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Sylhet

Area of Sylhet 12,413.3 km²
Population 11.4 million
Male Population 5,665,502 (49.8%)
Female Population 5,709,272 (50.2%)
Population change from 1975 to 2015  +212.1%
Population change from 2000 to 2015  +36.7%
Median Age 19.9 years old
Male Median Age 19.3 years old
Female Median Age 20.5 years old
Timezone Bangladesh Standard Time

Sylhet Population

Years 1975 to 2015
Data1975199020002015
Population 3,644,054 6,193,577 8,321,260 11,374,774
Population Density 293.6 / km² 498.9 / km² 670.3 / km² 916.3 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Sylhet Population change from 2000 to 2015

Increase of 36.7% from year 2000 to 2015
LocationChange since 1975Change since 1990Change since 2000
Sylhet +212.1% +83.7% +36.7%
Bangladesh +125.9% +51.9% +22.6%
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Sylhet Median Age

Median Age: 19.9 years
LocationMedian AgeMedian Age (Male)Median Age (Female)
Sylhet 19.9 years 19.3 years 20.5 years
Bangladesh 23.2 years 23.1 years 23.3 years
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Sylhet Population Tree

Population By Age and Gender
AgeMaleFemaleTotal
Under 5 745,662 728,486 1,474,148
5-9 868,839 830,461 1,699,301
10-14 732,171 692,690 1,424,862
15-19 560,242 551,301 1,111,543
20-24 456,106 530,110 986,216
25-29 427,646 512,547 940,194
30-34 335,078 393,886 728,964
35-39 322,145 348,864 671,010
40-44 295,983 294,993 590,977
45-49 222,218 211,525 433,743
50-54 209,978 194,725 404,704
55-59 126,851 103,886 230,738
60-64 156,039 143,754 299,794
65-69 77,599 63,266 140,866
70-74 94,126 81,796 175,923
75-79 34,522 26,628 61,151
80-84 159 182 342
85 Plus 136 171 308
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Sylhet Population Density

Population Density: 916.3 / km²
LocationPopulationAreaPopulation Density
Sylhet 11.4 million 12,413.3 km² 916.3 / 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

Sylhet Historical and Projected Population

Estimated Population from 500 to 2100
YearEst. PopulationAvg 10 year growth %Avg 10 year growth
500 231,966 n/a n/a
600 246,401 0.6% 1,443
700 272,771 1% 2,637
800 299,141 0.9% 2,637
900 335,060 1.1% 3,591
1000 370,979 1% 3,591
1100 385,413 0.4% 1,443
1200 399,848 0.4% 1,443
1300 399,960 0% 11
1400 452,589 1.2% 5,262
1500 481,346 0.6% 2,875
1600 624,684 2.6% 14,333
1700 768,807 2.1% 14,412
1800 940,389 2% 17,158
1900 1,441,095 4.4% 50,070
1910 1,543,689 7.1% 102,594
1920 1,649,191 6.8% 105,502
1930 1,816,506 10.1% 167,315
1940 1,984,430 9.2% 167,924
1950 2,151,993 8.4% 167,563
1960 2,672,853 24.2% 520,860
1970 3,303,191 23.6% 630,338
1990 6,193,577 36.9% 1,445,193
2000 8,321,260 34.4% 2,127,683
2020 12,037,985 20.3% 1,858,362
2030 13,145,584 9.2% 1,107,599
2040 13,869,190 5.5% 723,606
2050 14,189,994 2.3% 320,804
2060 14,104,515 -0.6% -85,479
2070 13,723,035 -2.7% -381,480
2080 13,168,211 -4% -554,824
2090 12,515,409 -5% -652,802
2100 11,858,414 -5.2% -656,995
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

Sylhet CO2 Emissions

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Per Capita in Tonnes Per Year
LocationCO2 EmissionsCO2 Emissions Per CapitaCO2 Emissions Intensity
Sylhet 6,038,924 t 0.53 t 486.5 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

Sylhet Annual Weather Averages

May Historical Weather Data (1901 to 2020)

Average High
31.1°C
88.0°F
Average Low
22.8°C
73.1°F
   Record High Temperature
36.1°C
97.0°F
   Record Low Temperature
19.4°C
66.9°F
   Average Precipitation
566.2 mm
22.3 in
   Average Precipitation Days (≥ 0.254 mm)
19.2 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
Landslide High (9)
Drought Medium (5.3)
Flood High (10)
Earthquake High (7.6)
* Risk, particularly concerning flood or landslide, may not be for the entire area.

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