Cities and urban areas in Middle East with population over 100,000, sorted by City Population
[Source: UN]



Copyright Rhett Butler 2003

The table below includes cities with populations exceeding 100 000 people. All figures are estimates for 2002.

Further information on rainforests and other reference material is available.

POPULATION data has been updated here

Largest Cities/Urban Areas Tables:
Regional:

Africa [ North Africa, Central Africa, West Africa, East Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Southern Africa ]
Asia [ Middle East, Southeast Asia, Central Asia ]
Europe
Oceania + Australia
North America [ Central America, Caribbean Latin America ]
South America

Countries: Afghanistan | Aland Islands | Albania | Algeria | American Samoa | Andorra | Angola | Anguilla | Antarctica | Antigua and Barbuda | Argentina | Armenia | Aruba | Australia | Austria | Azerbaijan | Bahamas | Bahrain | Bangladesh | Barbados | Belarus | Belgium | Belize | Benin | Bermuda | Bhutan | Bolivia | Bosnia and Herzegovina | Botswana | Bouvet Island | Brazil | British Indian Ocean Territory | British Virgin Islands | Brunei Darussalam | Bulgaria | Burkina Faso | Burundi | Cambodia | Cameroon | Canada | Cape Verde | Cayman Islands | Central African Republic | Chad | Chile | China | Christmas Island | Cocos Islands | Colombia | Comoros | Congo | Cook Islands | Costa Rica | Cote d'Ivoire | Croatia | Cuba | Cyprus | Czech Republic | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Denmark | Djibouti | Dominica | Dominican Republic | Ecuador | Egypt | El Salvador | Equatorial Guinea | Eritrea | Estonia | Ethiopia | Falkland Islands | Faroe Islands | Fiji | Finland | France | French Guiana | French Polynesia | French Southern Territories | Gabon | Gambia | Georgia | Germany | Ghana | Gibraltar | Greece | Greenland | Grenada | Guadeloupe | Guam | Guatemala | Guernsey | Guinea | Guinea-Bissau | Guyana | Haiti | Heard Island and McDonald Islands | Honduras | Hong Kong | Hungary | Iceland | India | Indonesia | Iran | Iraq | Ireland | Isle of Man | Israel | Italy | Jamaica | Japan | Jersey | Jordan | Kazakhstan | Kenya | Kiribati | Kuwait | Kyrgyzstan | Laos | Latvia | Lebanon | Lesotho | Liberia | Libya | Liechtenstein | Lithuania | Luxembourg | Macao | Macedonia | Madagascar | Malawi | Malaysia | Maldives | Mali | Malta | Marshall Islands | Martinique | Mauritania | Mauritius | Mayotte | Mexico | Micronesia | Moldova | Monaco | Mongolia | Montenegro | Montserrat | Morocco | Mozambique | Myanmar | Namibia | Nauru | Nepal | Netherlands | Netherlands Antilles | New Caledonia | New Zealand | Nicaragua | Niger | Nigeria | Niue | Norfolk Island | North Korea | Northern Mariana Islands | Norway | Occupied Palestinian Territory | Oman | Pakistan | Palau | Panama | Papua New Guinea | Paraguay | Peru | Philippines | Pitcairn | Poland | Portugal | Puerto Rico | Qatar | Reunion | Romania | Russian Federation | Rwanda | Saint Barthťlemy | Saint Helena | Saint Kitts and Nevis | Saint Lucia | Saint Martin | Saint Pierre and Miquelon | Saint Vincent and the Grenadines | Samoa | San Marino | Sao Tome and Principe | Saudi Arabia | Senegal | Serbia | Seychelles | Sierra Leone | Singapore | Slovakia | Slovenia | Solomon Islands | Somalia | South Africa | South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands | South Korea | Spain | Sri Lanka | Sudan | Suriname | Svalbard and Jan Mayen | Swaziland | Sweden | Switzerland | Syria | Taiwan | Tajikistan | Tanzania | Thailand | Timor-Leste | Togo | Tokelau | Tonga | Trinidad and Tobago | Tunisia | Turkey | Turkmenistan | Turks and Caicos Islands | Tuvalu | U.S. Virgin Islands | Uganda | Ukraine | United Arab Emirates | United Kingdom | United States | United States Minor Outlying Islands | Uruguay | Uzbekistan | Vanuatu | Vatican City State | Venezuela | Viet Nam | Wallis and Futuna | Western Sahara | Yemen | Zambia | Zimbabwe

