Population of Cities in Thailand (2017)

1
Over 1 Million
20
100,000 to 1 Million
263
10,000 to 100,000

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, 20 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 263 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 2017 Population
Bangkok5,104,476
Samut Prakan388,920
Mueang Nonthaburi291,555
Udon Thani247,231
Chon Buri219,164
Nakhon Ratchasima208,781
Chiang Mai200,952
Hat Yai191,696
Pak Kret182,926
Si Racha178,916
Phra Pradaeng171,333
Lampang156,139
Khon Kaen147,579
Surat Thani127,201
Ban Rangsit123,382
Ubon Ratchathani122,533
Nakhon Si Thammarat120,836
Khlong Luang118,551
Nakhon Pathom117,927
Rayong106,737
Phitsanulok103,427
Chanthaburi99,819
Phatthaya97,296
Yala93,558
Ratchaburi92,448
Nakhon Sawan91,802
Phuket89,072
Ban Mai86,899
Songkhla84,264
Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya81,962
Chiang Rai78,756
Bang Kruai78,305
Sakon Nakhon76,237
Krathum Baen72,819
Saraburi67,763
Trang66,713
Sattahip65,444
Kanchanaburi63,699
Nong Khai63,609
Samut Sakhon63,498
Ban Lam Luk Ka60,700
Kamphaeng Phet58,787
Chaiyaphum58,350
Uttaradit58,313
Lop Buri57,761
Ban Pong57,559
Phra Phutthabat57,008
Chumphon55,835
Klaeng55,619
Kalasin55,102
Suphan Buri53,399
Tha Maka52,907
Ban Talat Yai52,192
Maha Sarakham51,584
Phetchabun50,656
Hua Hin50,456
Ko Samui50,000
Chachoengsao49,741
Cha-am49,375
Pak Chong48,999
Narathiwat47,771
Pran Buri47,293
Surin46,673
Phetchaburi46,601
Chum Phae46,335
Sadao46,236
Si Sa Ket44,751
Mae Sot44,563
Pattani43,690
Phatthalung43,522
Lamphun43,196
Warin Chamrap43,102
Su-ngai Kolok42,776
Tha Yang42,602
Ban Phaeo41,904
Bang Bua Thong41,567
Nong Khae41,067
Mukdahan40,480
Ban Na40,174
Bang Lamung39,620
Roi Et39,328
Wichian Buri39,272
Wichit38,701
Phrae38,538
Mae Chan37,672
Sam Phran37,115
Sukhothai37,000
Kantharalak36,621
Photharam36,248
Phichit35,760
Det Udom35,669
Ban Phai35,583
Tha Bo35,292
Loei35,273
Samut Songkhram35,065
Kathu34,835
Amnat Charoen34,769
Nakhon Phanom34,595
Satun34,544
Nong Bua Lamphu34,401
Ban Ratsada33,534
Prachuap Khiri Khan33,521
San Kamphaeng32,950
Prachin Buri32,600
Krabi31,219
Ban Khlong Bang Sao Thong31,153
Yaring31,111
Na Klang31,024
Kaeng Khoi30,332
Betong29,604
Bang Phae29,548
Ban Phan Don29,211
Kaeng Khro29,056
Amphoe Sikhiu28,681
Sa Kaeo28,497
Bang Bo District28,376
Buriram28,283
Thung Song28,223
Ban Chang28,204
Ban Bang Kadi Pathum Thani27,911
Nong Phai27,756
Mae Sai27,520
Tha Muang26,746
Ron Phibun26,621
Ban Talat Bueng26,113
Si Satchanalai25,942
Phunphin25,810
Bang Pakong25,620
Chai Badan25,196
Pak Phanang25,014
Kut Chap24,696
Nan24,670
Ranong24,561
Pathum Thani24,547
Tak24,149
Dok Kham Tai23,824
Ban Bueng23,509
Kamalasai23,393
Ban Talat Nua23,381
Chok Chai23,337
Damnoen Saduak23,296
Tha Mai22,445
