10 December 2021 - 30 May 2022

Population and Society

Hatay surface area is 5867 km². 46.1% of the provincial lands are mountains, 33.5% are plains and 20.4% are plateaus. Antakya is the central district of Hatay, which is one of the border cities of the Republic of Turkey, is located in the southernmost of our country (36° 10 north latitude – 36° 06 East longitude).

Hatay has bordered on Syria in the East; it has the Mediterranean Sea in the West and the South, Adana in the Northwest, Osmaniye in the North and Gaziantep in the Northeast. Hatay has a very large area. The Amik Plain, which has a fertile soil between the Nur Mountains (Amanos) extending from the north to the southwest and the plateaus between the Kel Mountain and the Syria plateau, forms a coastal plain extending in a strip in the west.

The main rivers of the city are the Orontes, Nestos and Afrin rivers. There are two dam for irrigation purposes (Tahtaköprü and Yarseli).

Population living in Hatay (2018)

Hatay is the thirteenth most populous city in Turkey. As of 2017, it has a population of 1,575,226. This population consists of 790.209 (50.16%) male and 785.017 (49.84%) female. In Hatay, there are 268 people per km² and the population density is 268/ km². 2018 Hatay population is 1,589,403 according to the estimated data. This population data is estimated based on the population growth rates in the past.

Hatay Population by Years

YearPopulation of HatayMale PopulationFemale Population
20171.575.226790.209785.017
20161.555.165780.854774.311
20151.533.507769.131764.376
20141.519.836763.832756.004
20131.503.066756.248746.818
20121.483.674743.385740.289
20111.474.223741.695732.528
20101.480.571756.196724.375

Population Percentages by 2017 Age Groups

YearAge GroupPopulationPopulation Percentage
20170-4151.636% 9,63
20175-9149.854% 9,51
201710-14145.790% 9,26
201715-19136.852% 8,69
201720-24114.362% 7,26
201725-29108.037% 6,86
201730-34116.429% 7,39
201735-39120.930% 7,68
201740-44107.742% 6,84
201745-4994.282% 5,99
201750-5489.405% 5,68
201755-5972.029% 4,57
201760-6459.532% 3,78
201765-6941.389% 2,63
201770-7425.458% 1,62
201775-7917.677% 1,12
201780-8414.139% 0,90
201785-897.170% 0,46
201790+2.513% 0,16

Population Percentage by Districts

DistrictPopulation Percentage
Antakya%23
İskenderun%16
Defne%9
Dörtyol%8
Samandağ%8
Kırıkhan%7
Reyhanlı%6
Arsuz%5
Altınözü%4
Hassa%3

Population Growth Rate

YearPopulation of HatayGrowth Rate
20081.413.287% 1.95
20091.448.418% 2.49
20101.480.571% 2.22
20111.474.223% -0.43
20121.483.674% 0.64
20131.503.066% 1.31
20141.519.836% 1.12
20151.533.507% 0.90
20161.555.165% 1.41
20171.575.226% 1.29