Surabaya Population 2022

3,005,385
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Surabaya is a city located in Indonesia. It is also the capital of the Jawa Timur province. The city is one of the most significant financial hubs in the country. As of the 2015 Census, the population of the city is 3,457,404. It is the second most populous city in Indonesia.

City Size and Population Density

The city proper contains a total surface area of 350.5 km2 (135.3 sq mi). The metropolitan area however sprawls out to 5,925 km2 (2,288 sq mi). The population density reaches upward of 9,900/km2 (26,000/sq mi) in the city proper, and drops toward 2,200 per square kilometer (5,700 per square mile) as one moves toward the edge of the metropolitan area.

Surabaya Demographics

The main religion observed in Surabaya is Islam. Over 85% of the population practices this religion. Other religions include Protestantism, Roman Catholicism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Confucianism.

The population is primarily compromised of Javanese people. However, there are also Indian Indonesians, Chinese Indonesians and Madurese There are other ethnic groups that reside in Surabaya that originally came from other parts of Indonesia, including the Sundanese, Batak, Balinese and Bugis people.

Most people within this city speak with is known as Suroboyoan, which is a dialect of Indonesian and Javanese.

Surabaya History

The city of Surabaya was first mentioned in writing in 1225. However, during that time, it was called Jung-ya-lu. During the 14th and 15h centuries, the city was establishing itself as a port of Mahapahit. Later in the 15th century, the city was becoming a center of Islam.

In the years that followed, the city was Java’s major political and military power. It also functioned as a major trading port because of its location. The city went under the rule of the Demak Sultanate in 1530, but gained its independence just 16 years later. In the 1600s, the city was captured by the Sultanate of Mataram. It held control of Surabaya until it was taken by the Dutch East India Company in 1743.

Under the Dutch government, the city continued to be a thriving trading center. It was also home to the largest naval base in the Dutch East Indies. The city was occupied in 1942 by Japan and bombed two years later. When the Japanese surrendered following World War II, the city was taken by Indonesian nationalists. This led to the Battle of Surabaya, which was part of the Indonesian revolution. Because of its role in the Battle of Surabaya, the city earned the nickname Kota Pahlawan, which means “city of heroes.”

Today, the city is one of the cleanest and greenest in all of Indonesia. The city is an important financial hub and is still one of the busiest seaports in the country. It has an important role in trading, and its primary exports include coffee, sugar and tobacco. Surabaya is also home to multiple businesses and modern shopping centers, as well as many historic landmarks that showcase the history of this city.

Surabaya Population Growth

As previously mentioned, this city is one of the most populous in the country, and it has seen steady expansion and growth over the years. Currently, the population is continuing to grow at a rate of 1.2%, primarily because more people are moving from suburbs and villages to live within the city. There is no indication that this trend will change in the near future, so Surabaya is expected to see steady growth in the years to come.

Year Population
1950679,000
1951703,083
1952728,056
1953753,843
1954780,581
1955808,267
1956836,976
1957866,621
1958897,359
1959929,187
1960962,191
1961996,271
19621,037,826
19631,084,381
19641,133,094
19651,183,851
19661,236,958
19671,292,446
19681,350,505
19691,411,002
19701,474,297
19711,540,433
19721,591,431
19731,638,330
19741,686,679
19751,736,455
19761,787,771
19771,840,457
19781,894,771
19791,950,688
19802,008,335
19812,055,449
19822,097,565
19832,140,544
19842,184,464
19852,229,161
19862,274,836
19872,321,447
19882,369,079
19892,417,554
19902,467,089
19912,492,392
19922,505,264
19932,518,167
19942,531,154
19952,544,208
19962,557,347
19972,570,518
19982,583,776
19992,597,101
20002,610,519
20012,625,855
20022,641,302
20032,656,841
20042,672,492
20052,688,192
20062,704,007
20072,719,914
20082,735,937
20092,752,010
20102,768,225
20112,784,664
20122,801,224
20132,817,836
20142,834,570
20152,851,403
20162,868,336
20172,885,369
20182,902,504
20192,921,630
20202,944,403
20212,972,091
20223,005,385
20233,044,413
20243,088,748
20253,137,624
20263,189,961
20273,244,645
20283,300,621
20293,357,127
20303,413,484
20313,469,270
20323,524,177
20333,578,146
20343,630,984
20353,682,627

