Amara, Iraq Population 1950-2019

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Amara, Iraq metro area from 1950 to 2019. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Amara in 2019 is 631,000, a 3.78% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Amara in 2018 was 608,000, a 3.93% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Amara in 2017 was 585,000, a 4.09% increase from 2016.
  • The population of Amara in 2016 was 562,000, a 3.88% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Iraq
City Name Population
Baghdad 6,974,000
Mosul 1,578,000
Basra 1,325,000
Kirkuk 996,000
Najaf 847,000
Erbil 833,000
Sulaimaniya 720,000
Amara 631,000
Nasiriyah 600,000
Hillah 594,000
Karbala 546,000
Diwaniyah 494,000
Kut 464,000
Ramadi 445,000
Faloojah 341,000
Baaqoobah 314,000
Samarra 307,000
Amara - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2019 631,000 3.78%
2018 608,000 3.93%
2017 585,000 4.09%
2016 562,000 3.88%
2015 541,000 4.04%
2014 520,000 3.79%
2013 501,000 3.94%
2012 482,000 4.10%
2011 463,000 3.81%
2010 446,000 3.96%
2009 429,000 4.63%
2008 410,000 4.59%
2007 392,000 4.53%
2006 375,000 4.75%
2005 358,000 4.37%
2004 343,000 4.57%
2003 328,000 2.50%
2002 320,000 2.56%
2001 312,000 2.63%
2000 304,000 2.36%
1999 297,000 2.77%
1998 289,000 2.48%
1997 282,000 3.30%
1996 273,000 3.02%
1995 265,000 3.11%
1994 257,000 3.21%
1993 249,000 3.32%
1992 241,000 2.99%
1991 234,000 3.08%
1990 227,000 3.18%
1989 220,000 3.29%
1988 213,000 3.40%
1987 206,000 5.64%
1986 195,000 5.41%
1985 185,000 5.71%
1984 175,000 5.42%
1983 166,000 5.06%
1982 158,000 6.04%
1981 149,000 4.93%
1980 142,000 5.97%
1979 134,000 5.51%
1978 127,000 4.96%
1977 121,000 5.22%
1976 115,000 5.50%
1975 109,000 5.83%
1974 103,000 5.10%
1973 98,000 5.38%
1972 93,000 5.68%
1971 88,000 6.02%
1970 83,000 5.06%
1969 79,000 5.33%
1968 75,000 5.63%
1967 71,000 5.97%
1966 67,000 4.69%
1965 64,000 1.59%
1964 63,000 3.28%
1963 61,000 1.67%
1962 60,000 3.45%
1961 58,000 1.75%
1960 57,000 1.79%
1959 56,000 3.70%
1958 54,000 1.89%
1957 53,000 1.92%
1956 52,000 4.00%
1955 50,000 2.04%
1954 49,000 2.08%
1953 48,000 2.13%
1952 47,000 2.17%
1951 46,000 2.22%
1950 45,000 0.00%