Pakistan

Decennial Population

year population est.
1950 37,542,380
1960 45,540,594
1970 59,204,212
1980 79,984,297
1990 111,090,879
2000 143,832,014
2010 173,149,306
2020 203,351,202
2025 218,123,796
2050 271,081,825
2075 280,585,929
2100 263,320,495
source: UN - WPP 2012 Revision (medium).

General Information


Official name the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Capital Islamabad
Region South-central Asia
ISO code PK
Statistical agency Pakistan Bureau of Statistics


Administrative units

province
> district
native namecapital [native name]area in
sq.km.
population
1981-03-01
census
population
1998-03-02
census
Azad Jammu and Kashmirآزاد جموں و کشمیر‎ Muzaffarabad13,2971,970,0002,580,000
Hattian Bala District    
Bagh District 1,368315,000393,000
Bhimber District 1,516 302,000
Haveli District    
Kotli DistrictKotli1,862365,000563,000
Mirpur DistrictMirpur1,010427,000334,000
Muzaffarabad DistrictMuzaffarabad6,117466,000746,000
Neelum District    
Poonch DistrictRawalakot855407,000411,000
Sudhnoti District 569 224,000
BalochistanبلوچِستانQuetta347,1904,332,3766,565,885
Awaran Districtضلع آوارانAwaran [آواران]29,510110,353118,173
Barkhan Districtضلع بارخان‎Barkhan [بارخان‎]3,51461,686103,545
Chagai Districtضلع چاغیDalbandin [دالبندین]50,545120,455202,564
Dera Bugti Districtضلع ڈیرہ بگٹیDera Bugti [ڈیرہ بگٹی]10,160103,821181,310
Gwadar Districtضلع گوادرGwadar [گوادر]12,637112,385185,498
Harnai Districtضلع ہرنائیHarnai [ہرنائی]   
Jaffarabad Districtضلع جعفرآبادDera Allah Yar [ڈیرہ اللہ یار‎]2,445265,342432,817
Jhal Magsi Districtضلع جھل مگسیGandawa [گنداواہ]3,61568,092109,941
Kachhi (Bolan) Districtضلع کچھیDhadar [ڈھاڈر]7,499237,123288,056
Kalat Districtضلع قلاتKalat [قلات]6,622209,149237,834
Kech Districtضلع کیچTurbat [تُربت‎]22,539379,467413,204
Kharan Districtضلع خارانKharan [خاران]48,051128,040206,909
Khuzdar Districtضلع خضدارKhuzdar [خضدار]35,380276,449417,466
Killa Abdullah Districtضلع  3,293176,341370,269
Killa Saifullah Districtضلع  6,831148,362193,553
Kohlu Agencyضلع  7,61071,26999,846
Lasbella Districtضلع Uthal15,153188,139312,695
Lehri Districtضلع     
Loralai Districtضلع  9,830235,038297,555
Mastung Districtضلع  5,896132,044164,645
Musakhel Districtضلع  5,72891,174134,056
Nasirabad Districtضلع Dera Murad Jamali3,387129,112245,894
Nushki Districtضلع     
Panjgur Districtضلع  16,891160,750234,051
Pishin Districtضلع  7,819202,256367,183
Quetta City Districtضلع  2,653381,566759,941
Sheerani Districtضلع     
Sibi Districtضلع  7,79698,482180,398
Sohbatpur Districtضلع     
Washuk Districtضلع     
Zhob Districtضلع  20,297213,285275,142
Ziarat Districtضلع  1,48932,19633,340
FATAقبائلی علاقہ جاتPeshawar27,2202,198,5473,176,331
Bajaur AgencyKhar Bajaur 289,206595,227
Khyber AgencyPeshawar 284,256546,730
Kurram AgencyParachinar 294,362448,310
Mohmand AgencyGhallanay 163,933334,453
North Waziristan AgencyMiran Shah 238,910361,246
Orakzai AgencyKalaya 358,751225,441
South Waziristan AgencyWana 309,454429,841
T.A. Adj. Bannu DistrictBannu 63,21319,593
T.A. Adj. Dera Ismail KhanDera Ismail Khan 55,82438,990
T.A. Adj. KohatKohat 57,24588,456
T.A. Adj. Lakki MarwatLakki Marwat 16,1496,987
T.A. Adj. PeshawarPeshawar 37,06153,841
