Bangladesh Population: 164,055,142

Bangladesh is a country in the South of Asia. Some states of India and Burma border it.Bangladesh in the world is one of the countries, which is the most densely populated. It is the 8th most populous country in the world. The capital of Bangladesh is Dhaka.

The largest cities in Bangladesh by population

Here are the largest cities in Bangladesh according to the population

CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION
Dhaka 10,356,500 Tangail 180,144 Thakurgaon 71,096
Chittagong 3,920,222 Jamalpur 167,900 Palang 67,652
Khulna 1,342,339 Puthia 159,406 Lalmonirhat 65,127
Rajshahi 700,133 Nawabganj 142,361 Raipur 64,652
Comilla 389,411 Kushtia 135,724 Tungipara 62,210
Shibganj 378,701 Sonargaon 130,000 Lakshmipur 61,703
Natore 369,138 Satkhira 128,918 Maulavi Bazar 57,441
Rangpur 343,122 Sirajganj 127,481 Joymontop 56,000
Tungi 337,579 Faridpur 112,187 Ramganj 55,241
Narsingdi 281,080 Sherpur 107,419 Narail 55,112
Bagerhat 266,388 Bhairab Bazar 105,457 Pirojpur 54,418
Cox’s Bazar 253,788 Shahzadpur 102,420 Sandwip 52,152
Jessore 243,987 Bhola 99,079 Satkania 52,005
Nagarpur 238,422 Azimpur 96,641 Patiya 51,360
Sylhet 237,000 Kishorganj 90,690 Khagrachhari 50,364
Mymensingh 225,126 Bibir Hat 89,030 Chilmari 49,736
Narayanganj 223,622 Habiganj 88,760 Nageswari 49,425
Bogra 210,000 Madaripur 84,789 Panchagarh 48,531
Dinajpur 206,234 Feni 84,028 Uttar Char Fasson 48,305
Barisal 202,242 Laksham 82,290 Parbatipur 48,020
Saidpur 199,422 Ishurdi 81,995 Burhanuddin 45,670
Par Naogaon 192,464 Sarishabari 81,325 Kaliganj 45,631
Pabna 186,781 Netrakona 79,016
Paltan 184,492 Joypur Hat 73,068

Bangladesh Population History

As per UN records, the population of Bangladesh is increasing by approximately 1% every year. It was recorded 37,894,681 in the year 1950 and was increased by 2.81% up to the year 1960. It started increasing at a less rate from the year 1972. In the long-term, the Bangladesh Population is projected to trend around 171.30 Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 164,689,383 1.01% 1,643,222 -369,501 27.6 2.05 1,265 39.40% 64,814,953 2.11% 7,794,798,739 8
2019 163,046,161 1.03% 1,669,453 -369,501 26.1 2.18 1,253 38.60% 62,865,820 2.11% 7,713,468,100 8
2018 161,376,708 1.06% 1,691,284 -369,501 26.1 2.18 1,240 37.80% 60,944,245 2.11% 7,631,091,040 8
2017 159,685,424 1.08% 1,708,271 -369,501 26.1 2.18 1,227 37.00% 59,046,818 2.12% 7,547,858,925 8
2016 157,977,153 1.10% 1,720,877 -369,501 26.1 2.18 1,214 36.20% 57,168,030 2.12% 7,464,022,049 8
2015 156,256,276 1.15% 1,736,169 -461,368 25.7 2.21 1,200 35.40% 55,305,132 2.12% 7,379,797,139 8
2010 147,575,430 1.20% 1,707,985 -650,956 24 2.48 1,134 31.40% 46,347,089 2.12% 6,956,823,603 8
2005 139,035,505 1.72% 2,275,530 -298,507 22.5 2.94 1,068 27.70% 38,452,976 2.13% 6,541,907,027 8
2000 127,657,854 2.08% 2,497,585 -143,980 21 3.43 981 24.30% 31,040,651 2.08% 6,143,493,823 8
1995 115,169,930 2.22% 2,399,595 -162,759 19.6 4.06 885 22.40% 25,751,454 2.00% 5,744,212,979 9
1990 103,171,956 2.60% 2,481,555 -43,873 18.6 4.98 793 20.40% 21,037,450 1.94% 5,327,231,061 9
1985 90,764,183 2.65% 2,224,938 -158,765 17.8 5.98 697 18.00% 16,305,971 1.86% 4,870,921,740 9
1980 79,639,491 2.59% 1,914,638 -227,469 17.4 6.63 612 15.20% 12,099,053 1.79% 4,458,003,514 8
1975 70,066,301 1.75% 1,166,764 -609,057 17.7 6.91 538 10.00% 7,013,461 1.72% 4,079,480,606 9
1970 64,232,482 3.01% 1,769,474 -32,364 17.8 6.92 493 7.70% 4,938,975 1.74% 3,700,437,046 9
1965 55,385,112 2.90% 1,474,322 -28,476 18.4 6.8 425 6.30% 3,467,675 1.66% 3,339,583,597 12
1960 48,013,504 2.67% 1,185,441 297 19 6.62 369 5.20% 2,474,987 1.58% 3,034,949,748 11
1955 42,086,301 2.12% 838,324 -11,019 19.3 6.36 323 4.70% 1,974,441 1.52% 2,773,019,936 12

