Population of Cities in Bangladesh (2018)

3
Over 1 Million
33
100,000 to 1 Million
68
10,000 to 100,000
  • Dhaka
  • Chittagong
  • Khulna
  • Rajshahi
  • Comilla
  • Shibganj
  • Natore
  • Rangpur
  • Tungi
  • Narsingdi
  • Bagerhat
  • Cox's Bazar
  • Jessore
  • Nagarpur
  • Sylhet
  • Mymensingh
  • Narayanganj
  • Bogra
  • Dinajpur
  • Barisal
  • Saidpur
  • Par Naogaon
  • Pabna
  • Paltan
  • Tangail
  • Jamalpur
  • Puthia
  • Nawabganj
  • Kushtia
  • Sonargaon
  • Satkhira
  • Sirajganj
  • Faridpur
  • Sherpur
  • Bhairab Bazar
  • Shahzadpur
  • Bhola
  • Azimpur
  • Kishorganj
  • Bibir Hat
  • Habiganj
  • Madaripur
  • Feni
  • Laksham
  • Ishurdi
  • Sarishabari
  • Netrakona
  • Joypur Hat
  • Thakurgaon
  • Palang

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, 33 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

Shibganj

378,701

Natore

369,138

Rangpur

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

343,122

Tungi

Tungi 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

Name 2018 Population Location
Dhaka10,356,500Map
Chittagong3,920,222Map
Khulna1,342,339Map
Rajshahi700,133Map
Comilla389,411Map
Shibganj378,701Map
Natore369,138Map
Rangpur343,122Map
Tungi337,579Map
Narsingdi281,080Map
Bagerhat266,388Map
Cox's Bazar253,788Map
Jessore243,987Map
Nagarpur238,422Map
Sylhet237,000Map
Mymensingh225,126Map
Narayanganj223,622Map
Bogra210,000Map
Dinajpur206,234Map
Barisal202,242Map
Saidpur199,422Map
Par Naogaon192,464Map
Pabna186,781Map
Paltan184,492Map
Tangail180,144Map
Jamalpur167,900Map
Puthia159,406Map
Nawabganj142,361Map
Kushtia135,724Map
Sonargaon130,000Map
Satkhira128,918Map
Sirajganj127,481Map
Faridpur112,187Map
Sherpur107,419Map
Bhairab Bazar105,457Map
Shahzadpur102,420Map
Bhola99,079Map
Azimpur96,641Map
Kishorganj90,690Map
Bibir Hat89,030Map
Habiganj88,760Map
Madaripur84,789Map
Feni84,028Map
Laksham82,290Map
Ishurdi81,995Map
Sarishabari81,325Map
Netrakona79,016Map
Joypur Hat73,068Map
Thakurgaon71,096Map
Palang67,652Map
Lalmonirhat65,127Map
Raipur64,652Map
Tungipara62,210Map
Lakshmipur61,703Map
Maulavi Bazar57,441Map
Joymontop56,000Map
Ramganj55,241Map
Narail55,112Map
Pirojpur54,418Map
Sandwip52,152Map
Satkania52,005Map
Patiya51,360Map
Khagrachhari50,364Map
Chilmari49,736Map
Nageswari49,425Map
Panchagarh48,531Map
Uttar Char Fasson48,305Map
Parbatipur48,020Map
Burhanuddin45,670Map
Kaliganj45,631Map
Dohar45,543Map
Hajiganj44,343Map
Bhatpara Abhaynagar42,653Map
Lalmohan42,220Map
Jhingergacha41,957Map
Mirzapur41,137Map
Sakhipur40,869Map
Teknaf40,557Map
Gaurnadi40,519Map
Kalia40,492Map
Bera39,604Map
Mehendiganj39,424Map
Chhagalnaiya39,335Map
Chhatak39,218Map
Nalchiti38,703Map
Bheramara38,159Map
Phultala37,985Map
Baniachang37,807Map
Sarankhola36,470Map
Shibganj35,961Map
Pirgaaj34,606Map
Bajitpur34,560Map
Char Bhadrasan34,423Map
Gafargaon34,177Map
Badarganj32,600Map
Bandarban32,523Map
Nabinagar31,671Map
Morrelgonj31,647Map
Kesabpur30,926Map
Bhandaria30,219Map
Mathba29,760Map
Raojan25,708Map
Manikchari24,813Map
Muktagacha24,684Map
Parvez Ali Hossain6,000Map
Parvez Ali Family6,000Map