Population of Cities in Thailand (2018)

1
Over 1 Million
19
100,000 to 1 Million
265
10,000 to 100,000
  • Bangkok
  • Samut Prakan
  • Mueang Nonthaburi
  • Udon Thani
  • Chon Buri
  • Nakhon Ratchasima
  • Chiang Mai
  • Hat Yai
  • Pak Kret
  • Si Racha
  • Phra Pradaeng
  • Lampang
  • Khon Kaen
  • Surat Thani
  • Ubon Ratchathani
  • Nakhon Si Thammarat
  • Khlong Luang
  • Nakhon Pathom
  • Rayong
  • Phitsanulok
  • Chanthaburi
  • Phatthaya
  • Yala
  • Ratchaburi
  • Nakhon Sawan
  • Phuket
  • Ban Mai
  • Songkhla
  • Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya
  • Chiang Rai
  • Bang Kruai
  • Sakon Nakhon
  • Krathum Baen
  • Saraburi
  • Trang
  • Sattahip
  • Kanchanaburi
  • Nong Khai
  • Samut Sakhon
  • Ban Lam Luk Ka
  • Kamphaeng Phet
  • Chaiyaphum
  • Uttaradit
  • Lop Buri
  • Ban Pong
  • Phra Phutthabat
  • Chumphon
  • Klaeng
  • Kalasin
  • Suphan Buri

Thailand is the world's 21st most populous country, with over 67 million people spread across about 513,000 square kilometers. There are a total of 32 self-governing cities, but there are also many smaller cities and towns that give this country its large population. The largest city is Bangkok, which also happens to be the capital of the country. This city has a population that exceeds 5 million, and it's the only city to have surpassed the one million resident milestone. However, there are many other very populated cities, including 20 that have populations that exceed 100,000. There are also 263 cities that have populations of at least 10,000, as well as other less populated towns. Breaking the numbers down by city show how this country is one of the most populated in the world.

From the figures stated above, it's apparent that many people live in the more urbanized and developed cities because of the industries, job opportunities, landmarks and attractions that are available there. However, data from 2015 show that the population is actually split in half between rural and urban residents. 50% of Thailand's residents live in the rural areas away from the bigger cities. To get an idea of how much urbanization has occurred, in 1960 80% of residents lived in rural areas. The relocation of native residents, as well as immigration from areas all over the world including Europe and the United States, has led to population growth and expansion of urban areas throughout this country.

Thailand has 1 cities with more than a million people, 19 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 265 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Thailand is Bangkok, with a population of 5,104,476 people.

Bangkok

The capital city is a powerful center for finance and commerce.

5,104,476

Samut Prakan

Samut Prakan offers museums, markets and historic landmarks to appeal to natives and tourists alike.

388,920

Mueang Nonthaburi

This populous city is considered to be a suburb of Thailand's most populated city, Bangkok.

291,555

Udon Thani

This city had a boost in its economy during the Vietnam War, an economy it has retained and grown to this day.

247,231

Chon Buri

Its beautiful beaches make this a popular stop for tourists.

219,164

Nakhon Ratchasima

Its attractions and cheap housing and land prices have made this an appealing city for migrants, boosting its population.

208,781

Chiang Mai

Its festivals, museums and dining have made this a center of culture in Thailand.

200,952

Hat Yai

Hat Yai is the center of business and the largest city in the Songkhla Province.

191,696

Pak Kret

As this city grows, paddies and orchards are being converted into residential areas.