Uthai Thani22,219
Nang Rong21,961
Phanat Nikhom21,924
Ban Na San21,900
Taphan Hin21,895
Khanu Woralaksaburi21,889
Ban Nong Wua So21,722
Yasothon21,643
Trat21,590
Nakhon Nayok21,309
Phayao21,058
Kuchinarai20,532
Bang Pa-in20,484
Aranyaprathet20,236
Kabin Buri20,212
Sing Buri20,046
Phibun Mangsahan19,883
Sawankhalok19,805
Ranot19,780
Sam Roi Yot19,709
Ban Dung19,479
Phak Hai19,386
Nam Som19,324
Wiset Chaichan19,129
Tha Ruea19,116
Kui Buri19,046
Bang Krathum18,874
Phan Thong18,708
Khon Buri18,596
Kaset Wisai18,569
Khao Yoi18,506
Thoen18,459
Non Sung18,399
Ban Tak18,384
Ban Chalong18,072
Hang Dong17,931
Bang Len17,914
San Pa Tong17,773
Chon Daen17,567
Lat Yao17,506
Ban Selaphum17,412
Mae Ramat17,316
Lom Sak17,309
Tak Bai17,241
Phu Khiao17,122
Den Chai17,019
Nong Kung Si17,001
Kaset Sombun16,996
Ra-ngae16,862
Bang Rakam16,841
Bua Yai16,832
Sawang Daen Din16,825
Bo Phloi16,786
Thap Than16,615
Bang Ban16,588
Huai Yot16,586
Seka16,493
Wang Nam Yen16,299
Lang Suan16,142
Phu Kradueng16,079
Laem Sing16,066
Phanom Sarakham16,057
Ban Mo15,959
Wang Noi15,865
Wang Saphung15,747
Bang Mun Nak15,616
Pa Sang15,607
Dan Khun Thot15,580
Prakhon Chai15,564
Thap Khlo15,528
Chai Nat15,469
Ban Huai Thalaeng15,352
Bang Racham15,313
Phon Charoen15,208
Khao Wong15,184
Chom Bueng15,143
Bang Saphan15,134
Nakhon Luang15,008
Bamnet Narong14,890
Patong14,797
Doembang Nangbuat14,671
Phon14,596
Chiang Khong14,505
Ban Thai Tan14,430
That Phanom14,424
Pong14,392
Sung Noen14,365
Sai Buri14,356
Ban Su-ngai Pa Di14,274
Nong Bua14,160
Kantang14,156
Soeng Sang14,138
Chiang Kham14,092
Si Chiang Mai14,068
Bang Yai14,012
Lan Sak13,905
Ang Thong13,738
Pho Chai13,671
Pa Daet13,624
Rawai13,623
Bo Rai13,620
Nong Ki13,592
Bang Khla13,528
Kranuan13,475
Ban Sam Chuk13,438
Yang Talat13,360
Waeng13,317
Khlung13,286
Chaiyo13,255
Chiang Klang13,244
Phai Sali13,088
Phimai13,084
Na Wa12,989
Si Bun Rueang12,842
Chom Thong12,488
Phanom Thuan12,469
Don Sak12,422
Huai Mek12,352
Nakhon Thai12,345
Ban Nam Yuen12,335
Phayuha Khiri12,271
Chaiya12,223
Suwannaphum12,221
Nuea Khlong12,217
Pho Thong12,200
Rong Kwang12,087
Non Thai11,959
Wiang Sa11,933
Ko Pha Ngan11,846
Non Sang11,819
Long11,802
Phrai Bueng11,494
Satuek11,481
Nong Chik11,385
Khiri Mat11,272
Kham Sakae Saeng11,018
Chawang10,923
Kosum Phisai10,672
Phayakkhaphum Phisai10,212
Wapi Pathum10,198
Ban Ko Kaeo10,136
Mae Tha10,048
Sangkhla Buri10,000
Bueng Kan9,712
Phang Nga9,676
Ao Luek9,628
Mae Hong Son9,109
Wang Sai Phun8,899
Pong Nam Ron8,878
Bang Nam Priao8,642
Ban Ao Nang8,000
Saladan7,946
Sawang Wirawong7,773
Fang7,635
Lan Krabue7,633
Na Mom7,537
Nong Wua So7,503
Tham Phannara7,119
Ban Karon7,094
Pa Pae6,291
Chai Buri6,126
Ko Lanta6,090
Huai Khot5,940
Ban Dan Lan Hoi5,791
Ban Phru Nai5,713
Moeiwadi5,609
Mae Chai5,094