Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan Metro Area Population 1950-2020

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Mazar-e Sharif in 2020 is 533,000, a 6.18% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Mazar-e Sharif in 2019 was 502,000, a 6.58% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Mazar-e Sharif in 2018 was 471,000, a 6.56% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Mazar-e Sharif in 2017 was 442,000, a 6.51% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Afghanistan
City Name Population
Kabul 4,222,000
Herat 606,000
Mazar-e Sharif 533,000
Kandahar 498,000
Mazar-e Sharif - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 533,000 6.18%
2019 502,000 6.58%
2018 471,000 6.56%
2017 442,000 6.51%
2016 415,000 6.68%
2015 389,000 6.28%
2014 366,000 6.71%
2013 343,000 6.52%
2012 322,000 6.62%
2011 302,000 6.34%
2010 284,000 6.77%
2009 266,000 6.40%
2008 250,000 6.84%
2007 234,000 6.36%
2006 220,000 6.80%
2005 206,000 6.19%
2004 194,000 4.86%
2003 185,000 2.21%
2002 181,000 2.26%
2001 177,000 2.91%
2000 172,000 2.38%
1999 168,000 2.44%
1998 164,000 2.50%
1997 160,000 2.56%
1996 156,000 1.96%
1995 153,000 2.68%
1994 149,000 2.76%
1993 145,000 2.11%
1992 142,000 2.90%
1991 138,000 2.22%
1990 135,000 2.27%
1989 132,000 2.33%
1988 129,000 2.38%
1987 126,000 2.44%
1986 123,000 2.50%
1985 120,000 2.56%
1984 117,000 2.63%
1983 114,000 2.70%
1982 111,000 1.83%
1981 109,000 2.83%
1980 106,000 2.91%
1979 103,000 4.04%
1978 99,000 4.21%
1977 95,000 4.40%
1976 91,000 4.60%
1975 87,000 3.57%
1974 84,000 5.00%
1973 80,000 3.90%
1972 77,000 4.05%
1971 74,000 5.71%
1970 70,000 2.94%
1969 68,000 4.62%
1968 65,000 4.84%
1967 62,000 5.08%
1966 59,000 3.51%
1965 57,000 3.64%
1964 55,000 5.77%
1963 52,000 4.00%
1962 50,000 4.17%
1961 48,000 4.35%
1960 46,000 4.55%
1959 44,000 4.76%
1958 42,000 5.00%
1957 40,000 2.56%
1956 39,000 5.41%
1955 37,000 2.78%
1954 36,000 5.88%
1953 34,000 3.03%
1952 33,000 6.45%
1951 31,000 3.33%
1950 30,000 0.00%