Asia - Top 100+ Urban Areas by Population

Population data courtesy of the United Nations Statistics Division and is by urban area as defined by each member country in Asia (for specific city data, see our ranking by city). Data is as of 2010 estimates.

Rank Urban AreaCountryPopulation
81. Sanaa Yemen 2,340,000
335. Aden Yemen 550,000
380. Ta'izz Yemen 450,000
381. Al _udaydah Yemen 400,000
19. Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam 7,600,000
86. Hanoi Vietnam 2,300,000
249. Da Nang Vietnam 840,000
279. Haiphong Vietnam 700,000
91. Tashkent Uzbekistan 2,210,000
310. Samarkand Uzbekistan 600,000
58. Dubai UAE 3,100,000
260. Abu Dhabi UAE 800,000
309. Ashgabat Turkmenistan 600,000
13. Istanbul Turkey 12,739,000
45. Ankara Turkey 3,910,000
67. Izmir Turkey 2,720,000
130. Bursa Turkey 1,590,000
151. Adana Turkey 1,360,000
178. Gaziantep Turkey 1,110,000
211. Konya Turkey 980,000
246. Antalya Turkey 840,000
289. Kayseri Turkey 675,000
308. Mersin Turkey 600,000
323. Diyarbakir Turkey 575,000
325. Eskisehir Turkey 570,000
24. Bangkok Thailand 6,980,000
203. Pattaya Thailand 1,000,000
334. Dushanbe Tajikistan 550,000
18. Taipei Taiwan 8,300,000
75. Taichung Taiwan 2,500,000
76. Kaohsiung Taiwan 2,500,000
180. Tainan Taiwan 1,100,000
271. Tainan Taiwan 750,000
297. Hsinchu Taiwan 650,000
59. Aleppo Syria 3,090,000
72. Damascus Syria 2,600,000
330. Home Syria 550,000
103. Colombo Sri Lanka 2,000,000
2. Seoul-Incheon South Korea 22,500,000
185. Ulsan South Korea 1,080,000
48. Pusan South Korea 3,400,000
77. Taegu South Korea 2,440,000
136. Daejeon South Korea 1,500,000
140. Kwangju South Korea 1,470,000
209. Changwon South Korea 1,000,000
301. Chungju South Korea 625,000
307. Jeonju South Korea 600,000
375. Cheonan South Korea 500,000
376. Hoko South Korea 500,000
36. Singapore Singapore 5,075,000
39. Riyadh Saudi Arabia 4,850,000
53. Jeddah Saudi Arabia 3,230,000
138. Mecca Saudi Arabia 1,480,000
181. Medina Saudi Arabia 1,100,000
230. Ad Dammam Saudi Arabia 900,000
374. Ta'if Saudi Arabia 500,000
306. Doha Qatar 600,000
6. Manila Philippines 19,375,000
135. Davao City Philippines 1,500,000
240. Cebu Philippines 860,000
331. Zamboanga Philippines 550,000
274. Gaza Palestinian Terr. 725,000
12. Karachi Pakistan 13,125,000
23. Lahore Pakistan 7,130,000
61. Rawalpindi-Islamabad Pakistan 2,880,000
63. Faisalabad Pakistan 2,850,000
122. Multan Pakistan 1,660,000
124. Gujranwala Pakistan 1,650,000
128. Hyderabad Pakistan 1,590,000
144. Peshawar Pakistan 1,420,000
252. Quetta Pakistan 820,000
333. Sargodha Pakistan 550,000
373. Sialkot Pakistan 500,000
336. Muscat Oman 545,000
64. Pyongyang North Korea 2,830,000
272. Hamhung North Korea 750,000
282. Chongjin North Korea 700,000
305. Namp'o North Korea 600,000
192. Kathmandu Nepal 1,040,000
41. Yangon Myanmar 4,350,000
196. Mandalay Myanmar 1,025,000
208. Naypyidaw Myanmar 1,000,000
215. Ulaanbaatar Mongolia 950,000
34. Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 5,100,000
300. Ipoh Malaysia 625,000
134. Johor Bahru Malaysia 1,500,000
142. Penang Malaysia 1,450,000
108. Beirut Lebanon 1,940,000
250. Vientiane Laos 830,000
242. Bishkek Kyrgyzstan 860,000
87. Kuwait Kuwait 2,300,000
147. Almaty Kazakhstan 1,380,000
346. Astana Kazakhstan 525,000
372. Qaraghandy Kazakhstan 500,000
353. Shymkent Kazakhstan 510,000
85. Amman Jordan 2,300,000
1. Tokyo-Yokohama Japan 36,650,000
8. Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto Japan 17,000,000
17. Nagoya Japan 10,025,000
70. Sapporo Japan 2,650,000