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Top 5 Most Populous Cities in Each Country of Asia

Only includes cities with population greater than 10,000. Not all countries will have 5 cities that qualify. Populations are for city proper as reported by citypopulation.de.
Source: citypopulation.de as of May 2022
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Afghanistan
4,434,600
Kabul
574,300
Herat
523,300
Kandahar
484,500
Mazar-i-Sharif
271,900
Jalalabad
 
 
Armenia
1,091,700
Yerevan
112,100
Gyumri
76,900
Vanadzor
46,400
Vagharshapat
45,000
Abovyan
 
 
Azerbaijan
1,229,100
Baku
328,400
Ganja
297,600
Sumqayit
101,600
Mingecevir
96,200
Khirdalan
 
 
Bahrain
143,035
Manama
91,307
Muharraq
79,550
Riffa
52,718
Hamad Town
47,529
A'ali
 
 
Bangladesh
6,970,105
Dhaka
2,582,401
Chittagong
1,592,053
Gazipur
709,381
Narayanganj
663,342
Khulna
 
 
Bhutan
114,551
Thimphu
27,658
Phuentsholing
11,448
Paro
 
 
Brunei
246,277
Bandar Seri Begawan
30,226
Kuala Belait
18,936
Seria
 
 
Cambodia
2,189,460
Phnom Penh
225,607
Siem Reap
151,827
Battambang
91,344
Ta Khmau
79,475
Poi Pet
 
 
China
21,909,814
Shanghai
18,960,744
Beijing
17,494,398
Shenzhen
16,096,724
Guangzhou
13,568,357
Chengdu
 
 
Cyprus
101,000
Limassol
67,904
Strovolos
55,014
Nicosia
51,468
Larnaca
38,345
Lakatamia
 
 
East Timor
244,548
Dili
17,357
Baucau
12,787
Maliana
12,471
Lospalos
12,421
Pante Macassar
 
 
Georgia
1,154,314
Tbilisi
169,095
Batumi
135,201
Kutaisi
128,680
Rustavi
65,530
Sokhumi
 
 
India
12,443,373
Mumbai
11,034,555
Delhi
8,495,492
Bengaluru
6,993,262
Hyderabad
5,633,927
Ahmedabad
 
 
Indonesia
9,607,787
Jakarta
2,765,487
Surabaya
2,394,873
Bandung
2,334,871
Bekasi
2,097,610
Medan
 
 
Iran
8,693,706
Tehran
3,001,184
Mashhad
1,961,260
Isfahan
1,592,492
Karaj
1,565,572
Shiraz
 
 
Iraq
6,719,476
Baghdad
1,361,819
Mosul
1,340,827
Basrah
972,272
Kirkuk
879,071
Erbil
Israel
936,425
Jerusalem
460,613
Tel Aviv-Yafo
285,316
Haifa
254,384
Rishon LeTsiyon
247,956
Petah Tikva
 
 
Japan
9,733,276
Tokyo
3,777,491
Yokohama
2,752,412
Osaka
2,332,176
Nagoya
1,973,395
Sapporo
 
 
Jordan
1,812,059
Amman
635,160
Zarqa
502,714
Irbid
472,604
Russeifa
296,763
Quwaysimah
 
 
Kazakhstan
1,977,011
Almaty
1,184,469
Nur-Sultan
1,074,167
Shymkent
512,452
Aktobe
500,882
Karagandy
 
 
Kuwait
957,090
Hawally
892,915
Farwaniya
512,252,
Fintas
452,259
Jahra
406,596
Kuwait City
 
 
Kyrgyzstan
1,059,137
Bishkek
292,806
Osh
112,997
Jalal-Abad
81,522
Karakol
71,443
Tokmok
 
 
Laos
620,157
Vientiane
91,684
Savannakhet
68,903
Pakse
66,781
Luang Prabang
48,643
Phonsavan
 
 
Lebanon
1,650,000
Beirut
450,000
Tripoli
250,000
Sidon
140,000
Zahle
125,000
Tyre
 
