Aleppo Population 2021

2,003,671
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Aleppo's 2021 population is now estimated at 2,003,671. In 1950, the population of Aleppo was 377,981. Aleppo has grown by 86,890 since 2015, which represents a 4.53% annual change. These population estimates and projections come from the latest revision of the UN World Urbanization Prospects. These estimates represent the Urban agglomeration of Aleppo, which typically includes Aleppo's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.

Aleppo is a city in Syria that is quite famous for several reasons. One of the most notable aspects of the city is that it is among the oldest continually inhabited places in the world. The city dates back to the 6th millennium B.C. and is even noted in ancient texts such as the Bible. There is much history in this city, but it is not slowing down just because it is old. The thriving economy within Syria has found a way to overcome many wars and uprisings throughout the years and still maintains its station as a high-intensity trading center in the world.

Population and Size of Aleppo

The fact that Aleppo is among the oldest cities in the world means that it has seen its fair share of wars. The city has been marked by destruction throughout the years, and that has had a significant impact on its population. Even though a war is a constant threat from those that oppose the government and other nations trying to lay claim to the whole of Syria, the economy is thriving. That is evident through the 1,602,264 people that called the city home in 1994, which has nearly doubled by 2004 - reaching 2,132,100 as of the 2004 census. The city covers approximately 190 square kilometers or 70 square miles of area.

Languages

For most countries, cities, and regions, there is one primary language. The diverse culture of Aleppo, however, has led to many different languages being spoken. The dominant language is Arabic with speakers totaling 89%, although several different dialects are spoken. Those that are closer to the west have the Levantine dialect, while those of the northeast speak Kurdish. Other dialects throughout the city include Turkish and Classical Syriac. Some inhabitants speak French and English, but these tend to be in the more educated areas of Aleppo.

Ethnicities

The ethnic composition of Aleppo is quite diverse when compared to many other neighboring cities. The population consists of primarily of those of Arabic descent making up 59.2% of the overall population. Alawites make up 11.3% of the population and Levantines 9.3%. Kurds represent 8.9%, Druze 3.2%, Ismailis 2.1%, and Nusairis 1.3%. There are other ethnicities in Aleppo, but they are a small proportion of the overall population.

Religion

The religious aspect of Aleppo is not as black and white as one might think. The main religious group in the area are Sunni Muslims, making up 74% of the population. Other Muslim religions make up an additional 16% of the population, and approximately 10% of the population practice Christianity. Other religions within Aleppo are quite small in comparison. These include Greek Orthodox, Armenian Orthodox, and the Jewish communities in the city. There is even a tiny ancient religion within Aleppo practiced by the Yazidis that makes up a tiny portion of the population in some of the smaller villages in and around Aleppo.

Aleppo Population 2021

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
20353,423,7162.39%79,998
20343,343,7182.52%82,265
20333,261,4532.69%85,466
20323,175,9872.90%89,415
20313,086,5723.14%94,044
20302,992,5283.41%98,623
20292,893,9053.74%104,302
20282,789,6034.16%111,338
20272,678,2654.61%118,076
20262,560,1894.99%121,705
20252,438,4845.21%120,834
20242,317,6505.20%114,625
20232,203,0255.00%104,815
20222,098,2104.72%94,539
20212,003,6714.53%86,890
20201,916,7814.51%82,688
20191,834,0934.60%80,577
20181,753,5164.69%78,516
20171,675,0004.69%75,000
20161,600,00063.35%620,535
2015979,46563.24%379,465
2014600,000-33.56%-303,022
2013903,022-33.52%-455,293
20121,358,315-33.59%-687,150
20112,045,465-33.56%-1,033,033
20103,078,4983.40%101,183
20092,977,3153.39%97,726
20082,879,5893.40%94,774
20072,784,8153.40%91,531
20062,693,2843.40%88,522
20052,604,7623.39%85,520
20042,519,2423.41%83,011
20032,436,2313.40%80,168
20022,356,0633.40%77,529
20012,278,5343.40%74,877
20002,203,6573.41%72,613
19992,131,0443.40%70,126
19982,060,9183.40%67,817
19971,993,1013.40%65,497
19961,927,6043.41%63,516
19951,864,0883.47%62,454
19941,801,6343.77%65,411
19931,736,2233.76%62,951
19921,673,2723.77%60,833
19911,612,4393.77%58,542
19901,553,8973.77%56,417
19891,497,4803.76%54,295
19881,443,1853.77%52,468
19871,390,7173.77%50,493
19861,340,2243.77%48,659
19851,291,5653.76%46,829
19841,244,7363.77%45,253
19831,199,4833.77%43,549
19821,155,9343.82%42,491
19811,113,4434.02%43,027
19801,070,4164.03%41,477
19791,028,9394.03%39,816
1978989,1234.03%38,275
1977950,8484.02%36,744
1976914,1044.03%35,420
1975878,6844.03%34,001
1974844,6834.03%32,686
1973811,9974.02%31,378
1972780,6194.03%30,248
1971750,3714.06%29,243
1970721,1284.15%28,766
1969692,3624.15%27,582
1968664,7804.16%26,554
1967638,2264.15%25,459
1966612,7674.15%24,444
1965588,3234.15%23,437
1964564,8864.16%22,564
1963542,3224.15%21,634
1962520,6884.15%20,771
1961499,9173.77%18,164
1960481,7532.46%11,560
1959470,1932.46%11,268
1958458,9252.46%10,997
1957447,9282.45%10,720
1956437,2082.46%10,491
1955426,7172.46%10,226
1954416,4912.46%9,980
1953406,5112.45%9,729
1952396,7822.46%9,521
1951387,2612.46%9,280
1950377,9810.00%

Aleppo Population Data (Urban Area)

Name 2021 Population 2021 Growth
Damascus2,439,8142.00%
Aleppo2,003,6714.53%
Homs1,362,4802.00%
Hamah939,9042.00%
Lattakia668,8092.00%
Al Raqqa531,9522.00%
Tartus432,6232.00%
Al Hasakah398,7542.00%
Deir Ez Zor329,8902.00%

Other Cities in Syria

  1. World Urbanization Prospects - United Nations population estimates and projections of major Urban Agglomerations

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