Ankara Population 2022

5,309,690
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Ankara is the capital city of the Republic of Turkey. The city – which was once known as Angora and Ancyra – is the second largest city in Turkey by population, trailing only behind Istanbul. The city’s urban center boasts a population of 4,587,558, while the province itself has a population of over 5.4 million.

Size and Population Density

Ankara covers a total of 9,468 square miles (24,522 square kilometers). The population density is near 531 people per square mile or 205 per square kilometer.

Population Growth in Ankara

What’s interesting about Ankara is that it was first designed as a planned city that would only have a population of around 500,000 residents. This was designated when the city was named as capital in the 1920s. While the population grew at a slow and steady pace throughout the next few decades, massive population growth occurred during the 1950s. This was because people were moving to the city for job opportunities and a higher quality of life. Planned housing was unable to be built fast enough to accommodate the new arrivals, so illegal houses began springing up around the city. Today, many of these have been replaced by public housing and compounds. The city continues to see a high rate of population growth, around 6.7% between the years 2014 and 2015. At this rate, this planned city of a half-million residents will continue to grow until it hits its next significant milestone.

Year Population
20356,164,756
20346,107,501
20336,048,582
20325,988,764
20315,928,801
20305,868,712
20295,808,107
20285,746,570
20275,683,802
20265,618,890
20255,550,488
20245,477,087
20235,397,098
20225,309,690
20215,215,747
20205,117,603
20195,017,996
20184,919,074
20174,821,946
20164,726,865
20154,633,405
20144,544,982
20134,461,239
20124,379,152
20114,280,055
20104,165,595
20094,054,198
20083,945,927
20073,840,260
20063,737,562
20053,637,611
20043,540,464
20033,445,655
20023,353,510
20013,263,829
20003,179,220
19993,102,162
19983,027,075
19972,959,040
19962,899,801
19952,841,589
19942,784,624
19932,728,801
19922,674,171
19912,620,489
19902,561,073
19892,487,875
19882,416,865
19872,347,694
19862,280,594
19852,213,250
19842,143,196
19832,075,174
19822,009,401
19811,945,713
19801,891,414
19791,856,713
19781,822,695
19771,789,300
19761,756,562
19751,708,545
19741,629,793
19731,554,670
19721,483,106
19711,414,653
19701,340,903
19691,253,789
19681,172,442
19671,096,171
19661,024,955
1965953,952
1964879,097
1963809,933
1962746,295
1961687,657
1960635,442
1959590,646
1958549,063
1957510,407
1956474,521
1955438,811
1954401,269
1953366,939
1952335,587
1951306,839
1950280,588

Ankara Population 2022

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
20356,164,7560.94%57,255
20346,107,5010.97%58,919
20336,048,5821.00%59,818
20325,988,7641.01%59,963
20315,928,8011.02%60,089
20305,868,7121.04%60,605
20295,808,1071.07%61,537
20285,746,5701.10%62,768
20275,683,8021.16%64,912
20265,618,8901.23%68,402
20255,550,4881.34%73,401
20245,477,0871.48%79,989
20235,397,0981.65%87,408
20225,309,6901.80%93,943
20215,215,7471.92%98,144
20205,117,6031.98%99,607
20195,017,9962.01%98,922
20184,919,0742.01%97,128
20174,821,9462.01%95,081
20164,726,8652.02%93,460
20154,633,4051.95%88,423
20144,544,9821.88%83,743
20134,461,2391.87%82,087
20124,379,1522.32%99,097
20114,280,0552.75%114,460
20104,165,5952.75%111,397
20094,054,1982.74%108,271
20083,945,9272.75%105,667
20073,840,2602.75%102,698
20063,737,5622.75%99,951
20053,637,6112.74%97,147
20043,540,4642.75%94,809
20033,445,6552.75%92,145
20023,353,5102.75%89,681
20013,263,8292.66%84,609
20003,179,2202.48%77,058
19993,102,1622.48%75,087
19983,027,0752.30%68,035
19972,959,0402.04%59,239
19962,899,8012.05%58,212
19952,841,5892.05%56,965
19942,784,6242.05%55,823
19932,728,8012.04%54,630
19922,674,1712.05%53,682
19912,620,4892.32%59,416
19902,561,0732.94%73,198
19892,487,8752.94%71,010
19882,416,8652.95%69,171
19872,347,6942.94%67,100
19862,280,5943.04%67,344
19852,213,2503.27%70,054
19842,143,1963.28%68,022
19832,075,1743.27%65,773
19822,009,4013.27%63,688
19811,945,7132.87%54,299
19801,891,4141.87%34,701
19791,856,7131.87%34,018
19781,822,6951.87%33,395
19771,789,3001.86%32,738
19761,756,5622.81%48,017
19751,708,5454.83%78,752
19741,629,7934.83%75,123
19731,554,6704.83%71,564
19721,483,1064.84%68,453
19711,414,6535.50%73,750
19701,340,9036.95%87,114
19691,253,7896.94%81,347
19681,172,4426.96%76,271
19671,096,1716.95%71,216
19661,024,9557.44%71,003
1965953,9528.51%74,855
1964879,0978.54%69,164
1963809,9338.53%63,638
1962746,2958.53%58,638
1961687,6578.22%52,215
1960635,4427.58%44,796
1959590,6467.57%41,583
1958549,0637.57%38,656
1957510,4077.56%35,886
1956474,5218.14%35,710
1955438,8119.36%37,542
1954401,2699.36%34,330
1953366,9399.34%31,352
1952335,5879.37%28,748
1951306,8399.36%26,251
1950280,5880.00%

Ankara Population Data (Urban Area)

Name 2022 Population 2022 Growth
Istanbul15,636,2431.43%
Ankara5,309,6901.80%
Izmir3,056,1491.06%
Bursa2,054,7481.66%
Adana1,814,4451.22%
Gaziantep1,773,4951.94%
Konya1,383,0001.97%
Antalya1,318,8262.44%
Diyarbakir1,078,9941.82%
Mersin1,052,6371.73%
Kayseri1,000,3481.35%
Eskisehir818,5512.11%
Gebze792,7443.00%
Samsun677,8952.58%
Denizli675,5462.26%
Sanliurfa603,1051.07%
Kahramanmaras571,7142.17%
Sakarya566,5442.37%
Van542,7952.86%
Malatya511,7631.54%

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