Surabaya Population 2022

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
1950679,0000.00%
1951703,0833.55%24,083
1952728,0563.55%24,973
1953753,8433.54%25,787
1954780,5813.55%26,738
1955808,2673.55%27,686
1956836,9763.55%28,709
1957866,6213.54%29,645
1958897,3593.55%30,738
1959929,1873.55%31,828
1960962,1913.55%33,004
1961996,2713.54%34,080
19621,037,8264.17%41,555
19631,084,3814.49%46,555
19641,133,0944.49%48,713
19651,183,8514.48%50,757
19661,236,9584.49%53,107
19671,292,4464.49%55,488
19681,350,5054.49%58,059
19691,411,0024.48%60,497
19701,474,2974.49%63,295
19711,540,4334.49%66,136
19721,591,4313.31%50,998
19731,638,3302.95%46,899
19741,686,6792.95%48,349
19751,736,4552.95%49,776
19761,787,7712.96%51,316
19771,840,4572.95%52,686
19781,894,7712.95%54,314
19791,950,6882.95%55,917
19802,008,3352.96%57,647
19812,055,4492.35%47,114
19822,097,5652.05%42,116
19832,140,5442.05%42,979
19842,184,4642.05%43,920
19852,229,1612.05%44,697
19862,274,8362.05%45,675
19872,321,4472.05%46,611
19882,369,0792.05%47,632
19892,417,5542.05%48,475
19902,467,0892.05%49,535
19912,492,3921.03%25,303
19922,505,2640.52%12,872
19932,518,1670.52%12,903
19942,531,1540.52%12,987
19952,544,2080.52%13,054
19962,557,3470.52%13,139
19972,570,5180.52%13,171
19982,583,7760.52%13,258
19992,597,1010.52%13,325
20002,610,5190.52%13,418
20012,625,8550.59%15,336
20022,641,3020.59%15,447
20032,656,8410.59%15,539
20042,672,4920.59%15,651
20052,688,1920.59%15,700
20062,704,0070.59%15,815
20072,719,9140.59%15,907
20082,735,9370.59%16,023
20092,752,0100.59%16,073
20102,768,2250.59%16,215
20112,784,6640.59%16,439
20122,801,2240.59%16,560
20132,817,8360.59%16,612
20142,834,5700.59%16,734
20152,851,4030.59%16,833
20162,868,3360.59%16,933
20172,885,3690.59%17,033
20182,902,5040.59%17,135
20192,921,6300.66%19,126
20202,944,4030.78%22,773
20212,972,0910.94%27,688
20223,005,3851.12%33,294
20233,044,4131.30%39,028
20243,088,7481.46%44,335
20253,137,6241.58%48,876
20263,189,9611.67%52,337
20273,244,6451.71%54,684
20283,300,6211.73%55,976
20293,357,1271.71%56,506
20303,413,4841.68%56,357
20313,469,2701.63%55,786
20323,524,1771.58%54,907
20333,578,1461.53%53,969
20343,630,9841.48%52,838
20353,682,6271.42%51,643

Surabaya Population Data (Urban Area)

Name 2022 Population 2022 Growth
Jakarta11,074,8111.46%
Bekasi3,622,2033.20%
Surabaya3,005,3851.12%
Depok2,942,1493.71%
Bandung2,638,0901.20%
Tangerang2,456,1062.45%
Medan2,402,0411.42%
Semarang1,937,8871.91%
Palembang1,785,2091.82%
Batam1,684,9324.19%
Makassar1,642,1291.85%
Pekan Baru1,271,1972.66%
Bogor1,207,0362.02%
Tasikmalaya1,164,9084.75%
Bandar Lampung1,138,3592.12%
Samarinda1,071,2582.89%
Denpasar1,030,8152.19%
Padang1,015,1051.78%
Malang906,9401.22%
Banjarmasin757,3291.75%

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