Biggest Cities in Asia - Extreme

How many of Asia's 200 most populous urban areas can you name?
By urban area population, not city proper. According to citypopulation.de - January 2021
Includes two cities that straddle Europe and Asia
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Last updated: February 25, 2021
First submittedMarch 31, 2016
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Population
Urban Area
47.6 m
Guangzhou / Shenzhen
40.5 m
Tokyo
34.1 m
Shanghai / Suzhou
32.1 m
Jakarta
31.3 m
Delhi
26.3 m
Manila
25.6 m
Mumbai
25.0 m
Seoul
20.3 m
Dhaka
20.0 m
Beijing
19.4 m
Bangkok
18.2 m
Karachi
17.7 m
Osaka
17.0 m
Kolkata
16.2 m
Istanbul
15.5 m
Tehran
13.5 m
Lahore
13.2 m
Tianjin
12.7 m
Bangalore
11.6 m
Chennai
10.6 m
Ho Chi Minh City
10.5 m
Nagoya
10.4 m
Hyderabad
10.2 m
Xiamen
10.0 m
Chengdu
9.25 m
Wuhan
9.15 m
Kuala Lumpur
9.15 m
Taipei
8.75 m
Ahmedabad
8.60 m
Hangzhou
8.40 m
Chongqing
8.40 m
Riyadh
8.10 m
Shenyang
7.90 m
Singapore
7.75 m
Shantou
7.55 m
Hong Kong
7.15 m
Baghdad
7.10 m
Pune
7.10 m
Xi'an
7.05 m
Bandung
6.90 m
Surat
6.70 m
Nanjing
6.25 m
Qingdao
6.15 m
Surabaya
5.75 m
Yangon
5.70 m
Amman
5.70 m
Dubai
5.40 m
Wenzhou
5.15 m
Ankara
5.15 m
Harbin
5.15 m
Jeddah
5.10 m
Hefei
5.10 m
Zhengzhou
5.05 m
Changsha
5.00 m
Chittagong
4.83 m
Colombo
4.80 m
Shijiazhuang
4.63 m
Dalian
4.60 m
Jinan
4.50 m
Kuwait City
4.48 m
Kabul
4.33 m
Kunming
4.18 m
Taiyuan
4.18 m
Ürümqi
4.10 m
Fuzhou
4.08 m
Busan
4.08 m
Medan
Population
Urban Area
4.05 m
Jaipur
4.03 m
Hanoi
3.98 m
Nanchang
3.90 m
Damascus
3.80 m
Lucknow
3.75 m
Changchun
3.75 m
Faisalabad
3.60 m
Zibo
3.58 m
Nanning
3.55 m
Rawalpindi / Islamabad
3.50 m
Kanpur
3.40 m
Guiyang
3.33 m
Nagpur
3.33 m
Ningbo
3.30 m
Tashkent
3.28 m
Indore
3.25 m
Isfahan
3.25 m
Mashhad
3.20 m
Kathmandu
3.05 m
Izmir
2.98 m
Bhilai / Raipur
2.98 m
Pyongyang
2.98 m
Tangshan
2.95 m
Xuzhou
2.93 m
Lanzhou
2.90 m
Sana'a
2.88 m
Gujranwala
2.88 m
Huizhou
2.78 m
Cebu
2.78 m
Coimbatore
2.78 m
Kaohsiung
2.75 m
Fukuoka
2.73 m
Daegu
2.73 m
Patna
2.73 m
Tel Aviv / Jaffa
2.65 m
Anshan
2.65 m
Luoyang
2.63 m
Baku
2.58 m
Dammam
2.58 m
Phnom Penh
2.53 m
Jiangyin
2.50 m
Sapporo
2.48 m
Bhopal
2.43 m
Chandigarh
2.43 m
Peshawar
2.43 m
Taichung
2.35 m
Agra
2.35 m
Taizhou
2.33 m
Hyderabad
2.30 m
Doha
2.28 m
Semarang
2.25 m
Baotou
2.25 m
Vadodara
2.25 m
Vishakhapatnam
2.25 m
Yantai
2.20 m
Mecca
2.18 m
Almaty
2.18 m
George Town
2.18 m
Okayama
2.18 m
Xinxiang
2.15 m
Baoding
2.15 m
Multan
2.15 m
Nashik
2.13 m
Bursa
2.13 m
Linyi
2.08 m
Vijayawada
2.05 m
Liuzhou
Population
Urban Area
2.05 m
Nantong
2.05 m
Weifang
2.03 m
Cixi
2.03 m
Gaza
2.03 m
Huai'an
2.00 m
Kitakyushu
2.00 m
Ludhiana
1.99 m
Yangzhou
1.97 m
Huainan
1.97 m
Varanasi
1.97 m
Yogyakarta
1.95 m
Rajkot
1.94 m
Aleppo
1.94 m
Bhubaneswar
1.94 m
Xiangyang
1.92 m
Hohhot
1.92 m
Makassar
1.90 m
Haikou
1.88 m
Hiroshima
1.85 m
Aurangabad
1.85 m
Tabriz
1.82 m
Madurai
1.80 m
Shiraz
1.80 m
Zhuhai
1.79 m
Beirut
1.78 m
Meerut
1.76 m
Malang
1.75 m
Adana
1.75 m
Anyang
1.74 m
Palembang
1.73 m
Handan
1.72 m
Hengyang
1.70 m
Gaziantep
1.70 m
Jamshedpur
1.70 m
Novosibirsk
1.70 m
Yiwu
1.68 m
Datong
1.67 m
Yekaterinburg
1.65 m
Daqing
1.65 m
Surakarta
1.64 m
Asansol
