List of metropolitan areas in Pakistan

Punjab, Pakistan Sindh 2017 Census of Pakistan

This is a list of metropolitan areas in Pakistan. These metropolitan areas are home to about 20% of the population of Pakistan.

Every Pakistani city having a population of 500,000 or above is considered a metropolitan area. This list is according to the 2017 Census of Pakistan.[1][2][3]

List

Rank Metropolitan area Image Province Population (2017)[4] Total Area
km2 (sqmi)
Metropolitan Area
km2 (sqmi)
1 Karachi Nagan Ch Karachi.jpg  Sindh 16,051,521[5] 3,780 (1,459.5) 1,200 (463.3)[6]
2 Lahore Kalma Underpass1.jpg  Punjab 11,126,285 1,726 (666.4)
3 Faisalabad Faisalabad Skyline.jpg  Punjab 3,204,726 1,300 (501.9)
4 Islamabad-Rawalpindi Faisal Masjid From Damn e koh.jpg  Islamabad and  Punjab 3,113,056 479 (184.9)
5 Gujranwala Nishan-E-Manzil Gujranwala 20140925.jpg  Punjab 2,027,001 240 (92.7)
6 Peshawar Islamia College University, Peshawar Nightview.jpg  Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 1,970,042 215 (83.0)
7 Multan Shah Rukn e Alam by M Ali Mir 03.jpg  Punjab 1,871,843 286 (110.4)
8 Hyderabad Mir Karam Ali Khan Talpur Tombs Complex.jpg  Sindh 1,732,693 292 (112.7)
9 Quetta Quetta at night 2.jpg  Balochistan 1,001,205 178 (68.7)
10 Bahawalpur Noor mahal.jpg  Punjab 762,111 246 (95.0)
11 Sargodha  Punjab 659,862 155 (59.8)
12 Sialkot Clock Tower, Sialkot 21.jpg  Punjab 655,852 102 (39.4)

See also

References

  1. ^ "Population Size and Growth of Major Cities" (PDF). Demographia.com.
  2. ^ "6th census of Pakistan will be held in March 2016". Siasat.pk Forums.
  3. ^ "March 2017 as the month of Census in Pakistan". 16 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Pakistan: Provinces and Major Cities - Population Statistics, Maps, Charts, Weather and Web Information". www.citypopulation.de.
  5. ^ "DISTRICT WISE CENSUS RESULTS CENSUS 2017" (PDF). www.pbscensus.gov.pk. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-08-29. Retrieved 2017-09-03.
  6. ^ "Satmap Perimeter".