Let’s take a look at the 20 most populated cities in India today! As we all know India is second most populous in the world today just beaten by a whisker by China in this context. It is home to over 1.271 billion people and a very significant 17.5% of the world’s population resides here. And, it is even being said that the country will be winning the grand race by 2025, dethroning China as the most populous country in the world with its growth rate 1.2%.
Undeniably, India’s population is an interesting one. It is both a boon and a curse to it. On the bright side, it is what we call a youthful one at the moment, with almost 50% of it being aged under 25 yrs and average age of the country coming up to around 29 years only. This guarantees a stable workforce that can become the strength of any economy. However, supporting such a great percentage of the world’s population with only 2.4% of the world’s land area is India is increasingly being faced with numerous hurdles of population management. This brings us to the next logical question of where the population of the country is essentially concentrated.
Well, evidently, the most populated cities in India are also commercially the most important. The top contender, for instance, is Mumbai which is also the commercial hub of the country. While Bangalore that also features in the list is the rising IT destination. However, surprisingly, even with all these cities gaining popularity, over 72% of the population is still residing in rural areas.
So, while we are on the topic of population you might want to take a look at our list of 14 Biggest Cities in The World by Population. And, then let’s move on to check the top contenders among the cities of India which quite possibly might be featuring on that list as well. Here’s the list!