Other Stats: Country Population Stats
Country Stats
Largest Cities/Urban Areas Tables:
Regional:

Africa | Asia | Asia-Pacific | Atlantic Ocean Islands | Balkans | Caribbean | Central Africa | Central America | Central Asia | East Africa | East Asia | Eastern Europe | Europe | Former Soviet Union | g20 | g7 | Horn of Africa | Indian Ocean | Latin America | Mesoamerica | Middle East | North Africa | North America | Oceania | Pacific Ocean Islands | Scandinavia | South America | South Asia | Southeast Asia | Southern Africa | West Africa | Western Europe

Countries: Afghanistan | Aland Islands | Albania | Algeria | American Samoa | Andorra | Angola | Anguilla | Antarctica | Antigua and Barbuda | Argentina | Armenia | Aruba | Australia | Austria | Azerbaijan | Bahamas | Bahrain | Bangladesh | Barbados | Belarus | Belgium | Belize | Benin | Bermuda | Bhutan | Bolivia | Bosnia and Herzegovina | Botswana | Bouvet Island | Brazil | British Indian Ocean Territory | British Virgin Islands | Brunei Darussalam | Bulgaria | Burkina Faso | Burundi | Cambodia | Cameroon | Canada | Cape Verde | Cayman Islands | Central African Republic | Chad | Chile | China | Christmas Island | Cocos Islands | Colombia | Comoros | Congo | Cook Islands | Costa Rica | Cote d'Ivoire | Croatia | Cuba | Cyprus | Czech Republic | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Denmark | Djibouti | Dominica | Dominican Republic | Ecuador | Egypt | El Salvador | Equatorial Guinea | Eritrea | Estonia | Ethiopia | Falkland Islands | Faroe Islands | Fiji | Finland | France | French Guiana | French Polynesia | French Southern Territories | Gabon | Gambia | Georgia | Germany | Ghana | Gibraltar | Greece | Greenland | Grenada | Guadeloupe | Guam | Guatemala | Guernsey | Guinea | Guinea-Bissau | Guyana | Haiti | Heard Island and McDonald Islands | Honduras | Hong Kong | Hungary | Iceland | India | Indonesia | Iran | Iraq | Ireland | Isle of Man | Israel | Italy | Jamaica | Japan | Jersey | Jordan | Kazakhstan | Kenya | Kiribati | Kuwait | Kyrgyzstan | Laos | Latvia | Lebanon | Lesotho | Liberia | Libya | Liechtenstein | Lithuania | Luxembourg | Macao | Macedonia | Madagascar | Malawi | Malaysia | Maldives | Mali | Malta | Marshall Islands | Martinique | Mauritania | Mauritius | Mayotte | Mexico | Micronesia | Moldova | Monaco | Mongolia | Montenegro | Montserrat | Morocco | Mozambique | Myanmar | Namibia | Nauru | Nepal | Netherlands | Netherlands Antilles | New Caledonia | New Zealand | Nicaragua | Niger | Nigeria | Niue | Norfolk Island | North Korea | Northern Mariana Islands | Norway | Occupied Palestinian Territory | Oman | Pakistan | Palau | Panama | Papua New Guinea | Paraguay | Peru | Philippines | Pitcairn | Poland | Portugal | Puerto Rico | Qatar | Reunion | Romania | Russian Federation | Rwanda | Saint Barthélemy | Saint Helena | Saint Kitts and Nevis | Saint Lucia | Saint Martin | Saint Pierre and Miquelon | Saint Vincent and the Grenadines | Samoa | San Marino | Sao Tome and Principe | Saudi Arabia | Senegal | Serbia | Seychelles | Sierra Leone | Singapore | Slovakia | Slovenia | Solomon Islands | Somalia | South Africa | South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands | South Korea | Spain | Sri Lanka | Sudan | Suriname | Svalbard and Jan Mayen | Swaziland | Sweden | Switzerland | Syria | Taiwan | Tajikistan | Tanzania | Thailand | Timor-Leste | Togo | Tokelau | Tonga | Trinidad and Tobago | Tunisia | Turkey | Turkmenistan | Turks and Caicos Islands | Tuvalu | U.S. Virgin Islands | Uganda | Ukraine | United Arab Emirates | United Kingdom | United States | United States Minor Outlying Islands | Uruguay | Uzbekistan | Vanuatu | Vatican City State | Venezuela | Viet Nam | Wallis and Futuna | Western Sahara | Yemen | Zambia | Zimbabwe

