Balkh · Population

Question: What is the population of Balkh? Answer: Balkh (بلخ), Afghanistan (capital: Mazār-e Sharīf) - last known population is ≈ 1 382 200 (year 2018). This was 3.956% of total Afghanistan population. In this year, Balkh population density was 85.4 p/km². If population growth rate would be same as in period 2006-2018 (+1.95%/year), Balkh population in 2019 would be: 1 409 123*.

Population history [1]

Annual population change

[1982-2006] +2.47 %/year
[2006-2018] +1.95 %/year


GPS coordinates: 36.890916, 67.189449

Balkh on city and population density map

City density [2]population density [3]Legend (Click on marker to hide it)

Sources, Notices

1982e, 2006e, 2018e. Legend: e-estimate, c-census, o-other, ..
* Unofficial, calculated population.
** In some cases boundaries changes also influence the comparability of the population data. Data is provided "as is" without warranty or any representation of accuracy, timeliness or completeness. Terms of use.
[1] Sources
Central Statistics Organization, Afghanistan en.
State of Afghan Cities report 2015 (Volume-I English)
• Länderberichte - Statistisches Bundesamt (y.1982)
• The international atlas (1999) y. 1979c.
[2] City density map, generated by using data provided to us by website. Every circle is city with population over 5000. Link
[3] Population density map generated by instructions from daysleeperrr on reddig. Link1. Used data source is the Gridded Population of the World (GPW), v3 online at the the Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) at Columbia University. Link2. Additional urban land cover: Extracted from Global Land Cover Characteristics Data Base Version 2.0 and Binary MOD12Q1 data on Link3 (PNG,0.5Mb).