Sulaimaniya, Iraq Population 1950-2019

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Sulaimaniya, Iraq metro area from 1950 to 2019. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Sulaimaniya in 2019 is 720,000, a 2.56% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Sulaimaniya in 2018 was 702,000, a 2.48% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Sulaimaniya in 2017 was 685,000, a 2.54% increase from 2016.
  • The population of Sulaimaniya in 2016 was 668,000, a 2.61% 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
Sulaimaniya - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2019 720,000 2.56%
2018 702,000 2.48%
2017 685,000 2.54%
2016 668,000 2.61%
2015 651,000 2.52%
2014 635,000 2.58%
2013 619,000 2.48%
2012 604,000 2.55%
2011 589,000 2.61%
2010 574,000 2.50%
2009 560,000 0.54%
2008 557,000 0.54%
2007 554,000 0.54%
2006 551,000 0.55%
2005 548,000 0.55%
2004 545,000 0.55%
2003 542,000 0.56%
2002 539,000 0.56%
2001 536,000 0.56%
2000 533,000 0.57%
1999 530,000 0.57%
1998 527,000 1.54%
1997 519,000 3.59%
1996 501,000 3.73%
1995 483,000 3.87%
1994 465,000 3.56%
1993 449,000 3.70%
1992 433,000 3.84%
1991 417,000 3.73%
1990 402,000 3.61%
1989 388,000 3.74%
1988 374,000 4.76%
1987 357,000 6.57%
1986 335,000 6.69%
1985 314,000 6.80%
1984 294,000 6.91%
1983 275,000 6.59%
1982 258,000 6.61%
1981 242,000 7.08%
1980 226,000 6.60%
1979 212,000 6.53%
1978 199,000 6.99%
1977 186,000 6.90%
1976 174,000 6.75%
1975 163,000 6.54%
1974 153,000 6.99%
1973 143,000 6.72%
1972 134,000 6.35%
1971 126,000 6.78%
1970 118,000 6.31%
1969 111,000 6.73%
1968 104,000 7.22%
1967 97,000 6.59%
1966 91,000 7.06%
1965 85,000 7.59%
1964 79,000 6.76%
1963 74,000 8.82%
1962 68,000 6.25%
1961 64,000 8.47%
1960 59,000 7.27%
1959 55,000 7.84%
1958 51,000 6.25%
1957 48,000 4.35%
1956 46,000 2.22%
1955 45,000 4.65%
1954 43,000 4.88%
1953 41,000 2.50%
1952 40,000 5.26%
1951 38,000 2.70%
1950 37,000 0.00%