Largest metropolitan areas of the Middle East

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This is a list of metropolitan areas in Middle East, with their population according to different sources. The list includes metropolitan areas that have a population of over 1.5 million.[1][2][3]

Rank City Country Metropolitan
Population
City
population
Image
1 Cairo  Egypt 20,439,541 9,500,000 Towers on the Nile.jpg
2 Tehran  Iran 16,672,000 9,134,000 Tehran from Qeytariyeh.jpg
3 Istanbul  Turkey 15,519,267 15,241,177 Istanbul Skyline Beşiktaş Şişli.JPG
4 Baghdad  Iraq 8,500,000 6,720,500 Baghdad Red zone.jpg
5 Riyadh  Saudi Arabia 6,506,700 6,506,700 KAFD seen from North east side of Riyadh City.jpg
6 Dubai  United Arab Emirates 5,640,000 3,287,007 Dubai street view.jpg
7 Alexandria  Egypt 4,984,387 4,984,387 Abur Elmyah Alexandria.jpg
8 Jeddah  Saudi Arabia 4,276,000 4,276,000 Jeddah Seafront.jpg
9 Amman  Jordan 4,007,526 4,007,526 View of Abdali project 2018.jpg
10 Mashhad  Iran 3,600,650 3,372,090 Mashhad koohsangi.jpg
11 Isfahan  Iran 2,989,070 2,000,000 Isfahan Skyline.jpg
12 Tel Aviv  Israel 3,954,500 438,818 Skyline of Tel Aviv (34324506705).jpg
13 Abu Dhabi  United Arab Emirates 2,784,490 2,784,490 Абу-Даби (Abu Dhabi) - panoramio (1).jpg
14 Basra  Iraq 2,750,000 2,750,000 Bridge of Basra 1.jpg
15 Tabriz  Iran 2,500,123 2,000,000 Təbriz.jpg
16 Doha  Qatar 2,382,000 1,850,000 Flowerbeds near corniche in West Bay district of Doha.jpg
17 Kuwait City  Kuwait 2,380,000 2,380,000 Kuwait City cropped.jpg
18 Beirut  Lebanon 2,200,000 361,366 Zaitunay Bay, Downtown Beirut, Lebanon.jpg
19 Sana'a  Yemen 2,167,000 1,937,451 Sana'a (15118084002).jpg
20 Karaj  Iran 1,967,000 1,967,000 Karaj Taleghani.jpg
21 Shiraz  Iran 1,869,001 1,869,001 Shiraz - panoramio (55).jpg
22 Gaza  Palestine 1,850,000 515,556 غزة.jpg
23 Aleppo  Syria 1,800,000 1,800,000 Aleppo at night11.jpg
24 Erbil  Iraq 1,750,564 1,750,564 Views around the streets and bridges of Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan 04 cut.jpg
25 Damascus  Syria 1,711,000 1,711,000 Barada River and Four Seasons Hotel in Damascus.jpg
26 Mecca  Saudi Arabia 1,675,368 1,675,368 Hira Mağarasından Mekke ve Kabe.JPG
27 Muscat  Oman 1,560,000 1,560,000 Muscat, Oman مسقط، عمان 05.jpg

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All urban agglomerations of the world with a population of 1 million inhabitants or more". www.citypopulation.de. Citypopulation. 1 April 2015. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
  2. ^ "City Populations, Largest Cities of the World - Worldatlas.com". www.worldatlas.com.
  3. ^ "y: Provinces and Major Cities". www.citytpopulation.de. Citypopulation. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 26 June 2015. The population of the Turkish cities and provinces according to census results and latest register-based tabulations