T.A. Adj. TankTank 30,18327,216
FCT Islamabadوفاقی دارالحکومتIslamabad906340,000805,235
Gilgit-Baltistanگلگت بلتستانGilgit72,520..870,347
District AstoreGorikot  71,666
District BaltistanSkardu  214,848
District DiamirChilas  131,925
District GhancheKhaplu  88,366
District GhizerGakuch  120,218
District GilgitGilgit  243,324
District Hunza NagarSikanderabad   
Khyber Pakhtunkhwaخیبر پختونخواPeshawar74,52111,061,32817,735,912
Abbottabad Districtایبٹ آبادAbbottabad1,967647,635880,666
Bannu DistrictبنوںBannu1,227423,018675,667
Batagram Districtضلع بٹگرامBanna1,301339,119307,278
Buner DistrictبونیرDaggar1,865265,517506,048
Charsadda DistrictچارسڈّہCharsadda996630,8111,022,364
Chitral DistrictچترالChitral14,850208,560318,689
Dera Ismail Khan Districtڈیرہ اسماعیل خانDera Ismail Khan7,326494,432852,995
Hangu DistrictہنگوHangu1,097182,474314,529
Haripur Districtہری پورHaripur1,725479,031692,228
Karak DistrictکرکKarak3,372249,681430,796
Kohat DistrictکوہاٹKohat2,545326,617562,644
Lakki Marwat Districtلکی مروتLakki Marwat3,164288,759490,025
Lower Dir DistrictلوئرديرTimergara1,583404,844717,649
Lower Kohistan Districtکوہستان 3,334465,237287,824
Malakand P.A. DistrictملاکنڈBathkela952257,797452,291
Mansehra DistrictمانسہرہMansehra4,125770,235978,157
Mardan DistrictMardan1,632881,4651,460,100
Nowshera DistrictنوشہرہNowshera1,748537,638874,373
Peshawar DistrictپشاورPeshawar1,2571,113,3032,019,118
Shangla Districtضلع شانگهAlpuri1,586251,546434,563
Swabi DistrictصوابیSwabi1,543625,0351,026,804
Swat DistrictسواتMingora5,337715,9381,257,602
Tank DistrictٹانکTank1,679141,062238,216
Tor Ghar Districtضلع تور غرOghi454 174,682
Upper Dir DistrictاپردیDir3,699362,565575,858
Upper Kohistan DistrictDassu4,158 184,746
Punjabپنجاب‎Lahore205,34547,292,44173,621,290
Attock Districtاٹکضلع  6,857876,6671,274,935
Bahawalnagar Districtبہاولنگرضلع  8,8781,373,7472,061,447
Bahawalpur Districtبہاولپورضلع  24,8301,453,4382,433,091
Bhakkar Districtبھکرضلع  8,153665,8841,051,456
Chakwal Districtچکوالضلع  6,524775,6001,083,725
Chiniot Districtضلع چنیوٹضلع  2,643 965,124
Dera Ghazi Khan Districtڈیرہ غازی خانضلع  11,922943,6631,643,118
Faisalabad Districtضلع فیصل آبادضلع  5,8563,561,9095,429,547
Gujranwala Districtگوجرانوالہضلع  3,6222,108,3653,400,940
Gujrat Districtگجراتضلع  3,1921,288,8192,048,008
Hafizabad Districtحافظ آبادضلع  2,367567,572832,980
Jhang Districtضلع جھنگضلع  6,1661,970,9441,869,421
Jhelum Districtجہلمضلع  3,587778,778936,957
Kasur Districtقصورضلع  3,9951,528,0022,375,875
Khanewal Districtخانیوالضلع  4,3491,369,7662,068,490
Khushab Districtخوشابضلع  6,511641,366905,711
Lahore Districtلاہورضلع  1,7723,544,9426,318,745
Layyah Districtلیہضلع  6,291666,5171,120,951
Lodhran Districtلودھراںضلع  2,778739,9121,171,800
Mandi Bahauddin Districtمنڈی بہاؤالدینضلع  2,673846,1141,160,552
Mianwali Districtمیانوالیضلع  5,840711,5291,056,620
Multan Districtملتانضلع  3,7201,970,0753,116,851
Muzaffargarh Districtمظفر گڑھضلع  8,2491,497,7362,635,903
Nankana Sahib Districtننکانہ صاحبضلع  1,662 683,963
Narowal Districtنارووالضلع  2,337908,9771,265,097
Okara Districtاوکاڑہضلع  4,3771,487,2612,232,992
Pakpattan Districtپاکپتنضلع  2,724843,6231,286,680
Rahim Yar Khan Districtرحیم یار خانضلع  11,8801,841,4513,141,053
