Van, Turkey 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 Van, Turkey metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Van in 2020 is 511,000, a 3.44% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Van in 2019 was 494,000, a 3.56% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Van in 2018 was 477,000, a 3.47% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Van in 2017 was 461,000, a 3.83% 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
Van - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 511,000 3.44%
2019 494,000 3.56%
2018 477,000 3.47%
2017 461,000 3.83%
2016 444,000 3.50%
2015 429,000 3.62%
2014 414,000 3.76%
2013 399,000 3.64%
2012 385,000 3.22%
2011 373,000 2.47%
2010 364,000 2.54%
2009 355,000 2.60%
2008 346,000 2.67%
2007 337,000 2.43%
2006 329,000 2.49%
2005 321,000 2.88%
2004 312,000 2.30%
2003 305,000 2.69%
2002 297,000 2.41%
2001 290,000 3.94%
2000 279,000 6.08%
1999 263,000 6.48%
1998 247,000 6.01%
1997 233,000 6.39%
1996 219,000 5.80%
1995 207,000 6.70%
1994 194,000 6.01%
1993 183,000 6.40%
1992 172,000 6.17%
1991 162,000 6.58%
1990 152,000 7.04%
1989 142,000 6.77%
1988 133,000 7.26%
1987 124,000 6.90%
1986 116,000 6.42%
1985 109,000 2.83%
1984 106,000 3.92%
1983 102,000 3.03%
1982 99,000 4.21%
1981 95,000 4.40%
1980 91,000 8.33%
1979 84,000 7.69%
1978 78,000 8.33%
1977 72,000 7.46%
1976 67,000 8.06%
1975 62,000 6.90%
1974 58,000 7.41%
1973 54,000 8.00%
1972 50,000 6.38%
1971 47,000 6.82%
1970 44,000 7.32%
1969 41,000 7.89%
1968 38,000 8.57%
1967 35,000 6.06%
1966 33,000 6.45%
1965 31,000 6.90%
1964 29,000 3.57%
1963 28,000 7.69%
1962 26,000 4.00%
1961 25,000 8.70%
1960 23,000 4.55%
1959 22,000 4.76%
1958 21,000 5.00%
1957 20,000 5.26%
1956 19,000 5.56%
1955 18,000 5.88%
1954 17,000 6.25%
1953 16,000 6.67%
1952 15,000 7.14%
1951 14,000 7.69%
1950 13,000 0.00%