Asia Cities by Population 2022

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 Population
ShanghaiChina22,315,474
BeijingChina18,960,744
ShenzhenChina17,494,398
GuangzhouChina16,096,724
IstanbulTurkey14,804,116
ChengduChina13,568,357
MumbaiIndia12,691,836
KarachiPakistan11,624,219
TianjinChina11,090,314
DelhiIndia10,927,986
WuhanChina10,392,693
DhakaBangladesh10,356,500
SeoulSouth Korea10,349,312
DongguanChina9,644,871
Xi'anChina9,600,000
NanjingChina9,314,685
HangzhouChina9,236,032
FoshanChina9,042,509
Ho Chi Minh CityVietnam8,993,082
JakartaIndonesia8,540,121
BengaluruIndia8,443,675
TokyoJapan8,336,599
HanoiVietnam8,053,663
TaipeiTaiwan7,871,900
Hong KongHong Kong7,482,500
ChongqingChina7,457,599
BaghdadIraq7,216,000
QingdaoChina7,172,451
TehranIran7,153,309
ShenyangChina7,050,000
HyderabadIndia6,809,970
SuzhouChina6,715,559
AhmedabadIndia6,357,693
LahorePakistan6,310,888
HarbinChina5,242,897
BangkokThailand5,104,476
HefeiChina5,050,000
DalianChina4,913,879
ChennaiIndia4,681,087
KolkataIndia4,631,392
XiamenChina4,617,251
SuratIndia4,591,246
YangonMyanmar4,477,638
WuxiChina4,396,835
JinanChina4,335,989
TaiyuanChina4,303,673
ZhengzhouChina4,253,913
RiyadhSaudi Arabia4,205,961
ChangchunChina4,193,073
ShijiazhuangChina3,938,513
ChattogramBangladesh3,920,222
KunmingChina3,855,346
ZhongshanChina3,841,873
NanningChina3,839,800
ShantouChina3,838,900
FuzhouChina3,740,000
NingboChina3,731,203
BusanSouth Korea3,678,555
PuyangChina3,590,000
YokohamaJapan3,574,443
SingaporeSingapore3,547,809
AnkaraTurkey3,517,182
ShiyanChina3,460,000
TangshanChina3,372,102
ChangzhouChina3,290,918
PyongyangNorth Korea3,222,000
ZiboChina3,129,228
PuneIndia3,124,458
ChangshaChina3,093,980
KabulAfghanistan3,043,532
GuiyangChina3,037,159
UEruemqiChina3,029,372
LanzhouChina3,000,000
DubaiUnited Arab Emirates2,956,587
HuizhouChina2,900,113
HaikouChina2,873,358
JeddahSaudi Arabia2,867,446
KanpurIndia2,823,249
Quezon CityPhilippines2,761,720
OsakaJapan2,753,862
LinyiChina2,743,843
BaodingChina2,739,887
JaipurIndia2,711,758
WenzhouChina2,650,000
IncheonSouth Korea2,628,000
YunfuChina2,612,800
BasrahIraq2,600,000
Navi MumbaiIndia2,600,000
DaeguSouth Korea2,566,540
FaisalabadPakistan2,506,595
IzmirTurkey2,500,603
Huai'anChina2,494,013
LucknowIndia2,472,011
SurabayaIndonesia2,374,658
NanchangChina2,357,839
HohhotChina2,350,000
MashhadIran2,307,177
ShaoxingChina2,300,000
NantongChina2,273,326
NagpurIndia2,228,018
YantaiChina2,227,733
ZhuhaiChina2,207,090
NagoyaJapan2,191,279
BaotouChina2,150,000
CoimbatoreIndia2,136,916
KunshanChina2,092,496
Al Mawsil al JadidahIraq2,065,597
WeifangChina2,044,028
ZunyiChina2,037,775
KowloonHong Kong2,019,533
Al Basrah al QadimahIraq2,015,483
LianyungangChina2,001,009
AlmatyKazakhstan2,000,900
TashkentUzbekistan1,978,028
GanzhouChina1,977,253
OrdosChina1,940,653
SanaaYemen1,937,451
BeirutLebanon1,916,100
JieyangChina1,899,394
