Asia Cities by Population 2019

The most densely populated continent in the world, Asia boasts numerous cities with populations in excess of ten million. Not surprisingly, China features heavily in the top ten, with Shanghai and its 22.3 million residents topping the list, followed by Beijing (11.7 million), Tianjin (11 million), Guangzhou (11 million) and Shenzhen (10.3 million). Mumbai and Delhi in India also rank highly, with populations of 12.6 million and 10.9 million, respectively.

Among the cities with populations of more than five million, China is once again present – its population density is highlighted by the fact that many of these cities are not particularly well-known despite having populations larger than many countries! Examples include the cities of Hangzhou, with 6.2 million residents and Shantou with a population of 5.3 million. Other cities with populations of more than five million include Bangkok in Thailand (5.1 million) Tehran in Iran (7.1 million) and Japan's capital city of Tokyo (8.3 million).

However, even the behemoths of China and India have many smaller cities (although these would be considered mid-sized, or even large, for most European countries). Malegaon in India has a relatively small population of 435,362, while Bei'an in China has just 436,444 residents. Other quite small Asian cities include Dasmarinas in the Philippines (441,876), Iran's Hamadan (528,256) and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (603,492).

Name Country 2019 Population
ShanghaiChina22,315,474
IstanbulTurkey14,804,116
MumbaiIndia12,691,836
BeijingChina11,716,620
KarachiPakistan11,624,219
TianjinChina11,090,314
GuangzhouChina11,071,424
DelhiIndia10,927,986
ShenzhenChina10,358,381
DhakaBangladesh10,356,500
SeoulSouth Korea10,349,312
WuhanChina9,785,388
JakartaIndonesia8,540,121
TokyoJapan8,336,599
DongguanChina8,000,000
TaipeiTaiwan7,871,900
ChongqingChina7,457,600
ChengduChina7,415,590
BaghdadIraq7,216,000
NanjingChina7,165,292
TehranIran7,153,309
NanchongChina7,150,000
Hong KongHong Kong7,012,738
Xi'anChina6,501,190
LahorePakistan6,310,888
ShenyangChina6,255,921
HangzhouChina6,241,971
HarbinChina5,878,939
Tai'anChina5,499,000
SuzhouChina5,345,961
ShantouChina5,329,024
BangkokThailand5,104,476
BengaluruIndia5,104,047
KolkataIndia4,631,392
YangonMyanmar4,477,638
JinanChina4,335,989
ChennaiIndia4,328,063
ZhengzhouChina4,253,913
RiyadhSaudi Arabia4,205,961
ChangchunChina4,193,073
DalianChina4,087,733
ChittagongBangladesh3,920,222
KunmingChina3,855,346
AhmedabadIndia3,719,710
QingdaoChina3,718,835
BusanSouth Korea3,678,555
FoshanChina3,600,000
HyderabadIndia3,597,816
PuyangChina3,590,000
YokohamaJapan3,574,443
SingaporeSingapore3,547,809
WuxiChina3,543,719
XiamenChina3,531,347
AnkaraTurkey3,517,182
TianshuiChina3,500,000
NingboChina3,491,597
Ho Chi Minh CityVietnam3,467,331
ShiyanChina3,460,000
TaiyuanChina3,426,519
TangshanChina3,372,102
HefeiChina3,310,268
PyongyangNorth Korea3,222,000
ZiboChina3,129,228
ZhongshanChina3,121,275
ChangshaChina3,093,980
KabulAfghanistan3,043,532
UrumqiChina3,029,372
PuneIndia2,935,744
SuratIndia2,894,504
JeddahSaudi Arabia2,867,446
ShijiazhuangChina2,834,942
KanpurIndia2,823,249
Quezon CityPhilippines2,761,720
JaipurIndia2,711,758
