List of Largest Cities in India (Metropolitan area)

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  • Post last modified:August 25, 2021

There are hundreds of cities and towns in India. India is a developing nation and about 40% of people living in urban areas including towns and cities. The population of India increasing faster than estimated and could take China soon.

Delhi is the largest city in India and one of the populous in the World with a population of about 28 million. Mumbai is the second most populous city with 20 million inhabitants. Kolkata and Bangalore are the second and third largest cities respectively. Bangalore was a small city a few decades ago, now it is a notable city in India. The largest cities in India are ranked by the total population of the metropolitan area.

Qutub Minar Monument in Delhi, Image by Suanlian Tangpua from Pixabay
RankNamePopulationStateArea (km²)
1Delhi28,514,000Delhi1,484
2Mumbai19,980,000Maharashtra603
3Kolkata14,681,000West Bengal205
4Bengaluru [Bangalore]11,440,000Karnataka709
5Chennai10,456,000Tamil Nadu426
6Hyderabad9,482,000Telangana650
7Ahmadabad7,681,000Gujarat464
8Surat6,564,000Gujarat327
9Pune6,276,000Maharashtra276
10Jaipur3,046,163Rajasthan484
11Kanpur2,920,496Uttar Pradesh300
12Lucknow2,902,920Uttar Pradesh337
13Nagpur2,497,870Maharashtra229
14Ghaziabad2,375,820Uttar Pradesh1,933
15Indore2,170,295Madhya Pradesh165
16Coimbatore2,136,916Tamil Nadu642
17Kochi2,119,724Kerala94
18Patna2,049,156Bihar135
19Kozhikode2,028,399Kerala128
20Bhopal1,886,100Madhya Pradesh298
21Thrissur1,861,269Kerala101
22Vadodara (Baroda)1,822,221Gujarat153
23Agra1,760,285Uttar Pradesh149
24Visakhapatnam1,728,128Andhra Pradesh318
25Thiruvananthapuram [Trivandrum]1,679,754Kerala214

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