Bangladesh

Decennial Population

year population est.
1950 37,894,680
1960 48,200,702
1970 65,048,701
1980 81,364,176
1990 105,983,136
2000 131,280,739
2010 151,616,777
2020 170,466,782
2025 179,063,375
2050 202,209,053
2075 193,548,643
2100 169,540,947
source: UN - WPP 2015 Revision (medium).

General Information


Official name People's Republic of Bangladesh
Capital Dhaka
Region South-central Asia
ISO code BD
Statistical agency Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics


Administrative units

codedivision
> zila
native namecapital [native name]area in
sq.km.
population
1991-03-11
census
population
2001-01-22
census
population
2011-03-15
census
10Barisal Divisionবরিশাল বিভাগBarisal13,225.207,462,6438,173,7188,325,666
04Barguna Zilaবরগুনা 1,831.31775,693848,554892,781
06Barisal Zilaবরিশাল 2,784.522,207,4262,355,9672,324,310
09Bhola Zilaভোলা 3,403.481,476,3281,703,1171,776,795
42Jhalokhati Zilaঝালকাঠী 706.76666,139694,231682,669
78Patuakhali Zilaপটুয়াখালী 3,221.311,273,8721,460,7811,535,854
79Pirojpur Zilaপিরোজপুর 1,277.801,063,1851,111,0681,113,257
20Chittagong Divisionচট্টগ্রাম বিভাগChittagong33,908.5520,522,90824,290,38428,423,019
03Bandarban Zilaবান্দরবান 4,479.01230,569298,120388,335
12Brahmanbaria Zilaব্রাহ্মনবাড়ীয়া 1,881.202,141,7452,398,2542,840,498
13Chandpur Zilaচাঁদপুর 1,645.322,032,4492,271,2292,416,018
15Chittagong Zilaচট্টগ্রাম 5,282.925,296,1276,612,1407,616,352
19Comilla Zilaকুমিল্লা 3,146.304,032,6664,595,5395,387,288
22Cox's Bazar Zilaকক্সবাজার 2,491.851,419,2601,773,7092,289,990
30Feni Zilaফেনী 990.361,096,7451,240,3841,437,371
46Khagrachhari Zilaখাগড়াছড়ি  2,749.16342,488525,664613,917
51Lakshmipur Zilaলক্ষীপুর 1,440.391,312,3371,489,9011,729,188
75Noakhali Zilaনোয়াখালী 3,685.872,217,1342,577,2443,108,083
84Rangamati Zilaরাঙ্গামাটি  6,116.11401,388508,182595,979
30Dhaka Divisionঢাকা বিভাগDhaka31,177.7432,665,97539,044,71647,424,418
26Dhaka Zilaঢাকা 1,463.605,839,6428,511,22812,043,977
29Faridpur Zilaফরিদপুর 2,052.861,505,6861,756,4701,912,969
33Gazipur Zilaগাজীপুর 1,806.361,621,5622,031,8913,403,912
35Gopalganj Zilaগোপালগঞ্জ 1,468.741,060,7911,165,2731,172,415
39Jamalpur Zilaজামালপুর 2,115.161,874,4402,107,2092,292,674
48Kishoreganj Zilaকিশোরগঞ্জ 2,688.592,306,0872,594,9542,911,907
54Madaripur Zilaমাদারীপুর 1,125.691,069,1761,146,3491,165,952
56Manikganj Zilaমানিকগঞ্জ 1,383.661,175,9091,285,0801,392,867
59Munshiganj Zilaমুন্সীগঞ্জ 1,004.291,188,3871,293,9721,445,660
61Mymensingh Zilaময়মনসিংহ 4,394.573,957,1824,489,7265,110,272
67Narayanganj Zilaনারায়ণগঞ্জ 684.371,754,8042,173,9482,948,217
68Narsingdi Zilaনরসিংদী 1,150.141,652,1231,895,9842,224,944
72Netrokona Zilaনেত্রকোনা 2,794.281,730,9351,988,1882,229,642
82Rajbari Zilaরাজবাড়ী 1,092.28835,173951,9061,049,778
86Shariatpur Zilaশরীয়তপুর 1,174.05953,0211,082,3001,155,824
89Sherpur Zilaশেরপুর 1,364.671,138,6291,279,5421,358,325
93Tangail Zilaটাঙ্গাইল 3,414.353,002,4283,290,6963,605,083
40Khulna Divisionখুলনা বিভাগKhulna22,284.2212,688,38314,705,22315,687,759
01Bagerhat Zilaবাগেরহাট 3,959.111,431,3321,549,0311,476,090
18Chuadanga Zilaচুয়াডাঙা 1,174.10807,1641,007,1301,129,015
41Jessore Zilaযশোর 2,606.942,106,9962,471,5542,764,547
44Jhenaidah Zilaঝিনাইদহ 1,964.771,361,2801,579,4901,771,304
47Khulna Zilaখুলনা 4,394.452,010,6432,378,9712,318,527
50Kushtia Zilaকুষ্টিয়া 1,608.801,502,1261,740,1551,946,838
55Magura Zilaমাগুরা 1,039.10724,027824,311918,419
57Meherpur Zilaমেহেরপুর 751.62491,917591,436655,392
65Narail Zilaনড়াইল 967.99655,720698,447721,668
87Satkhira Zilaসাতক্ষীরা 3,817.291,597,1781,864,7041,985,959
50Rajshahi Divisionরাজশাহী বিভাগRajshahi18,153.0814,212,06516,354,72318,484,858
10Bogra Zilaবগুরা 2,898.682,669,2873,013,0563,400,874
38Joypurhat Zilaজয়পুরহাট 1,012.41765,011846,696913,768
64Naogaon Zilaনওগাঁ 3,435.652,148,0532,391,3552,600,157
69Natore Zilaনাটোর 1,900.191,387,7611,521,3361,706,673
70Chapai Nawabganj Zilaনওয়াবগঞ্জ 1,702.551,171,4691,425,3221,647,521
76Pabna Zilaপাবনা 2,376.131,919,8962,176,2702,523,179
81Rajshahi Zilaরাজশাহী 2,425.371,887,0152,286,8742,595,197
88Sirajganj Zilaসিরাজগঞ্জ 2,402.052,263,5732,693,8143,097,489
55Rangpur Divisionরংপুর বিভাগRangpur16,184.9911,997,97913,847,15015,787,758
27Dinajpur Zilaদিনাজপুর 3,444.302,260,1312,642,8502,990,128
32Gaibandha Zilaগাইবান্ধা 2,114.771,949,2742,138,1812,379,255
49Kurigram Zilaকুড়িগ্রাম 2,245.041,603,0341,792,0732,069,273
52Lalmonirhat Zilaলালমনিরহাট 1,247.37953,4601,109,3431,256,099
73Nilphamari Zilaনীলফামারী 1,546.591,348,7621,571,6901,834,231
77Panchagarh Zilaপঞ্চগড 1,404.62712,024836,196987,644
85Rangpur Zilaরংপুর 2,400.562,160,3462,542,4412,881,086
94Thakurgaon Zilaঠাকুরগাঁও 1,781.741,010,9481,214,3761,390,042
60Sylhet Divisionসিলেট বিভাগSylhet12,635.226,765,0397,939,3439,910,219
36Habiganj Zilaহবিগঞ্জ 2,636.591,526,6091,757,6652,089,001
58Maulvibazar Zilaমৌলভীবাজার 2,799.381,376,5661,612,3741,919,062
90Sunamganj Zilaসুনামগঞ্জ 3,747.181,708,5632,013,7382,467,968
91Sylhet Zilaসিলেট 3,452.072,153,3012,555,5663,434,188
 total  147,569.06106,314,992124,355,263149,772,364
source: Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, Population Census Wing.
note: population data from separate years are not always comparable, as the area of an entity can have been changed within the interval.

