Population growth rate slows down, data shows
ANKARA - Anatolia News Agency
Turkey’s population was 73.7 million in 2010, according to figures from TÜİK. AA photoThe acceleration of Turkey’s population rise declined to 0.135 percent in 2011, according to recent data from the Turkish Statistics Institute (TÜİK).
The population of the country, which stood at nearly 13.7 million in 1927, the year that the modern republic’s first census was held, has now reached 74.7 million.
Some 57.4 million people live in urban areas while the remaining 17.3 million inhabit villages, according to data gathered by Anatolia news agency.
The data said Turkey’s population was 73.7 million in 2010.
The acceleration was 0.17 percent in the 1935 census, according to TÜİK figures.