Chittagong, Bangladesh Metro Area Population 1950-2020

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Chittagong, Bangladesh metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Chittagong in 2020 is 5,020,000, a 2.14% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Chittagong in 2019 was 4,915,000, a 2.06% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Chittagong in 2018 was 4,816,000, a 2.01% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Chittagong in 2017 was 4,721,000, a 2.03% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Bangladesh
City Name Population
Dhaka 21,006,000
Chittagong 5,020,000
Khulna 954,000
Rajshahi 908,000
Sylhet 852,000
Bogra 775,000
Comilla 589,000
Barisal 484,000
Rupganj 482,000
Mymensingh 460,000
Rangpur 407,000
Chittagong - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 5,020,000 2.14%
2019 4,915,000 2.06%
2018 4,816,000 2.01%
2017 4,721,000 2.03%
2016 4,627,000 2.01%
2015 4,536,000 2.00%
2014 4,447,000 2.02%
2013 4,359,000 2.01%
2012 4,273,000 2.01%
2011 4,189,000 2.02%
2010 4,106,000 2.01%
2009 4,025,000 2.00%
2008 3,946,000 2.02%
2007 3,868,000 2.00%
2006 3,792,000 2.02%
2005 3,717,000 2.00%
2004 3,644,000 2.02%
2003 3,572,000 2.03%
2002 3,501,000 2.01%
2001 3,432,000 3.75%
2000 3,308,000 5.12%
1999 3,147,000 5.11%
1998 2,994,000 5.09%
1997 2,849,000 5.13%
1996 2,710,000 5.12%
1995 2,578,000 5.10%
1994 2,453,000 5.10%
1993 2,334,000 5.14%
1992 2,220,000 5.11%
1991 2,112,000 4.40%
1990 2,023,000 4.12%
1989 1,943,000 4.07%
1988 1,867,000 4.13%
1987 1,793,000 4.12%
1986 1,722,000 4.05%
1985 1,655,000 4.15%
1984 1,589,000 4.06%
1983 1,527,000 4.09%
1982 1,467,000 4.12%
1981 1,409,000 5.15%
1980 1,340,000 5.68%
1979 1,268,000 5.67%
1978 1,200,000 5.73%
1977 1,135,000 5.58%
1976 1,075,000 5.70%
1975 1,017,000 5.72%
1974 962,000 6.89%
1973 900,000 7.53%
1972 837,000 7.58%
1971 778,000 7.61%
1970 723,000 7.43%
1969 673,000 7.68%
1968 625,000 7.57%
1967 581,000 7.39%
1966 541,000 7.55%
1965 503,000 7.71%
1964 467,000 7.60%
1963 434,000 7.43%
1962 404,000 7.45%
1961 376,000 4.44%
1960 360,000 2.27%
1959 352,000 2.03%
1958 345,000 2.37%
1957 337,000 2.12%
1956 330,000 2.17%
1955 323,000 2.22%
1954 316,000 2.27%
1953 309,000 1.98%
1952 303,000 2.36%
1951 296,000 2.42%
1950 289,000 0.00%