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Highest Populated Cities in India

India is home to several small and big cities, each with its own idiosyncrasies. India is the seventh-largest country in the world and is the second-largest in terms of population. The cities are streaming with people of all kinds from various walks of life. The country has a total of 39 cities that each have populations exceeding one million residents.

Here is the list of 12 Most Populated Cities in India

1. Mumbai - 12,691,836

Mumbai - 12,691,836

Known otherwise as “city of dreams” and the “city that never sleeps”, Mumbai, the capital of Maharastra is home to the significant financial, economic and entertainment industries of the country.

Area – 603.4 sq.km
Density - 21,000/sq.km
Population - 12,691,836

2. Delhi - 10,927,986

Delhi - 10,927,986

A city which is rich in history and culture, it is also a union territory. This largest metropolitan city houses the capital of the country, New Delhi. It is said to be the second wealthiest city after Bombay.

Area - 1,484/sq.km
Density - 29,259.12/sq.km
Population - 10,927,986

3. Bangalore - 5,104,047

Bangalore - 5,104,047

Nicknamed “The Silicon Valley of India”, Bangalore is the hub of all IT companies. The capital of the southern state of Karnataka, the city is also known for its various parks and the fantastic nightlife. 

Area - 709 sq.km
Density – 12,000/sq.km
Population - 5,104,047

4. Kolkata - 4,631,392

Kolkata - 4,631,392

Kolkata is the most culturally rich city in India. The city which is the capital of West Bengal is also helmed as the land of intellectuals as it is the home of many Nobel Laureates and other people of prominence. 

Area - 205 sq.km
Density - 22,000/sq.km
Population - 4,631,392

5. Chennai - 4,328,063

Chennai - 4,328,063

Known as the “Detroit of India”, the country’s one-third of the automobile industry is based in this city. This capital city of Tamil Nadu is one of the top tourist cities and is also known by its old name Madras as well.

Area - 426 sq.km
Density - 17,000/sq.km
Population - 4,328,063

6. Ahmedabad - 3,719,710

Ahmedabad - 3,719,710

Rapidly advancing as the industrial and economic hub of India, this city is located in the state of Gujarat. It used to be the capital of Gujarat but had lost the title to its twin city Gandhinagar.

Area - 464 sq.km
Density - 12,000/sq.km
Population - 3,719,710

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7. Hyderabad - 3,597,816

Hyderabad - 3,597,816

Hyderabad is famous for its rich heritage and also for its mouthwatering delicacies. It is the capital of the southern state of Telangana and is also a major hub of the technology industry of the country.

Area - 650 sq.km
Density - 10,477/sq.km
Population - 3,597,816

8. Pune - 2,935,744

Pune - 2,935,744

The city is also known as “Oxford of the East” due to the presence of various well – recognised educational institutions. It is the second-largest city in Maharashtra after Bombay and is also an upcoming IT hub.

Area – 331.3 sq.km
Density - 9,400/sq.km
Population - 2,935,744

9. Surat - 2,894,504

Surat - 2,894,504

Surat is the country’s first IT smart city. Located in the state of Gujarat, this city is known for it diamonds and is also a significant commercial textile manufacturing centre.

Area - 326.5 sq.km
Density - 14,000/sq.km
Population - 2,894,504

10. Kanpur - 2,823,249

Kanpur - 2,823,249

Located in the state of Uttar Pradesh, Kanpur is famous for its textile and leather industry. It is also known as “The leather city of the world” and “Manchester of India”.

Area - 403.7 sq.km
Density - 6,900/sq.km
Population - 2,823,249

11. Jaipur - 2,711,758

Jaipur - 2,711,758
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Jaipur is a vibrant amalgamation of the old and the new. Also called the Pink City, the capital of the royal state of Rajasthan, was ruled by the Rajputs for many centuries and developed as a planned city in the 17th century AD. Along with Delhi and Agra, Jaipur forms the Golden Triangle and hails as one of the most famous tourist circuits of the country.

Area - 484.6 sq.km
Density - 6,500/sq.km
Population - 2,711,758

Best Time: October to March

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12. Lucknow - 2,472,011

Lucknow - 2,472,011

It is the capital city of the state of Uttar Pradesh. Known as the land of nawabs, this city is rich in culture and heritage and is famous for the availability of different varieties of delicious kebabs.

Area - 349 sq.km
Density - 8,100/sq.km
Population - 2,472,011

The cities are starkly different from one another and represent something unique about the country. Each of them has a heart and a soul and is brought to life with the umpteen numbers of people crowding its vast area.

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