Which Are the Metropolitan Cities Of India?

By Esha Dhawan|Updated : August 30th, 2022

According to the Census Commission of India, Indian cities with a population of more than 4 million can be classified as metropolitan cities. By following this criterion, there are 9 metropolitan cities in the country that are known for their fast-paced lifestyles and urban population. Here is a list of metropolitan cities of India along with their approximate population:

  • Mumbai (18 Million approx)
  • Delhi (16 Million approx)
  • Kolkata (14 Million approx)
  • Chennai (8.6 million approx)
  • Bangalore (8.5 million approx)
  • Hyderabad (7.6 million approx)
  • Ahmedabad (6.3 million approx)
  • Pune (5.05 million approx)
  • Surat (4.5 million approx)

Answer:

There are 9 metropolitan cities of India - Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Pune Surat

The word ‘metropolitan’ was derived from the Latin word ‘municipium’, which means ‘free city’. However, since the 74th Amendment of the Indian Constitution, metropolitan cities are defined by their population, area and governance.

Summary:

Which Are the Metropolitan Cities Of India?

As of now, there are 9 metropolitan cities in India that have a population of more than 4 million. These cities are - Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai, Surat, Pune and Ahmedabad.

 

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