Sanandaj, Iran Metro Area Population 1950-2021

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Sanandaj, Iran metro area from 1950 to 2021. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Sanandaj in 2021 is 453,000, a 1.8% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Sanandaj in 2020 was 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.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Iran
City Name Population
Tehran 9,259,000
Mashhad 3,264,000
Esfahan 2,177,000
Shiraz 1,675,000
Tabriz 1,627,000
Karaj 1,582,000
Qom 1,311,000
Ahvaz 1,261,000
Kermanshah 1,047,000
Orumiyeh 808,000
Rasht 722,000
Bandar Abbas 627,000
Zahedan 617,000
Hamadan 585,000
Ardabil 578,000
Yazd 575,000
Arak 559,000
Kerman 544,000
Eslamshahr 511,000
Zanjan 477,000
Sanandaj 453,000
Qazvin 425,000
Khorramabad 400,000
Shahriyar 378,000
Gorgan 373,000
Qods 337,000
Kashan 335,000
Sari 324,000
Sanandaj - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2021 453,000 1.80%
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%