Here we are listing top 5 largest cities in Asia. Shanghai in China is the largest city in Asia followed by Mumbai (Bombay), Karachi, Delhi and Istanbul. Lets see the full details below.
Shanghavi is the largest city in China by population with a population of more than 24 million as of 2014.It is located in the Yangtze River Delta in the eastern coast of the country. It is a global financial center as well as transport hub with the world’s busiest container port. Municipality borders the provinces of Jiangsu and Zhejiang to the north, south and west, and East China Sea is bounded to the east.
Mumbai is the second largest city in Asia by population and it is the ninth most populous agglomeration in the world. Mumbai is the capital of Indian state Maharashtra. It has a population of 20.7 million as of 2011. Mumbai is the wealthiest city in India and it also has the highest GDP. Bombay is the location for important financial institutions such as the Reserve Bank of India, the Bombay Stock Exchange, the National Stock Exchange of India, the SEBI and it is the corporate headquarters of numerous Indian companies and multinational corporations.
Karachi is the third largest city in Asia and it is the capital of Pakistani province of Sindh. Karachi is also known as City of Lights and it is the main seaport and financial center of Pakistan. Karachi metro has an estimated population of over 22 million people as of 2015 and it is the world’s 7th least expensive city to live based on cost of living. Karachi had a total GDP of $78 billion in 2009.
Delhi is the fourth largest city in Asia and it is the capital of India. It is the main political center of India and it is the location of significant government offices including India’s parliament building. Delhi has an calculated population of 18,686,902 as reported in 2016. Commonly spoken languages in Delhi include Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi.
Istanbul is the most populous city in Turkey and fifth largest city in Asia and it is the country’s economic, cultural, and historic center. Istanbul houses administrative center of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and population of around 14 million. The population of the city has increased since the 1950s because migrates from across Anatolia have moved in Istanbul. It is the location of headquarters of many Turkish companies and media outlets and accounts for more than a quarter of the country’s gross domestic products.