Rajanpur Districtراجن پورضلع  12,319638,9211,103,618
Rawalpindi Districtراولپنڈیضلع  5,2862,121,4503,363,911
Sahiwal Districtساہیوالضلع  3,2011,281,5261,843,194
Sargodha Districtسرگودھاضلع  5,8541,911,8492,665,979
Sheikhupura Districtشيخوپورہضلع  4,2982,110,1532,637,066
Sialkot Districtسیالکوٹضلع  3,0161,802,5052,723,481
Toba Tek Singh Districtضلع ٹوبہ ٹیک سنگھضلع  3,2521,134,5721,621,593
Vehari Districtوہاڑیضلع  4,3641,328,8082,090,416
SindhسندھKarachi140,91419,028,66630,439,893
Badin Districtبدینضلع Badin [بدین]6,726776,6141,136,044
Dadu Districtدادوضلع Dadu [دادو]7,8661,081,6111,106,717
Ghotki Districtگھوٹکیضلع Mirpur Mathelo [میرپور متھیلو]6,083568,823970,549
Hyderabad Districtحيدر آبادضلع Hyderabad [حيدر آباد]1,8702,059,0261,494,866
Jacobabad Districtجیکب آبادضلع Jacobabad [جیکب آباد]2,6681,011,212743,907
Jamshoro Districtجامشوروضلع Kotri [کوٹری]11,104 666,217
Karachi Central Districtکراچی وسطیضلع  3,5276,437,9849,856,318
Karachi East Districtکراچی شرقیضلع     
Karachi South Districtکراچی جنوبیضلع     
Karachi West Districtکراچی غربیضلع     
Kashmore Districtکشمورضلع Kandhkot [كندھ كوٹ‎]2,580 683,662
Khairpur Districtخیر پورضلع Khairpur [خیر پور]15,910981,1901,546,587
Korangi Districtکورنگیضلع     
Larkana Districtلاڑکانہضلع Larkana [لاڑکانہ]1,9481,138,5801,006,998
Malir Districtملیرضلع     
Matiari Districtمٹیاریضلع Matiari [مٹیاری]1,417 494,244
Mirpur Khas Districtمیرپور خاصضلع Mirpur Khas [میرپور خاص]2,925577,879905,935
Naushahro Feroze Districtنوشہرو فیروزضلع Naushehro Feroze [نوشہرو فیروز]2,945829,0511,087,571
Sanghar Districtسانگھڑضلع Sanghar [سانگھڑ]10,728917,8631,453,028
Shahdadkot Districtشہدادکوٹضلع Shahdadkot [شہدادکوٹ]5,475 459,259
Shaheed Benazir Abad Districtشہید بے نظیر آباد سےضلع Nawabshah [نواب شاہ]4,502813,5341,071,533
Shikarpur Districtشکارپورضلع Shikarpur [شکارپور]2,512596,409880,438
Sujawal Districtسجاولضلع Sujawal [سجاول]8,785 529,412
Sukkur Districtسكهّرضلع Sukkur [سكهّر]1,507553,848908,373
Tando Allahyar Districtٹنڈو اللہ یارضلع Tando Allahyar [ٹنڈو اللہ یار]1,554 553,837
Tando Muhammad Khan Districtٹنڈو محمد خانضلع Tando Muhammad Khan [ٹنڈو محمد خان]1,555 408,852
Tharparkar Districtتھرپارکرضلع Mithi [مٹھی]19,638540,985914,291
Thatta Districtٹھٹہضلع Thatta [ٹھٹہ]8,660761,039583,782
Umerkot Districtعمرکوٹضلع Umerkot [عمرکوٹ]5,608383,018663,095
total  796,09584,525,300132,352,279
source: Pakistan Census Organisation, Pakistan.
note: Lower level data is from many different sources and doesn't add up. After the 1998 census many changes have taken place, above is only an attempt to get to near to the current situation.
note: Latin naming of divisions differs from source to source, or even within sources.
note: total excludes Azad Kashmir and the Northern Areas.
note: Azad Kashmir = that part of Jammu & Kashmir occupied by Pakistan. Population est. for 1990.
note: Northern Areas = administered by Pakistan but disputed by India; consisting of Baltistan (Skardu), Diamir (Chilas), Gilgit (Gilgit). Population est. for 1990.
note: Fr. Prov. = Frontier Province; T.A. Adj. = Tribal Area Adjacent; FATA = Federally Administered Tribal Areas; FCT = Federal Capital Territory; P-A area = Pakistan-administered area; De-Ex. = De-Excluded.

