Aleppo, Syria 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 Aleppo, Syria metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Aleppo in 2020 is 1,917,000, a 4.53% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Aleppo in 2019 was 1,834,000, a 4.56% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Aleppo in 2018 was 1,754,000, a 4.72% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Aleppo in 2017 was 1,675,000, a 4.69% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Syria
City Name Population
Damascus 2,392,000
Aleppo 1,917,000
Homs 1,336,000
Hamah 922,000
Lattakia 656,000
Al-Raqqa 522,000
Tartus 424,000
Al-Hasakah 391,000
Deir ez-Zor 323,000
Aleppo - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 1,917,000 4.53%
2019 1,834,000 4.56%
2018 1,754,000 4.72%
2017 1,675,000 4.69%
2016 1,600,000 63.43%
2015 979,000 63.17%
2014 600,000 -33.55%
2013 903,000 -33.51%
2012 1,358,000 -33.59%
2011 2,045,000 -33.56%
2010 3,078,000 3.39%
2009 2,977,000 3.37%
2008 2,880,000 3.41%
2007 2,785,000 3.42%
2006 2,693,000 3.38%
2005 2,605,000 3.41%
2004 2,519,000 3.41%
2003 2,436,000 3.40%
2002 2,356,000 3.38%
2001 2,279,000 3.40%
2000 2,204,000 3.43%
1999 2,131,000 3.40%
1998 2,061,000 3.41%
1997 1,993,000 3.37%
1996 1,928,000 3.43%
1995 1,864,000 3.44%
1994 1,802,000 3.80%
1993 1,736,000 3.77%
1992 1,673,000 3.78%
1991 1,612,000 3.73%
1990 1,554,000 3.81%
1989 1,497,000 3.74%
1988 1,443,000 3.74%
1987 1,391,000 3.81%
1986 1,340,000 3.72%
1985 1,292,000 3.78%
1984 1,245,000 3.84%
1983 1,199,000 3.72%
1982 1,156,000 3.86%
1981 1,113,000 4.02%
1980 1,070,000 3.98%
1979 1,029,000 4.04%
1978 989,000 4.00%
1977 951,000 4.05%
1976 914,000 3.98%
1975 879,000 4.02%
1974 845,000 4.06%
1973 812,000 3.97%
1972 781,000 4.13%
1971 750,000 4.02%
1970 721,000 4.19%
1969 692,000 4.06%
1968 665,000 4.23%
1967 638,000 4.08%
1966 613,000 4.25%
1965 588,000 4.07%
1964 565,000 4.24%
1963 542,000 4.03%
1962 521,000 4.20%
1961 500,000 3.73%
1960 482,000 2.55%
1959 470,000 2.40%
1958 459,000 2.46%
1957 448,000 2.52%
1956 437,000 2.34%
1955 427,000 2.64%
1954 416,000 2.21%
1953 407,000 2.52%
1952 397,000 2.58%
1951 387,000 2.38%
1950 378,000 0.00%