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.

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Rank City Image Province Population Metropolitan area
km2 (sqmi)
1 Karachi Nagan Ch Karachi.jpg Sindh 24,300,000[2][3] 1,455 (561.8)[4]
2 Lahore Lahore Bus Service at Central Station, Lahore.jpg Punjab 10,052,000[5] 426 (164.5)
3 Rawalpindi-Islamabad Constitution Avenue.jpg Punjab 4,700,000[6][7] 475 (183.4)
4 Faisalabad Clock Tower Faisalabad by Usman Nadeem.jpg Punjab 4,075,000[8] 163 (62.9)
5 Hyderabad Navalrai Market Clock Tower view 2.JPG Sindh 3,490,000[9] 155 (59.8)
6 Multan Yaadgaar-E-Shauhda Multan Cantt.jpg Punjab 3,100,000[10] 133 (51.4)
7 Gujranwala PSX 20140925 153352.jpg Punjab 2,700,000[11] 88 (34.0)
8 Peshawar Islamia College University, Peshawar Nightview.jpg KPK 1,785,000[12] 75 (29.0)
9 Sargodha UoS.jpg Punjab 1,550,000[13] 61 (23.6)
10 Quetta Jinnah Road, Quetta.JPG Balochistan 1,140,000[14] 66 (25.5)
11 Bahawalpur Noor Mehal-1.jpg Punjab 960,000[15] 48 (18.5)
12 Sukkur SukkurBridge.jpg Sindh 585,000[16] 47 (18.1)
13 Sialkot Clock Tower, Sialkot WLMP Twenty seven.jpg Punjab 580,000 47 (18.1)
14 Sheikhupura Hiran Minaar, Sheikhupura.jpg Punjab 540,000 37 (14.3)
15 Larkana Facade of the Tomb.jpg Sindh 520,000 33 (12.7)
16 Jhang Chenab Bridge on Jhang Road.jpg Punjab 372,645 38 (14.7)
17 Rahim Yar Khan Bhong mosque.JPG Punjab 353,112 22 (8.5)
18 Mardan Guides Memmorial.JPG KPK 352,135 23 (8.9)
20 Gujrat Mosque in Gujrat Pakistan.JPG Punjab 336,727 26 (10.0)

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