List of cities in Uttar Pradesh by population

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The Indian state of Uttar Pradesh borders with Nepal and the Indian states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttarakhand and National Capital Territory of Delhi. The Himalayas lies in the north of the state and the Deccan Plateau is at the south. In between them, the river Ganges, Yamuna, Ghaghra flow eastwards. Uttar Pradesh can be divided into two distinct regions, Southern hills and Gangetic plain. Uttar Pradesh is divided into 75 districts under 18 divisions.[1] As of 2011, with an estimated population of 199,581,477 million, Uttar Pradesh is the most populous state in India.[2] Uttar Pradesh occupies 6.88 percent of the India's land surface area but is home to 16.49 percent of the India's population.[3][4] As of 2011, 64 cities in the state had a population of over 100,000 people. Kanpur is the largest city with 1,640 square kilometres (630 sq mi) area having an approximate population of over 3 million which comes under Kanpur Metropolitan Area.[5] The smallest city with a population over 100,000 people was Kakrala in Badaun district with a population of 100,080 people according to 2011 census figures.

Census of Uttar Pradesh[edit]

The census in India is conducted by the Office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner under the Ministry of Home Affairs, and is one of the largest administrative tasks conducted by a federal government.[6] The latest population figures are based on data from the 2011 census of India. Uttar Pradesh has both a large population and a high population growth rate.[5] During the decade from 1991 to 2001 its population increased by over 17.8%.[5]

The state's 2001–2011 decennial growth rate (including Uttrakhand) was 20.09%, higher than 1991–2001 rate of 17.8% and also higher than the national rate of 17.64%.[7] As of the 2001 Indian census, about 80% of Uttar Pradesh's population is Hindu, while Muslims make up around 18.4% of the population. The population density is 828 people per square kilometre, making it one of the densest states in the country.[5] The sex ratio as of 2011, at 908 women to 1000 men, is lower than the national figure of 933. Uttar Pradesh has the existing of the caste system among the Hindus who constitute vast variety of population.[8]

The high population of state have resulted in the growth of large settlements caste in compact regions in Uttar Pradesh, it includes Ahirs, Kurmis and Bhumihars.[8] The Scheduled castes and Harijans are also exits in state.[8] Because of both a large population and a high population growth rate, Uttar Pradesh figure among the list of states with large number of people living below poverty line.[9] The latest estimates released by the Planning Commission for the year 2004-05 reveals that Uttar Pradesh has the largest BPL population with 590.03 lakh people living below the poverty line.[9]

Cities and towns[edit]

The total geographical area of Uttar Pradesh is 240,928 square kilometres (93,023 sq mi).[2] As per census data 2011, the total population of Uttar Pradesh is: 199,581,477.[2]

