Iraq Population 2022


Iraq map
  • The current population of Iraq is estimated at 42,279,763 people as of October, 2022, according to the latest population growth rate and projections.
  • Population of Iraq represent 0.53% of the total world population.
  • The population density of Iraq is 83 inhabitants per km2.
  • Iraq is located in Asia.
  • Iraq ranks number 36 in the list of countries ordered by population.
  • The latitudinal point of Iraq is 33.313800° N. The longitudinal coordinate of the country is 44.362311° E.
  • The median age in Iraq is 21.0 years.
  • Minimum Wages in Iraq is IQD 250,000 per month, around USD $171.00 per month, in 2022.
  • The countries that Iraq shares its land boundary with are Turkey to the north, Iran to the east, Jordan and Syria to the west, and Kuwait and Saudi Arabia to the south.

Iraq

Official name Republic of Iraq
Location Asia
Capital Baghdad
Population 42,001,087 (as of June, 2022)
Population density 83/km2
Population growth rate 2.28% (in 2022)
Area 438,317 km2 (169,235.07 sq mi)
Official language Arabic and Kurdish
Currency Iraqi dinar (IQD)
Life expectancy 70.89 years
Internet TLD .iq
Call code +964

Iraq Population Graph

Iraq Population History (1960-2020)

Year Population Male Population Female Population Male (%) Female (%) Urban Population Urban (%)
2020 40,229,743 20,360,273 19,869,470 50.61% 49.39% 28,518,865 70.89%
2019 39,316,865 19,894,334 19,422,531 50.6% 49.4% 27,789,160 70.68%
2018 38,440,522 19,447,060 18,993,462 50.59% 49.41% 27,089,036 70.47%
2017 37,559,549 18,997,620 18,561,929 50.58% 49.42% 26,396,851 70.28%
2016 36,617,222 18,517,329 18,099,893 50.57% 49.43% 25,665,011 70.09%
2015 35,578,672 17,988,577 17,590,095 50.56% 49.44% 24,876,607 69.92%
2014 34,418,143 17,394,929 17,023,214 50.54% 49.46% 24,010,097 69.76%
2013 33,163,029 16,757,279 16,405,750 50.53% 49.47% 23,081,468 69.6%
2012 31,895,752 16,113,734 15,782,018 50.52% 49.48% 22,145,221 69.43%
2011 30,730,836 15,522,145 15,208,691 50.51% 49.49% 21,287,250 69.27%
2010 29,747,331 15,025,377 14,721,954 50.51% 49.49% 20,555,406 69.1%
2009 28,978,372 14,636,976 14,341,396 50.51% 49.49% 19,989,281 68.98%
2008 28,390,848 14,340,217 14,050,631 50.51% 49.49% 19,569,812 68.93%
2007 27,916,266 14,100,506 13,815,760 50.51% 49.49% 19,225,932 68.87%
2006 27,453,065 13,869,288 13,583,777 50.52% 49.48% 18,893,199 68.82%
2005 26,927,125 13,600,891 13,326,234 50.51% 49.49% 18,517,784 68.77%
2004 26,318,574 13,293,512 13,025,062 50.51% 49.49% 18,083,492 68.71%
2003 25,649,119 12,950,240 12,698,879 50.49% 49.51% 17,610,685 68.66%
2002 24,936,908 12,585,657 12,351,251 50.47% 49.53% 17,106,719 68.6%
2001 24,213,020 12,217,890 11,995,130 50.46% 49.54% 16,598,025 68.55%
2000 23,502,289 11,854,555 11,647,734 50.44% 49.56% 16,099,068 68.5%
1999 22,806,621 11,501,379 11,305,242 50.43% 49.57% 15,608,851 68.44%
1998 22,118,753 11,154,487 10,964,266 50.43% 49.57% 15,127,015 68.39%
1997 21,443,867 10,811,998 10,631,869 50.42% 49.58% 14,669,749 68.41%
1996 20,787,230 10,480,921 10,306,309 50.42% 49.58% 14,257,961 68.59%
1995 20,153,372 10,161,330 9,992,042 50.42% 49.58% 13,861,489 68.78%
1994 19,543,256 9,853,710 9,689,546 50.42% 49.58% 13,478,984 68.97%
1993 18,958,878 9,559,066 9,399,812 50.42% 49.58% 13,110,064 69.15%
1992 18,406,421 9,280,517 9,125,904 50.42% 49.58% 12,763,012 69.34%
1991 17,893,035 9,023,458 8,869,577 50.43% 49.57% 12,439,238 69.52%
1990 17,422,597 8,786,216 8,636,381 50.43% 49.57% 12,145,292 69.71%
1989 16,998,341 8,573,963 8,424,378 50.44% 49.56% 11,880,141 69.89%
1988 16,615,641 8,382,591 8,233,050 50.45% 49.55% 11,642,580 70.07%
1987 16,260,323 8,206,585 8,053,738 50.47% 49.53% 11,385,478 70.02%
1986 15,912,946 8,036,038 7,876,908 50.5% 49.5% 11,043,585 69.4%
1985 15,558,918 7,866,589 7,692,329 50.56% 49.44% 10,699,868 68.77%
1984 15,193,434 7,695,474 7,497,960 50.65% 49.35% 10,351,287 68.13%
1983 14,818,616 7,521,929 7,296,687 50.76% 49.24% 10,001,084 67.49%
1982 14,435,352 7,344,707 7,090,645 50.88% 49.12% 9,648,589 66.84%
1981 14,046,924 7,162,527 6,884,397 50.99% 49.01% 9,296,254 66.18%
1980 13,656,079 6,974,160 6,681,919 51.07% 48.93% 8,947,463 65.52%
1979 13,261,759 6,778,085 6,483,674 51.11% 48.89% 8,600,251 64.85%
1978 12,863,250 6,574,407 6,288,843 51.11% 48.89% 8,255,634 64.18%
1977 12,465,050 6,368,394 6,096,656 51.09% 48.91% 7,902,842 63.4%
1976 12,071,571 6,162,537 5,909,034 51.05% 48.95% 7,532,660 62.4%
1975 11,687,383 5,962,903 5,724,480 51.02% 48.98% 7,173,716 61.38%
1974 11,314,777 5,769,405 5,545,372 50.99% 49.01% 6,828,468 60.35%
1973 10,953,516 5,581,912 5,371,604 50.96% 49.04% 6,496,530 59.31%
1972 10,602,205 5,399,703 5,202,502 50.93% 49.07% 6,177,905 58.27%
1971 10,258,314 5,221,482 5,036,832 50.9% 49.1% 5,868,781 57.21%
1970 9,920,358 5,046,486 4,873,872 50.87% 49.13% 5,570,281 56.15%
1969 9,587,886 4,872,564 4,715,322 50.82% 49.18% 5,281,966 55.09%
1968 9,262,910 4,703,706 4,559,204 50.78% 49.22% 5,003,824 54.02%
1967 8,949,544 4,540,104 4,409,440 50.73% 49.27% 4,738,784 52.95%
1966 8,653,238 4,385,461 4,267,777 50.68% 49.32% 4,488,435 51.87%
1965 8,377,805 4,240,845 4,136,960 50.62% 49.38% 4,243,358 50.65%
1964 8,124,148 4,107,569 4,016,579 50.56% 49.44% 3,988,144 49.09%
1963 7,890,803 3,984,856 3,905,947 50.5% 49.5% 3,750,499 47.53%
1962 7,676,059 3,871,037 3,805,022 50.43% 49.57% 3,529,452 45.98%
1961 7,477,143 3,766,237 3,710,906 50.37% 49.63% 3,322,095 44.43%
1960 7,291,503 3,667,626 3,623,877 50.3% 49.7% 3,128,055 42.9%
Source: Worldbank Open Data | Some data could be adjusted by Pediaglobe.

