Syria Population 2022


Syria map
  • The current population of Syria is estimated at 18,461,345 people as of December, 2022, according to the latest population growth rate and projections.
  • Population of Syria represent 0.23% of the total world population.
  • The population density of Syria is 119 inhabitants per km2.
  • Syria is located in Asia.
  • Syria ranks number 68 in the list of countries ordered by population.
  • The latitudinal point of Syria is 34.904838. The longitudinal coordinate of the country is 38.848889.
  • The median age in Syria is 25.61 years.
  • Minimum Wages in Syria is SYP 9,765 per month, around USD $4.00 per month.
  • The countries that Syria shares its land boundary with are Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east and southeast, Jordan to the south, and Israel and Lebanon to the southwest.

Syria

Official name Syrian Arab Republic
Location Asia
Capital Damascus
Population 18,398,996 (as of July 2022)
Population density 119/km2
Population growth rate 0.85% (in 2022)
Area 185,180 km2 (71,498.37 sq mi)
Official language Arabic
Currency Syrian pound (SYP)
Life expectancy 2022 est. - 78.8 years
Internet TLD .sy
Call code +963

Syria Population Graph

Syria Population History (1960-2020)

Year Population Male Population Female Population Male (%) Female (%) Urban Population Urban (%)
2020 17,504,157 8,762,581 8,741,576 50.06% 49.94% 9,711,306 55.48%
2019 17,073,546 8,555,554 8,517,992 50.11% 49.89% 9,359,718 54.82%
2018 16,948,451 8,506,428 8,442,023 50.19% 49.81% 9,179,281 54.16%
2017 17,099,088 8,594,002 8,505,086 50.26% 49.74% 9,148,012 53.5%
2016 17,469,060 8,792,178 8,676,882 50.33% 49.67% 9,230,651 52.84%
2015 18,001,010 9,067,109 8,933,901 50.37% 49.63% 9,391,127 52.17%
2014 18,714,453 9,432,084 9,282,369 50.4% 49.6% 9,637,943 51.5%
2013 19,582,382 9,871,479 9,710,903 50.41% 49.59% 10,286,625 52.53%
2012 20,442,949 10,305,291 10,137,658 50.41% 49.59% 10,949,243 53.56%
2011 21,086,030 10,635,794 10,450,236 50.44% 49.56% 11,508,755 54.58%
2010 21,366,814 10,788,104 10,578,710 50.49% 49.51% 11,879,949 55.6%
2009 21,210,114 10,725,955 10,484,159 50.57% 49.43% 11,716,467 55.24%
2008 20,668,170 10,478,762 10,189,408 50.7% 49.3% 11,342,692 54.88%
2007 19,882,233 10,108,127 9,774,106 50.84% 49.16% 10,837,805 54.51%
2006 19,063,069 9,714,540 9,348,529 50.96% 49.04% 10,322,652 54.15%
2005 18,364,850 9,369,746 8,995,104 51.02% 48.98% 9,876,616 53.78%
2004 17,831,393 9,095,794 8,735,599 51.01% 48.99% 9,525,530 53.42%
2003 17,418,697 8,871,342 8,547,355 50.93% 49.07% 9,240,619 53.05%
2002 17,088,045 8,680,727 8,407,318 50.8% 49.2% 9,001,982 52.68%
2001 16,769,908 8,498,989 8,270,919 50.68% 49.32% 8,772,339 52.31%
2000 16,414,129 8,303,908 8,110,221 50.59% 49.41% 8,527,140 51.95%
1999 16,017,195 8,095,090 7,922,105 50.54% 49.46% 8,261,669 51.58%
1998 15,602,708 7,884,048 7,718,660 50.53% 49.47% 7,990,147 51.21%
1997 15,178,343 7,671,135 7,507,208 50.54% 49.46% 7,716,670 50.84%
1996 14,757,099 7,461,189 7,295,910 50.56% 49.44% 7,447,908 50.47%
1995 14,348,360 7,257,400 7,090,960 50.58% 49.42% 7,188,528 50.1%
1994 13,953,276 7,057,567 6,895,709 50.58% 49.42% 6,943,150 49.76%
1993 13,567,787 6,862,587 6,705,200 50.58% 49.42% 6,724,195 49.56%
1992 13,190,307 6,670,338 6,519,969 50.57% 49.43% 6,509,417 49.35%
1991 12,817,963 6,480,762 6,337,201 50.56% 49.44% 6,298,747 49.14%
1990 12,449,155 6,293,048 6,156,107 50.55% 49.45% 6,091,372 48.93%
1989 12,083,338 6,108,127 5,975,211 50.55% 49.45% 5,887,002 48.72%
1988 11,721,877 5,924,237 5,797,640 50.54% 49.46% 5,687,455 48.52%
1987 11,363,575 5,742,014 5,621,561 50.53% 49.47% 5,489,743 48.31%
1986 11,006,914 5,561,794 5,445,120 50.53% 49.47% 5,294,326 48.1%
1985 10,651,189 5,380,981 5,270,208 50.52% 49.48% 5,100,854 47.89%
1984 10,295,518 5,200,266 5,095,252 50.51% 49.49% 4,908,903 47.68%
1983 9,941,237 5,020,325 4,920,912 50.5% 49.5% 4,720,099 47.48%
1982 9,592,528 4,843,267 4,749,261 50.49% 49.51% 4,534,388 47.27%
1981 9,255,075 4,671,962 4,583,113 50.48% 49.52% 4,353,587 47.04%
1980 8,932,919 4,509,338 4,423,581 50.48% 49.52% 4,172,566 46.71%
1979 8,627,763 4,356,158 4,271,605 50.49% 49.51% 4,001,556 46.38%
1978 8,338,422 4,211,737 4,126,685 50.51% 49.49% 3,839,843 46.05%
1977 8,062,587 4,074,025 3,988,562 50.53% 49.47% 3,686,215 45.72%
1976 7,796,529 3,941,925 3,854,604 50.56% 49.44% 3,538,845 45.39%
1975 7,537,524 3,812,480 3,725,044 50.58% 49.42% 3,396,408 45.06%
1974 7,284,929 3,686,174 3,598,755 50.6% 49.4% 3,258,549 44.73%
1973 7,039,549 3,563,420 3,476,129 50.62% 49.38% 3,126,264 44.41%
1972 6,801,780 3,443,741 3,358,039 50.63% 49.37% 2,998,225 44.08%
1971 6,572,436 3,328,939 3,243,497 50.65% 49.35% 2,875,441 43.75%
1970 6,352,068 3,218,593 3,133,475 50.67% 49.33% 2,753,621 43.35%
1969 6,140,527 3,113,247 3,027,280 50.7% 49.3% 2,620,163 42.67%
1968 5,938,818 3,012,762 2,926,056 50.73% 49.27% 2,494,304 42%
1967 5,743,572 2,915,437 2,828,135 50.76% 49.24% 2,373,818 41.33%
1966 5,556,024 2,822,460 2,733,564 50.8% 49.2% 2,259,635 40.67%
1965 5,375,824 2,733,069 2,642,755 50.84% 49.16% 2,150,867 40.01%
1964 5,202,941 2,647,777 2,555,164 50.89% 49.11% 2,047,357 39.35%
1963 5,037,156 2,565,927 2,471,229 50.94% 49.06% 1,948,876 38.69%
1962 4,877,867 2,487,712 2,390,155 51% 49% 1,855,541 38.04%
1961 4,724,254 2,412,204 2,312,050 51.06% 48.94% 1,766,871 37.4%
1960 4,575,801 2,339,149 2,236,652 51.12% 48.88% 1,684,352 36.81%
Source: Worldbank Open Data | Some data could be adjusted by Pediaglobe.

