Population Size of the city

The city population growth is rapidly increasing by more than 4% annually. Based on house hold survey conducted last year by city administration currently population size of the city is projected to be 245,544 of which 125,673 male and 119,871 female. The two main factors for the increment of this population is rural urban migration and fertility. In the city, migration (rural to urban) / urban to urban/ has predominant role in changing the population characteristics and reflects the urbanization rate. Much of the population growth has been the result of internal migration and expansion of different pulling factors.