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10 Most Populated Cities in India – List of India’s Populated Cities

India is the 7th largest country in the world by area, and a country this large has a population to match. When breaking down the numbers, it's shown the India has many large cities that contribute to its massive population. The official census in India is calculated every 5 years. The most recent one was conducted in the year 2011. The entire process was done in 2 main phases of house listing and population listing respectively. The official census calculation started in the month of April, 2010. The town, district, village and city population 2011 was calculated over a period of 1 year. There are over 6lac villages and thousands of towns and districts in India. Here is the list of top 10 most populated cities of India in the given table below.

 
Population of India
 

City

State

Population

Mumbai

Maharashtra

12442373

New Delhi

Delhi

11034555

Bangalore

Karnataka

8443675

Hyderabad

Andhra Pradesh

6731790

Ahmedabad

Gujarat

5577940

Chennai

Tamil Nadu

4646732

Kolkata

West Bengal

4496694

Surat

Gujarat

4467797

Pune

Maharashtra

3124458

Jaipur

Rajasthan

3046163

 

 The City Populations 2011 clearly shows how important cities are in India and how fast India is developing. The urbanization factor and the educational factors are the most important factors which play a huge role in this kind of urban population density.

 

In fact, two-third of the population are situated in rural areas, while 33% make up the populations in the larger cities. While this has decreased from 1960's 82% rural population, it isn't as significant of a chane as some countries, which have far more residents who have moved from rural areas to pursue greater opportunities found within cities. However, because India is still a developing country, these numbers are expected to continue to decline in the future.

 

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