Turkeys population grows 1mn in 2011, reaching 74.7mn.

By bne IntelliNews January 30, 2012
The statistics institute said Turkeys population grew by 1mn to 74.7mn in 2011. The population growth rate was 0.14% last year, according to the institute. Latest census data show that half of the population is below the age of 29.7 (median age). 18.2% of the population or 13.6mn people live in Istanbul, the largest city of the country. By population, the capital Ankara is the second largest city with 4.89mn residents (or 6.6% of total population) followed by Izmir with 2.65mn residents (or 5.3%).

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