Turkey's population reaches 76 million

Turkey's official population was at 76,667,864 at the end of 2013.

Turkey's population reaches 76 million
World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkey´s population increased in 2013 by 1,040,480, according to a report by the Turkish Statistics Institute (TurkStat) released Wednesday.

According to the report, Turkey's official population was at 76,667,864 at the end of 2013. The study was conducted through the Address-Based Central Population Registration System (ABPRS), which uses the National Address Database to track the number of people living at a specific address.

The population increased by 1.37 percent from the previous year. Males made up 50.2 percent (38,473,360) of the total population, while 49.8 percent (38,194,504) were female. 

According to the results, the proportion of the population living in provincial and district centers was 91.3 percent, up from 77.3 percent in 2012.

Turkey's statistics agency said the main reason for the sharp rise was the establishment of 14 metropolitan municipalities and the enlargement of municipal borders following the abolition of towns and villages in metropolitan provinces.

Istanbul - Turkey’s most crowded city with 18.5 percent of the population - had 14,160,467 official residents in 2013. Ankara was the country's second most crowded city with 5,045,083 residents, Izmir was third with 4,061,074, Bursa had a population of 2,740,970, and Antalya had 2,158,265 residents.

The northern province of Bayburt had the country's smallest population with 75,620 residents.

Istanbul is the country's most densely populated city with 2,725 people per square kilometer. The eastern Anatolian city Tunceli had the lowest population density with 11 people per square kilometer.

There are 51,926,356 people in Turkey between the ages of 15 and 64; 67.6 percent of the total population. The population between the ages of 0 and 14 totaled 18,849,814. People who are 60 and older make up 7.7 percent of the population, or 5,891,694 people.

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