LanzhouChina2,628,426
IncheonSouth Korea2,628,000
YunfuChina2,612,800
BasrahIraq2,600,000
Navi MumbaiIndia2,600,000
OsakaJapan2,592,413
DaeguSouth Korea2,566,540
FaisalabadPakistan2,506,595
IzmirTurkey2,500,603
LucknowIndia2,472,011
SurabayaIndonesia2,374,658
NanchangChina2,357,839
MashhadIran2,307,177
NagpurIndia2,228,018
NagoyaJapan2,191,279
Al Mawsil al JadidahIraq2,065,597
KowloonHong Kong2,019,533
Al Basrah al QadimahIraq2,015,483
AlmatyKazakhstan2,000,900
DadonghaiChina2,000,000
TashkentUzbekistan1,978,028
OrdosChina1,940,653
SanaaYemen1,937,451
BeirutLebanon1,916,100
SapporoJapan1,883,027
JilinChina1,881,977
IndoreIndia1,837,041
Bayan NurChina1,760,000
MedanIndonesia1,750,971
RawalpindiPakistan1,743,101
MosulIraq1,739,800
BandungIndonesia1,699,719
AleppoSyria1,602,264
ManilaPhilippines1,600,000
KunshanChina1,600,000
PatnaIndia1,599,920
BhopalIndia1,599,914
XinyangChina1,590,668
Phnom PenhCambodia1,573,544
DamascusSyria1,569,394
IsfahanIran1,547,164
LudhianaIndia1,545,368
KobeJapan1,528,478
BekasiIndonesia1,520,119
KaohsiungTaiwan1,519,711
Caloocan CityPhilippines1,500,000
DaejeonSouth Korea1,475,221
KyotoJapan1,459,640
Kuala LumpurMalaysia1,453,975
KarajIran1,448,075
KathmanduNepal1,442,271
PalembangIndonesia1,441,500
MultanPakistan1,437,230
TirunelveliIndia1,435,844
HanoiVietnam1,431,270
AgraIndia1,430,055
TabrizIran1,424,641
GwangjuSouth Korea1,416,938
BursaTurkey1,412,701
VadodaraIndia1,409,476
FushunChina1,400,646
FukuokaJapan1,392,289
LuoyangChina1,390,581
HyderabadPakistan1,386,330
GujranwalaPakistan1,384,471
GuankouChina1,380,000
TangerangIndonesia1,372,124
HandanChina1,358,318
KhulnaBangladesh1,342,339
GorakhpurIndia1,324,570
MeccaSaudi Arabia1,323,624
MakassarIndonesia1,321,717
KawasakiJapan1,306,785
South TangerangIndonesia1,303,569
BaotouChina1,301,768
MedinaSaudi Arabia1,300,000
NashikIndia1,289,497
SemarangIndonesia1,288,084
PimpriIndia1,284,606
AmmanJordan1,275,857
BudtaPhilippines1,273,715
XuchangChina1,265,536
KalyanIndia1,262,255
ThaneIndia1,261,517
Ra's BayrutLebanon1,251,739
ShirazIran1,249,942
AdanaTurkey1,248,988
SuwonSouth Korea1,242,724
MeerutIndia1,223,184
NowrangapurIndia1,220,946
FaridabadIndia1,220,229
PeshawarPakistan1,218,773
DavaoPhilippines1,212,504
MandalayMyanmar1,208,099
YueyangChina1,200,000
AnshanChina1,199,275
TongshanChina1,199,193
GhaziabadIndia1,199,191
DepokIndonesia1,198,129
SaitamaJapan1,193,350
DombivliIndia1,193,000
FuzhouChina1,179,720
RajkotIndia1,177,362
GuiyangChina1,171,633
VaranasiIndia1,164,404
BatamIndonesia1,164,352
HiroshimaJapan1,143,841
LijiangChina1,137,600
DubaiUnited Arab Emirates1,137,347
MalingaoPhilippines1,121,974
BakuAzerbaijan1,116,513
YerevanArmenia1,093,485
AmritsarIndia1,092,450
YonoJapan1,077,730
AllahabadIndia1,073,438
Goyang-siSouth Korea1,073,069
GaziantepTurkey1,065,975
VisakhapatnamIndia1,063,178
SendaiJapan1,063,103
DatongChina1,052,678
TbilisiGeorgia1,049,498
Changshu CityChina1,047,700
TaichungTaiwan1,040,725
TeniIndia1,034,724
XianyangChina1,034,081
Seongnam-siSouth Korea1,031,935
JabalpurIndia1,030,168
HaoraIndia1,027,672
HuainanChina1,027,655
AurangabadIndia1,016,441
JieyangChina1,001,985
Shivaji NagarIndia1,000,000
Zhu Cheng CityChina1,000,000
KitakyushuJapan997,536
SolapurIndia997,281