SapporoJapan1,883,027
JilinChina1,881,977
NanchongChina1,858,875
DatongChina1,850,000
IndoreIndia1,837,041
VadodaraIndia1,822,221
NanyangChina1,811,812
JiangmenChina1,795,459
JiangyinChina1,779,515
FuyangChina1,768,947
Bayan NurChina1,760,000
MedanIndonesia1,750,971
ChaozhouChina1,750,945
RawalpindiPakistan1,743,101
MosulIraq1,739,800
QingyuanChina1,738,424
Tai'anChina1,735,425
BandungIndonesia1,699,719
KallakurichiIndia1,682,687
XiningChina1,677,177
ChangshuChina1,677,050
HuainanChina1,666,826
SuzhouChina1,647,642
Lu'anChina1,644,344
YanchengChina1,615,717
TaizhouChina1,607,108
DaqingChina1,604,027
AleppoSyria1,602,264
ManilaPhilippines1,600,000
PatnaIndia1,599,920
BhopalIndia1,599,914
WuhuChina1,598,165
DazhouChina1,589,435
YangzhouChina1,584,237
Phnom PenhCambodia1,573,544
GuilinChina1,572,300
DamascusSyria1,569,394
ZhaoqingChina1,553,109
MianyangChina1,550,000
IsfahanIran1,547,164
LudhianaIndia1,545,368
PutianChina1,539,389
ShangqiuChina1,536,392
KobeJapan1,528,478
BekasiIndonesia1,520,119
KaohsiungTaiwan1,519,711
Caloocan CityPhilippines1,500,000
YinchuanChina1,487,579
TaizhouChina1,485,502
YiwuChina1,481,384
DaejeonSouth Korea1,475,221
QuanzhouChina1,469,157
MaduraiIndia1,465,625
JinhuaChina1,463,990
Kota BharuMalaysia1,459,994
KyotoJapan1,459,640
CixiChina1,457,510
ChangdeChina1,457,419
Kuala LumpurMalaysia1,453,975
KaifengChina1,451,741
AnshanChina1,450,000
KarajIran1,448,075
KathmanduNepal1,442,271
PalembangIndonesia1,441,500
BaojiChina1,437,802
SuqianChina1,437,685
MultanPakistan1,437,230
LiuzhouChina1,436,599
TirunelveliIndia1,435,844
ZhangjiagangChina1,432,044
AgraIndia1,430,055
TabrizIran1,424,641
GwangjuSouth Korea1,416,938
JinjiangChina1,416,151
BursaTurkey1,412,701
BozhouChina1,409,436
QujingChina1,408,500
ZhanjiangChina1,400,709
FushunChina1,400,646
FukuokaJapan1,392,289
RajkotIndia1,390,640
LuoyangChina1,390,581
HyderabadPakistan1,386,330
GujranwalaPakistan1,384,471
GuankouChina1,380,000
TangerangIndonesia1,372,124
NajafgarhIndia1,365,000
HandanChina1,358,318
YichangChina1,350,150
HezeChina1,346,717
KhulnaBangladesh1,342,339
JamshedpurIndia1,339,438
GorakhpurIndia1,324,570
SharjahUnited Arab Emirates1,324,473
MeccaSaudi Arabia1,323,624
MakassarIndonesia1,321,717
LiupanshuiChina1,320,825
MaomingChina1,307,802
KawasakiJapan1,306,785
South TangerangIndonesia1,303,569
MedinaSaudi Arabia1,300,000
QinzhouChina1,296,300
LuoheChina1,294,974
XiangyangChina1,294,733
YangjiangChina1,292,987
NashikIndia1,289,497
SemarangIndonesia1,288,084
YixingChina1,285,785
PimpriIndia1,284,606
AmmanJordan1,275,857
BudtaPhilippines1,273,715
XuchangChina1,265,536
KalyanIndia1,262,255
ZigongChina1,262,064
ThaneIndia1,261,517
XuzhouChina1,253,991
Ra's BayrutLebanon1,251,739
NeijiangChina1,251,095
ShirazIran1,249,942
YiyangChina1,249,807
AdanaTurkey1,248,988
SuwonSouth Korea1,242,724
JiningChina1,241,012
XinyangChina1,230,042
