Basra's 2021 population is now estimated at 1,381,731. In 1950, the population of Basra was 115,708. Basra has grown by 29,521 since 2015, which represents a 2.18% 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 Basra, which typically includes Basra's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.