Sylhet, Bangladesh Metro Area Population 1950-2021

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Sylhet, Bangladesh metro area from 1950 to 2021. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Sylhet in 2021 is 890,000, a 4.46% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Sylhet in 2020 was 852,000, a 4.67% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Sylhet in 2019 was 814,000, a 4.9% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Sylhet in 2018 was 776,000, a 4.86% increase from 2017.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Bangladesh
City Name Population
Dhaka 21,741,000
Chittagong 5,133,000
Khulna 949,000
Rajshahi 924,000
Sylhet 890,000
Bogra 820,000
Comilla 609,000
Rupganj 522,000
Barisal 500,000
Mymensingh 468,000
Rangpur 416,000
Sylhet - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2021 890,000 4.46%
2020 852,000 4.67%
2019 814,000 4.90%
2018 776,000 4.86%
2017 740,000 4.96%
2016 705,000 4.91%
2015 672,000 5.00%
2014 640,000 4.92%
2013 610,000 4.81%
2012 582,000 4.86%
2011 555,000 4.91%
2010 529,000 4.96%
2009 504,000 5.00%
2008 480,000 4.80%
2007 458,000 5.05%
2006 436,000 4.81%
2005 416,000 5.05%
2004 396,000 4.76%
2003 378,000 5.00%
2002 360,000 4.96%
2001 343,000 3.63%
2000 331,000 3.12%
1999 321,000 2.88%
1998 312,000 2.97%
1997 303,000 3.06%
1996 294,000 2.80%
1995 286,000 2.88%
1994 278,000 2.96%
1993 270,000 3.05%
1992 262,000 3.15%
1991 254,000 1.60%
1990 250,000 1.21%
1989 247,000 1.23%
1988 244,000 1.24%
1987 241,000 1.26%
1986 238,000 1.28%
1985 235,000 1.29%
1984 232,000 1.31%
1983 229,000 1.33%
1982 226,000 0.89%
1981 224,000 7.18%
1980 209,000 9.42%
1979 191,000 9.77%
1978 174,000 9.43%
1977 159,000 9.66%
1976 145,000 9.02%
1975 133,000 9.92%
1974 121,000 5.22%
1973 115,000 2.68%
1972 112,000 3.70%
1971 108,000 2.86%
1970 105,000 3.96%
1969 101,000 3.06%
1968 98,000 3.16%
1967 95,000 3.26%
1966 92,000 3.37%
1965 89,000 3.49%
1964 86,000 2.38%
1963 84,000 3.70%
1962 81,000 3.85%
1961 78,000 1.30%
1960 77,000 1.32%
1959 76,000 1.33%
1958 75,000 1.35%
1957 74,000 1.37%
1956 73,000 1.39%
1955 72,000 0.00%
1954 72,000 1.41%
1953 71,000 1.43%
1952 70,000 1.45%
1951 69,000 2.99%
1950 67,000 0.00%