LiaochengChina1,229,768
JinzhongChina1,226,617
MeerutIndia1,223,184
NowrangapurIndia1,220,946
FaridabadIndia1,220,229
PeshawarPakistan1,218,773
ChangzhiChina1,214,940
TianshuiChina1,212,791
DavaoPhilippines1,212,504
MandalayMyanmar1,208,099
WeinanChina1,199,290
GhaziabadIndia1,199,191
DepokIndonesia1,198,129
DhanbadIndia1,196,214
SaitamaJapan1,193,350
DombivliIndia1,193,000
JiaxingChina1,180,000
VaranasiIndia1,164,404
BatamIndonesia1,164,352
JiujiangChina1,164,268
AnyangChina1,146,839
HiroshimaJapan1,143,841
BijieChina1,137,383
ZhuzhouChina1,129,687
MalingaoPhilippines1,121,974
RanchiIndia1,120,374
BakuAzerbaijan1,116,513
ShangraoChina1,116,486
HuaibeiChina1,113,321
MeishanChina1,107,742
YerevanArmenia1,093,485
AmritsarIndia1,092,450
FuzhouChina1,089,888
GuigangChina1,086,327
HengyangChina1,075,516
AllahabadIndia1,073,438
Goyang-siSouth Korea1,073,069
GaziantepTurkey1,065,975
VisakhapatnamIndia1,063,178
SendaiJapan1,063,103
YulinChina1,056,743
JingzhouChina1,052,282
TbilisiGeorgia1,049,498
XinxiangChina1,047,088
YichunChina1,045,952
TaichungTaiwan1,040,725
TeniIndia1,034,724
XianyangChina1,034,081
Seongnam-siSouth Korea1,031,935
SanyaChina1,031,396
JabalpurIndia1,030,168
ShaoguanChina1,028,460
HaoraIndia1,027,672
LongyanChina1,025,087
TiruchirappalliIndia1,022,518
YongzhouChina1,020,715
AurangabadIndia1,016,441
HuzhouChina1,015,937
WuweiChina1,010,295
HanzhongChina1,006,557
HezhouChina1,005,490
Shivaji NagarIndia1,000,000
Zhu Cheng CityChina1,000,000
DongyingChina998,968
LuzhouChina998,900
KitakyushuJapan997,536
SolapurIndia997,281
MeizhouChina992,351
YueyangChina991,465
LaiwuChina989,535
Da NangVietnam988,561
BenxiChina987,717
PingdingshanChina979,130
SrinagarIndia975,857
BengbuChina972,784
TiruppurIndia963,173
UlsanSouth Korea962,865
ChandigarhIndia960,787
XiangtanChina959,303
LinfenChina959,198
ZhenjiangChina950,516
SultanahSaudi Arabia946,697
BaoshanChina935,618
ErbilIraq932,800
Rui'anChina927,383
Nay Pyi TawMyanmar925,000
JodhpurIndia921,476
ChibaJapan919,729
SalemIndia917,414
LaibinChina910,282
XiaoganChina908,266
ZiyangChina905,729
QuzhouChina902,767
Abu GhuraybIraq900,000
QomIran900,000
BishkekKyrgyzstan900,000
ZaozhuangChina899,753
GuwahatiIndia899,094
PingxiangChina893,550
ZhoushanChina882,932
GwaliorIndia882,458
QiqiharChina882,364
KlangMalaysia879,867
KonyaTurkey875,530
PuningChina874,954
VijayawadaIndia874,587
AnkangChina870,126
MysoreIndia868,313
LangfangChina868,066
JiaozuoChina865,413
RohiniIndia860,000
Guang'anChina858,159
Bucheon-siSouth Korea850,731
Ulan BatorMongolia844,818
WeihaiChina844,310
TakeoCambodia843,931
HaiphongVietnam841,520
AhvazIran841,145
PadangIndonesia840,352
HubliIndia840,214
ZhabeiChina840,000
XinyuChina839,488
YibinChina836,340
DenpasarIndonesia834,881
Kampung Baru SubangMalaysia833,571
TaicangChina831,113
Bien HoaVietnam830,829
ChenzhouChina822,534
Can ThoVietnam812,088
