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INDIA STATS : Million plus cities in India as per Census 2011


Mumbai, October 31, 2011

Mumbai largest city, Delhi NCR largest Urban Agglomeration
As per the preliminary results of the Census 2011, released by the Registrar General of India, Greater Mumbai with a population of 18,414,288 continues to be India’s biggest city, followed by Delhi - 16,314,838 and  Kolkata- 14,112,536.  These three cities are India’s mega-cities with 10 million plus population. 
But, when we consider Urban Agglomeration as an extended city comprising built up area of central core and any suburbs linked by continuous urban area, we have a change at the top.  Delhi NCR, with the inclusion of Gurgaon, Faridabad, Noida and Ghaziabad becomes the No.1 Urban Agglomeration with a population of 21,753,486, ahead of 20,748,395 Mumbai Metropolitan Region comprising Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Vasai-Virar, Bhiwandi and Panvel.  Kolkata has clocked moderate growth.
 
Bangalore now almost as big as Chennai;  Jaipur moves in Top 10.
Among the next set of big cities, Bangalore with an UA population of 8,728,906 (8,499,399 excluding Hosur) is now bracketed with Chennai - 8,917,749 (8,696,010 excluding Kancheepuram).  Hyderabad , which was marginally bigger than Bangalore in 2001, has now become the sixth largest city with a population of 7,749,334.  Ahmedabad - 6,352,254 and Pune -5,049,968, make up the other larger metros. Surat - 4,585,367 continues to grow rapidly and had added over 1.7 million during the decade. Jaipur, with a population of 3,073,350 has pipped Kanpur for a spot in the Top 10.
 
 

 

 

UA

2011

Extended UA

2011

2001 Census

1

Delhi

16,314,838

21,753,486

12,877,470

2

Greater Mumbai

18,414,288

20,748,395

16,434,386

3

Kolkata

14,112,536

14,617,882

13,205,697

4

Chennai

8,696,010

8,917,749

6,560,242

5

Bangalore

8,499,399

8,728,906

5,701,446

6

Hyderabad

 

7,749,334

5,742,036

7

Ahmedabad

6,240,201

6,352,254

4,525,013

8

Pune

 

5,049,968

3,760,636

9

Surat

 

4,585,367

2,811,614

10

Jaipur

 

3,073,350

2,322,575

11

Kanpur

 

2,920,067

2,715,555

12

Lucknow

 

2,901,474

2,245,509

13

Nagpur

2,497,777

2,583,911

2,129,500

14

Ghaziabad   (NCR)

2,358,525

(NCR)

968,256

15

Indore

 

2,167,447

1,506,062

16

Coimbatore

 

2,151,466

1,461,139

17

Kochi

 

2,117,990

1,355,972

18

Patna

 

2,046,652

1,697,976

19

Kozhikode*

 

2,030,519

880,247

20

Bhopal

 

1,883,381

1,458,416

21

Thrissur *

 

1,854,783

330,122

22

Vadodara

 

1,817,191

1,491,045

23

Agra

 

1,746,467

1,331,339

24

Vishakhapatnam

 

1,730,320

1,345,938

25

Malappuram*

 

1,698,645

170,409

26

Thiruvananthapuram*

 

1,687,406

889,635

27

Ludhiana

 

1,613,878

1,398,467

28

Kannur*

 

1,642,892

498,207

29

Nashik

 

1,562,769

1,152,326

30

Vijayawada

 

1,491,202

1,039,518

31

Madurai

 

1,462,420

1,203,095

32

Varanasi

 

1,435,113

1,203,961

33

Meerut

 

1,424,908

1,161,716

34

Faridabad    (NCR)

1,404,653

(NCR)

1,055,938

35

Rajkot

 

1,390,933

1,003,015

36

Jamshedpur

 

1,337,131

1,104,713

37

Srinagar

 

1,273,312

988,210

38

Jabalpur

 

1,267,564

1,098,000

39

Asansol

 

1,243,008

1,067,369

40

Vasai - Virar (MMR)

1,221,233

(MMR)

41

Allahabad

 

1,216,719

1,042,229

42

Dhanbad

 

1,195,298

1,065,327

43

Aurangabad

 

1,189,376

892,483

44

Amritsar

 

1,183,705

1,003,917

45

Jodhpur

 

1,137,815

860,818

46

Ranchi

 

1,126,741

863,495

47

Raipur

 

1,122,555

700,113

48

Kollam*

 

1,110,005

380,091

49

Gwalior

 

1,101,981

865,548

50

Durg-Bhilainagar

 

1,064,077

927,864

51

Chandigarh

 

1,025,682

808,515

52

Tiruchirapalli

 

1,021,717

866,354

53

Kota

 

1,001,365

703,150

*As per new definition of Urban Agglomeration in Kerala

 

Inflated population of Kerala cities
Revised definition of Urban Agglomeration in Kerala has led to some strange results, with towns like Malappuram, whose 2001 population was a mere 1.70 lakh entering the Million Plus list.  As a result, the population of all the cities of Kerala appear inflated, and thus not-comparable with the population of rest of the cities in the country.  Had the definition not been changed the projected population of Kerala cities would have been – Kochi  2,075,382 (against  2,117,990),  Thiruvananthapuram – 1,251,936 (against 1,687,406),  Kozhikode – 1,130,233 (against 2,030,519), Kannur – 844,754 (against 1,642,892), Kollam – 655,172 (against 1,110,005), Thrissur – 499,394 (against 1,854,783) and Malappuram  211,732 (against 1,698,645). This projection depicts the relative strength, size and importance of Kerala’s cities more accurately.   
 
Cities that missed the Million Plus bus
The cities that missed out on the Million plus tag are -  Bareily (979,933), Mysore (983,893), Tirupur (962,982), Solapur (951,118), Hubli-Dharwad (943,857), Salem (919,150)   Aligarh (909,559) and Gurgaon (901,968).
 
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   List of 1 lakh plus cities in Maharashtra as per Census 2011

 

 

City

Census 2001

Census 2011

1

Mumbai

16,434,386

18,414,288

2

Pune

3,760,636

5,049,968

3

Nagpur

2,129,500

2,497,777

4

Nashik

1,152,326

1,562,769

5

Vasai-Virar  (Mumbai Metro Region)

174,396

1,221,233

6

Aurangabad

892,483

1,189,376

7

Solapur

872,478

951,118

8

Bhiwandi   (Mumbai Metro Region)

621,427

737,411

9

Amravati

549,510

646,801

10

Malegaon

409,403

576,425

11

Kolhapur

505,541

561,841

12

Nanded

430,733

550,564

13

Sangli

447,774

513,862

14

Jalgaon

368,618

460,468

15

Akola

400,520

427,146

16

Latur

299,985

382,754

17

Ahmadnagar

347,549

379,867

18

Dhule

341,755

376,093

19

Ichalkaranji

285,860

325,709

20

Chandrapur

289,450

321,036

21

Parbhani

259,329

307,191

22

Jalna

235,795

285,349

23

Bhusawal

187,564

204,016

24

Panvel

104,058

180,464

25

Satara

108,048

149,170

26

Beed

138,196

146,237

27

Yavatmal

139,835

138,464

28

Kamthi   (adjoining Nagpur)

136,491

136,124

29

Gondiya

120,902

132,889

30

Barshi

104,785

118,573

31

Achalpur

107,316

112,293

32

Osmanabad

112,085

33

Nandurbar

111,067

34

Wardha

111,118

105,543

35

Udgir

104,063

36

Hinganghat

100,416

 

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