Bursa, Turkey Metro Area Population 1950-2020

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Bursa, Turkey metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Bursa in 2020 is 1,986,000, a 1.79% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Bursa in 2019 was 1,951,000, a 1.83% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Bursa in 2018 was 1,916,000, a 1.75% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Bursa in 2017 was 1,883,000, a 1.84% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Turkey
City Name Population
Istanbul 15,190,000
Ankara 5,118,000
Izmir 2,993,000
Bursa 1,986,000
Adana 1,771,000
Gaziantep 1,704,000
Konya 1,328,000
Antalya 1,254,000
Diyarbakir 1,039,000
Mersin 1,016,000
Kayseri 974,000
Eskisehir 784,000
Gebze 745,000
Denizli 645,000
Samsun 643,000
Sanliurfa 591,000
Kahramanmaras 547,000
Sakarya 539,000
Van 511,000
Malatya 496,000
Batman 437,000
Erzurum 431,000
Elazig 408,000
Manisa 381,000
Sivas 366,000
Izmit 347,000
Balikesir 319,000
Bursa - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 1,986,000 1.79%
2019 1,951,000 1.83%
2018 1,916,000 1.75%
2017 1,883,000 1.84%
2016 1,849,000 1.82%
2015 1,816,000 1.79%
2014 1,784,000 1.83%
2013 1,752,000 1.86%
2012 1,720,000 2.50%
2011 1,678,000 3.26%
2010 1,625,000 3.24%
2009 1,574,000 3.21%
2008 1,525,000 3.25%
2007 1,477,000 3.21%
2006 1,431,000 3.17%
2005 1,387,000 3.28%
2004 1,343,000 3.23%
2003 1,301,000 3.17%
2002 1,261,000 3.28%
2001 1,221,000 3.47%
2000 1,180,000 3.96%
1999 1,135,000 4.03%
1998 1,091,000 3.81%
1997 1,051,000 3.44%
1996 1,016,000 3.57%
1995 981,000 3.48%
1994 948,000 3.49%
1993 916,000 3.50%
1992 885,000 3.51%
1991 855,000 4.40%
1990 819,000 6.36%
1989 770,000 6.35%
1988 724,000 6.47%
1987 680,000 6.42%
1986 639,000 5.79%
1985 604,000 4.68%
1984 577,000 4.53%
1983 552,000 4.74%
1982 527,000 4.56%
1981 504,000 5.44%
1980 478,000 7.17%
1979 446,000 7.21%
1978 416,000 6.94%
1977 389,000 7.16%
1976 363,000 5.22%
1975 345,000 1.17%
1974 341,000 1.19%
1973 337,000 1.20%
1972 333,000 1.22%
1971 329,000 1.23%
1970 325,000 1.25%
1969 321,000 1.26%
1968 317,000 1.28%
1967 313,000 1.29%
1966 309,000 2.66%
1965 301,000 6.74%
1964 282,000 6.42%
1963 265,000 6.85%
1962 248,000 6.44%
1961 233,000 5.43%
1960 221,000 3.76%
1959 213,000 3.90%
1958 205,000 3.54%
1957 198,000 3.66%
1956 191,000 3.80%
1955 184,000 4.55%
1954 176,000 4.14%
1953 169,000 4.32%
1952 162,000 4.52%
1951 155,000 4.73%
1950 148,000 0.00%