List of metropolitan areas in India

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This is a list of metropolitan areas in India, by population according to the 2011 provisional population results.

In India, a Metropolitan area has a population of ten lakhs (one million) or more,[1] and comprises one or more districts comprising two or more Municipalities or Panchayats or other contiguous area, specified by the Governor by public notification to be a Metropolitan area.[2][3]



Rank Metropolitan area Governing authority State/Territory

Area (in km2)[citation needed]

census 2011[4]

Areas within metropolitan area
1 Mumbai Metropolitan Region Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority Maharashtra 4,355 km2 18,414,288 Also includes Alibag, Pen, Murud, Panvel, Roha, Uran and Karjat taluks of Raigad district; Thane, Kalyan, Ambernath, Ulhasnagar, Bhiwandi, Murbad and Shahapur taluks of Thane district; and Vasai, Palghar, Vada and Dahanu taluks of Palghar district.
2 National Capital Region Delhi Development Authority Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana 34,144 km2 16,314,838 Also includes Faridabad, Palwal, Gurgaon and Sonipat districts of Haryana and Gautam Buddha Nagar and Ghaziabad districts of Uttar Pradesh
3 Kolkata Metropolitan Area Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority West Bengal 1,886.67 km2 14,112,536 Includes

Kolkata district, Chandannagore, Chinsurah and Serampore sub-divisions of Hooghly district, Howrah district, North 24 Parganas district and South 24 Parganas district

4 Chennai Metropolitan Area Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority Tamil Nadu 1,189 km2 8,696,010 Includes Chennai district, Alandur, Chengalpattu, Kanchipuram, Sholinganallur, Sriperumbudur and Tambaram taluks of Kanchipuram district and Ambattur, Gummidipoondi, Madhavaram, Ponneri, Poonamallee and Tiruvallur taluks of Tiruvallur district
5 Bangalore Metropolitan Area Bangalore Metropolitan Region Development Authority Karnataka 1,276 km2 8,499,399 Bangalore Urban district, Bangalore Rural district, Kanakapura and Magadi; Taluks of Ramanagara district of Karnataka
6 Hyderabad Metropolitan Area Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority Telangana 7,100 km2 7,749,334 Includes Secunderabad, Rangareddy district, Parts of Mahabubnagar district, Nalgonda district and Medak district
7 Ahmedabad Metropolitan Region Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority Gujarat 7700 km2 6,352,254 Includes Gandhinagar district and Ahmedabad, Barwala, Bavla, Daskroi, Detroj-Rampura, Dholka and Sanand taluks of Ahmedabad district
8 Pune Metropolitan Area Maharashtra 9,220 km2 5,049,968 Includes Ambegaon, Haveli, Junnar, Khed, Maval, Mulshi, Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad and Velhe taluks of Pune district
9 Surat Metropolitan Region Gujarat 4,255 km2 4,585,367
10 Jaipur Metropolitan Region[5] Jaipur Development Authority Rajasthan 623 km2 3,073,350
11 Kochi metropolitan area Greater Cochin Development Authority Kerala 732 km2 2,277,630 Kochi; the municipalities of Thrippunithura, Maradu, Thrikkakara, Kalamassery, Eloor, North Paravur, Perumbavoor, Aluva and Angamali; the panchayaths of Cheranelloor, Varapuzha, Chennamangalam, Kadamakkudy, Mulavukad, Kadungalloor, Alengad, Chengamanad, Nedumbassery, Chottanikkara, Choornikkara, Edathala, Kumbalam, Kottuvally and Vypin Island.

See also


  1. ^ J. C. Johari (2007). The Constitution of India a Politico-legal Study. Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd. pp. 280–. ISBN 978-81-207-2654-3. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Viswambhar Nath; Surinder K. Aggarwal (1 January 2007). Urbanization, Urban Development, and Metropolitan Cities in India. Concept Publishing Company. pp. 89–. ISBN 978-81-8069-412-7. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Census India : Million plus cities in India". Retrieved 26 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "Jaipur Metropolitan Region". zeenews. 10 September 2010.