List of most populous metropolitan areas in India

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This article lists the Metropolitan areas in India, by population according to the 2011 provisional population results.

In India, a Metropolitan area has a population of ten lakhs or greater,[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)

2011 (Provisional figures)[4]

Extent[citation needed]
1 National Capital Region Delhi Development Authority Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana 43,016 km2 21,753,486 Also includes Faridabad, Palwal, Gurgaon and Sonipat districts of Haryana and Gautam Buddha Nagar and Ghaziabad districts of Uttar Pradesh
2 Mumbai Metropolitan Region Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority Maharashtra 4,355 km2 20,748,395 Also includes Alibag, Pen, Murud, Panvel, Roha, Uran and Karjat taluks of Raigad district and Thane, Kalyan, Ambernath, Ulhasnagar, Vasai, Bhiwandi, Murbad, Shahapur, Palghar, Wada and Dahanu taluks of Thane district
3 Kolkata Metropolitan Area Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority West Bengal 1,886.67 km2 14,617,882 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 8,917,749 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 8,728,906 Bangalore Urban district, Bangalore Rural district, Kanakapura and Magadi; Taluks of Ramanagara district of Karnataka
6 Hyderabad Metropolitan Area Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority Andhra Pradesh 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 464 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 Patna Metropolitan Region Patna Regional Development Authority Bihar 1,150 km2 3,128,273 Includes Patna, Patna City, Bihta, Danapur, Naubatpur, Fatuha and Punpun

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. ^ "INDIA STATS : Million plus cities in India as per Census 2011". Press Information Bureau. 31 October 2011. Retrieved 6 August 2012.