Pokhara, Nepal 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 Pokhara, Nepal metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Pokhara in 2020 is 421,000, a 4.73% increase from 2019.
  • The population of Pokhara in 2019 was 402,000, a 4.69% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Pokhara in 2018 was 384,000, a 5.49% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Pokhara in 2017 was 364,000, a 5.51% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Nepal
City Name Population
Kathmandu 1,424,000
Pokhara 421,000
Pokhara - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 421,000 4.73%
2019 402,000 4.69%
2018 384,000 5.49%
2017 364,000 5.51%
2016 345,000 5.18%
2015 328,000 5.47%
2014 311,000 5.42%
2013 295,000 5.36%
2012 280,000 5.66%
2011 265,000 5.16%
2010 252,000 5.44%
2009 239,000 5.75%
2008 226,000 5.12%
2007 215,000 5.39%
2006 204,000 5.70%
2005 193,000 5.46%
2004 183,000 5.17%
2003 174,000 5.45%
2002 165,000 5.10%
2001 157,000 5.37%
2000 149,000 4.93%
1999 142,000 5.19%
1998 135,000 5.47%
1997 128,000 4.92%
1996 122,000 5.17%
1995 116,000 4.50%
1994 111,000 5.71%
1993 105,000 5.00%
1992 100,000 5.26%
1991 95,000 6.74%
1990 89,000 7.23%
1989 83,000 7.79%
1988 77,000 6.94%
1987 72,000 7.46%
1986 67,000 8.06%
1985 62,000 6.90%
1984 58,000 7.41%
1983 54,000 8.00%
1982 50,000 6.38%
1981 47,000 9.30%
1980 43,000 7.50%
1979 40,000 8.11%
1978 37,000 8.82%
1977 34,000 9.68%
1976 31,000 6.90%
1975 29,000 11.54%
1974 26,000 8.33%
1973 24,000 9.09%
1972 22,000 4.76%
1971 21,000 10.53%
1970 19,000 5.56%
1969 18,000 5.88%
1968 17,000 13.33%
1967 15,000 7.14%
1966 14,000 7.69%
1965 13,000 8.33%
1964 12,000 0.00%
1963 12,000 9.09%
1962 11,000 10.00%
1961 10,000 11.11%
1960 9,000 0.00%
1959 9,000 12.50%
1958 8,000 14.29%
1957 7,000 0.00%
1956 7,000 16.67%
1955 6,000 0.00%
1954 6,000 0.00%
1953 6,000 20.00%
1952 5,000 0.00%
1951 5,000 0.00%
1950 5,000 0.00%