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List of metropolitan areas in India

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This is a list of metropolitan areas by population in India.

The Constitution (seventy-fourth Amendment) Act, 1992 defines a metropolitan area in India as, an area having a population of ten lakhs or more, comprised in one or more districts and consisting of two or more Municipalities or Panchayats or other contiguous areas, specified by the Governor by public notification to be a Metropolitan area.[1][2]

List

Rank Metropolitan area State/Territory Population
Area
(in km2/sq mi)
1 Central National Capital Region Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh 25,735,000 (2016)[3] 2,163 (835)[3]
2 Mumbai Metropolitan Region Maharashtra 20,800,000 (2005)[4] 4,354 (1,681)[5]
3 Kolkata metropolitan area West Bengal 14,112,536 (2001)[6] 1,851 (715)[7]
4 Chennai metropolitan area Tamil Nadu 13,300,253 (2011) 1,189 (459)
5 Bangalore Metropolitan Region Karnataka 10,576,167 (2013)[8] 8,005 (3,091)[9]
6 Hyderabad Metropolitan Region Telangana 9,700,000 (2011)[10] 7,257 (2,802)[11]
7 Pune Metropolitan Region Maharashtra 7,276,000 (2015)[12] 7,256 (2,802)[12]
8 Kanpur metropolitan area[citation needed] Uttar Pradesh 5,648,641 (2011) 8,231.25 (3,178.10)
9 Visakhapatnam Metropolitan Region Andhra Pradesh 5,018,000 (2011) 4,873 (1,881)[13][14]
10 Nagpur Metropolitan Region Maharashtra 3,530,000 (2011) 3,567.37 (1,377.37)[15]
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  2. ^ "The Constitution (Seventy-Fourth Amendment) Act, 1992".
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  4. ^ "MMR – Population and Employment" (PDF). National Real Estate Development Council. Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation. p. 4. Retrieved 21 March 2016.
  5. ^ "About MMR". Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority. Retrieved 21 March 2016.
  6. ^ "About KMDA". KMDA Online. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  7. ^ "Urban Agglomerations/Cities having population 1 million and above" (PDF). censusindia.gov.in. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  8. ^ "Table 3: Decadal population of State and BMR" (PDF). BMRDA. Government of Karnataka. p. 41. Retrieved 21 March 2016.
  9. ^ "Profile". Bangalore Metropolitan Region Development Authority. Retrieved 21 March 2016.
  10. ^ "Time to put metropolitan planning committee in place". Times of India. Hyderabad. 28 July 2014. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  11. ^ "About HMDA". Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  12. ^ a b "Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority - PMRDA". www.pmrda.gov.in. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  13. ^ "Upgradation of VMRDA". Times of India. Visakhapatnam. 13 August 2018. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
  14. ^ "VMRDA loses 1,628 sq.km to new urban development body". Visakhapatnam: Times of India. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  15. ^ "Nagpur Metropolitan Region Development Authority - NMRDA". www.nmrda.org. Retrieved 10 January 2019.