 
Malaysia
1,305,792
Kuala Lumpur
642,944
Johor Bahru
626,699
Klang
536,832
Ipoh
478,613
Ampang Jaya
 
 
Maldives
127,079
Male
15,769
Hulhumale
11,129
Hithadhoo
 
 
Mongolia
1,466,431
Ulaanbaatar
102,141
Erdenet
84,429
Darkhan
47,153
Choibalsan
42,423
Moron
 
 
Myanmar
4,728,524
Yangon
1,225,546
Mandalay
333,506
Naypyidaw
264,804
Taunggyi
254,424
Bago
 
 
Nepal
845,767
Kathmandu
518,452
Pokhara
369,377
Bharatpur
299,843
Lalitpur
268,273
Birgunj
 
 
North Korea
2,521,785
Pyongyang
703,610
Hamhung
614,892
Chongjin
334,031
Sinuiju
328,467
Wonsan
 
 
Oman
470,878
Seeb
362,523
Bawshar
293,962
Salalah
230,881
Mutrah
219,264
Sohar
 
 
Pakistan
14,884,402
Karachi
11,119,985
Lahore
3,210,158
Faisalabad
2,097,824
Rawalpindi
2,028,421
Gujranwala
Philippines
2,936,116
Quezon City
1780,148
Manila
1,439,598
Caloocan
1325,168
Davao
922,611
Cebu
 
 
Qatar
589,531
Al Rayyan
587,055
Doha
165,214
Al Wukair
138,509
Ash-Shahaniyah
100,118
Dakhira
 
 
Saudi Arabia
5,188,286
Riyadh
3,430,697
Jeddah
1,534,731
Mecca
1,100,093
Medina
903,312
Dammam
 
 
Singapore
5,685,807
Singapore
 
 
South Korea
9,586,195
Seoul
3,179,551
Busan
2,860,142
Incheon
2,149,687
Daegu
1,488,435
Daejeon
 
 
Sri Lanka
561,314
Colombo
252,041
Kaduwela
196,423
Maharagama
185,122
Kesbewa
184,468
Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia
 
 
Syria
2,132,100
Aleppo
1,414,913
Damascus
652,609
Homs
387,786
Latakia
312,994
Hama
 
 
Taiwan
4,030,954
New Taipei City
2,820,787
Taichung
2,765,932
Kaohsiung
2,602,418
Taipei
2,268,807
Taoyuan
 
 
Tajikistan
863,400
Dushanbe
183,600
Khujand
111,800
Qurgonteppa
106,300
Kulob
65,600
Istaravshan
 
 
Thailand
5,666,264
Bangkok
254,375
Nonthaburi
190,272
Pak Kret
156,802
Hat Yai
143,024
Chaophraya Surasak
 
 
Turkey
15,840,900
Istanbul
5,747,325
Ankara
4,425,789
Izmir
3,147,818
Bursa
2,619,832
Antalya
 
 
Turkmenistan
604,700
Ashgabat
203,000
Turkmenabat
165,400
Dashoguz
123,000
Mary
108,000
Balkanabat
 
 
United Arab Emirates
2,401,067
Dubai
1,274,749
Sharjah
1,202,756
Abu Dhabi
469,205
Al Ain
450,000
Ajman
 
 
Uzbekistan
2,571,668
Tashkent
626,120
Namangan
546,303
Samarkand
441,700
Andijan
319,583
Nukus
 
 
Vietnam
7,004,921
Ho Chi Minh City
3,605,364
Hanoi
988,561
Da Nang
841,520
Haiphong
830,829
Bien Hoa
 
 
Yemen
1,707,531
Sana'a
588,938
Aden
466,968
Taizz
409,994
Al-Hudaydah
212,992
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Level 66
May 26, 2022
For Philippines, the urban area population is used. According to citypopulation.de, the biggest city proper in Philippines is Quezon city.
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Level 93
May 26, 2022
Thanks for the feedback and correction. I've updated the quiz.
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Level 93
May 26, 2022
I also found the same problem with Bangladesh and India. These have been corrected as well.