Istanbul · Population

Question: What is the population of Istanbul? Answer: Istanbul (İstanbul), Turkey (Administrative unit: İstanbul) - last known population is ≈ 14 025 600 (year 2014). This was 18.092% of total Turkey population. If population growth rate would be same as in period 2011-2014 (+1.78%/year), Istanbul population in 2024 would be: 16 737 115*.

Population history [1]

Annual population change

[1950-1965] +3.89 %/year
[1965-1980] +3.34 %/year
[1980-1985] +13.92 %/year
[1985-1990] +3.9 %/year
[1990-2000] +2.88 %/year
[2000-2011] +3.82 %/year
[2011-2014] +1.78 %/year


GPS coordinates: 41.014, 28.95

Local time in Istanbul: 02:41 Thursday GMT+3.

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Istanbul on city and population density map

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

Sources, Notices

1950c, 1965c, 1980c, 1985c, 1990c, 2000c, 2011e, 2014e. 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
Turkish Statistical Institute
Address Based Population Registration System (ABPRS) Results tables
1990 Census of population - summary tables book pdf
• Huizinga. Internationaal aardrijkskundig woordenboek (1958) y1950
[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).