List of cities in Pakistan by population

This is a list showing the most populous cities in Pakistan as of the 2017 Census of Pakistan. City populations found in this list only refer to the population found within the city's defined limits and any adjacent cantonment, if exists (except for Gujranwala and Okara). The census totals below come from the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics.[1] for the four provinces of Pakistan and the Islamabad Capital Territory, and from the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Planning & Development Department (or the PND AJK) for cities inside Azad Kashmir.[2]

A map showing all of the cities in Pakistan with a population over 300,000 as of the 2017 census' provisional results.

As per the 2017 Census of Pakistan, there are two megacities, ten million-plus cities, and 99 cities having a population of 100,000 or more. Out of these 99 cities, 58 are located in country's most populous province Punjab, 22 in Sindh, 11 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, five in Balochistan, two in Azad Kashmir, and one in Islamabad Capital Territory. It is unknown whether Gilgit-Baltistan has any city with over 100,000 people or not as Gilgit-Baltistan has not yet publicly released any 2017 census results. As per the previous census in 1998, the largest city of Gilgit-Baltistan was Gilgit, with 56,701 inhabitants.

List

  •   Provincial capital
  •   Federal capital
  • Divisional capitals are in bold.
Rank City Population
(2017 Census)[1][2][3]
Population
(1998 Census)[1][4][3]
Change Province
1 Karachi 14,916,456 9,339,023 +59.72%   Sindh
2 Lahore 11,126,285 5,209,088 +113.59%   Punjab
3 Faisalabad 3,204,726 2,008,861 +59.53%   Punjab
4 Rawalpindi 2,098,231 1,409,768 +48.84%   Punjab
5 Gujranwala 2,027,001 1,132,509 +78.98%   Punjab
6 Peshawar 1,970,042 982,816 +100.45%   Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
7 Multan 1,871,843 1,197,384 +56.33%   Punjab
8 Hyderabad 1,734,309 1,166,894 +48.63%   Sindh
9 Islamabad 1,009,832 529,180 +90.83%   Islamabad
10 Quetta 1,001,205 565,137 +77.16%   Balochistan
11 Bahawalpur 762,111 408,395 +86.61%   Punjab
12 Sargodha 659,862 458,440 +43.94%   Punjab
13 Sialkot 655,852 421,502 +55.60%   Punjab
14 Sukkur 499,900 335,551 +48.98%   Sindh
15 Larkana 490,508 270,283 +81.48%   Sindh
16 Sheikhupura 473,129 280,263 +68.82%   Punjab
17 Rahim Yar Khan 420,419 233,537 +80.02%   Punjab
18 Jhang 414,131 293,366 +41.17%   Punjab
19 Dera Ghazi Khan 399,064 190,542 +109.44%   Punjab
20 Gujrat 390,533 251,792 +55.10%   Punjab
21 Sahiwal 389,605 208,778 +86.61%   Punjab
22 Wah Cantonment 380,103 198,891 +91.11%   Punjab
23 Mardan 358,604 245,926 +45.82%   Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
24 Kasur 358,409 245,321 +46.10%   Punjab
25 Okara 357,935 201,815 +77.36%   Punjab
26 Mingora 331,091 173,868 +90.43%   Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
27 Nawabshah 279,688 189,244 +47.79%   Sindh
28 Chiniot 278,747 172,522 +61.57%   Punjab
29 Kotri 259,358 62,085 +317.75%   Sindh
30 Kāmoke 249,767 152,288 +64.01%   Punjab
31 Hafizabad 245,784 133,678 +83.86%   Punjab
32 Sadiqabad 239,677 144,391 +65.99%   Punjab
33 Mirpur Khas 233,916 189,671 +23.33%   Sindh
34 Burewala 231,797 152,097 +52.40%   Punjab
35 Kohat 228,779 126,627 +80.67%   Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
36 Khanewal 227,059 133,986 +69.46%   Punjab
37 Dera Ismail Khan 217,457 92,114 +136.07%   Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
38 Turbat 213,557 68,603 +211.29%   Balochistan
39 Muzaffargarh 209,604 123,404 +69.85%   Punjab
40 Abbotabad 208,491 106,101 +96.50%   Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
41 Mandi Bahauddin 198,609 99,496 +99.62%   Punjab