Regional [archived):
Africa [ North Africa, Central Africa, West Africa, East Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Southern Africa ]
Asia [ Middle East, Southeast Asia, Central Asia ]
Europe [ Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Balkans CIS ]
Oceania + Australia
North America [ Central America, Caribbean ]
South America

Other Stats: Country Population Stats
Country Stats
City Data for All Countries
Country Population Projections 2010, 2015, 2020



City Data for All Countries
Country Population Projections 2010, 2015, 2020



Largest Cities in Middle East
CityCountryCity PopulationUrban Area PopulationUrban Area Rank [World]City Pop Rank [World]Urban Area Rank [Asia]City Pop Rank [Asia]
IstanbulTurkey92164009640500259147
TehranIran77229001097890021181112
BaghdadIraq4948300649220041282316
RiyadhSaudi Arabia3627700362770081414126
AnkaraTurkey3329400343640092504433
JiddahSaudi Arabia26740002674000127635839
IzmirTurkey23225002378700153847149
MashhadIran204070020407001751028359
Aleppo (Halab)Syria189190024045001501076961
DamascusSyria180370023060001591137364
Sana'aYemen165330016533002171269869
MeccaSaudi Arabia1541800154180023913810572
EsfahanIran136230025931001351685988
AmmanJordan1252900252430014218863102
TabrizIran12106001210600321201147106
BursaTurkey11900001190000326204151109
AdanaTurkey11620001162000333211154111
ShirazIran11585001158500335216155114
BeirutLebanon1147800187820018721889116
MosulIraq11392001139200342220157118
IrbilIraq11004001100400368236170127
BasrahIraq10309001030900403261185140
AhvazIran973600973600427281197151
QomIran893500893500473306214159
DubaiUnited Arab Emirates8727001455400262311116163
MedinahSaudi Arabia818800818800508336229179
GaziantepTurkey795300795300521346237184
Masqat-MatrahOman776300776300536355241187
KermanshahIran771400771400543357243189
SuleymaniyeIraq757300757300552369249197
HomsSyria724700724700576388260205
KirkukIraq712900712900586398267212
KonyaTurkey695500695500601412273219
Jerusalem (ISR)Israel6847001036500398418183220
ad-DammamSaudi Arabia6750001549200236422104222
at-TaifSaudi Arabia633900633900642448294238
AntalyaTurkey571300571300709508322265
DiyarbakirTurkey570900570900711509324266
MersinTurkey559400559400728522333272
KayseriTurkey555900555900732529337278
al-NajafIraq549800549800741533342279
KarbalaIraq536400536400758549351285
Abu DhabiUnited Arab Emirates519900519900782574366299
NasirahIraq519500519500783575367300
AdenYemen510400510400798591377308
HillahIraq510300510300799593378309
ZahedanIran509300509300800595379310
EskisehirTurkey507100507100803598382313
OrumiyehIran482600482600844638410338
UrfaTurkey458300458300868668425356
MalatyaTurkey446600446600881690431365
RashtIran426000426000905721447381
KermanIran419200419200912735451387
SharjahUnited Arab Emirates417400417400915739452389
HamadanIran408700408700923750456393
RumadiyaIraq407900407900924752457395
DiwaniyahIraq407400407400926757459399
TaizzYemen406900406900927758460400
LadhiqiyahSyria404000404000932767463404
GazaPalestine3983001300600303777135409
ArakIran397900397900941778468410
