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Hi guys , this a really good tempalate, if you don;t like please contact me or write it here. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Cockalot (talkcontribs) 07:36, 28 June 2009 (UTC) Actually speaking, the city limits of Chennai city has been increased from 174km sq to 426 km sq. The old city limit of 174km sq was set during 70s and have not been risen till 2012.The population of 4.8 million is for the 174km sq limits of the city.So with the expansion the city population is estimated to be 7.2 million..The metro area which is 1200sq km (again the old metro limit set during 70s) is now home to 1.07 crore plus people.The metro region includes Chengalpet, Tiruvallur,Kanchipuram,Thiruporur and Vada Nemili..All these areas have continous development from the city part and you cant classify them as separate places and these places have already been included under Chennai metro area..So if you include all these places the new metro area will be 1500 sq km plus.So we are waiting for the official data ..the CMDA estimated the population to cross 1 crore during the census 2011 itself..But no official data for the new expanded area limits have been published..(for both city and metro limits).Moreover the distance between one end of the city to other is 83 km..so this places Chennai in the same traditional position of 4 only below Mumbai,Delhi and Kolkata..Hyderabad and Bangalore follow Chennai..So Chennai is surely home to over 1.08 crore people.. hey guys, i have put pictures of HYD,Bangalore,Chennaiand Kolkata on the graph. If you don't like it plz contact me. hey guys, i have put pictures of HYD,Bangalore,Chennaiand Kolkata on the graph. If you don't like it plz contact me. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Daballack (talkcontribs) 06:50, 16 June 2009 (UTC) If it is possible can i put picture on the graph of Banglaore,Chennai,Hyderabad,Kolkata. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Daballack (talkcontribs) 07:18, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

Hi guys, this statistic needs corrections. Kolkatta is there twice- both 4th and 5th positions, and 2 cities take 14th position. Anyone with more current and reliable statistics? Drpharish (talk) 11:54, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

Yeah , DEFINITELY this piece of statistic needs correction. Kolkata is India's Third-largest City , both in terms of Population and area.Kolkata is d best It should be like this -

1.Delhi 2.Mumbai 3.Kolkata 4.Chennai 5.Hyderabad 6.Bengaluru.

is one of largest city in india  —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:13, 16 October 2009 (UTC) 

As a person who has lived in all 5 of the above cities , one can easily tell which has higher population than the other.

Do you honestly believe Kolkata is so less-crowded ? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Soldier49 (talkcontribs) 11:04, 30 June 2008 (UTC)

Chennai and Kolkatta are much larger and populated than Chennai.The given data is surely wrong —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:12, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

Guys visit the discussion page of the main atricle 'India' , this error is becase of a tactical mistake this statistic is about city limits but the actual size is based on metropolitan limits of urban area limits thats what we see in big metro cities, it is a more accurate indicator of demographics.--Mel Vilander (talk) 06:34, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

Hi how come Hyderabad population is only 3990999 and less than Banglore the details are wrong . Now Greater Hyderabad consists of population of 8893 640. through the reference in the article on hyderabad please correct the same . —Preceding unsigned comment added by Kranthikiranreddy (talkcontribs) 03:39, 11 September 2008 (UTC)

Hyderabad is at wrong position with higher numbers..could look into this.. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Pradzee123 (talkcontribs) 13:29, 22 September 2008 (UTC)

Hyderabad's population is way higher than Bengaluru..

Hydrabad's population is higher than Bengaluru's As per Survey Conducted in 2014 By Telanagana Government(The Estimation Done 2011 is wrong.,,Said by Chief Minister Of Telanagana.

Hyderabad's population has now overtaken the population of Kolkata as well as Chennai.

==Image== Hi as per the news in Deccan Chronicle in Jan 2015 Hyderabad is the 2nd most best city in the world I propose to replace the image of Mumbai with the Gateway of India and Delhi with India Gate. I believe it will look much better.

