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Top-10 Most Populated Cities of Pakistan


Islamic Republic of Pakistan is the 6th most populous country of the world with population exceeding 213 million people and 33rd largest country with an area of 881,913 square kilometers. Pakistanis are about 3.5% of total world population. 
Pakistan has four provinces; Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and three territories; Islamabad Capital Territory, Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Kashmir. Provinces and territories are further divided in divisions and tehsils (sub-divisions).
Chaghi is the largest district of Pakistan by area while Lahore is largest district by population. 
Karachi is the 5th largest city of world while Lahore is 14th and Faislabad is 78th largest cities of the world as per Wikipedia's List of Cities Proper by Population. Karachi and Lahore are also included in world's list of mega-cities.

List of Top-10 Most Populated Cities of Pakistan

It is interesting to know that federal capital and all four provincial capitals are also included in this list.

1. Karachi 

Karachi is not only the largest city of Pakistan but also it is the largest city in the whole Muslim world with its population of about 15 million. It is the most densely populated city of Pakistan; more than 24,000 individuals are living in every square kilometer. Karachi is the financial hub of Pakistan.
Tomb of Quaid-e-Azam is located in Karachi.

2. Lahore 

Lahore is the 2nd largest city of Pakistan on the basis of population. It’s population is more than 11 million. The city of Lahore was always an important city during Mughal Empire, Sikh  Empire and British regime, and it is still an important and glorious city. 
Badshahi Masjid and Mazar-e-Iqbal (Tomb of Allama Iqbal) are located in this historical city of Punjab.

3. Faisalabad 

With the population of about 3.2 million people, Faisalabad is the 2rd largest city of Pakistan. It is famous for its clock tower (locally named as Ghanta Ghar) which is located at the center of 8 markets.

4. Rawalpindi 

City of Rawalpindi is located along federal capital Islamabad and it is 4th largest city of Pakistan.

5. Gujranwala 

City of Gujranwala is famous for wrestlers and it is at number 5.

6. Peshawar 

Peshawar has a population of about 2 million. Khyber Pass is the major tourist attraction.

7. Multan 

Multan is at number 7 largest city on the basis of population. It is the major cultural and economic centre of southern Punjab. It is also known as City of Saints. There are several famous tombs in the city.

8. Hyderabad 

It is 2nd largest city of Sindh and 8th of Pakistan.

9. Islamabad 

Islamabad Capital Territory is at 9th position in the list of largest cities of Pakistan. Famous tourist spots are Shah Faisal Masjid, National Monument.

10. Quetta 

Quetta, best known for its fruit orchards, is the 10th largest populated city of Pakistan.


Below is a list of largest cities of Pakistan.
Rank
City
Population
(as per 2017 Census)
1
Karachi
14,916,456
2
Lahore
11,126,285
3
Faisalabad
3,204,726
4
Rawalpindi
2,098,231
5
Gujranwala
2,027,001
6
Peshawar
1,970,042
7
Multan
1,871,843
8
Hyderabad
1,734,309
9
Islamabad
1,009,832
10
Quetta
1,001,205
11
Bahawalpur
762,111
12
Sargodha
659,862
13
Sialkot
655,852
14
Sukkur
499,900
15
Larkana
490,508
16
Sheikhupura
473,129
17
Rahim Yar Khan
420,419
18
Jhang
414,131
19
Dera Ghazi Khan
399,064
20
Gujrat
390,533
21
Sahiwal
389,605
22
Wah Cantonment
380,103
23
Mardan
358,604
24
Kasur
358,409
25
Okara
357,935
26
Mingora
331,091
27
Nawabshah
279,688
28
Chiniot
278,747
29
Kotri
259,358
30
Kāmoke
249,767
31
Hafizabad
245,784
32
Sadiqabad
239,677
33
Mirpur Khas
233,916
34
Burewala
231,797
35
Kohat
228,779
36
Khanewal
227,059
37
Dera Ismail Khan
217,457
38
Turbat
213,557
39
Muzaffargarh
209,604
40
Abbotabad
208,491
41
Mandi Bahauddin
198,609
42
Shikarpur
195,437
43
Jacobabad
191,076
44
Jhelum
190,425
45
Khanpur
184,793
46
Khairpur
183,181
47
Khuzdar
182,927
48
Pakpattan
176,693
49
Hub
175,376
50
Daska
175,170
51
Gojra
174,860
52
Dadu
171,191
53
Muridke
166,652
54
Bahawalnagar
161,033
55
Samundri
156,991
56
Tando Allahyar
156,562
57
Tando Adam
152,617
58
Jaranwala
150,380
59
Chishtian
149,939
60
Attock
146,396
61
Vehari
145,464
62
Kot Abdul Malik
143,434
63
Ferozwala
141,405
64
Chakwal
138,146
65
Gujranwala Cantonment
137,302
66
Kamalia
135,641
67
Umerkot
134,052
68
Ahmedpur East
133,369
69
Kot Addu
129,703
70
Wazirabad
128,060
71
Mansehra
127,623
72
Layyah
126,361
73
Swabi
123,412
74
Chaman
123,191
75
Taxila
121,952
76
Nowshera
120,131
77
Khushab
119,384
78
Shahdadkot
118,915
79
Mianwali
118,883
80
Kabal
118,103
81
Lodhran
117,851
82
Hasilpur
115,536
83
Charsadda
114,565
84
Bhakkar
113,018
85
Badin
112,420
86
Arif Wala
111,403
87
Ghotki
111,321
88
Sambrial
109,479
89
Jatoi
109,424
90
Haroonabad
107,858
91
Daharki
103,557
92
Narowal
103,067
93
Tando Muhammad Khan
101,863
94
Kamber Ali Khan
101,474
95
Mirpur Mathelo
100,760
96
Kandhkot
100,698
97
Bhalwal
100,135

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