HudaydahYemen382400382400962810479426
TabukSaudi Arabia382300382300963811480427
SamsunTurkey377500377500970823483432
al-KutIraq369500369500987846490442
HamahSyria3653003653001001860497449
YazdIran3598003598001009869504457
ArdabilIran3494003494001031897512466
Tel Aviv-YafoIsrael347800289690011690954471
KahramanmarasTurkey3387003387001061936524483
ErzurumTurkey3333003333001075954533491
AmarahIraq3332003332001076955534492
BuraydahSaudi Arabia3249003249001090971541500
SamarraIraq3216003216001099982547507
Bandar-e AbbasIran3214003214001101984549509
QazvinIran31320031320011231014555517
DohaQatar3088005339007601032352527
SanandajIran30760030760011441038565530
ZanjanIran29910029910011721071582548
Al AinUnited Arab Emirates29470029470011861089589557
KhorramabadIran29020029020012091113602571
al-HufufSaudi Arabia2861007841005301133239580
Khamis MushaytSaudi Arabia28470028470012321139612582
ElazigTurkey27950027950012441153619590
HaifaIsrael2761009756004251170196598
BaqubahIraq26900026900012821198640613
DenizliTurkey26070026070013221242663639
IrbidJordan2600005558007331248338644
SivasTurkey25920025920013291251669646
VanTurkey25320025320013581282683659
AbadanIran24920024920013741300692668
DezfulIran24510024510013881315700676
BatmanTurkey23730023730014281360719696
AdiyamanTurkey23710023710014291361720697
Jerusalem (PAL)Palestine23610023610014371371726703
FallujahIraq23260023260014541392736714
BorujerdIran23170023170014591399740719
HailSaudi Arabia23100023100014631403742721
KirrikkaleTurkey22700022700014971440755735
ManisaTurkey22460022460015141458765746
IzmitTurkey22110022110015401486778760
KashanIran21670021670015611508792775
Dayr az-ZawrSyria21620021620015651514795778
RakkahSyria21480021480015751525803788
TarsusTurkey21220021220015981549815801
BalikesirTurkey21200021200015991551816803
TripoliLebanon20870020870016221575826812
GorganIran20730020730016311586832820
SariIran20720020720016331589833822
AdapazariTurkey20450020450016541611839829
TrabzonTurkey20370020370016601617842832
KharjSaudi Arabia19870019870017051666860851
HasakahSyria19440019440017431704872864
JubailSaudi Arabia18400018400018311798903895
KutahyaTurkey18110018110018551823913906
IskenderunTurkey18040018040018601830916909
Be'er ShevaIsrael18030018030018611831917910
Hafar-al-BatinSaudi Arabia18010018010018661836920913
OsmaniyeTurkey17950017950018761846925918
QamishlySyria17700017700018921864931925
SabzevarIran17190017190019351906945939
SalalahOman17070017070019511923952946
AmolIran16830016830019771949962957
BabolIran16750016750019841957967962
KhoyIran16520016520020091983979974
CorumTurkey16410016410020201994985980
NeyshaburIran159900159900206420411004999
ZubayrIraq1586001586002080205710111006
MukallaYemen1568001568002099207610211016
YanbuSaudi Arabia1566001566002102207910231018
BushehrIran1556001556002110208710261021
AntakyaTurkey1551001551002123210110311026
QacemshahrIran1516001516002167214610531049
IspartaTurkey1498001498002190216910591055
AydinTurkey1492001492002194217310611057
AjmanUnited Arab Emirates1492001492002195217410621058
TartusSyria1486001486002203218310641060
ManamahBahrain14800051530079121923711066
