Population of Cities in Bangladesh (2017)

3
Over 1 Million
27
100,000 to 1 Million
68
10,000 to 100,000

Despite its ranking as the just the 95th largest country in the world by area, Bangladesh is the 9th most populous country. With a population of this size, it's not surprising that Bangladesh's largest city has a population of over 10 million. Dhaka, the capital, has 10.3 million residents and is one of the largest cities in the world. The 2nd most populous city, Chittagong, trails far behind but still has a respectable population of almost 4 million. Khula, with 1.3 million residents, is the third and final city in Bangladesh that has a population that exceeds one million. There are also 27 cities that have populations between 100,000 and 1,000,000, and 68 cities that have a population of at least 10,000. There are also smaller towns and villages that contribute to the country's massive population.

The urbanized areas of Bangladesh are expanding, and 34% of the total population lives in urban areas. The remainder live in rural cities and towns. While this may seem like a large amount, the growth and expansion is evident when comparing this data to the numbers from 1960, which showed that 95% of the population lived in rural areas. As urban boundaries expand and more natives move to the cities for greater employment and educational opportunities, the number of residents living in rural areas is likely to decrease in the future.

Bangladesh has 3 cities with more than a million people, 27 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 68 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Bangladesh is Dhaka, with a population of 10,356,500 people.

Dhaka

The religiously and ethnically diverse capital cities is one of the largest in the world.

10,356,500

Chittagong

The city's natural harbor and Port of Chittagong have made this one of Bangladesh's most prominent trade and industry hubs.

3,920,222

Khulna

Many national companies are located in Khulna, which is also the site of the second largest port in the country.

1,342,339

Rajshahi

Agriculture, not industrialization, fuel the economy of this city.

700,133

Comilla

Comilla is one of the three oldest cities in Bangladesh.

389,411

Rangpur

This city's global positioning makes it one of the most important economic centers in Bangladesh.

343,122

Tongi

Tongi has a transport hub that leads to Dhaka, where most Tongi residents commute for employment.

337,579

Narsingdi

This city is known for its textile industry and its role as a cloth trade center.

281,080

Cox's Bazar

Cox's Bazar is one of the most-visited cities in Bangladesh despite not being an international tourist destination.

253,788

Jessore

Jessore is the capital of Jessore District.

243,987

Name 2017 Population
Dhaka10,356,500
Chittagong3,920,222
Khulna1,342,339
Rajshahi700,133
Comilla389,411
Rangpur343,122
Tongi337,579
Narsingdi281,080
Cox's Bazar253,788
Jessore243,987
Nagarpur238,422
Sylhet237,000
Mymensingh225,126
Narayanganj223,622
Bogra210,000
Dinajpur206,234
Barisal202,242
Saidpur199,422
Par Naogaon192,464
Pabna186,781
Tangail180,144
Jamalpur167,900
Nawabganj142,361
Kushtia135,724
Satkhira128,918
Sirajganj127,481
Faridpur112,187
Sherpur107,419
Bhairab Bazar105,457
Shahzadpur102,420
Bhola99,079
Azimpur96,641
Kishorganj90,690
Habiganj88,760
Madaripur84,789
Paltan84,492
Feni84,028
Laksham82,290
Ishurdi81,995
Sarishabari81,325
Netrakona79,016
Joypur Hat73,068
Thakurgaon71,096
Palang67,652
Lalmanirhat65,127
Raipur64,652
Tongipara62,210
Lakshmipur61,703
Maulavi Bazar57,441
Ramganj55,241
Narail55,112
Pirojpur54,418
Sandwip52,152
Satkania52,005
Patiya51,360
Khagrachhari50,364
Chilmari49,736
Nageswari49,425
Panchagarh48,531
Uttar Char Fasson48,305
Parbatipur48,020
Burhanuddin45,670
Kaliganj45,631
Dohar45,543
Hajiganj44,343
Bhatpara Abhaynagar42,653
Lalmohan42,220
Jhingergacha41,957
Mirzapur41,137
Sakhipur40,869
Teknaf40,557
Gaurnadi40,519
Kalia40,492
Bera39,604
Mehendiganj39,424
Chhagalnaiya39,335
Chhatak39,218
Nalchiti38,703
Bheramara38,159
Phultala37,985
Baniachang37,807
Sarankhola36,470
Shibganj35,961
Pirgaaj34,606
Bajitpur34,560
Char Bhadrasan34,423
Gafargaon34,177
Fatikchari33,200
Badarganj32,600
Bandarban32,523
Nabinagar31,671
Morrelgonj31,647
Kesabpur30,926
Bhandaria30,219
Mathba29,760
Raojan25,708
Manikchari24,813
Muktagacha24,684