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The number of towns and cities have increased from 5161 in 2001 to 7935 in 2011, as detailed below, provisionally:

Urban Agglomerations (UA)/Towns: Census of India 2011

Class

Population Size

No.of UAs/Towns 2001

No.of UAs/Towns 2011

Class I

1,00,000 and above

393

465

 

 

 

 

 

Out of above, more than 10,00,000

        35

        53

 

 

 

 

All classes

 

5161

7935

(i) Statutory Towns

 

3799

4041

(ii)Census Towns

 

1362

3894

Note : Note: Urban Unit (or Town):

 

  • All places with a municipality, corporation, cantonment board or notified town area committee, etc. (known as Statutory Town)
  • All other places which satisfied the following criteria (known as Census Town):

    A minimum population of 5,000;

    At least 75 per cent of the male main workers engaged in non-agricultural pursuits; and

    A density of population of at least 400 per sq. Km.

     

    The number of metropolitan cities having million plus population has increased from 35 to 53 as per 2011 census. The names of such cities are as follows:

    Cities with million (+) Population in 2011 as compared to 2001

    Rank

    Urban Agglomeration/City

    Population 2001 No in Million

    Population 2011 No in Million

    1(1)

    Greater Mumbai

    16.37

    18.41

    2(3)

    Delhi

    12.79

    16.31

    3(2)

    Kolkata

    13.22

    14.11

    4(4)

    Chennai

    6.42

    8.70

    5(5)

    Bangalore

    5.69

    8.50

    6(6)

    Hyderabad

    5.53

    7.75

    7(7)

    Ahmedabad

    4.52

    6.35

    8(8)

    Pune

    3.75

    5.05

    9(9)

    Surat

    2.81

    4.59

    10(11)

    Jaipur

    2.32

    3.07

    11(new)

    Kanpur

    2.69

    2.92

    12(12)

    Lucknow

    2.27

    2.90

    13(13)

    Nagpur

    2.12

    2.50

    14(new)

    Ghaziabad

     

    2.36

    15(15)

    Indore

    1.64

    2.17

    16(18)

    Coimbatore

    1.45

    2.15

    17(20)

    Kochi

    1.35

    2.12

    18(14)

    Patna

    1.71

    2.05

    19(new)

    Kozhikode

     

    2.03

    20(17)

    Bhopal

    1.45

    1.88

    21(new)

    Thrissur

     

    1.85

    22(16)

    Vadodara

    1.49

    1.82

    23(22)

    Agra

    1.32

    1.75

    24(21)

    Visakhapatnam

    1.33

    1.73

    25(new)

    Malappuram

     

    1.70

    26(new)

    Thiruvananthapuram

     

    1.69

    27(new)

    Kannur

     

    1.64

    28(new)

    Ludhiana

    1.40

    1.61

    29(26)

    Nashik

    1.15

    1.56

    30(23)

    Varanasi

    1.21

    1.44

    31(24)

    Madurai

    1.19

    1.46

    32(25)

    Meerut

    1.17

    1.42

    33(34)

    Vijaywada

    1.01

    1.49

    34(31)

    Faridabad

    1.05

    1.40

    35(35)

    Rajkot

    1.00

    1.39

    36(28)

    Jamshedpur

    1.10

    1.34

    37(27)

    Jabalpur

    1.12

    1.27

    38(new)

    Srinagar

     

    1.27

    39(29)

    Asansol

    1.09

    1.24

    40(new)

    Vasai-Virar

     

    1.22

    41(30)

    Dhanbad

    1.06

    1.20

    42(32)

    Allahabad

    1.05

    1.22

    43(new)

    Aurangabad

     

    1.19

    44(33)

    Amritsar

    1.01

    1.18

    45(new)

    Jodhpur

     

    1.14

    46(new)

    Ranchi

     

    1.13

    47(new)

    Raipur

     

    1.12

    48(new)

    Kollam

     

    1.11

    49(new)

    Gwalior

     

    1.10

    50(new)

    Durg-Bhilainagar

     

    1.06

    51(new)

    Chandigarh

     

    1.02

    52(new)

    Tiruchirapalli

     

    1.02

    53(new)

    Kota

     

    1.00

     

    Total population in million plus cities

    107.88

    160.70

Note: The figure in parenthesis indicates the rank as per 2001 Census

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