MalayerIran1470001470002230221110751072
SirjanIran1470001470002231221210761073
AbhaSaudi Arabia1468001468002233221410771074
TilafarIraq1467001467002234221510781075
SaydaLebanon1461001461002240222110811078
as-SalimiyahKuwait1448001448002261224310901087
IlamIran1422001422002301228311081105
Masjed-e SoleymanIran1414001414002316229811161113
AraarSaudi Arabia1412001412002320230211181115
UsakTurkey1387001387002351233511341132
CorluTurkey1375001375002365234911411139
BojnurdIran1357001357002395237911511149
MaraghehIran1345001345002414239911581157
HebronPalestine1339001339002425241011671166
BukanIran1331001331002438242311731172
IbbYemen1324001324002447243211751174
OrduTurkey1313001313002467245111831182
AlanyaTurkey1309001309002473245711851184
AndimeshkIran1293001293002492247611891188
BirjandIran1285001285002504248811941193
EdirneTurkey1284001284002507249111971196
KhorramshahrIran1278001278002516250012001199
SaqqezIran1278001278002517250112011200
AfyonkarahisarTurkey1266001266002536252012111210
JabaliyahPalestine1265001265002538252212131212
KiziltepeTurkey1250001250002577256112291228
SuharOman1240001240002597258112351234
al-HawiyahSaudi Arabia1227001227002618260212431242
ZabolIran1225001225002627261112471246
Gonbad-e QabusIran1222001222002633261712491248
as-SamawahIraq1216001216002648263212521251
MahabadIran1195001195002686267112681267
SiirtTurkey1195001195002689267412701269
UnayzahSaudi Arabia1191001191002692267712721271
ViransehirTurkey1187001187002700268512771276
ZonguldakTurkey1185001185002702268712781277
ShahrudIran1164001164002736272112881287
SavehIran1162001162002740272512901289
KaramanTurkey1162001162002744272912911290
KarabŁkTurkey1158001158002750273512951294
SurLebanon1148001148002777276113051304
ErzincanTurkey1141001141002796278013131312
Jalib as-SuyuhKuwait1135001135002807279113181317
BismilTurkey1131001131002816280013221321
Marv DashtIran1129001129002818280213241323
AksarayTurkey1129001129002819280313251324
NablusPalestine1128001128002823280713271326
TekirdagTurkey1122001122002841282513331332
NajranSaudi Arabia1121001121002845282913351334
IbriOman1118001118002859284313421341
NazilliTurkey1115001115002867285113431342
TokatTurkey1110001110002880286413461345
SuwayqOman1072001072002974295913811380
RafsanjanIran1070001070002977296213841383
Bandar-e MahshahrIran1069001069002980296513861385
BehbahanIran1067001067002983296813881387
DhamarYemen1063001063002996298113911390
KarsTurkey1038001038003060304614101409
AshqelonIsrael1036001036003067305314111410
RafahPalestine1031001031003087307314191418
JahromIran1027001027003096308214221421
Shahr-e KordIran1026001026003097308314231422
CeyhanTurkey1016001016003123310914371436
SemnanIran1011001011003131311714411440
Ras al KhaymahUnited Arab Emirates1011001011003133311914431442
InegolTurkey1010001010003136312214461445
BandirmaTurkey1007001007003141312714481447
Bandar-e AnzaliIran1005001005003147313314511450
MiandoabIran1000001000003158314414551454
Kuwait CityKuwait321001680400210951455


POPULATION data has been updated here


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