Bangladesh Population Forecast

As per the data of the United Nations, the Bangladesh Population will increase to 164,689,383 by the end of 2020. It has been on the 8th number in population since 2000.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 164,689,383 1.06% 1,686,621 -369,501 27.6 2.05 1,265 39.40% 64,814,953 2.11% 7,794,798,739 8
2025 172,399,078 0.92% 1,541,939 -348,061 29.5 2.05 1,324 43.40% 74,837,709 2.11% 8,184,437,460 8
2030 178,993,869 0.75% 1,318,958 -330,093 31.6 2.05 1,375 47.30% 84,688,911 2.09% 8,548,487,400 8
2035 184,374,127 0.59% 1,076,052 -311,798 33.8 2.05 1,416 51.00% 93,957,922 2.07% 8,887,524,213 8
2040 188,416,727 0.43% 808,520 -311,802 35.9 2.05 1,447 54.40% 102,422,390 2.05% 9,198,847,240 8
2045 191,142,270 0.29% 545,109 -311,080 38 2.05 1,468 57.80% 110,433,246 2.02% 9,481,803,274 8
2050 192,567,778 0.15% 285,102 40 2.05 1,479 61.20% 117,836,927 1.98% 9,735,033,990 9

Bangladesh Demographics

It is essential to know about the demographics of the population of Bangladesh. These contain sex ratio, age group, rural, and urban population.

In a sex ratio, the number of males and the number of females is taken. In Bangladesh, the number of males is 83,259,108, which amounts to 50.56 percent of the total population. On the other hand, the number of females is 81,430,275, which amounts to 49.44 percent of the total population. So, the ratio of sex is 1.02.

Bangladesh has most of the young population. In the age group of 25-54 years, there is a population of 42.50 %. On the other hand, only 5.23 % of the population comes under 65 years and above.

The urban population is 39.4 percent, which is 64,814,953 of the total population.

Bangladesh Religion and Politics

The majority of Bangladesh’s population is Islam, and it is considered to be a religion of the state. Minorities in Bangladesh are Hindus, Buddhists, Christians, and Animists.

Bangladesh is a democratic republic representative of parliament. In Bangladesh, there are three major parties, such as Bangladesh Nationalist Party, Jatiya Party, and Bangladesh Awami League.

Bangladesh Economy

Bangladesh has a developing economy. The average annual growth of GDP in the 21st century is from 5 percent to 8 percent.

Largest Countries in the World by Population

S.No Country Population (2020) World Population Share (%)
1 China 1,439,323,776 18.47%
2 India 1,380,004,385 17.70%
3 United States 331,002,651 4.25%
4 Indonesia 273,523,615 3.51%
5 Pakistan 220,892,340 2.83%
6 Brazil 212,559,417 2.73%
7 Nigeria 206,139,589 2.64%
8 Bangladesh 164,689,383 2.11%
9 Russia 145,934,462 1.87%
10 Mexico 128,932,753 1.65%