Cities in Syria ordered by Population

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

Syria

# City Population 2022
1 Aleppo 1,603,866
2 Damascus 1,571,434
3 Homs 776,412
4 Hamah 463,826
5 Latakia 342,426
6 Deir ez-Zor 244,408
7 Ar Raqqah 179,004
8 Al Bab 131,739
9 Idlib 129,781
10 Duma 112,714
11 Manbij 100,064
12 Dar'a 98,449
13 As Salamiyah 95,684
14 Tartus 90,325
15 Ath Thawrah 88,574
16 Al Hasakah 82,183
17 Darayya 72,119
18 Jablah 66,640
19 I`zaz 66,608
20 As Safirah 64,294
21 As-Suwayda 59,483
22 Albu Kamal 57,987
23 At Tall 56,122
24 Al Mayadin 54,970
25 Ar Rastan 53,705
26 Tadmur 51,520
27 Ayn al 'Arab 50,430
28 An Nabk 49,841
29 Khan Shaykhun 49,396
30 Afrin 49,078
31 Kafranbel 46,099
32 Irbin 42,937
33 Al Qusayr 41,354
34 Yabrud 40,923
35 Jisr ash Shughur 39,677
36 Baniyas 39,390
37 Tallbisah 38,822
38 Harasta 37,628
39 Al Qunaytirah 36,501
40 Tadif 34,920
41 Saraqib 34,560
42 Jayrud 32,679
43 Masyaf 32,588
44 Ma`arratmisrin 32,491
45 Al Qaryatayn 32,056
46 Salqin 31,883
47 Tafas 31,493
48 Suran 31,026
49 Binnish 30,570
50 Jasim 30,556
51 Tallkalakh 30,004
52 Az Zabadani 29,868
53 Hajin 29,541
54 Tayyibat al Imam 29,481
55 Inkhil 29,335
56 Dayr Hafir 29,185
57 Safita 28,074
58 Shaykh Miskin 26,161
59 As Sanamayn 25,951
60 Tall Rif`at 25,897
61 Batabo 25,803
62 Subaykhan 25,751
63 Nubl 25,732
64 Jarabulus 25,179
65 Al Hirak 24,000
66 Al Kiswah 23,752
67 Halfaya 23,602
68 Kafr Takharim 22,669
69 Ad Dana 22,143
70 Kafr Laha 22,028
71 Kafr Zayta 22,020
72 Ad Darbasiyah 21,681
73 Qarah 20,869
74 Qatana 18,676
75 Al Qutayfah 16,234
76 Shahba 14,892
77 Murak 14,443
78 Izra 13,985
79 Salakhid 12,942
80 Ad Duraykish 12,003
81 Al Ghantu 9,531
82 Mukharram al Fawqani 9,261
83 Tremseh 7,027
84 Buq'ata 6,652
85 Dayr al 'Asafir 6,299
86 Ma`lula 5,097
87 Jinniyah 5,090
88 Kaff al-Jaa 3,557
89 Kafr Saghir 3,164
90 Kafr Musa Al-Hmidiya 3,038

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