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CITY POPULATION

India is one of the most populated countries in the world, next only to China. Although India occupies only 2.4% of the total area of the world, it supports over 15% of the world population, as revealed by statistics. Each year India is adding 18 million people, roughly another Australia. By 2050, U.N. demographers project that it will have another 530 million people for a total of more than 1,5 billion. If India continues on the demographic path as projected, it will overtake China by 2045, becoming the world's most populous country.

About a quarter of India's population is urban. Numerically that is about the whole population of USA. At least 23 Indian cities have over a million residents. Delhi, Calcutta, Mumbai and Chennai are the four main cities of India. The first three cities have over 10 million residents.


Sl. No. City Population
(in millions)
1 MUMBAI 14.5
2 CALCUTTA 12.0
3 DELHI 10.1
4 CHENNAI 5.7
5 HYDERABAD 4.7
6 BANGALORE 4.7
7 AHMEDABAD 3.6
8 PUNE 2.7
9 KANPUR 2.3
10 LUCKNOW 1.8
11 NAGPUR 1.8
12 JAIPUR 1.7
13 SURAT 1.6
14 BHOPAL 1.2
15 COIMBATORE 1.2
16 INDORE 1.2
17 MADURAI 1.2
18 PATNA 1.2
19 VADODARA 1.2
20 VARANASI 1.2
21 LUDHIANA 1.1
22 VISAKHAPATNAM 1.1
23 KOCHI 1.1


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