182,926

Si Racha

Sriracha hot sauce was named after this Thailand city

178,916

Name 2018 Population Location
Bangkok5,104,476Map
Samut Prakan388,920Map
Mueang Nonthaburi291,555Map
Udon Thani247,231Map
Chon Buri219,164Map
Nakhon Ratchasima208,781Map
Chiang Mai200,952Map
Hat Yai191,696Map
Pak Kret182,926Map
Si Racha178,916Map
Phra Pradaeng171,333Map
Lampang156,139Map
Khon Kaen147,579Map
Surat Thani127,201Map
Ubon Ratchathani122,533Map
Nakhon Si Thammarat120,836Map
Khlong Luang118,551Map
Nakhon Pathom117,927Map
Rayong106,737Map
Phitsanulok103,427Map
Chanthaburi99,819Map
Phatthaya97,296Map
Yala93,558Map
Ratchaburi92,448Map
Nakhon Sawan91,802Map
Phuket89,072Map
Ban Mai86,899Map
Songkhla84,264Map
Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya81,962Map
Chiang Rai78,756Map
Bang Kruai78,305Map
Sakon Nakhon76,237Map
Krathum Baen72,819Map
Saraburi67,763Map
Trang66,713Map
Sattahip65,444Map
Kanchanaburi63,699Map
Nong Khai63,609Map
Samut Sakhon63,498Map
Ban Lam Luk Ka60,700Map
Kamphaeng Phet58,787Map
Chaiyaphum58,350Map
Uttaradit58,313Map
Lop Buri57,761Map
Ban Pong57,559Map
Phra Phutthabat57,008Map
Chumphon55,835Map
Klaeng55,619Map
Kalasin55,102Map
Suphan Buri53,399Map
Tha Maka52,907Map
Ban Talat Yai52,192Map
Maha Sarakham51,584Map
Phetchabun50,656Map
Hua Hin50,456Map
Ko Samui50,000Map
Chachoengsao49,741Map
Cha-am49,375Map
Pak Chong48,999Map
Narathiwat47,771Map
Pran Buri47,293Map
Surin46,673Map
Phetchaburi46,601Map
Chum Phae46,335Map
Sadao46,236Map
Si Sa Ket44,751Map
Mae Sot44,563Map
Pattani43,690Map
Phatthalung43,522Map
Lamphun43,196Map
Warin Chamrap43,102Map
Su-ngai Kolok42,776Map
Tha Yang42,602Map
Ban Phaeo41,904Map
Bang Bua Thong41,567Map
Nong Khae41,067Map
Mukdahan40,480Map
Ban Na40,174Map
Bang Lamung39,620Map
Roi Et39,328Map
Wichian Buri39,272Map
Wichit38,701Map
Phrae38,538Map
Mae Chan37,672Map
Sam Phran37,115Map
Sukhothai37,000Map
Kantharalak36,621Map
Photharam36,248Map
Phichit35,760Map
Det Udom35,669Map
Ban Phai35,583Map
Tha Bo35,292Map
Loei35,273Map
Samut Songkhram35,065Map
Kathu34,835Map
Amnat Charoen34,769Map
Nakhon Phanom34,595Map
Satun34,544Map
Nong Bua Lamphu34,401Map
Ban Ratsada33,534Map
Prachuap Khiri Khan33,521Map
San Kamphaeng32,950Map
Prachin Buri32,600Map
Krabi31,219Map
Ban Khlong Bang Sao Thong31,153Map
Yaring31,111Map
Na Klang31,024Map
Kaeng Khoi30,332Map
Betong29,604Map
Bang Phae29,548Map
Ban Phan Don29,211Map
Kaeng Khro29,056Map
Amphoe Sikhiu28,681Map
Sa Kaeo28,497Map
Bang Bo District28,376Map
Buri Ram28,283Map
Thung Song28,223Map
Ban Chang28,204Map
Ban Bang Kadi Pathum Thani27,911Map
Nong Phai27,756Map
Mae Sai27,520Map
Tha Muang26,746Map
Ron Phibun26,621Map
Ban Talat Bueng26,113Map
Si Satchanalai25,942Map
Tha Kham25,810Map
Bang Pakong25,620Map
Chai Badan25,196Map
Pak Phanang25,014Map
Kut Chap24,696Map
Nan24,670Map
Ranong24,561Map
Pathum Thani24,547Map
Tak24,149Map
Dok Kham Tai23,824Map
Ban Bueng23,509Map
Kamalasai23,393Map
Ban Talat Nua23,381Map
Chok Chai23,337Map
Damnoen Saduak23,296Map
Tha Mai22,445Map
Uthai Thani22,219Map
Nang Rong21,961Map
Phanat Nikhom21,924Map
Ban Na San21,900Map
Taphan Hin21,895Map
Khanu Woralaksaburi21,889Map
Ban Nong Wua So21,722Map
