List of most populous metropolitan areas in Pakistan

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This is a list of the most populous metropolitan areas in Pakistan. These twenty areas are home to about 35.3 million people or about 20% of the population of Pakistan.

According to Demographia.com, population estimates are not considered reliable. Census data were reported for Karachi for 2011 in the Indian press, but there is no indication of such results from the Pakistani census authorities. No other data was reported. The last complete census was in 1998 and recent estimates have not been identified.[1]

Karachi is the largest metropolitan area of Pakistan and 5th largest in the world.
Rawalpindi-Islamabad is the 3rd largest metropolitan area in the country.
Rank City Province Population Metropolitan area
km2 (sqmi)
1 Karachi Sindh 24,300,000[2][3] 3,527 (1,361.8)[4]
2 Lahore Punjab 10,052,000[5] 426 (164.5)
3 Rawalpindi-Islamabad Punjab 4,700,000[6][7] 688 (265.6)
4 Faisalabad Punjab 3,675,000[8] 163 (62.9)
5 Hyderabad Sindh 3,490,000[9] 155 (59.8)
6 Multan Punjab 3,100,000[10] 133 (51.4)
7 Gujranwala Punjab 2,700,000[11] 88 (34.0)
8 Peshawar Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 1,785,000[12] 75 (29.0)
9 Sargodha Punjab 1,550,000[13] 61 (23.6)
10 Quetta Balochistan 1,140,000[14] 66 (25.5)
11 Bahawalpur Punjab 960,000[15] 48 (18.5)
12 Sukkur Sindh 585,000[16] 47 (18.1)
13 Sialkot Punjab 580,000 47 (18.1)
14 Shekhupura Punjab 540,000 37 (14.3)
15 Larkana Sindh 520,000 33 (12.7)
16 Jhang Punjab 372,645 38 (14.7)
17 Rahim Yar Khan Punjab 353,112 22 (8.5)
18 Mardan Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 352,135 23 (8.9)
20 Gujrat Punjab 336,727 26 (10.0)

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