Aleppo Population 2022

2,098,210
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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.

Year Population
1950377,981
1951387,261
1952396,782
1953406,511
1954416,491
1955426,717
1956437,208
1957447,928
1958458,925
1959470,193
1960481,753
1961499,917
1962520,688
1963542,322
1964564,886
1965588,323
1966612,767
1967638,226
1968664,780
1969692,362
1970721,128
1971750,371
1972780,619
1973811,997
1974844,683
1975878,684
1976914,104
1977950,848
1978989,123
19791,028,939
19801,070,416
19811,113,443
19821,155,934
19831,199,483
19841,244,736
19851,291,565
19861,340,224
19871,390,717
19881,443,185
19891,497,480
19901,553,897
19911,612,439
19921,673,272
19931,736,223
19941,801,634
19951,864,088
19961,927,604
19971,993,101
19982,060,918
19992,131,044
20002,203,657
20012,278,534
20022,356,063
20032,436,231
20042,519,242
20052,604,762
20062,693,284
20072,784,815
20082,879,589
20092,977,315
20103,078,498
20112,045,465
20121,358,315
2013903,022
2014600,000
2015979,465
20161,600,000
20171,675,000
20181,753,516
20191,834,093
20201,916,781
20212,003,671
20222,098,210
20232,203,025
20242,317,650
20252,438,484
20262,560,189
20272,678,265
20282,789,603
20292,893,905
20302,992,528
20313,086,572
20323,175,987
20333,261,453
20343,343,718
20353,423,716

Aleppo Population 2022

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

Aleppo Population Data (Urban Area)

Name 2022 Population 2022 Growth
Damascus2,502,7612.58%
Aleppo2,098,2104.72%
Homs1,397,6322.58%
Hamah964,1542.58%
Lattakia686,0642.58%
Al Raqqa545,6762.58%
Tartus443,7852.58%
Al Hasakah409,0422.58%
Deir Ez Zor338,4012.58%

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