42 Shikarpur 195,437 134,883 +44.89%   Sindh
43 Jacobabad 191,076 138,780 +37.68%   Sindh
44 Jhelum 190,425 147,392 +29.20%   Punjab
45 Khanpur 184,793 120,382 +53.51%   Punjab
46 Khairpur 183,181 105,637 +73.41%   Sindh
47 Khuzdar 182,927 91,057 +100.89%   Balochistan
48 Pakpattan 176,693 109,033 +62.05%   Punjab
49 Hub 175,376 62,763 +179.43%   Balochistan
50 Daska 175,170 102,883 +70.26%   Punjab
51 Gojra 174,860 117,892 +48.32%   Punjab
52 Dadu 171,191 102,550 +66.93%   Sindh
53 Muridke 166,652 111,951 +48.86%   Punjab
54 Bahawalnagar 161,033 111,313 +44.67%   Punjab
55 Samundri 156,991 54,908 +185.92%   Punjab
56 Tando Allahyar 156,562 85,812 +82.45%   Sindh
57 Tando Adam 152,617 104,907 +45.48%   Sindh
58 Jaranwala 150,380 106,985 +40.56%   Punjab
59 Chishtian 149,939 102,287 +46.59%   Punjab
60 Muzaffarabad 149,913 85,462 +75.41%   Azad Kashmir
61 Attock 146,396 69,729 +109.95%   Punjab
62 Vehari 145,464 94,343 +54.19%   Punjab
63 Kot Abdul Malik 143,434 63,525 +125.79%   Punjab
64 Ferozwala 141,405 55,433 +155.09%   Punjab
65 Chakwal 138,146 80,508 +71.59%   Punjab
66 Gujranwala Cantonment 137,302 93,093 +47.49%   Punjab
67 Kamalia 135,641 97,324 +39.37%   Punjab
68 Umerkot 134,052 35,559 +276.98%   Sindh
69 Ahmedpur East 133,369 96,415 +38.33%   Punjab
70 Kot Addu 129,703 80,720 +60.68%   Punjab
71 Wazirabad 128,060 90,197 +41.98%   Punjab
72 Mansehra 127,623 49,534 +157.65%   Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
73 Layyah 126,361 72,319 +74.73%   Punjab
74 Mirpur 124,352 124,352 0.00%   Azad Kashmir
75 Swabi 123,412 80,157 +53.96%   Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
76 Chaman 123,191 56,792 +116.92%   Balochistan
77 Taxila 121,952 71,882 +69.66%   Punjab
78 Nowshera 120,131 89,813 +33.76%   Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
79 Khushab 119,384 87,859 +35.88%   Punjab
80 Shahdadkot 118,915 60,436 +96.76%   Sindh
81 Mianwali 118,883 80,171 +48.29%   Punjab
82 Kabal 118,103 118,103 0.00%   Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
83 Lodhran 117,851 65,501 +79.92%   Punjab
84 Hasilpur 115,536 71,295 +62.05%   Punjab
85 Charsadda 114,565 87,218 +31.35%   Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
86 Bhakkar 113,018 68,896 +64.04%   Punjab
87 Badin 112,420 62,843 +78.89%   Sindh
88 Arif Wala 111,403 74,174 +50.19%   Punjab
89 Ghotki 111,321 52,823 +110.74%   Sindh
90 Sambrial 109,479 49,574 +120.84%   Punjab
91 Jatoi 109,424 38,986 +180.68%   Punjab
92 Haroonabad 107,858 62,878 +71.54%   Punjab
93 Daharki 103,557 34,615 +199.17%   Sindh
94 Narowal 103,067 57,052 +80.65%   Punjab
95 Tando Muhammad Khan 101,863 65,396 +55.76%   Sindh
96 Kamber Ali Khan 101,474 58,369 +73.85%   Sindh
97 Mirpur Mathelo 100,760 42,421 +137.52%   Sindh
98 Kandhkot 100,698 67,566 +49.04%   Sindh
99 Bhalwal 100,135 61,523 +62.76%   Punjab

References

  1. ^ a b c "Block Wise Provisional Summary Results of 6th Population & Housing Census-2017 [As on January 03, 2018]". Block Wise Provisional Summary Results of 6th Population & Housing Census-2017 [As on January 03, 2018]. Pakistan Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 4 May 2020.
  2. ^ a b "STATISTICAL YEAR BOOK 2019" (PDF). Planning & Development Department. AZAD GOVERNMENT OF THE STATE OF JAMMU & KASHMIR. 20 February 2020. Archived (PDF) from the original on 30 June 2020. Retrieved 30 June 2020.
  3. ^ a b "PAKISTAN: Provinces and Major Cities". PAKISTAN: Provinces and Major Cities. citypopulation.de. Retrieved 4 May 2020.
  4. ^ "AZAD JAMMU & KASHMIR AT A GLANCE 2014" (PDF). AJK at a glance 2014.pdf. AZAD GOVERNMENT OF THE STATE OF JAMMU & KASHMIR. 11 February 2017. Archived (PDF) from the original on 30 June 2020. Retrieved 30 June 2020.

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