1.64 m
Srinagar
1.63 m
Guilin
1.61 m
Kochi
1.60 m
Bengbu
1.60 m
Davao
1.60 m
Gwangju
1.60 m
Mandalay
1.59 m
Medina
1.58 m
Abu Dhabi
1.58 m
Denpasar
1.58 m
Xingtai
1.57 m
Huaibei
1.57 m
Manama
1.56 m
Basra
1.56 m
Ganzhou
1.55 m
Jilin
1.53 m
Wuhu
1.53 m
Zhangjiakou
1.52 m
Angeles
1.52 m
Daejeon
1.52 m
Jodhpur
1.51 m
Jabalpur
1.50 m
Jiaozuo
1.50 m
Sendai
1.50 m
Xining
1.50 m
Yerevan
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Level 82
Mar 31, 2016
Jerusalem?
+4
Level 68
Nov 1, 2017
Not so big
+5
Level 75
Jul 13, 2018
Got all 200 plus threw in another 200 for extra credit.
+1
Level 27
Jan 18, 2021
Istanbul and Yekaterinburg are in Europe
+4
Level 65
Feb 5, 2021
Read description
+4
Level 82
Mar 31, 2016
Gave up at 91. Got Patna, Haikou, and Palembang (probably in part because of my best airports and oldest cities quizzes), but somehow managed to miss Mumbai.
+3
Level 73
Jun 14, 2016
64 of the 75 I missed are in China or India. Not surprising, but still that's a lot of big cities.
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Level 73
Jul 13, 2018
This time I missed Angeles, Philippines, and the other 63 I missed were all in China or India.
+2
Level 71
May 9, 2017
I need to brush up on my Indian cities. I'm okay with most of the top 15 or so, but beyond that it gets tough.
+5
Level 53
Jun 17, 2017
If I complete this one day, it will be a dream. Literally.
+4
Level 51
Sep 27, 2017
Obviously a lot of geography buffs here, but not many history experts - hench why Cawnpore and Amritsar scored so low!
+1
Level 59
Nov 16, 2017
wow. 91. This is hard. I would do a little better next time, but WOW. Nice quiz.
+1
Level 43
Dec 6, 2017
This one deserves to be featured, I think!
+3
Level 62
Feb 3, 2018
I missed Haikou. I always pride myself on getting Haikou, but not today...
+6
Level 73
Feb 13, 2018
Your comment would have been more appropriate in the form of a haiku :-)
+11
Level 62
Jul 13, 2018
I got it this time. I am very happy now. Woo Hoo It's Haikou.
+2
Level 84
Feb 21, 2018
Wow, New York would barely make the top ten (9) on this list!
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Level 84
Mar 16, 2018
So apparently 3.4% of people just look up the source and type them all in. :-)
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Level 76
Mar 19, 2018
I set myself the goal of getting everything over 5 million this time around. Zhengzhou and Wenzhou were my downfall. It amazes me that China has so many massive cities that metropolises as big or bigger than Sydney or St Petersburg can fly under the radar.
+1
Level 76
May 28, 2018
Improving. Everything down to Fuzhou. Only missed two over four million.
+2
Level 60
May 14, 2018
The average is 88 ?!? I guess only veteran Jetpunkers are doing this quiz.
+1
Level 58
May 17, 2021
The average has now moved down to 71. I guess a few more regular folks tried their hand at this... and maybe a few less looking up the source and just transposing the names.
+1
Level 66
May 23, 2018
Please include that you are counting Siberian cities. Missed 3 easy ones because of that
+7
Level 82
Jul 13, 2018
What continent is Siberia on?
+1
Level 73
Jun 30, 2020
(in*) Asia.
