Damascus, Syria Population 1950-2020

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 population of Damascus in 2020 is 2,392,000, a 1.61% increase from 2019.
  • The population of Damascus in 2019 was 2,354,000, a 1.47% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Damascus in 2018 was 2,320,000, a 1.44% increase from 2017.
  • The 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%