Rank Name District Type* Population 2011[10][11] Male[12] Female[12] Population
below 5 yrs[12]
Literacy Rate[12]
1 Kanpur Kanpur UA 2,920,067 1,584,967 1,335,100 266,336 83.98
2 Lucknow Lucknow UA 2,901,474 1,518,951 1,382,523 289,375 84.72
3 Ghaziabad Ghaziabad UA 2,358,525 1,256,783 1,101,742 308,717 93.81
4 Agra Agra UA 1,746,467 942,441 804,026 210,036 64.61
5 Varanasi Varanasi UA 1,435,113 761,060 674,053 157,482 80.31
6 Meerut Meerut UA 1,424,908 754,857 670,051 176,770 78.29
7 Allahabad Allahabad UA 1,216,719 655,734 560,985 112,023 86.06
8 Bareilly Bareilly UA 979,933 522,385 457,548 104,560 70.97
9 Aligarh Aligarh UA 909,559 482,828 426,731 118,778 70.54
10 Moradabad Moradabad City 889,810 466,432 432,378 110,376 70.65
11 Saharanpur Saharanpur City 703,345 371,858 331,487 88,501 77.94
12 Gorakhpur Gorakhpur UA 692,519 365,148 327,371 65,078 85.64
13 Noida Gautam Buddh Nagar City 642,381 352,577 289,804 83,530 88.58
14 Firozabad Firozabad UA 603,797 320,012 283,785 78,568 77.6
15 Jhansi Jhansi UA 549,391 292,497 256,894 56,230 84.41
16 Muzaffarnagar Muzaffarnagar UA 494,792 261,338 233,454 64,696 78.85
17 Mathura Mathura UA 454,937 244,333 210,604 56,267 77.11
18 Rampur Rampur UA 359,062 182,325 166,737 41,769 79.56
19 Shahjahanpur Shahjahanpur UA 356,103 183,087 163,016 38,736 79.81
20 Farrukhabad-cum-Fategarh Farrukhabad UA 318,540 164,630 145,910 39,944 75.60
21 Maunath Bhanjan Mau City 279,060 143,273 135,787 40,651 78.60
22 Hapur Panchsheel Nagar City 262,801 139,694 123,107 36,714 75.34
23 Faizabad Faizabad UA 259,160 139,074 120,086 25,436 85.44
24 Etawah Etawah City 256,790 135,829 120,961 28,922 82.89
25 Mirzapur-cum-Vindhyachal Mirzapur UA 245,817 131,534 114,283 29,619 77.85
26 Bulandshahr Bulandshahr UA 235,310 125,549 111,761 30,886 78.37
27 Sambhal Bhimnagar City 221,334 116,008 105,326 34,279 49.51
28 Amroha Jyotiba Phule Nagar City 197,135 102,804 94,331 26,855 63.88
29 Hardoi Hardoi UA 197,046 104,201 92,845 21,719 83.27
30 Fatehpur Fatehpur City 193,801 101,620 92,181 22,078 77.69
31 Raebareli Raebareli City 191,625 99,844 91,212 18,866 82.97
33 Orai Jalaun UA 190,625 101,434 89,191 20,424 83.35
34 Sitapur Sitapur UA 188,230 99,129 89,101 19,721 83.02
35 Bahraich Bahraich City 186,241 98,529 87,712 22,828 75.3
36 Modinagar Ghaziabad UA 182,811 97,335 85,476 21,441 87.03
38 Unnao Unnao City 178,681 94,080 84,601 18,604 83.72
39 Jaunpur Jaunpur City 168,128 88,704 79,424 18,033 82.11
40 Lakhimpur Lakhimpur Kheri UA 164,925 88,908 77,017 18,174 83.80
41 Hathras Hathras UA 161,289 86,028 75,261 20,279 78.05
42 Banda Banda UA 160,432 85,473 74,959 18,317 83.61
43 Pilibhit Pilibhit UA 160,146 84,546 75,600 16,089 72.30
46 Budaun Badaun City 159,221 83,475 75,746 19,613 73.00
44 Mughalsarai Chandauli UA 154,692 81,524 73,168 19,055 78.08
45 Barabanki Barabanki UA 154,692 77,766 69,065 16,093 81.15
47 Khurja Bulandshahr UA 142,636 75,384 67,252 20,072 72.75
48 Gonda Gonda UA 138,929 71,475 67,454 15,608 80.32
49 Mainpuri Mainpuri UA 133,078 69,788 63,290 16,371 85.66
50 Lalitpur Lalitpur City 133,041 69,548 63,493 16,193 83.96
51 Etah Etah UA 131,023 69,446 61,577 15,890 85.62
52 Deoria Deoria City 129,570 67,754 61,816 13,821 93.73
53 Ghazipur Ghazipur UA 121,136 63,689 57,447 13,986 84.97
54 Sultanpur Sultanpur UA 116,211 61,062 55,149 12,368 87.61
55 Azamgarh Azamgarh UA 116,165 60,678 55,487 13,287 86.27
56 Bijnor Bijnor UA 115,381 60,656 54,725 14,499 77.90
57 Basti Basti City 114,651 60,126 54,525 12,568 85.29
58 Chandausi Bhimnagar City 114,254 60,238 54,016 14,417 72.63
59 Akbarpur Ambedkar Nagar City 111,594 57,560 54,034 14,037 76.94
60 Ballia Ballia UA 111,287 59,340 51,947 11,522 86.65
61 Mubarakpur Azamgarh UA 109,539 55,946 53,593 16,147 69.25
62 Greater Noida Gautam Budh Nagar City 107,676 58,662 49,014 15,517 86.54
63 Shikohabad Firozabad City 107,300 57,017 50,283 12,956 81.68
64 Shamli Pabudh Nagar City 107,233 57,236 49,997 13,724 81.97
65 Baraut Baghpat City 102,106 54,335 48,771 13,386 77
66 Kasganj Kanshi Ram Nagar City 101,241 53,507 47,734 13,043 78.56
* UA=Urban agglomeration, CT=Census Town

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c "Uttar Pradesh Population 2011". Government of India. 2011 Census of India. Retrieved 8 October 2012. 
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