Hyderabad's population is definately more than bangalore... —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:36, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

Hi.. Frnds,

Bangalore population is 20% more than HYD (as wel as Chennai and Kolkatta ).... as per 2011 census in india.

Now Bangalore is Third Largest city in area, Third biggest city in population, No.1 Best city to live in india. , — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:15, 28 June 2013 (UTC)

About Bangalore. Bangalore Today Bangalore (official name: Bengaluru) is the State Capital of Karnataka. One of the largest cities in India, Bangalore is a vibrant cosmopolitan city housing major industrial and commercial centers. Bangalore is known as the city of contrasts and is nicknamed variously as ‘Silicon Valley of India’, ‘Garden City’, ‘City of Pubs’, ‘Shoppers Paradise’ and ‘Jewel of South’.

The city is known as India’s Silicon Valley because it is home to a large number of software industries, IT and ITES companies. The city is blessed with salubrious climate, beautiful gardens & parks and natural lakes, which is why the name ‘Garden City’. Good number of Pubs, famous among the locals and the tourists contributed to the name ‘City of Pubs.’ Bangalore is famous for the shopping malls which have some of the finest and biggest showrooms in India, so the name ‘Shoppers Paradise.’ Bangalore is considered as the ‘Jewel of South’ due to its rich cultural heritage, splendid monuments, lush green lawns, bustling shopping plazas, beautiful gardens and exotic cuisine. Tourism About Bangalore Bangalore Tourism Bangalore is one of the most visited tourist destinations in India. The city is rich in historical monuments, parks & gardens, natural lakes, museums & galleries, historical places of worship. There are also other tourist attractions outside Bangalore city. Shopping Bangalore is one of the incredible shopping destinations in Asia. This city is a paradise for shoppers who wish to buy from the simplest of Indian handicrafts to the international designer label. The city has an array of shopping malls, plazas and markets. Commercial Street, M G Road and the Brigade Road are the popular places to shop. While M G road has exclusive outlets for traditional silks, Commercial Street is popular for designer clothes, dress materials, fabrics, shoes and art jewelries. You can shop for braded clothes in Brigade Road. Education India’s top business and technology schools are here in Bangalore. The “Garden City” has numerous educational institutions which offer quality education on various disciplines. Students can choose between many Universities including Bangalore University and other deemed Universities. Some notable institutions are the Indian Institute of Science and the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. There are also numerous Engineering and Medical Science institutions. Job opportunities There is been a steady rise in the demand for talents in Bangalore. The city has abundant employment opportunities with better infrastructure, better remuneration packages, world-class institutional infrastructure, favorable working environment and opportunities for career advancement. The opportunities are abundant in various sectors like IT & ITES, FMCG, EXIM, Manufacturing Industries, Logistics, Government, Defense and PUS’s. Investment opportunities Bangalore is considered as the ideal place for investment. Excellent human resources, English speaking population with good command over the language, high standards of educational institutions and supportive state government are the few reasons why foreigners love to invest in Bangalore.

I say i would look better if we had more pictures of the cities. look at china they have eight pictures. iam from HYD and Bangaluru population is highier. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:18, 7 June 2009 (UTC)

Hey guys, I've replaced the images of Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad, which featured Cuffe Parade, Mumbai, UB City, Bangalore and a building in Somajiguda, Hyderabad respectively, with the following images:

  • File:Mumbai night skyline.jpg
  • File:Bangalore skyline.jpg
  • File:HyderabadBuilding.jpg

I did so because i thought that these images provide a view of a larger part of their respective cities, and not just a building or a complex. As far as the previous image of Cuffe Parade is concerned, I feel we need something better and I guess the new image featuring World Trade Centre, Mumbai and parts of South Mumbai in the background is better than the previous one.

Positive criticisms are most welcome.

Comment written by Aman Gupta (talkcontribs) 07:02 (UTC) 29 April 2010.


