Turkey’s population hit 82 million as of the end of 2018, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK) said on Friday.
Official figures revealed that the population residing in Turkey increased by 1,193,357 people year-on-year.
The “male population was 41,139,980 people and female population was 40,863,902 people. While 50.2 percent of the total population were males, 49.8 percent of the total population were females,” TUIK said.
Fresh data also showed that the annual population growth rate increased to 1.47 percent in 2018 from 1.24 percent in 2017.
The most populated province was Istanbul with 15,067,724 inhabitants, constituting 18.4 percent of Turkey’s population.
This province was followed by the capital Ankara with 5,503,985 inhabitants, the Aegean province of Izmir with 4,320,519 inhabitants, the western province of Bursa with 2,994,521 inhabitants and the southern province of Antalya with 2,426,356 inhabitants, respectively.