Cities in Iraq ordered by Population

The list offered below features the biggest cities of Iraq. Besides, in the table you will find information regarding the population size in these cities. Cities are ordered by population (largest to smallest).

Iraq

# City Population 2022
1 Baghdad 7,288,882
2 Basrah 2,630,680
3 Al Mawsil al Jadidah 2,089,764
4 Al Basrah al Qadimah 2,038,661
5 Mosul 1,755,806
6 Erbil 944,647
7 Abu Ghurayb 908,550
8 As Sulaymaniyah 729,245
9 Kirkuk 608,229
10 Najaf 489,525
11 Karbala 439,186
12 Nasiriyah 403,851
13 Al Amarah 328,701
14 Ad Diwaniyah 323,073
15 Al Kut 319,795
16 Al Hillah 292,896
17 Dihok 288,629
18 Ramadi 277,284
19 Al Fallujah 191,775
20 Samarra 161,012
21 As Samawah 155,061
22 Baqubah 154,259
23 Sinah 129,871
24 Soran 127,088
25 Az Zubayr 123,682
26 Kufa 111,243
27 Umm Qasr 109,094
28 Al Faw 105,583
29 Zaxo 96,335
30 Al Harithah 93,790
31 Ash Shatrah 83,584
32 Hajiawa 81,344
33 Al Hayy 79,556
34 Jamjamal 76,693
35 Khalis 71,188
36 Tuz Khurmatu 60,850
37 Ash Shamiyah 58,601
38 Al Hindiyah 58,145
39 Halabja 58,010
40 Al Miqdadiyah 51,387
41 Al Hamdaniya 50,620
42 Ar Rumaythah 47,772
43 Koysinceq 45,419
44 Al Aziziyah 45,239
45 Al Musayyib 43,399
46 Tikrit 42,915
47 As Suwayrah 42,833
48 Balad 42,597
49 Sinjar 38,849
50 Imam Qasim 37,591
51 Bayji 36,778
52 Hit 32,239
53 Nahiyat Ghammas 31,320
54 Hadithah 31,268
55 Nahiyat Saddat al Hindiyah 31,002
56 Kifri 30,580
57 Mandali 30,133
58 Baynjiwayn 27,417
59 Anah 27,235
60 Ad Dujayl 26,673
61 Batifa 25,280
62 Tallkayf 23,787
63 Al Mishkhab 23,525
64 Aqrah 23,327
65 Ruwandiz 23,209
66 Nahiyat ash Shinafiyah 22,851
67 Ar Rutbah 22,591
68 Afak 22,092
69 Nahiyat al Fuhud 21,805
70 Ali al Gharbi 20,009
71 Anat al Qadimah 19,967
72 Rawah 13,220

Other Countries from Asia Ranked by Population

Country Name Population 2022 Population density
China 1,450,158,659 145/km2
India 1,383,820,649 417/km2
Indonesia 276,736,832 142/km2
Pakistan 231,611,059 243/km2
Bangladesh 167,903,853 1,108/km2
Japan 125,553,305 332/km2
Philippines 112,540,861 337/km2
Turkey 86,336,104 116/km2
Iran 85,971,815 49/km2
Thailand 70,176,879 136.1/km2
Myanmar 55,086,917 76/km2
South Korea 51,912,141 507/km2
Iraq 42,001,087 83/km2
Afghanistan 40,697,213 48.57/km2
Saudi Arabia 35,909,711 15/km2
Malaysia 33,170,971 98/km2
Nepal 30,151,786 180/km2
North Korea 25,807,433 213/km2
Taiwan 23,898,113 650/km2
Sri Lanka 21,815,213 337/km2