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Demographics

Metropolitan areas in India

Metropolitan area comprises a population of ten lakhs (one million) or more, 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.

Rank

Metropolitan area

Governing authority

Census 2011

1

Mumbai Metropolitan Region

Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority

18,414,288

2

National Capital Region

Delhi Development Authority

16,314,838

3

Kolkata Metropolitan Area

Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority

14,112,536

4

Chennai Metropolitan Area

Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority

8,696,010

5

Bangalore Metropolitan Area

Bangalore Metropolitan Region Development Authority

8,499,399

6

Hyderabad Metropolitan Area

Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority

7,749,334

7

Ahmedabad Metropolitan Region

Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority

6,352,254

8

Pune Metropolitan Area

 

5,049,968

9

Surat Metropolitan Region

 

4,585,367

10

Jaipur Metropolitan Region

Jaipur Development Authority

3,073,350

11

Kochi metropolitan area

Greater Cochin Development Authority

2,277,630