Ulaanbaatar Population 2020

1,584,358
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Ulaanbaatar's 2020 population is now estimated at 1,584,358. In 1950, the population of Ulaanbaatar was 69,951. Ulaanbaatar has grown by 219,846 since 2015, which represents a 3.03% 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 Ulaanbaatar, which typically includes Ulaanbaatar's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.

Ulaanbaatar is a city that is located in Mongolia. It is not just the capital but it is also the largest city by population. Its total population is over 1.3 million, which is over half of the total population of Mongolia.

City Size and Population Density

The city covers over 1,800 square miles and has a population density of 704 people per square mile.

Notes of Interest Ulaanbaatar

The city was established in 1639, although it wasn’t settled in its permanent and current location until 1778. Ulaanbaatar was the site of demonstrations that led to Mongolia's transition to democracy and market economy in 1990. Ulaanbaatar is the coldest national capital in the world.

Ulaanbaatar Population Demographics

Ethnic Mongolians make up the majority of the population. The language spoken in Ulaanbaatar is Mongolian, and English is the most commonly used foreign language. Russian is also spoken by some residents, as well as German, Japanese and Korean.

Population Growth

Ulaanbaatar has experienced steady growth in its population since the 1920s, mostly because of migration, primarily from the rural areas around the city. The city has grown nearly 1,000 times over the last 88 years to reach its current population. Based on these statistics, Ulaanbaatar’s population is expected to continue to grow.

Ulaanbaatar Population 2020

Year Population Growth Rate (%) Growth
20351,952,4601.18%111,608
20301,840,8521.31%115,958
20251,724,8941.71%140,536
20201,584,3583.03%219,846
20151,364,5123.70%226,672
20101,137,8404.05%204,814
2005933,0264.05%167,904
2000765,1222.98%104,353
1995660,7692.94%89,077
1990571,6923.04%79,612
1985492,0803.09%69,429
1980422,6513.49%66,554
1975356,0973.65%58,482
1970297,6153.69%49,353
1965248,2626.75%69,199
1960179,0639.86%67,152
1955111,9119.85%41,960
195069,9510.00%
  1. World Urbanization Prospects - United Nations population estimates and projections of major Urban Agglomerations