Sanandaj, Iran 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 Sanandaj, Iran metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Sanandaj in 2020 is 445,000, a 2.06% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Sanandaj in 2019 was 436,000, a 1.87% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Sanandaj in 2018 was 428,000, a 2.15% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Sanandaj in 2017 was 419,000, a 1.95% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Iran
City Name Population
Tehran 9,135,000
Mashhad 3,208,000
Esfahan 2,132,000
Shiraz 1,651,000
Tabriz 1,611,000
Karaj 1,580,000
Qom 1,288,000
Ahvaz 1,244,000
Kermanshah 1,026,000
Orumiyeh 793,000
Rasht 713,000
Zahedan 610,000
Bandar Abbas 607,000
Hamadan 578,000
Ardabil 568,000
Yazd 565,000
Arak 551,000
Kerman 541,000
Eslamshahr 498,000
Zanjan 467,000
Sanandaj 445,000
Qazvin 420,000
Khorramabad 394,000
Gorgan 368,000
Shahriyar 364,000
Qods 331,000
Kashan 329,000
Sari 321,000
Sanandaj - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 445,000 2.06%
2019 436,000 1.87%
2018 428,000 2.15%
2017 419,000 1.95%
2016 411,000 1.99%
2015 403,000 2.03%
2014 395,000 2.07%
2013 387,000 2.11%
2012 379,000 2.43%
2011 370,000 3.35%
2010 358,000 3.47%
2009 346,000 3.28%
2008 335,000 3.40%
2007 324,000 2.53%
2006 316,000 1.61%
2005 311,000 1.30%
2004 307,000 1.32%
2003 303,000 1.34%
2002 299,000 1.01%
2001 296,000 1.37%
2000 292,000 1.39%
1999 288,000 1.41%
1998 284,000 1.07%
1997 281,000 1.81%
1996 276,000 2.60%
1995 269,000 2.67%
1994 262,000 2.75%
1993 255,000 2.41%
1992 249,000 2.89%
1991 242,000 3.42%
1990 234,000 4.00%
1989 225,000 3.21%
1988 218,000 3.81%
1987 210,000 4.48%
1986 201,000 8.06%
1985 186,000 8.14%
1984 172,000 7.50%
1983 160,000 8.11%
1982 148,000 8.03%
1981 137,000 7.87%
1980 127,000 8.55%
1979 117,000 7.34%
1978 109,000 7.92%
1977 101,000 7.45%
1976 94,000 5.62%
1975 89,000 5.95%
1974 84,000 6.33%
1973 79,000 5.33%
1972 75,000 5.63%
1971 71,000 5.97%
1970 67,000 6.35%
1969 63,000 5.00%
1968 60,000 5.26%
1967 57,000 5.56%
1966 54,000 3.85%
1965 52,000 1.96%
1964 51,000 4.08%
1963 49,000 2.08%
1962 48,000 2.13%
1961 47,000 4.44%
1960 45,000 2.27%
1959 44,000 2.33%
1958 43,000 4.88%
1957 41,000 2.50%
1956 40,000 2.56%
1955 39,000 2.63%
1954 38,000 2.70%
1953 37,000 2.78%
1952 36,000 2.86%
1951 35,000 2.94%
1950 34,000 0.00%