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Dhaka

Area of Dhaka 20,706.6 km²
Population 42.2 million
Male Population 21,659,951 (51.3%)
Female Population 20,555,634 (48.7%)
Population change from 1975 to 2015  +188.7%
Population change from 2000 to 2015  +37.4%
Median Age 24 years old
Male Median Age 24.5 years old
Female Median Age 23.4 years old
Timezone Bangladesh Standard Time
Dhaka Division is an administrative division within Bangladesh. The capital and largest city is Dhaka. Source: Wikipedia

Dhaka Population

Years 1975 to 2015
Data1975199020002015
Population 14,620,249 23,336,653 30,724,973 42,215,543
Population Density 706.1 / km² 1,127 / km² 1,483 / km² 2,038 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Dhaka Population change from 2000 to 2015

Increase of 37.4% from year 2000 to 2015
LocationChange since 1975Change since 1990Change since 2000
Dhaka +188.7% +80.9% +37.4%
Bangladesh +125.9% +51.9% +22.6%
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Dhaka Median Age

Median Age: 24 years
LocationMedian AgeMedian Age (Male)Median Age (Female)
Dhaka 24 years 24.5 years 23.4 years
Bangladesh 23.2 years 23.1 years 23.3 years
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Dhaka Population Tree

Population By Age and Gender
AgeMaleFemaleTotal
Under 5 2,098,746 2,036,393 4,135,140
5-9 2,528,162 2,395,859 4,924,021
10-14 2,386,445 2,241,350 4,627,795
15-19 1,977,672 1,941,873 3,919,545
20-24 2,065,311 2,411,014 4,476,326
25-29 2,213,108 2,248,104 4,461,212
30-34 1,723,238 1,612,169 3,335,408
35-39 1,520,773 1,408,986 2,929,759
40-44 1,331,267 1,146,490 2,477,757
45-49 1,013,764 847,984 1,861,748
50-54 882,600 726,909 1,609,510
55-59 555,303 421,944 977,248
60-64 595,788 499,199 1,094,987
65-69 316,617 251,182 567,800
70-74 322,738 266,253 588,992
75-79 128,420 99,924 228,344
80-84 0 0 0
85 Plus 0 0 0
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Dhaka Population Density

Population Density: 2,038 / km²
LocationPopulationAreaPopulation Density
Dhaka 42.2 million 20,706.6 km² 2,038 / km²
Bangladesh 161.0 million 144,082.5 km² 1,117 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Dhaka Historical and Projected Population

Estimated Population from 400 to 2100
YearEst. PopulationAvg 10 year growth %Avg 10 year growth
400 863,800 n/a n/a
500 921,387 0.6% 5,758
600 978,973 0.6% 5,758
700 1,084,549 1% 10,557
800 1,190,124 0.9% 10,557
900 1,334,091 1.1% 14,396
1000 1,478,058 1% 14,396
1100 1,535,644 0.4% 5,758
1200 1,593,231 0.4% 5,758
1300 1,593,231 0% 0
1400 1,804,382 1.3% 21,115
1500 1,919,555 0.6% 11,517
1600 2,495,422 2.7% 57,586
1700 3,071,288 2.1% 57,586
1800 3,761,874 2% 69,058
1900 5,782,863 4.4% 202,098
1910 6,205,080 7.3% 422,217
1920 6,627,377 6.8% 422,297
1930 7,297,955 10.1% 670,578
1940 7,968,737 9.2% 670,782
1950 8,639,854 8.4% 671,117
1960 10,729,908 24.2% 2,090,054
1970 13,256,841 23.6% 2,526,933
1990 23,336,653 32.7% 5,039,906
2000 30,724,973 31.7% 7,388,320
2020 44,500,663 20.3% 6,887,845
2030 48,592,293 9.2% 4,091,630
2040 51,607,136 6.2% 3,014,843
2050 53,406,393 3.5% 1,799,257
2060 53,904,413 0.9% 498,020
2070 53,386,579 -1% -517,834
2080 52,203,616 -2.2% -1,182,963
2090 50,582,687 -3.1% -1,620,929
2100 48,781,974 -3.6% -1,800,713
Sources:
1. JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid
2. CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)
3. [Link] Klein Goldewijk, K., Beusen, A., Doelman, J., and Stehfest, E.: Anthropogenic land use estimates for the Holocene – HYDE 3.2, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 927–953, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-9-927-2017, 2017.

Human Development Index (HDI)

Statistic composite index of life expectancy, education, and per capita income.
Sources: [Link] Kummu, M., Taka, M. & Guillaume, J. Gridded global datasets for Gross Domestic Product and Human Development Index over 1990–2015. Sci Data 5, 180004 (2018) doi:10.1038/sdata.2018.4

Dhaka CO2 Emissions

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Per Capita in Tonnes Per Year
LocationCO2 EmissionsCO2 Emissions Per CapitaCO2 Emissions Intensity
Dhaka 23,948,244 t 0.57 t 1,156 t/km²
Bangladesh 85,681,867 t 0.53 t 594.7 t/km²
Sources: [Link] Moran, D., Kanemoto K; Jiborn, M., Wood, R., Többen, J., and Seto, K.C. (2018) Carbon footprints of 13,000 cities. Environmental Research Letters DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aac72a

Dhaka Annual Weather Averages

May Historical Weather Data (1985 to 2020)

Average High
33.5°C
92.3°F
   Record High Temperature
36.9°C
98.4°F
   Average Precipitation
190.9 mm
7.5 in
   Average Precipitation Days (≥ 0.254 mm)
12.5 days
Sources:
1. NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
2. Lawrimore, Jay H.; Ray, Ron; Applequist, Scott; Korzeniewski, Bryant; Menne, Matthew J. (2016): Global Summary of the Month (GSOM), Version 1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://doi.org/10.7289/V5QV3JJ5. Accessed Fri, 17 Apr 2020 13:07:33 GMT.

Natural Hazards Risk

Relative risk out of 10
Drought Medium (6)
Flood High (10)
Earthquake Medium (4.6)
* Risk, particularly concerning flood or landslide, may not be for the entire area.

Other places in Bangladesh

Place Area Population Population Density
Barisal 11,805 km² 8.6 million 725.8 / km²
Chittagong 32,107.2 km² 31.7 million 988.5 / km²
Khulna 22,008.3 km² 17.1 million 777.2 / km²
Mymensingh 10,294 km² 11.7 million 1,141 / km²
Rajshahi 18,040.3 km² 20.4 million 1,130 / km²
Rajshahi 16,709.5 km² 17.9 million 1,071 / km²
Sylhet 12,413.3 km² 11.4 million 916.3 / km²
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