Please see this discussion on the structure of this template on the Talk:India page. Abecedare (talk) 13:48, 21 August 2009 (UTC)

Suggestion on the India Talk page[edit]

There seems to have been a lot of opposition to using this template in the India article. The most recent reversion included an introduction that I thought was important, so I added it to the template's TOP (beginning). I also began a discussion on the India discussion page about the possibility of re-including the template using the {{Collapsible list}} template thusly:

The involved editors might give the template a chance if we allow the readers a choice.
 —  Paine (Ellsworth's Climax)  22:15, 17 April 2010 (UTC)

Sorry to say that I will have to withdraw my support for returning this template to the India article unless the images are removed. Images add nothing to the template, some are or may be duplicated in the article and they are very distracting to readers— a reader's attention is grabbed away from the useful information in this template.
 —  Paine (Ellsworth's Climax)  00:55, 19 April 2010 (UTC)

If we want to use this on the India article I don't think we need to go overboard with pictures but I do feel that they have some use. It's true that the India article already has a lot of relevant pictures so we need to be careful but having 5 pictures is not what I consider distracting. Besides, if you look at the Demographics sections for The United States, China, and Japan, you'll find they all feature pictures of the largest cities. Vedant (talk) 13:47, 6 July 2010 (UTC)
The amount of pictures is reduced now. Only some major city pictures is included now and it is now a collapsible and standardized template than the older one. I think it can be add to the article. BINOY Talk 16:53, 6 July 2010 (UTC)


  1. ^ "Cities having population 1 lakh and above" (PDF). India Census 2011. 31 January 2012.

Correct List[edit]

This is the correct list of Indian cities by area- 1.Mumbai (MR) -- 4000 Sq km-26 million(approximately) 2.Kolkata (MR) -- 1900 Sq km-18 million(approximately 3.Delhi (NCR) -- 1500 Sq Km-25 million 4.Chennai(MR) -- 1200 Sq Km-9 million59.97.60.117 (talk) 14:51, 9 October 2015 (UTC) 5.Bangalore (MR) -- 1150 Sq Km 6.Hyderabad(MR)-- 970 Sq Km 7.Ahmedabad (MR) -- 730 Sq km 8.Pune (MR) -- 710 Sq Km 9.Vishakhapatnam -- 682 Sq km 10.Kanpur (MR)-- 660 Sq km 11.Surat( MR) 12.Jaipur (MR)--- 660 sq km 13.Lucknow 14.Patna 15.Chandigarh 16.Indore 17.Nagpur 18.Bhopal 19.Agra 20.Meerut 21.Aligarh 22.Coimbatore 23.Barielly 24.Madurai . — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:12, 22 April 2013 (UTC)

Nice, but we are talking about inhabitants here. The Banner talk 21:11, 29 April 2013 (UTC)


In my opinion, this template must be restructured. At present, two type of "inhabited area" are used in one template. So this template must be rebuilt to reflect the size of the municipalities involved. The present templates uses cities (not necessarily the same as a municipality) and Metropolis/Metropolitan city (can include several municipalities). It could be an option to create a separate template about the metropolitan cities in India. The Banner talk 14:45, 29 June 2013 (UTC)


The footnote can be given a specific group, and put in a bar at the bottom of the box. There are a number of navbox templates that do this already, and a number of infoboxes have similar bars. All the best, Rich Farmbrough, 00:07, 29 March 2014 (UTC).

Varanasi is not 9th largest, marked as dubious:[edit]

This list seems more accurate List of cities in India, Varanasi is #33, Pune is #9 — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:15, 25 August 2016 (UTC)

Should Template:Largest cities of India be used as a navigation box?[edit]

Template:Largest cities of India has recently been added at the foot of many cities, by way of use as a navbox. Eg Ludhiana. There is a large overlap with Template talk:Million-plus agglomerations in India. With its side pictures, the format differs from most navboxes, and is more space consuming. Is this template creep? This template is not designed as a navbox - its original use was for Demographics of India and Urban area. Batternut (talk) 13:47, 25 September 2017 (UTC)

I apologize, this is all my misunderstanding. I agree and I reverted my edits. --Muhandes (talk) 15:48, 25 September 2017 (UTC)