ISTANBUL 

Turkey’s population exceeded 83.6 million as of 2020-end, with a 0.55% rise on an annual basis, the Turkish statistical authority said on Thursday.

The Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) data showed that the population residing in Turkey last year increased by 459,365 people compared to the previous year.

“Male population was 41,915,985 people and female population was 41,698,377 people,” the institute said.

The share of men in the total population was 50.1%, while women made up 49.9%, according to TurkStat.

Official data said annual population growth rate was 0.55% in 2020, down from 1.39% in 2019.

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