Agglomerations

namepopulation
1991-03-12
census
population
2001-01-22
census
population
2008
estimate
Dhaka (SMA)6,950,9209,672,76312,797,394
Chittagong (SMA)2,079,9682,991,7233,858,093
Khulna (SMA)1,016,1401,172,8311,388,425
Rajshahi (SMA)549,350651,062775,495
source: Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, Population Census Wing.
note: SMA = Statistical Metropolitan Area.

Main cities

namenative namepopulation
1991-03-12
census
population
2001-01-22
census
population
2011-03-15
census
Dhaka3,839,4835,327,3067,423,137
Chittagong1,598,9672,023,4892,971,102
Khulna731,573770,498663,342
Sylhet109,357263,197479,837
Tongi180,754283,099476,349
Rajshahi318,345388,811440,604
Bogra130,096154,807350,397
Comilla155,336166,519339,133
Barisal187,742192,810328,278
Savar114,200127,540296,851
Rangpur207,208241,310294,265
Narayanganj296,306241,393286,330
Mymensingh202,194227,204258,040
Siddirganj....256,760
Jessore154,081176,655201,796
Dinajpur138,373157,914186,727
Chapai Nababganj....180,731
Gazipur103,626122,801179,037
Brahmanbaria125,166129,278172,017
Cox's Bazar....167,477
Tangail113,577128,785167,373
Kadam Rasul..128,561166,291
Chandpur....159,021
Sirajganj107,902128,144158,913
Feni....156,971
Tarabo....150,709
Naogaon109,631124,046150,549
Narsingdi..124,204146,115
Pabna111,808116,305144,442
Jamalpur110,954120,955142,764
Saidpur104,771112,609127,104
Sreepur....126,249
Faridpur....121,632
Bhairab....118,992
Satkhira....113,322
Jhenaidah....107,834
Noakhali....107,654
Kishoreganj....103,798
source: Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, Population Census Wing.