye205,462
Adiyaman202,986
Trabzon202,948
Kirikkale193,018
Antakya192,167
Aydin186,750
Aksaray180,582
Afyon176,923
Iskenderun174,669
Usak173,692
Inegol165,850
Isparta159,610
Tekirdag146,703
Darica144,128
Edirne142,245
Ordu139,040
Karaman136,388
Siirt131,650
Golcuk129,347
Korfez128,007
Duzce122,784
Kiziltepe122,329
Derince121,070
Turgutlu120,720
Bolu120,038
Tokat118,089
Bandirma113,819
Nazilli112,520
Nigde110,452
Kirsehir109,835
Ceyhan106,735
Agri106,150
Akhisar105,124
Polatli104,027
Zonguldak103,440
Luleburgaz103,129
Karabuk100,923
Siverek100,663
Rize100,628
Karadeniz Eregli99,948
Canakkale98,432
Yalova97,990
Eregli96,715
Nizip96,347
Salihli96,180
Alanya96,148
Cizre95,490
Viransehir91,991
Bingol91,980
Giresun91,512
Kastamonu90,749
Amasya90,689
Elbistan89,605
Nevsehir87,045
Manavgat86,735
Cayirova86,145
Erzincan84,704
Kartepe84,602
Mardin83,474
Nusaybin83,372
Kadirli80,709
Kilis80,550
Kars77,983
Bafra77,591
Unye77,224
Burdur76,618
Kozan76,094
Mus75,696
Igdir75,633
Soma75,141
Odemis74,954
Silopi73,226
Fethiye72,072
Cerkezkoy71,870
Yozgat70,999
Dortyol69,955
Sirnak67,528
Ercis66,955
Hakkari66,458
Kirklareli66,382
Kusadasi66,269
Mugla66,117
Cankiri65,728
Soke65,636
Kirikhan63,947
Tatvan63,560
Basiskele63,483
Ergani62,871
Tavsanli62,410
Yuksekova61,952
Reyhanli61,060
Dogubayazit60,976
Turhal60,821
Sorgun60,228
Kahta59,842
Bozuyuk58,922
Karakopru58,059
Erbaa57,955
Mustafakemalpasa57,744
Bergama57,456
Orhangazi56,477
Kapakli56,073
Aksehir55,834
Carsamba55,761
Bartin54,980
Bismil54,604
Didim54,108
Kesan53,861
Bilecik53,327
Patnos53,013
Milas52,478
Merzifon52,456
Edremit52,400
Midyat51,972
Tire51,109
Karacabey50,950
Bitlis50,469
Alasehir47,614
Karamursel47,192
Samandag46,385
Suruc45,744
Silifke45,545
Serik45,501
Birecik45,494
Gonen43,581
Erdemli43,510
Ceylanpinar43,399
Duzici42,355
Fatsa42,162
Biga42,157
Dilovasi41,805
Seydisehir39,842
Uzunkopru39,798
Burhaniye38,761
Afsin38,009
Marmaris37,810
Suluova37,324
Sinop36,587
Bucak36,256
Bor36,243
Develi35,981
Ayvalik35,559
Bulancak35,553
Payas35,352
Akcaabat35,090
Silvan34,979
Safranbolu34,819
Bodrum34,728
Sungurlu34,181
Beypazari33,991
Zile32,935
Sandikli32,476
Kozlu32,439
Bayburt32,245
Terme32,118
Ortaca31,637
Tunceli31,425
Karapinar31,291
Anamur30,573
Karasu30,401
Yenisehir30,392
Ilgın30,363
Erzin30,327
Cumra30,007
Islahiye29,809
Niksar29,789
Bolvadin29,653
Beysehir29,404
Babaeski29,266
Malkara29,086
Kurtalan28,832
Yerkoy28,754
Sereflikochisar28,640
Sarikamis28,438
Can28,212
Golbasi27,262
Pazarcik27,192
Kumluca27,172
Tosya27,170
Vezirkopru25,972
Serinyol25,809
Mut25,796
Kemer25,447
Boyabat25,340
Artvin25,304
Osmancik25,266
Besni25,245
Dinar24,726
Cesme24,719
İdil24,711
Susurluk24,558
Simav24,177
Dalaman24,134
Erdek23,912
Kilimli23,893
Gazipasa23,826
Harbiye23,496
Akcakale23,265
Belen23,168
Caycuma23,120
Gumushane23,011
Saray23,004
Akcakoca22,719
Iznik22,153
Alaca21,972
Kaman21,806
Ardesen21,731
Gerede21,392
Korkuteli21,271
Bulanik21,191
Kulu21,006
Kozluk20,879
Geyve20,715
Sarkısla20,594
Oltu20,571
Devrek20,405
Cine20,400
Gelibolu20,065
Akdagmadeni20,024
Sarikaya19,978
Imamoglu19,960

Population of All Cities in Turkey

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