BaodingChina995,652
BenxiChina987,717
SrinagarIndia975,857
UlsanSouth Korea962,865
ChandigarhIndia960,787
CoimbatoreIndia959,823
ChangzhouChina949,018
SultanahSaudi Arabia946,697
ErbilIraq932,800
Nay Pyi TawMyanmar925,000
JodhpurIndia921,476
ChibaJapan919,729
MaduraiIndia909,908
HuaibeiChina903,039
BishkekKyrgyzstan900,000
QomIran900,000
Abu GhuraybIraq900,000
KaifengChina900,000
GuwahatiIndia899,094
PingdingshanChina889,675
GwaliorIndia882,458
QiqiharChina882,364
KlangMalaysia879,867
KonyaTurkey875,530
VijayawadaIndia874,587
MysoreIndia868,313
WenzhouChina865,672
Bucheon-siSouth Korea850,731
RanchiIndia846,454
Ulan BatorMongolia844,818
TakeoCambodia843,931
AhvazIran841,145
PadangIndonesia840,352
HubliIndia840,214
ZhabeiChina840,000
DenpasarIndonesia834,881
Kampung Baru SubangMalaysia833,571
NanningChina803,788
Johor BahruMalaysia802,489
JerusalemIsrael801,000
Bandar LampungIndonesia800,348
BogorIndonesia800,000
Cebu CityPhilippines798,634
MuscatOman797,000
ZarqaJordan792,665
CankayaTurkey792,189
Rahim Yar KhanPakistan788,915
Pasragad BranchIran787,878
JalandharIndia785,178
ThiruvananthapuramIndia784,153
SakaiJapan782,339
AnyangChina781,129
SalemIndia778,396
TiruchirappalliIndia775,484
HomsSyria775,404
HohhotChina774,477
TainanTaiwan771,235
ShangyuChina770,000
DammamSaudi Arabia768,602
XiningChina767,531
KahrizIran766,706
KotaIndia763,088
BhubaneshwarIndia762,243
QinhuangdaoChina759,718
HengyangChina759,602
AntalyaTurkey758,188
AligarhIndia753,207
Da NangVietnam752,493
MalangIndonesia746,716
BareillyIndia745,435
XinxiangChina743,601
HegangChina743,307
QuettaPakistan733,675
AshgabatTurkmenistan727,700
MuzaffarabadPakistan725,000
BagcilarTurkey724,270
As SulaymaniyahIraq723,170
MoradabadIndia721,139
LangfangChina720,119
ZhumadianChina720,000
YantaiChina719,332
JeonjuSouth Korea711,424
ZhuzhouChina709,358
Subang JayaMalaysia708,296
BhiwandiIndia707,035
PekanbaruIndonesia703,956
ShizuokaJapan701,561
RajshahiBangladesh700,133
BattagramPakistan700,000
City of BalikpapanIndonesia700,000
ChangzhiChina699,514
ZhangjiakouChina692,602
ZigongChina689,961
FuxinChina689,050
HuangshiChina688,090
LiaoyangChina687,890
KumamotoJapan680,423
RaipurIndia679,995
General SantosPhilippines679,588
DushanbeTajikistan679,400
GorakhpurIndia674,246
XiangtanChina674,189
IpohMalaysia673,318
Puyang ChengguanzhenChina666,322
NantongChina666,251
MudanjiangChina665,915
Ansan-siSouth Korea650,728
GuilinChina649,352
ColomboSri Lanka648,034
DiyarbakirTurkey644,763
TaguigPhilippines644,473
KotliPakistan640,000
OkayamaJapan639,652
ZhanjiangChina637,790
Al AhmadiKuwait637,411
YogyakartaIndonesia636,660
Cheongju-siSouth Korea634,596
Anyang-siSouth Korea634,367
ZhenjiangChina632,552
DandongChina631,973
ShaoguanChina628,749
YanchengChina628,441
BhilaiIndia625,138
PanshanChina625,040
KermanshahIran621,100
Al HudaydahYemen617,871
Pasig CityPhilippines617,301
JamshedpurIndia616,338
HaikouChina615,835
Ta`izzYemen615,222
TaizhouChina612,356
XingtaiChina611,739
BorivliIndia609,617
HamamatsuJapan605,098
CochinIndia604,696
JinzhouChina604,269
AmravatiIndia603,837
Abu DhabiUnited Arab Emirates603,492
HaiphongVietnam602,695
IslamabadPakistan601,600
KirkukIraq601,433
SangliIndia601,214
SitubondoIndonesia600,000
ShuangyashanChina600,000
