India has a population of 1.3 billion, which is expected to overtake China soon and remain the largest population until the end of the 21st century. It has the fastest-growing population, followed by China, the US, and Nigeria. Here are the most populated cities in India that contribute to the record-breaking population of India.
The financial capital of India and the capital of Maharastra is the most populated city in India. Mumbai has a population of over 12.7 million, with a population density of 21,000 per square kilometer. It is known for the top financial, entertainment, and economic industries of India.
The capital of India, Delhi, is just behind Mumbai with a population of almost 11 million. It has a population density of 29,260 per square kilometer. The city has a rich history and is the largest metropolitan city in the world. New Delhi is considered the second wealthiest city after Mumbai.
Bangalore has become a technology hub for India, with major IT companies establishing in the city. It has a population of 5,104,050 with a population density of 12,000 per square kilometer. Bangalore is Karnataka’s capital and is known for its weather and nightlife.
Kolkata has the highest population density in India, with 22,000 people per square kilometer. It has a population of 4,631,400 and is known for its busy streets. Kolkata is West Bengal’s and is known as the land for intellectuals.
Chennai is Tamil Nadu’s capital and is known as the “Detroit of India.” It owns one-third of the automobile industry in India, including the Royal Enfield motorcycle company. Chennai has a population of 4,328,060, with a population density of 17,000 people per square kilometer.
Ahmedabad is one of the fastest-developing cities in India. Rapidly growing as an economic hub, the city has a population of 3,701,800 with a population density of 12,000 per square kilometer. It was first the capital of Gujarat before Gandhinagar took over.
Hyderabad has a population of 3,597,816 and a density of 10,477 per square kilometer. Hyderabad is the combined capital of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The city is known for its delicacies and rich heritage. Today, Hyderabad is growing as a technology hub and is attracting companies from around the world.
Pune is known for its educational institutions that are known around the world. It is the second-largest city in Maharastra and an upcoming IT hub. Pune has a population of 2,935,745 with a density of 9,400 people per square kilometer.
Surat is the first IT smart city in India and is also known for its diamonds. Surat is also a major exporter of textiles. It has a population of 2,894,500 with a population density of 14,000 per square kilometer.
Kanpur is the textile and leather hub located in Uttar Pradesh, next to its capital, Lucknow. Kanpur is also known as “Manchester of India.” It has a population of 2,823,249 with a density of 6,900, making it the tenth-largest populated city in India.