Yasothon21,643Map
Trat21,590Map
Nakhon Nayok21,309Map
Phayao21,058Map
Kuchinarai20,532Map
Bang Pa-in20,484Map
Aranyaprathet20,236Map
Kabin Buri20,212Map
Sing Buri20,046Map
Phibun Mangsahan19,883Map
Sawankhalok19,805Map
Ranot19,780Map
Sam Roi Yot19,709Map
Ban Dung19,479Map
Phak Hai19,386Map
Nam Som19,324Map
Wiset Chaichan19,129Map
Tha Ruea19,116Map
Kui Buri19,046Map
Bang Krathum18,874Map
Phan Thong18,708Map
Khon Buri18,596Map
Kaset Wisai18,569Map
Khao Yoi18,506Map
Thoen18,459Map
Non Sung18,399Map
Ban Tak18,384Map
Ban Chalong18,072Map
Hang Dong17,931Map
Bang Len17,914Map
San Pa Tong17,773Map
Chon Daen17,567Map
Lat Yao17,506Map
Ban Phe17,414Map
Ban Selaphum17,412Map
Mae Ramat17,316Map
Lom Sak17,309Map
Tak Bai17,241Map
Phu Khiao17,122Map
Den Chai17,019Map
Nong Kung Si17,001Map
Kaset Sombun16,996Map
Ra-ngae16,862Map
Bang Rakam16,841Map
Bua Yai16,832Map
Sawang Daen Din16,825Map
Bo Phloi16,786Map
Thap Than16,615Map
Bang Ban16,588Map
Huai Yot16,586Map
Seka16,493Map
Wang Nam Yen16,299Map
Lang Suan16,142Map
Phu Kradueng16,079Map
Laem Sing16,066Map
Phanom Sarakham16,057Map
Ban Mo15,959Map
Wang Noi15,865Map
Wang Saphung15,747Map
Bang Mun Nak15,616Map
Pa Sang15,607Map
Dan Khun Thot15,580Map
Prakhon Chai15,564Map
Thap Khlo15,528Map
Chai Nat15,469Map
Ban Huai Thalaeng15,352Map
Bang Racham15,313Map
Phon Charoen15,208Map
Khao Wong15,184Map
Chom Bueng15,143Map
Bang Saphan15,134Map
Nakhon Luang15,008Map
Bamnet Narong14,890Map
Patong14,797Map
Doembang Nangbuat14,671Map
Phon14,596Map
Chiang Khong14,505Map
Ban Thai Tan14,430Map
That Phanom14,424Map
Pong14,392Map
Sung Noen14,365Map
Sai Buri14,356Map
Ban Su-ngai Pa Di14,274Map
Nong Bua14,160Map
Kantang14,156Map
Soeng Sang14,138Map
Chiang Kham14,092Map
Si Chiang Mai14,068Map
Bang Yai14,012Map
Lan Sak13,905Map
Ang Thong13,738Map
Pho Chai13,671Map
Pa Daet13,624Map
Rawai13,623Map
Bo Rai13,620Map
Nong Ki13,592Map
Bang Khla13,528Map
Kranuan13,475Map
Ban Sam Chuk13,438Map
Yang Talat13,360Map
Waeng13,317Map
Khlung13,286Map
Chaiyo13,255Map
Chiang Klang13,244Map
Phai Sali13,088Map
Phimai13,084Map
Na Wa12,989Map
Si Bun Rueang12,842Map
Chom Thong12,488Map
Phanom Thuan12,469Map
Don Sak12,422Map
Huai Mek12,352Map
Nakhon Thai12,345Map
Ban Nam Yuen12,335Map
Phayuha Khiri12,271Map
Chaiya12,223Map
Suwannaphum12,221Map
Nuea Khlong12,217Map
Pho Thong12,200Map
Rong Kwang12,087Map
Non Thai11,959Map
Wiang Sa11,933Map
Ko Pha Ngan11,846Map
Non Sang11,819Map
Long11,802Map
Phrai Bueng11,494Map
Satuek11,481Map
Nong Chik11,385Map
Khiri Mat11,272Map
Kham Sakae Saeng11,018Map
Chawang10,923Map
Chiang Saen10,807Map
Kosum Phisai10,672Map
Phayakkhaphum Phisai10,212Map
Wapi Pathum10,198Map
Ban Ko Kaeo10,136Map
Mae Tha10,048Map
Sangkhla Buri10,000Map
Bueng Kan9,712Map
Phang Nga9,676Map
Ao Luek9,628Map
Mae Hong Son9,109Map
Wang Sai Phun8,899Map
Pong Nam Ron8,878Map
Bang Nam Priao8,642Map
Ban Ao Nang8,000Map
Saladan7,946Map
Sawang Wirawong7,773Map
Fang7,635Map
Lan Krabue7,633Map
Na Mom7,537Map
Nong Wua So7,503Map
Tha Khanon7,300Map
Tham Phannara7,119Map
Ban Karon7,094Map
Chai Buri6,126Map
Ko Lanta6,090Map
Huai Khot5,940Map
Ban Dan Lan Hoi5,791Map
Ban Phru Nai5,713Map
Moeiwadi5,609Map
Mae Chai5,094Map