Main cities

namenative namepopulation
1981-03-01
census
population
1998-03-01
census
latitude /
longitude
Karachi5,208,1329,204,480 
Lahore2,952,6895,143,495 
Faisalabad1,104,2092,008,861 
Rawalpindi794,8341,409,768 
Multan732,0701,197,384 
Hyderabad751,5291,166,894 
Gujranwala600,9931,132,509 
Peshawar566,248982,816 
Quetta285,719565,137 
Islamabadاسلام آباد204,364529,18033.70/73.01
Sargodha291,362458,440 
Sialkot301,609421,502 
Bahawalpur180,263408,395 
Sukkur190,551335,551 
Jhang195,558293,366 
Sheikhupura141,168280,263 
Larkana123,890270,283 
Gujrat155,058251,792 
Mardan147,977244,511 
Kasur155,523241,649 
Rahimyar Khan119,036233,537 
Sahiwal150,954207,388 
Okara127,455201,815 
Wah Cantonment..198,431 
Dera Ghazi Khan102,007188,149 
Mirpur Khas124,371184,465 
Nawabshah..183,110 
Mingaora..174,469 
Chiniot..169,282 
Kamoke..150,984 
Burewala..149,857 
Jhelum..145,847 
Sadiqabad..141,509 
Jacobabad..137,733 
Shikarpur..133,259 
Khanewal..132,962 
Hafizabad..130,216 
Kohat..125,271 
Muzaffargarh..121,641 
Khanpur..117,764 
Gojra..114,967 
Bahawalnagar..109,642 
Muridke..108,578 
Pakpattan..107,791 
Abbottabad..105,999 
Tando Adam..103,363 
Jaranwala..103,308 
Khairpur..102,188 
Chishtian Mandi..101,659 
Daska..101,500 
Dadu..98,575 
Mandi Bahauddin..97,340 
Ahmadpur East..96,032 
Kamalia..95,291 
Khuzdar..93,060 
Vihari..92,334 
Dera Ismail Khan64,35890,357 
Wazirabad..89,652 
Nowshera Kalan..89,428 
Khushab..87,294 
Tando Allahyar..86,056 
Charsadda..84,257 
Chakwal..80,620 
Mianwali..79,996 
Kot Addu..79,054 
Swabi..78,960 
source: Pakistan Census Organisation, Islamabad, Pakistan.