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List of metropolitan areas in Asia

 

List of metropolitan areas in Asia

This is a list of metropolitan areas in Asia with the largest population according to several sources. The Asian continent is one of the fastest-growing continents in the World, with increasing urbanisation and a high growth rate for cities.

Tokyo in Japan is the world's largest metropolitan area by population. Many other cities, such as Delhi, Mumbai, Karachi, Dhaka, Seoul, Shanghai, and Bangkok are important metropolises.


Out of these five sources, the highest estimate is shown in bold. The cities are ranked on the basis of their highest estimate of population.

The table is color-coded to show which region of Asia each city is in. The color-code key is as follows:
  East Asia

With 14 cities, East Asia accounts for the largest number of cities under this list. South Asia, with 11 cities, comes second. Southeast Asia accounts for five cities.

Rank Metropolitan area Metropolitan Area
Image
Country World
Gazetteer
(2010 est.)[1]
City
Population
(2009 est.)[2]
Demographia
(2009 est.)[3]
UN WUP
(2007 est.)[4]
Official or
Other
Est. Year
1 Tokyo  Japan 37,730,064 33,800,000 34,670,000 35,676,000 31,714,000[5] 2005
2 Jakarta  Indonesia 19,231,919 15,100,000 23,345,000 9,125,000 28,019,545[6] 2010 Census Final
3 Seoul  South Korea 22,692,652 23,900,000 19,670,000 9,796,000 24,472,000[7] 2007
4 Shanghai  China 18,572,816 17,900,000 14,655,000 14,987,000 23,019,148[8] 2010
5 Delhi  India 18,916,890 22,400,000 19,830,000 15,926,000 17,076,000[9] 2008
6 Mumbai  India 21,900,967 22,300,000 20,400,000 18,978,000 17,800,000[10] 2001
7 Manila  Philippines 20,654,307 19,200,000 20,075,000 11,100,000 11,553,427[11] 2007
8 Beijing  China 12,522,839 13,200,000 12,780,000 11,106,000 19,612,368[12] 2010
9 Osaka  Japan 17,409,585 16,700,000 17,310,000 11,294,000 16,663,000[5] 2005
10 Kolkata  India 15,644,040 16,000,000 15,250,000 14,787,000 - -
11 Karachi  Pakistan 13,205,339 15,700,000 9,665,000 12,130,000 14,800,000[9] 2006
12 Guangzhou  China 5,745,024 15,300,000 11,850,000 8,829,000 12,700,800[13] -
13 Dhaka  Bangladesh 14,327,157 13,100,000 10,190,000 13,485,000 12,797,394[14] 2008
14 Shenzhen  China - 9,400,000 14,230,000 7,581,000 10,357,938[13] -
15 Tehran  Iran 13,236,489 12,500,000 8,110,000 7,873,000 13,422,366[9] 2006
16 Bangkok  Thailand 10,132,974 8,750,000 8,330,000 6,704,000 6,825,956[9] 2006
17 Chennai  India 7,663,922 9,300,000 7,400,000 8,865,000 8,696,010 2011[15]
18 Nagoya  Japan 8,852,544 8,300,000 9,285,000 3,230,000 9,046,000[5] 2005
19 Bengaluru  India 6,783,825 9,250,000 7,030,000 8,670,000 8,499,399 2011[15]
20 Hong Kong  Hong Kong 9,222,709 7,200,000 7,000,000 7,206,000 - -
21 Wuhan  China 4,731,497 9,000,000 5,185,000 7,243,000 9,785,392[16] -
22 Taipei  Taiwan 8,511,055 6,750,000 6,610,000 - 8,916,653[9] 2010
23 Lahore  Pakistan 7,129,609 8,300,000 9,600,000[17] 8,376,000[18] 9,600,000[9] 2014
24 Tianjin  China 6,426,104 8,200,000 8,340,000 7,180,000 12,938,224[16] -
25 Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 8,063,230 4,700,000 5,715,000 - 4,525,000[9] 2007
26 Chongqing  China 7,784,922 6,350,000 2,990,000 6,461,000 28,846,170[16] -
27 Hyderabad  India 6,383,850 7,350,000 6,815,000 6,376,000 - -
28 Ho Chi Minh City  Vietnam 5,381,158 5,650,000 7,005,000 5,314,000 - -
29 Shenyang  China 6,618,933 5,150,000 4,965,000 4,787,000 8,106,171[16] -
30 Ahmedabad  India 5,413,622 5,800,000 5,265,000 5,375,000 - -

See also

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