Türkiye's population increases to 85.4M in 2023

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The male population was 42.73 million or 50.1% of the total, while women made up 49.9% or 42.64 million last year, highlights TurkStat data

Türkiye's population increases to 85.4M in 2023

Türkiye’s population soared by 92.824 from a year earlier to 85.37 million in 2023, TurkStat data showed.

The male population was 42.73 million or 50.1% of the total, while women made up 49.9% or 42.64 million last year, according to official data.

The annual population growth rate dropped to 1.1 per 1000 in 2023, down from 7.1 per 1000 in 2022.

Istanbul was the largest city by population, with 15.66 million people, falling by 252,027 compared to the prior year.

It was followed by the capital, Ankara, with 5.8 million, the Aegean province of Izmir with 4.5 million, the industrial province of Bursa with 3.2 million, and the Mediterranean resort city of Antalya with 2.7 million.

TurkStat data showed that the foreign population in Türkiye decreased by 253,293 year-on-year to 1.57 million in 2023.

The elderly population and median age rose with a fall in fertility and mortality rates compared to 2007, TurkStat stressed.

“The median age of the population in Türkiye increased to 34 in 2023 from 33.5 in 2022,” it said.

The total age dependency ratio, which indicated the total number of children and elderly people per person of working age, decreased to 46.3% last year.

Source: AA

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