India is the largest democratic country in the world and stand in 7th position among all countries in terms of area. In terms of population, India ranks 2nd in the world with a population of more than 1.25 Billion. India is vast country comprising of 29 States, 9 Union Territories and more than 7,900 towns. Villages play a major role in stabilising the country’s economy. India has about 2% of total surface area of the world, but the percentage of total world population is more than 17%. India has witnessed the phenomenal growth of some major cities of country and with urbanisation, people migrate to such cities in search of employment. Thus, the cities too expand in leaps and bounds in order to accumulate people and provide them with adequate resources. Here is the list of top 10 largest cities in India 2018 area wise and the countdown follows.
10. COIMBATORE: 642 sq.km:
The 10th position in the list is occupied by Coimbatore, a city located in Tamil Nadu and known as Manchester of South India due to the presence of a large number of textile companies. Coimbatore is located in the western part of Tamil Nadu and on the banks of River Noyyal. Coimbatore is also rich in flora and fauna and has various species of plants, birds and animals. Elephant, Leopard, Bear and Tiger are some of the animals found in this region. The presence of the vast variety of flora and fauna make it a good option for tourism.
9. JAIPUR: 645 sq.km:
Pink City, Jaipur is ranked 9th in the list of top 10 largest cities in India by area. Capital City of Rajasthan, Jaipur is among the top choices of holiday destinations for domestic and international tourists. Hawa Mahal, Birla Mandir, City Palace, Amber Fort, Jantar Mantar, Nahargarh Fort are some of the tourist attractions of the city.
8. VISAKHAPATNAM: 681.96 sq.km:
The next city on this list is Visakhapatnam, an important port city in India and has an area of 681.96 square kilometers. Also known as The Jewel of the East Coast, Visakhapatnam is situated between Bay of Bengal and Eastern Ghats. Visakhapatnam is among the top contributing cities in India’s GDP and has a GDP of more than $25 Billion for being one of the financial and commercial centres in the state.
7. BHOPAL: 692.2 sq.km:
Bhopal, also known as the City of Lakes is the capital of Madhya Pradesh and among the largest cities in India by area. Bhopal is among the greenest cities in India and located near the Vindhya Mountain Ranges. Also, Bhopal has some of the best institutes in the country, which are Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT), All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), National Law Institute University (NLIU), etc.
6. BANGALORE: 742 sq.km:
Silicon Valley of India, Bangalore is placed at 6th in the list of top 10 largest cities in India by area. Located on the Mysore Plateau, Bangalore has an average elevation of 900 meters and due to high elevation, Bangalore has pleasant and moderate climate throughout the year. Bangalore is one of the fastest developing city in India and a center of many domestic and multinational IT companies.
5. HYDERABAD: 922 sq.km:
Hyderabad, the capital of Telangana is the 29th state of India was formed after the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and is at the 5th position in this list. Located on the banks of River Musi, Hyderabad has an average elevation of 542 metres and stand among the biggest cities in India. It has several historic monuments and architectural wonders and the stunning environment.
4. CHENNAI: 1,189 sq.kms:
Detroit of India, Chennai is the next city on this list, which is the capital of Tamil Nadu and a centre of many multinational companies. Chennai is located on the south-eastern coast of India and has an average altitude of 6.7 metres. Its Corporation, the governing body of Chennai is the oldest municipal corporations in India, which came into existence in the year 1688. The city hosts several tourist spots like beaches and many temples.
3. DELHI: 1,483 sq.km:
Delhi, the capital city of the largest democratic country India, is next on this list of top 10 largest cities in India by area. Apart from being 3rd largest city in India, Delhi is also the second most populated city in the country with a population exceeding 2.5 Crores. It is a part of National Capital Region, a metropolitan area, which comprises the National Capital Territory of Delhi and areas of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan.
2. KOLKATA: 1,851.41 sq.km:
Popularly known as City of Joy, Kolkata stands at 2nd in the list of top 10 largest cities in India by area. Kolkata is the largest riverine port in India and situated on the banks of Hooghly River. Kolkata is an important city of India since the pre-independence times and has various educational institutes, government organizations and research institutes. Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Indian Statistical Institute and Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC) are some of them.
1. MUMBAI: 4,355 sq.km:
Mumbai is known to be the financial capital of India. With an area of 4,355 km², Mumbai stand at first position among all cities in India. Mumbai is comprised of two regions, which are Mumbai City and Mumbai Suburban. Apart from being the largest city, Mumbai is also the largest contributor in India’s GDP and has a GDP of more than $200 Billion. It is a city with most number of millionaires and billionaires in India. Mumbai is also the headquarters of many giant conglomerates and companies including Reliance Industries Limited, Aditya Birla Group, Tata Group, and State Bank of India, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited and Reserve Bank of India.
That was the list of top 10 largest cities in India area wise and these are the prime centers of trade, fiancé, education and entertainment in their states. Some of these largest cities are also metropolitan cities and few are often cited as one of the fastest growing cities in world .