Kota Bharu, Malaysia 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 Kota Bharu, Malaysia metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Kota Bharu in 2020 is 348,000, a 1.46% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Kota Bharu in 2019 was 343,000, a 1.18% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Kota Bharu in 2018 was 339,000, a 1.8% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Kota Bharu in 2017 was 333,000, a 1.52% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Malaysia
City Name Population
Kuala Lumpur 7,997,000
Johor Bahru 1,024,000
Ipoh 814,000
Kuching 612,000
Kota Kinabalu 550,000
Kuantan 503,000
Seremban 475,000
Kuala Terengganu 384,000
Sandakan 375,000
Kota Bharu 348,000
Alor Star 342,000
Kota Bharu - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 348,000 1.46%
2019 343,000 1.18%
2018 339,000 1.80%
2017 333,000 1.52%
2016 328,000 1.55%
2015 323,000 1.89%
2014 317,000 1.60%
2013 312,000 1.63%
2012 307,000 1.66%
2011 302,000 1.68%
2010 297,000 1.71%
2009 292,000 1.74%
2008 287,000 1.41%
2007 283,000 1.80%
2006 278,000 1.83%
2005 273,000 1.49%
2004 269,000 1.51%
2003 265,000 1.92%
2002 260,000 1.56%
2001 256,000 1.59%
2000 252,000 0.80%
1999 250,000 0.81%
1998 248,000 0.81%
1997 246,000 0.82%
1996 244,000 0.83%
1995 242,000 0.83%
1994 240,000 0.84%
1993 238,000 0.85%
1992 236,000 0.85%
1991 234,000 3.08%
1990 227,000 2.71%
1989 221,000 2.79%
1988 215,000 2.87%
1987 209,000 2.96%
1986 203,000 3.05%
1985 197,000 2.60%
1984 192,000 3.23%
1983 186,000 2.76%
1982 181,000 2.84%
1981 176,000 2.92%
1980 171,000 6.88%
1979 160,000 6.67%
1978 150,000 6.38%
1977 141,000 6.82%
1976 132,000 6.45%
1975 124,000 6.90%
1974 116,000 6.42%
1973 109,000 6.86%
1972 102,000 6.25%
1971 96,000 6.67%
1970 90,000 7.14%
1969 84,000 6.33%
1968 79,000 6.76%
1967 74,000 7.25%
1966 69,000 6.15%
1965 65,000 8.33%
1964 60,000 5.26%
1963 57,000 7.55%
1962 53,000 6.00%
1961 50,000 6.38%
1960 47,000 6.82%
1959 44,000 7.32%
1958 41,000 7.89%
1957 38,000 5.56%
1956 36,000 5.88%
1955 34,000 3.03%
1954 33,000 6.45%
1953 31,000 6.90%
1952 29,000 3.57%
1951 28,000 7.69%
1950 26,000 0.00%