AnqingChina804,493
Johor BahruMalaysia802,489
JerusalemIsrael801,000
Bandar LampungIndonesia800,348
NarelaIndia800,000
BogorIndonesia800,000
XingtaiChina798,770
Cebu CityPhilippines798,634
NiigataJapan797,591
MuscatOman797,000
ZarqaJordan792,665
CankayaTurkey792,189
HamamatsuJapan791,707
Rahim Yar KhanPakistan788,915
Pasragad BranchIran787,878
ZhaotongChina787,845
PanzhihuaChina787,177
JalandharIndia785,178
ThiruvananthapuramIndia784,153
ChuzhouChina782,671
SakaiJapan782,339
HomsSyria775,404
XuanzhouChina774,332
TainanTaiwan771,235
ShangyuChina770,000
DammamSaudi Arabia768,602
KahrizIran766,706
AnshunChina765,313
KotaIndia763,088
BhubaneshwarIndia762,243
WuzhouChina761,948
QinhuangdaoChina759,718
AntalyaTurkey758,188
AligarhIndia753,207
ShaoyangChina753,194
BagcilarTurkey749,024
MalangIndonesia746,716
BareillyIndia745,435
HegangChina743,307
Ma'anshanChina741,531
DeyangChina735,070
QuettaPakistan733,675
YangquanChina731,228
AshgabatTurkmenistan727,700
MuzaffarabadPakistan725,000
WanzhouChina723,215
As SulaymaniyahIraq723,170
ZhumadianChina721,670
MoradabadIndia721,139
Ansan-siSouth Korea716,785
JeonjuSouth Korea711,424
Subang JayaMalaysia708,296
BhiwandiIndia707,035
PekanbaruIndonesia703,956
ShizuokaJapan701,561
RajshahiBangladesh700,133
BattagramPakistan700,000
ChangzhiChina699,514
ZhangjiakouChina692,602
FuxinChina689,050
HuangshiChina688,090
LiaoyangChina687,890
BaiseChina686,078
BinzhouChina682,717
KumamotoJapan680,423
YunchengChina680,036
RaipurIndia679,995
General SantosPhilippines679,588
DezhouChina679,535
DushanbeTajikistan679,400
GorakhpurIndia674,246
IpohMalaysia673,318
SanmenxiaChina669,307
E'zhouChina668,727
CheonanSouth Korea666,417
MudanjiangChina665,915
LeshanChina662,814
RizhaoChina661,943
PuducherryIndia657,209
SuiningChina656,760
PuyangChina655,674
MacauMacau649,335
ColomboSri Lanka648,034
DiyarbakirTurkey644,763
TaguigPhilippines644,473
Hwaseong-siSouth Korea640,890
KotliPakistan640,000
OkayamaJapan639,652
Al AhmadiKuwait637,411
YogyakartaIndonesia636,660
HebiChina634,721
Cheongju-siSouth Korea634,596
JingmenChina632,954
DandongChina631,973
BhilaiIndia625,138
PanshanChina625,040
KermanshahIran621,100
JiaozhouChina619,266
SuizhouChina618,582
Al HudaydahYemen617,871
Pasig CityPhilippines617,301
ChizhouChina615,274
TaizYemen615,222
Ya'anChina612,056
BorivliIndia609,617
BhavnagarIndia605,882
CochinIndia604,696
JinzhouChina604,269
AmravatiIndia603,837
Abu DhabiUnited Arab Emirates603,492
SanmingChina602,166
IslamabadPakistan601,600
KirkukIraq601,433
SangliIndia601,214
SitubondoIndonesia600,000
ShuangyashanChina600,000
LuanchengChina597,130
Anyang-siSouth Korea595,644
RashtIran594,590
KayseriTurkey592,840
YingkouChina591,159
Las PinasPhilippines590,000
ZhangzhouChina589,831
Thuan AnVietnam588,616
UEskuedarTurkey582,666
CuttackIndia580,000
KermanIran577,514
OrumiyehIran577,307

Cities in Territories within Asia