+4
Level 48
Jul 13, 2018
What is Aleppo?
+2
Level 73
Jul 13, 2018
It was the largest Syrian city before it was devastated by Al-Assad's regime.
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Level 62
Jul 13, 2018
hahaha....
+1
Level 65
Mar 13, 2020
I guess you meant "it was devastated by terrorist islamist groups anti-Assad"...
+1
Level 31
May 17, 2021
respect yourself, and don't associate terrorism with Islam...
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Level 73
Jun 30, 2020
An ancient city in Syria (mentioned in Shakespeare's Macbeth).
+2
Level 67
Feb 26, 2021
Gary Johnson moment
+4
Level 80
Jul 13, 2018
If anyone is interessted; if you add up all these numbers you get to a total of 1.000.360.000 people living in these 200 cities with an average of 5.001.800 people per city. Yes, I know I'm a numbers geek.
+1
Level 66
Mar 28, 2021
And that's still less than a quarter of Asia's population. Kinda crazy to think about.
+1
Level 58
Jul 13, 2018
Please check out my quizzes. Great quiz!
+2
Level 68
Jul 13, 2018
Kyoto, Yokohama?
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Level 62
Jul 16, 2018
I believe that they are counted under the Osaka and Tokyo urban areas, respectively, on this quiz.
+1
Level 63
Jul 13, 2018
144/200 and only have 4 points :(
+3
Level 70
Jul 13, 2018
A map with dots for the cities would be helpful and more educational.
+1
Level 75
Jul 14, 2018
Definitely would be worth an applaud that, if not standing ovation.
+1
Level 68
Jul 14, 2018
155/200
+7
Level 60
Jul 16, 2018
At some point you just try random -zhou and pray
+12
Level 71
Aug 31, 2019
Neither Randomzhou or Prayzhou worked
+2
Level 85
Dec 13, 2020
:-)
+1
Level 58
May 17, 2021
@ Tramp -- That was my first thought when I read ferdi's comment
+1
Level 41
Jun 29, 2020
got 3 zhou's doing that, thank you
+1
Level 34
Sep 22, 2018
147/200 !
+3
Level 17
Jan 10, 2019
If you type in random sequences of letters that end in -zhou, you're bound to get almost 25% of Chinese cities. Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Wenzhou, Lanzhou, Zhengzhou, Changzhou, Quanzhou, Fuzhou, Suzhou...
+1
Level 40
Mar 29, 2019
Got 103/200, being an Indian. Mostly missed Chinese cities.
+2
Level 72
Apr 28, 2019
Since when has Istanbul crossed the Bosphoros and moved to Asia? It is a EUROPEAN city...
+9
Level 82
Aug 18, 2019
It's on both sides of the Bosphorus. Look at a map.
+1
Level 67
Mar 29, 2020
77/200. I missed 19 easy ones.
+1
Level 20
Apr 26, 2020
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ&feature=emb_logo
+1
Level 61
May 15, 2021
I knew this was a rickroll... why did I click on it
+1
Level 71
Apr 27, 2020
I was thinking how North Korea shouldn't be on this list, thus missed Pyongyang, ugh. Ig 82 will do for me.
+1
Level 60
Sep 17, 2020
156/200
+1
Level 66
Sep 20, 2020
I always think of Istanbul but then leave it cause I think it's in Europe.
+1
Level 38
Nov 28, 2020
Tried to pause the quiz but accidently hit give up!
+1
Level 58
May 17, 2021
So, you saved yourself some time.
+2
Level 53
Mar 5, 2021
Funny how if this quiz was for Oceania, there would only be 4 or 5 cities above the 1.5 million mark, not 200!
+2
Level 74
Mar 6, 2021
Wondering why Wuxi isn't there - it's larger than some of the other Chinese cities. Great quiz. Finally got them all! Kept missing 2 or 3.
+1
Level 66
Mar 28, 2021
I swear, if I ever meet anyone who has memorized every single cities in China with more than 1 million people, I'll give them $1,000 and then ask them to teach me their ways.
+1
Level 43
May 6, 2021
This is such a cool quiz! I got 72 of 201 and missed some cities i already knew.
+1
Level 43
May 15, 2021
So many Chinese and Indian cities, I just....
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Level 34
May 15, 2021
.. don't have knowledge as i am delusional
+1
Level 51
May 15, 2021
I don't think that China has enough big cities. Probably needs more, just to be safe.
+1
Level 55
May 15, 2021
112/201
+2
Level 61
May 15, 2021
Why are there 201 answers?
+1
Level 82
May 18, 2021
Why do you ask? Too extreme for you?
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Level 82
May 18, 2021
If I had to guess it was either to make 3 neat columns, or because answer #201 is a very well-known city.