Sylhet Population 2021

890,180
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Sylhet's 2021 population is now estimated at 890,180. In 1950, the population of Sylhet was 67,438. Sylhet has grown by 38,372 since 2015, which represents a 4.50% 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 Sylhet, which typically includes Sylhet's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.

Sylhet Population 2021

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
20351,316,4671.98%25,579
20341,290,8882.07%26,181
20331,264,7072.16%26,697
20321,238,0102.25%27,189
20311,210,8212.34%27,721
20301,183,1002.45%28,286
20291,154,8142.57%28,963
20281,125,8512.72%29,813
20271,096,0382.90%30,892
20261,065,1463.11%32,164
20251,032,9823.36%33,608
2024999,3743.64%35,083
2023964,2913.93%36,435
2022927,8564.23%37,676
2021890,1804.50%38,372
2020851,8084.70%38,270
2019813,5384.85%37,596
2018775,9424.92%36,360
2017739,5824.92%34,656
2016704,9264.92%33,032
2015671,8944.92%31,485
2014640,4094.92%30,009
2013610,4004.92%28,603
2012581,7974.92%27,262
2011554,5354.92%25,985
2010528,5504.92%24,769
2009503,7814.91%23,575
2008480,2064.92%22,533
2007457,6734.92%21,447
2006436,2264.92%20,442
2005415,7844.91%19,457
2004396,3274.92%18,597
2003377,7304.92%17,701
2002360,0294.92%16,871
2001343,1583.81%12,579
2000330,5792.96%9,495
1999321,0842.95%9,210
1998311,8742.95%8,946
1997302,9282.95%8,678
1996294,2502.96%8,452
1995285,7982.95%8,198
1994277,6002.95%7,963
1993269,6372.95%7,724
1992261,9132.96%7,523
1991254,3901.77%4,423
1990249,9671.25%3,085
1989246,8821.25%3,043
1988243,8391.25%3,014
1987240,8251.25%2,972
1986237,8531.25%2,936
1985234,9171.25%2,895
1984232,0221.25%2,868
1983229,1541.25%2,828
1982226,3261.25%2,793
1981223,5336.77%14,173
1980209,3609.55%18,244
1979191,1169.53%16,632
1978174,4849.53%15,184
1977159,3009.52%13,845
1976145,4559.55%12,675
1975132,7809.53%11,555
1974121,2255.31%6,108
1973115,1173.24%3,614
1972111,5033.25%3,510
1971107,9933.25%3,395
1970104,5983.25%3,288
1969101,3103.24%3,180
196898,1303.25%3,089
196795,0413.25%2,988
196692,0533.24%2,893
196589,1603.24%2,799
196486,3613.25%2,719
196383,6423.25%2,629
196281,0133.25%2,547
196178,4662.03%1,558
196076,9081.19%904
195976,0041.19%892
195875,1121.19%881
195774,2311.19%870
195673,3611.19%862
195572,4991.19%850
195471,6491.19%841
195370,8081.19%830
195269,9781.19%822
195169,1562.55%1,718
195067,4380.00%

Sylhet Population Data (Urban Area)

Name 2021 Population 2021 Growth
Dhaka21,741,0903.50%
Chittagong5,132,7512.25%
Khulna949,229-0.47%
Rajshahi924,0331.80%
Sylhet890,1804.50%
Bogra820,2975.84%
Comilla609,3453.49%
Rupganj522,3668.44%
Barisal499,8543.38%
Mymensingh467,9571.73%
Rangpur415,7072.15%

Other Cities in Bangladesh

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

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