LuanchengChina597,130
RashtIran594,590
KayseriTurkey592,840
YingkouChina591,159
Las PinasPhilippines590,000
ZhangzhouChina589,831
UEskuedarTurkey582,666
CuttackIndia580,000
HachiojiJapan579,399
KermanIran577,514
OrumiyehIran577,307
BahcelievlerTurkey576,799
BengbuChina576,648
BikanerIndia576,015
UmraniyeTurkey573,265
BanjarmasinIndonesia572,837
ShiheziChina572,772
KuchingMalaysia570,407
HonchoJapan560,743
HamhungNorth Korea559,056
WarangalIndia557,802
SipingChina555,609
KagoshimaJapan555,352
SurakartaIndonesia555,308
Huai'anChina555,230
BhavnagarIndia554,978
BahawalpurPakistan552,607
ZahedanIran551,980
AdenYemen550,602
NandedIndia550,564
ChangwonSouth Korea550,000
JiamusiChina549,549
AntipoloPhilippines549,543
NeijiangChina546,854
SharjahUnited Arab Emirates543,733
BanqiaoTaiwan543,342
SargodhaPakistan542,603
YangzhouChina539,715
MersinTurkey537,842
RaurkelaIndia536,450
GuliChina536,000
TangguChina535,298
JiangmenChina532,419
Ta'ifSaudi Arabia530,848
GunturIndia530,577
HamadanIran528,256
CangzhouChina527,681
Dehra DunIndia522,081
Petaling JayaMalaysia520,698
MacauMacau520,400
BhayandarIndia520,301
EsenlerTurkey520,235
DurgapurIndia518,872
AjmerIndia517,911
ChangdeChina517,780
JiaozuoChina517,540
UlhasnagarIndia516,584
KolhapurIndia516,142
ShiliguriIndia515,574
EskisehirTurkey514,869
AzadshahrIran514,102
BilimoraIndia510,879
Makati CityPhilippines510,383
TonghuaChina510,000
WuhuChina507,524
NiigataJapan505,272
Karol BaghIndia505,241
AsansolIndia504,271
ArakIran503,647
ZhuhaiChina501,199
PohangSouth Korea500,000
ShashiChina498,780
CimahiIndonesia493,698
WuweiChina493,092
JamnagarIndia492,056
SaharanpurIndia484,873
GulbargaIndia483,615
BhatparaIndia483,129
NajafIraq482,576
Shah AlamMalaysia481,654
HimejiJapan481,493
QionghaiChina480,000
Uijeongbu-siSouth Korea479,141
YazdIran477,905
SialkotPakistan477,396
YichangChina476,725
Hwaseong-siSouth Korea476,297
YinchuanChina475,101
JiaojiangChina470,804
MatsudoJapan470,277
Nishinomiya-hamaJapan468,925
KawaguchiJapan468,565
ZunyiChina466,292
JiaxingChina466,101
JammuIndia465,567
LiaoyuanChina465,249
XiangyangChina462,956
DadukouChina461,513
HamahSyria460,602
KurnoolIndia460,184
KanazawaJapan458,937
KarabaglarTurkey458,000
ZamboangaPhilippines457,623
UjjainIndia457,346
Kota KinabaluMalaysia457,326
HengshuiChina456,356
TabukSaudi Arabia455,450
PontianakIndonesia455,173
Namp'oNorth Korea455,000
Bacolod CityPhilippines454,898
MansilinganPhilippines454,150
RamgundamIndia452,261
ManadoIndonesia451,893
KaragandyKazakhstan451,800
JiningChina450,327
MuratpasaTurkey450,000
Wenshan CityChina450,000
UtsunomiyaJapan449,865
SanliurfaTurkey449,549
ChengdeChina449,325
OitaJapan448,907
Cagayan de OroPhilippines445,103
MatsuyamaJapan443,322
AmagasakiJapan442,173
ShyamnagarIndia441,956
DasmarinasPhilippines441,876
MalatyaTurkey441,805
NangiIndia440,894
KozhikodeIndia439,922
MawlamyineMyanmar438,861
KurashikiJapan437,581
Sunch'onNorth Korea437,000
SultangaziTurkey436,935
Bei'anChina436,444
MalegaonIndia435,362
DavangereIndia435,128
KarbalaIraq434,450
MasanSouth Korea434,371
BalikpapanIndonesia433,866
Tel AvivIsrael432,892
NamanganUzbekistan432,456
JalgaonIndia429,298
YokosukaJapan428,992
AkolaIndia428,857
BelgaumIndia428,720
East JerusalemPalestine428,304
LuqiaoChina427,890