Asia - Top 100+ Cities by Population

Population data by city is the population of the city itself, not the metro area (for specific metro area data, see our ranking by metro area). Data is as of 2011 estimates.

Rank CityCountryPopulation
1. Shanghai China 14,608,512
2. Mumbai India 12,691,836
3. Karachi Pakistan 11,624,219
4. İstanbul Turkey 11,174,257
5. Delhi India 10,927,986
6. Manila Philippines 10,444,527
7. Dhaka Bangladesh 10,356,500
8. Seoul South Korea 10,349,312
9. Jakarta Indonesia 8,540,121
10. Tokyo Japan 8,336,599
11. Zhumadian China 8,263,100
12. Taipei Taiwan 7,871,900
13. Beijing China 7,480,601
14. Tehrān Iran 7,153,309
15. Nanchong China 7,150,000
16. Hong Kong China 7,012,738
17. Lahore Pakistan 6,310,888
18. Baghdad Iraq 5,672,513
19. Tai’an China 5,499,000
20. Bangkok Thailand 5,104,476
21. Bangalore India 5,104,047
22. Yueyang China 5,000,000
23. Kaifeng China 4,800,000
24. Kolkata India 4,631,392
25. Yangon Myanmar 4,477,638
26. Chennai India 4,328,063
27. Riyadh Saudi Arabia 4,205,961
28. Wuhan China 4,184,206
29. Chongqing China 3,967,028
30. Chengdu China 3,950,437
31. Chittagong Bangladesh 3,920,222
32. Tianjin China 3,766,207
33. Ahmadābād India 3,719,710
34. Pusan South Korea 3,678,555
35. Hyderābād India 3,597,816
36. Puyang China 3,590,000
37. Yokohama-shi Japan 3,574,443
38. Singapore Singapore 3,547,809
39. Ankara Turkey 3,517,182
40. Shenyang China 3,512,192
41. Hồ Chí Minh City Vietnam 3,467,331
42. Shiyan China 3,460,000
43. Harbin China 3,229,883
44. Xi’an China 3,225,812
45. Pyongyang North Korea 3,222,000
46. Lanzhou China 3,200,000
47. Guangzhou China 3,152,825
48. Nanjing China 3,087,010
49. Kabul Afghanistan 3,043,532
50. Shenzhen China 3,000,000
51. Pune India 2,935,744
52. Sūrat India 2,894,504
53. Jeddah Saudi Arabia 2,867,446
54. Kānpur India 2,823,249
55. Taiyuan China 2,722,475
56. Jaipur India 2,711,758
57. Incheon South Korea 2,628,000
58. Yunfu China 2,612,800
59. Al Başrah Iraq 2,600,000
60. Ōsaka-shi Japan 2,592,413
61. Taegu South Korea 2,566,540
62. Changchun China 2,537,421
63. Faisalābād Pakistan 2,506,595
64. İzmir Turkey 2,500,603
65. Zhongshan China 2,493,400
66. Lucknow India 2,472,011
67. Surabaya Indonesia 2,374,658
68. Mashhad Iran 2,307,177
69. Nāgpur India 2,228,018
70. Raigarh Fort India 2,207,929
71. Nagoya-shi Japan 2,191,279
72. Changsha China 2,073,938
73. Jinan China 2,069,266
74. Mosul Iraq 2,065,597
75. Dalian China 2,035,307
76. Al Baṣrah Iraq 2,015,483
77. Zhengzhou China 2,014,125
78. Almaty Kazakhstan 2,000,900
79. Shijiazhuang China 1,992,474
80. Tashkent Uzbekistan 1,978,028
81. Sanaa Yemen 1,937,451
82. Beirut Lebanon 1,916,100
83. Sapporo-shi Japan 1,883,027
84. Jilin China 1,881,977
85. Hangzhou China 1,878,129
86. Nanchang China 1,871,351
87. Indore India 1,837,041
88. Medan Indonesia 1,750,971
89. Rāwalpindi Pakistan 1,743,101
90. Bandung Indonesia 1,699,719
91. Qingdao China 1,642,245
92. Aleppo Syria 1,602,264
93. Patna India 1,599,920
94. Bhopāl India 1,599,914
95. Tangshan China 1,596,949
96. Xinyang China 1,590,668
97. Phnom Penh Cambodia 1,573,544
98. Damascus Syria 1,569,394
99. Eşfahān Iran 1,547,164
100. Ludhiāna India 1,545,368