Sylhet, Bangladesh Metro Area Population 1950-2020

NOTE: All data from 2020 and beyond are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Sylhet, Bangladesh metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Sylhet in 2020 is 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.
  • The metro area population of Sylhet in 2017 was 740,000, a 4.96% 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
Sylhet - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
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%