Nasiriyah, Iraq 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 Nasiriyah, Iraq metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Nasiriyah in 2020 is 617,000, a 2.83% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Nasiriyah in 2019 was 600,000, a 2.74% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Nasiriyah in 2018 was 584,000, a 2.82% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Nasiriyah in 2017 was 568,000, a 2.71% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Iraq
City Name Population
Baghdad 7,144,000
Mosul 1,630,000
Basra 1,352,000
Kirkuk 1,013,000
Najaf 874,000
Erbil 846,000
Sulaimaniya 739,000
Amara 656,000
Nasiriyah 617,000
Hillah 604,000
Karbala 555,000
Diwaniyah 513,000
Kut 471,000
Ramadi 452,000
Faloojah 347,000
Baaqoobah 324,000
Samarra 312,000
Nasiriyah - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 617,000 2.83%
2019 600,000 2.74%
2018 584,000 2.82%
2017 568,000 2.71%
2016 553,000 2.79%
2015 538,000 2.87%
2014 523,000 2.75%
2013 509,000 2.83%
2012 495,000 2.70%
2011 482,000 2.99%
2010 468,000 2.63%
2009 456,000 2.24%
2008 446,000 2.29%
2007 436,000 2.11%
2006 427,000 2.40%
2005 417,000 2.21%
2004 408,000 2.00%
2003 400,000 3.09%
2002 388,000 3.19%
2001 376,000 3.01%
2000 365,000 3.40%
1999 353,000 2.92%
1998 343,000 3.00%
1997 333,000 2.15%
1996 326,000 2.52%
1995 318,000 2.25%
1994 311,000 2.30%
1993 304,000 2.36%
1992 297,000 2.41%
1991 290,000 2.47%
1990 283,000 2.17%
1989 277,000 2.59%
1988 270,000 3.45%
1987 261,000 6.97%
1986 244,000 7.02%
1985 228,000 7.04%
1984 213,000 7.04%
1983 199,000 6.99%
1982 186,000 6.90%
1981 174,000 6.75%
1980 163,000 7.24%
1979 152,000 7.04%
1978 142,000 6.77%
1977 133,000 7.26%
1976 124,000 6.90%
1975 116,000 6.42%
1974 109,000 6.86%
1973 102,000 7.37%
1972 95,000 6.74%
1971 89,000 7.23%
1970 83,000 6.41%
1969 78,000 6.85%
1968 73,000 7.35%
1967 68,000 7.94%
1966 63,000 6.78%
1965 59,000 5.36%
1964 56,000 5.66%
1963 53,000 3.92%
1962 51,000 6.25%
1961 48,000 6.67%
1960 45,000 4.65%
1959 43,000 4.88%
1958 41,000 5.13%
1957 39,000 5.41%
1956 37,000 5.71%
1955 35,000 6.06%
1954 33,000 3.13%
1953 32,000 6.67%
1952 30,000 3.45%
1951 29,000 7.41%
1950 27,000 0.00%