Sylhet · Population

Question: What is the population of Sylhet? Answer: Sylhet (সিলেট জেলা), Bangladesh (Administrative unit: Sylhet) - last known population is ≈ 3 957 000 (year 2016). This was 2.429% of total Bangladesh population. If population growth rate would be same as in period 2011-2016 (+2.87%/year), Sylhet population in 2024 would be: 4 964 017*.

Population history [1]

Annual population change

[1991-2001] +1.73 %/year
[2001-2011] +3 %/year
[2011-2016] +2.87 %/year


GPS coordinates: 24.905, 91.861

Local time in Sylhet: 12:26 Thursday GMT+6.

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Sylhet on city and population density map

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

Sources, Notices

1991c, 2001c, 2011c, 2016e. 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
Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS)
BBS Data
Population and Housing Census 2011 Ret. 2016-09-08 (Populatino by Zila/District)
Population Census Report - 2001 Ret. 2016-09-09
Census and Statistics Dissemination of Bangladesh
Statistical yearbook Bangladesh Only new versions available online.
[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).