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Turkey Population statistics

Current Turkey's population is 71,158,647 (July 2007 est.)  with an overall density of 79 persons per sq km (206 per sq mi). .Today, 70% of Turkish population lives in cities and 30% in rural areas. Most of the population is concentrated in the Marmora, Aegean and the Mediterranean regions which are economically more developed compared to the Eastern and Southeastern Anatolia regions. Turkey's capital city is Ankara, but the largest city is Istanbul. The population of the Istanbul Metropolitan Area including the city, some of its suburbs and the surrounding area is approximately 10 million.

Population Density

General 73 / km² ( 190 / sq mile)
Istanbul 1,023 / km² ( 2,650 / sq mile)
Izmir 194 / km² ( 502 / sq mile)
Ankara 108 / km² (280 / sq mile)

Major cities of Turkey and their approximate populations:
City Population

Rank   City   2006 Estimate   Province  
1 Istanbul 10291102 Istanbul
2 Ankara 4319167 Ankara
3 Izmir 3500000 Izmir
4 Bursa 1458459 Bursa
5 Adana 1271894 Adana
6 Gaziantep 1102364 Gaziantep
7 Konya 903797 Konya
8 Antalya 792373 Antalya
9 Diyarbakir 665699 Diyarbakir
10 Mersin 626766 Mersin
11 Kayseri 603693 Kayseri
12 Eskisehir 520701 Eskisehir
13 Sanliurfa 462923 Sanliurfa
14 Malatya 454460 Malatya
15 Erzurum 433178 Erzurum
15 Balikesir 406022 Balikesir
16 Samsun 399692 Samsun
18 Van 391568 Van
19 Kahramanmaras 386545 Kahramanmaras
20 Denizli 320952 Denizli
21 Batman 314171 Batman
22 Elazig 304327 Elazig
23 Adapazari 286924 Sakarya
24 Gebze 286256 Kocaeli
25 Sivas 266055 Sivas
26 Tarsus 262235 Mersin
27 Sultanbeyli 257711 Istanbul
28 Manisa 250081 Manisa
29 Trabzon 250058 Trabzon
30 Adiyaman 234015 Adiyaman
31 Esenler 226550 Istanbul
32 Çorlu 214703 Tekirdag
33 Kirikkale 212190 Kirikkale
34 Osmaniye 208887 Osmaniye
35 Izmit 196247 Kocaeli
36 Kütahya 188676 Kütahya
37 Çorum 187850 Çorum
38 Siverek 186929 Sanliurfa
39 Isparta 176859 Isparta
40 Aydin 167094 Aydin
41 Viransehir 163381 Sanliurfa
42 Iskenderun 159841 Hatay
43 Kiziltepe 158737 Mardin
44 Aksaray 156893 Aksaray
45 Antakya 156643 Hatay
46 Usak 156022 Usak
47 Afyon 149769 Afyonkarahisar
48 Inegöl 139557 Bursa
49 Tokat 133154 Tokat
50 Edirne 127775 Edirne
51 Tekirdag 125373 Tekirdag
52 Karaman 123453 Karaman
53 Nazilli 122172 Aydin
54 Alanya 118514 Antalya
55 Ordu 117485 Ordu
56 Siirt 117258 Siirt
57 Erzincan 115293 Erzincan
58 Turhal 114115 Tokat
59 Derince 114015 Kocaeli
60 Bandirma 109667 Balikesir
61 Turgutlu 105272 Manisa
62 Manavgat 101742 Antalya
63 Giresun 101273 Giresun

   

Demographics of Turkey

Population growth rate: (The average annual percent change in the population) 1.04 % (2007 est.)%

Turkey Age structure Data: Distribution of the population according to age)
(2007 est.)
 0-14 years: 24.9% (male 9,034,731/female 8,703,624)
15-64 years: 68.1% (male 24,627,270/female 23,857,507)
65 years and over: 6.9% (male 2,253,383/female 2,682,132)  

 Birth rate:
16.4 births / 1,000 population

Religions:
Muslim 99.8% (mostly Sunni), other 0.2% (mostly Christians
, Jewish population) There is a small community of Turkish Jews who mostly live in Istanbul who have been living in Turkey since the 1500 when they were welcomed and settled after escaping from persecution in Turkey.

Languages:
The only official language in Turkey is Turkish which is spoken by all of the population however there are minority languages which are spoken locally in the communities of ethnic minorities. These languages include Kurd, Azari, Dimly and Kabardian.
 

immigration statistics : 0 migrant's / 1,000 population
Turkey prison population : unknown

Turkish Population Pyramid
Charts ,Maps & Graphs

Today Population Pyramid :

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Turkey Demographics

 
Population , 2005, under 18

25348(thousands)

Population , 2005, under 5

7212 (thousands)

Population annual growth rate , 1970-1990

2.3 (%)

Population annual growth rate 1990-2005

1.6 (%)

Crude death rate, 2005

7

Crude birth rate, 2005

20

Life expectancy, 2005

69

Total fertility rate, 2005

2.4

% of population urbanized, 2005

67

Average annual growth rate of urban population , 1970-1990

4.5 (%)

Average annual growth rate of urban population, 1990-2005

2.5  (%)

 
 

 

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