Damascus, 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 Damascus, Syria metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Damascus in 2020 is 2,392,000, a 1.61% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Damascus in 2019 was 2,354,000, a 1.47% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Damascus in 2018 was 2,320,000, a 1.44% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Damascus in 2017 was 2,287,000, a 1.42% 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
Damascus - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 2,392,000 1.61%
2019 2,354,000 1.47%
2018 2,320,000 1.44%
2017 2,287,000 1.42%
2016 2,255,000 1.44%
2015 2,223,000 1.46%
2014 2,191,000 -2.27%
2013 2,242,000 -2.22%
2012 2,293,000 -2.26%
2011 2,346,000 -2.29%
2010 2,401,000 1.78%
2009 2,359,000 1.72%
2008 2,319,000 1.80%
2007 2,278,000 1.74%
2006 2,239,000 1.77%
2005 2,200,000 1.71%
2004 2,163,000 1.79%
2003 2,125,000 1.77%
2002 2,088,000 1.75%
2001 2,052,000 1.74%
2000 2,017,000 1.77%
1999 1,982,000 1.75%
1998 1,948,000 1.78%
1997 1,914,000 1.75%
1996 1,881,000 1.79%
1995 1,848,000 1.76%
1994 1,816,000 1.79%
1993 1,784,000 1.77%
1992 1,753,000 1.86%
1991 1,721,000 1.77%
1990 1,691,000 1.81%
1989 1,661,000 1.78%
1988 1,632,000 1.81%
1987 1,603,000 1.84%
1986 1,574,000 1.81%
1985 1,546,000 1.78%
1984 1,519,000 1.81%
1983 1,492,000 1.84%
1982 1,465,000 2.23%
1981 1,433,000 4.14%
1980 1,376,000 4.16%
1979 1,321,000 4.18%
1978 1,268,000 4.19%
1977 1,217,000 4.11%
1976 1,169,000 4.19%
1975 1,122,000 4.18%
1974 1,077,000 4.16%
1973 1,034,000 4.13%
1972 993,000 4.20%
1971 953,000 4.27%
1970 914,000 4.70%
1969 873,000 4.68%
1968 834,000 4.64%
1967 797,000 4.73%
1966 761,000 4.68%
1965 727,000 4.60%
1964 695,000 4.67%
1963 664,000 4.73%
1962 634,000 4.62%
1961 606,000 4.48%
1960 580,000 3.39%
1959 561,000 3.31%
1958 543,000 3.43%
1957 525,000 3.55%
1956 507,000 3.47%
1955 490,000 3.38%
1954 474,000 3.49%
1953 458,000 3.39%
1952 443,000 3.26%
1951 429,000 3.62%
1950 414,000 0.00%