Karbala Population 2021

565,196
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Karbala's 2021 population is now estimated at 565,196. In 1950, the population of Karbala was 45,658. Karbala has grown by 10,123 since 2015, which represents a 1.82% 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 Karbala, which typically includes Karbala's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.

Karbala Population 2021

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
2035813,3512.76%21,864
2034791,4872.78%21,415
2033770,0722.80%20,966
2032749,1062.81%20,474
2031728,6322.82%20,002
2030708,6302.83%19,473
2029689,1572.82%18,874
2028670,2832.78%18,158
2027652,1252.73%17,337
2026634,7882.65%16,362
2025618,4262.53%15,238
2024603,1882.37%13,981
2023589,2072.20%12,665
2022576,5422.01%11,346
2021565,1961.82%10,123
2020555,0731.66%9,086
2019545,9871.55%8,323
2018537,6641.49%7,877
2017529,7871.49%7,762
2016522,0251.49%7,669
2015514,356-2.21%-11,642
2014525,998-2.21%-11,906
2013537,904-2.21%-12,158
2012550,062-2.22%-12,468
2011562,530-2.21%-12,732
2010575,262-2.21%-13,021
2009588,2835.57%31,048
2008557,2355.59%29,488
2007527,7475.58%27,891
2006499,8565.58%26,416
2005473,4405.57%24,987
2004448,4535.59%23,732
2003424,7214.10%16,733
2002407,9884.10%16,074
2001391,9144.10%15,419
2000376,4954.11%14,853
1999361,6424.10%14,248
1998347,3943.27%11,009
1997336,3851.30%4,317
1996332,0681.30%4,273
1995327,7951.30%4,213
1994323,5821.30%4,158
1993319,4241.30%4,100
1992315,3241.30%4,058
1991311,2661.30%4,000
1990307,2661.30%3,948
1989303,3181.30%3,893
1988299,4252.65%7,744
1987291,6815.94%16,359
1986275,3225.94%15,442
1985259,8805.93%14,555
1984245,3255.95%13,778
1983231,5475.94%12,986
1982218,5615.94%12,258
1981206,3035.93%11,555
1980194,7485.95%10,937
1979183,8115.94%10,309
1978173,5025.94%9,731
1977163,7715.93%9,172
1976154,5995.95%8,683
1975145,9165.94%8,183
1974137,7335.94%7,725
1973130,0085.93%7,282
1972122,7265.95%6,892
1971115,8345.94%6,497
1970109,3375.94%6,132
1969103,2055.93%5,780
196897,4255.95%5,472
196791,9535.94%5,157
196686,7965.38%4,433
196582,3634.01%3,172
196479,1914.02%3,059
196376,1324.01%2,936
196273,1964.01%2,823
196170,3734.01%2,710
196067,6634.02%2,613
195965,0504.01%2,509
195862,5414.01%2,412
195760,1294.01%2,316
195657,8134.02%2,233
195555,5804.01%2,143
195453,4374.01%2,061
195351,3764.01%1,979
195249,3974.02%1,908
195147,4894.01%1,831
195045,6580.00%

Karbala Population Data (Urban Area)

Name 2021 Population 2021 Growth
Baghdad7,323,0792.50%
Mosul1,683,0293.26%
Basra1,381,7312.18%
Kirkuk1,031,0821.82%
Najaf901,4053.17%
Erbil861,1581.75%
Sulaimaniya758,7952.65%
Amara680,1563.74%
Nasiriyah634,4922.84%
Hillah615,1671.82%
Karbala565,1961.82%
Diwaniyah532,9613.82%
Kut479,8311.82%
Ramadi460,4741.82%
Faloojah352,8421.82%
Baaqoobah334,1433.20%
Samarra317,5061.82%

Other Cities in Iraq

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

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