Sylhet, Bangladesh Population 1950-2019

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Sylhet, Bangladesh metro area from 1950 to 2019. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Sylhet in 2019 is 814,000, a 4.9% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Sylhet in 2018 was 776,000, a 4.86% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Sylhet in 2017 was 740,000, a 4.96% increase from 2016.
  • The population of Sylhet in 2016 was 705,000, a 4.91% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Bangladesh
City Name Population
Dhaka 20,284,000
Chittagong 4,915,000
Khulna 963,000
Rajshahi 893,000
Sylhet 814,000
Bogra 730,000
Comilla 569,000
Barisal 467,000
Mymensingh 453,000
Rupganj 441,000
Rangpur 399,000
Sylhet - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
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%