Syria Population (LIVE)

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Syria Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of the Syrian Arab Republic is 24,276,915 as of Saturday, June 15, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Syria 2023 population is estimated at 23,227,014 people at mid year.
  • Syria population is equivalent to 0.29% of the total world population.
  • Syria ranks number 60 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Syria is 126 per Km2 (328 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 183,630 Km2 (70,900 sq. miles)
  • 53.1 % of the population is urban (12,328,787 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Syria is 22.2 years.
1. Updated on July 16, 2023 with the latest July 2023-July 2024 estimates from the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Population of Syria (2024 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationSyria
Global Rank
2024 24,348,053 4.83 % 1,121,039 699,132 22.9 2.63 133 53.6 % 13,052,654 0.30 % 8,118,835,999 57
2023 23,227,014 4.98 % 1,101,765 757,103 22.2 2.67 126 53.1 % 12,328,787 0.29 % 8,045,311,447 60
2022 22,125,249 3.76 % 800,882 734,304 21.6 2.70 120 52.5 % 11,618,692 0.28 % 7,975,105,156 60
2020 20,772,595 3.36 % 674,344 270,006 20.4 2.80 113 50.5 % 10,498,283 0.26 % 7,840,952,880 61
2015 19,205,178 -2.98 % -626,477 -827,474 18.3 3.05 105 50.9 % 9,773,578 0.26 % 7,426,597,537 60
2010 22,337,563 3.75 % 750,801 -54,336 20.8 3.40 122 52.3 % 11,686,472 0.32 % 6,985,603,105 53
2005 18,583,557 2.65 % 455,181 13,431 19.0 3.81 101 52.9 % 9,839,155 0.28 % 6,558,176,119 58
2000 16,307,654 2.64 % 398,841-18,458 17.8 4.00 89 52.3 % 8,524,885 0.27 % 6,148,898,975 57
1995 14,313,450 2.90 % 380,891 -13,569 16.6 4.57 78 50.2 % 7,187,664 0.25 % 5,743,219,454 58
1990 12,408,996 3.32 % 373,614 -12,182 15.4 5.38 68 49.1 % 6,090,038 0.23 % 5,316,175,862 57
1985 10,540,926 3.44 % 328,394 -12,623 14.7 6.48 57 48.4 % 5,099,767 0.22 % 4,861,730,613 58
1980 8,898,954 3.49 % 280,366 -28,012 14.4 7.16 48 46.9 % 4,171,360 0.20 % 4,444,007,706 67
1975 7,497,126 3.48 % 235,585 -21,100 14.6 7.47 41 45.3 % 3,395,649 0.18 % 4,069,437,231 69
1970 6,319,199 3.31 % 190,150 -19,260 14.9 7.69 34 43.6 % 2,752,618 0.17 % 3,695,390,336 71
1965 5,368,451 3.09 % 151,548 -9,099 15.5 7.51 29 40.0 % 2,149,575 0.16 % 3,337,111,983 79
1960 4,610,712 2.94 % 124,322 0 16.6 7.49 25 36.5 % 1,683,354 0.15 % 3,019,233,434 76
1955 3,989,101 2.40 % 89,113 0 18.3 7.62 22 34.0 % 1,358,205 0.15 % 2,746,072,141 79
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Syria Population Forecast

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YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationSyria
Global Rank
2025 25,427,191 4.13 % 930,919 601,965 23.4 2.59 138 54.0 % 13,735,765 0.31 % 8,191,988,453 57
2030 29,824,735 3.24 % 879,509 174,636 25.7 2.44 162 55.1 % 16,423,277 0.35 % 8,546,141,327 55
2035 32,839,952 1.94 % 603,043 10,816 27.8 2.29 179 56.8 % 18,656,733 0.37 % 8,879,397,401 56
2040 35,121,421 1.35 % 456,294 -9,999 29.9 2.17 191 59.0 % 20,709,320 0.38 % 9,188,250,492 55
2045 36,873,389 0.98 % 350,394 -9,999 31.9 2.10 201 61.4 % 22,654,004 0.39 % 9,467,543,575 53
2050 38,306,374 0.77 % 286,597   32.9 2.03 209 63.9 % 24,474,813 0.39 % 9,709,491,761 53
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Syria Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Syria
Life Expectancy
72.45 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
15.8
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
19.5
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in Syria

(includes boroughs, districts, urban agglomerations, etc.)

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Aleppo 1,602,264
2 Damascus 1,569,394
3 Homs 775,404
4 Hamah 460,602
5 Latakia 340,181
6 Deir ez-Zor 242,565
7 Ar Raqqah 177,636
8 Al Bab 130,745
9 Idlib 128,840
10 Douma 111,864
11 Manbij 99,497
12 Dar'a 97,969
13 As Salamiyah 94,887
14 Tartouss 89,457
15 Ath Thawrah 87,880
16 Al Hasakah 81,539
17 Darayya 71,596
18 I`zaz 66,138
19 Jablah 65,915
20 As Safirah 63,708
21 As Suwayda' 59,052
22 Albu Kamal 57,572
23 At Tall 55,561
24 Al Mayadin 54,534
25 Ar Rastan 53,152
26 Tadmur 51,015
27 'Ayn al 'Arab 50,000
28 An Nabk 49,372
29 Khan Shaykhun 48,975
30 `Afrin 48,693
31 Kafranbel 45,652
32 `Irbin 42,474
33 Al Qusayr 41,062
34 Yabrud 40,502
35 Jisr ash Shughur 39,311
36 Baniyas 39,066
37 Tallbisah 38,491
38 Harasta 37,348
39 Al Qunaytirah 36,143
40 Tadif 34,670
41 Saraqib 34,231
42 Jayrud 32,352
43 Masyaf 32,262
44 Ma`arratmisrin 32,163
45 Al Qaryatayn 31,748
46 Salqin 31,608
47 Tafas 31,249
48 Souran 30,716
49 Binnish 30,354
50 Jasim 30,283
51 Tallkalakh 29,754
52 Az Zabadani 29,549
53 Tayyibat al Imam 29,259
54 Hajin 29,237
55 Inkhil 29,076
56 Dayr Hafir 28,905
57 Satita 27,815
58 Ash Shaykh Miskin 25,920
59 As Sanamayn 25,702
60 Tall Rif`at 25,658
61 Nubl 25,546
62 Subaykhan 25,514
63 Jarabulus 24,997
64 Al Harak 23,784
65 Al Kiswah 23,526
66 Halfaya 23,403
67 Kafr Takharim 22,436
68 Ad Dana 21,987
69 Kafr Zayta 21,845
70 Kafr Laha 21,819

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Notes

The Syria Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of the Syrian Arab Republic delivered by Worldometer's RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Syria (1950 - 2023) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2023.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2023. This value can differ from the Yearly % Change shown in the historical table, which shows the last year equivalent percentage change assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period.

Definitions

Year: as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Population: Overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the country as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2023: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly Change: For 2023: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). For all other years: average annual numerical change over the preceding five year period.

Migrants (net): The average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over the preceding five year period (running from July 1 to June 30 of the initial and final years), or subsequent five year period (for 2016 data). A negative number means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age: age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups: half of the people are older than the median age indicated and half are younger. This parameter provides an indication of age distribution.

Fertility Rate: (Total Fertility Rate, or TFR), it is expressed as children per woman. It is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the country, and assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²): (Population Density) Population per square Kilometer (Km²).

Urban Pop % : Urban population as a percentage of total population.

Urban Population: Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Country's Share of World Pop: Total population in the country as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Global Rank: Position held by Syria in the list of all countries worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.