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 is number 2 in the world with a population of more than 1.25 Billion.
Indian has about 2% of total surface area of the world, but the percentage of total world population is more than 17%.
India is a huge country comprising of 29 States, 9 Union Territories and more than 7,900 towns and cities. Among all cities, Mumbai is the largest city in India in terms of area and has an area of more than 4,000 km². This post describes about the Top 10 Largest Cities in India by Area:
10th position 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 consists of two regions, which are Dry Eastern Side and the Western Region. The Dry Eastern Side covers urban areas, whereas the Western Region has hills, mountains and ranges.
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.
Area: 642 km²
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.
In terms of connectivity, Jaipur is well connected to different parts of the country through roads and rail network. Jaipur is also among the top cities in India in terms of GDP and has a GDP of more than $20 Billion.
Area: 645 km²
Next city on this list is Visakhapatnam, an important port city in India and has an area of 681.96 square kilometres. 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.
Area: 681.96 km²
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.
Bhopal is known for tourism and has hills and lakes, that include Katara Hills, Upper Lake, Idgah Hills, Lower Lake and Shyamala Hills. Van Vihar National Park is located near Upper Lake and has various animals, that include Tiger, Crocodile, Python, Cheetal, Bear, Python, etc.
Also, Bhopal has many institutes of national importance, 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.
Area: 692.20 km²
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 metres and due to high elevation, Bangalore has pleasant and moderate climate throughout the year.
Bangalore consist of two parts, which are Bangalore Urban District and Bangalore Rural District. These two parts of the Bangalore were formed in the year 1986, when Bangalore was divided. Bangalore Urban District is more populated than Bangalore Rural District and has a population of more than 65 Lakh.
Bangalore is one of the fastest developing city in India and a centre of many domestic and multinational IT companies.
Area: 741 km²
Hyderabad, the capital of Telangana, 29th state of India was formed after the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh is at number 5 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.
Hyderabad, also known as the City of Pearls has three big lakes, which are Hussain Sagar, Himayat Sagar and Osman Sagar. Hyderabad is also among the largest contributor in India’s GDP and has a GDP of more than $70 Billion.
Area: 922 km²
Detroit of India, Chennai is the next city on this list, which is the capital of Tamil Nadu and a centre of many automobile companies. Chennai is located on the south-eastern coast of India and has an average altitude of 6.7 metres.
Chennai is a huge city with an area of 1,189 km² and comprises three parts, which are Central Chennai, North Chennai and South Chennai.
Chennai Corporation, the governing body of Chennai is the oldest municipal corporation in India, which came into existence in the year 1688. Chennai Corporation is huge and covers 200 wards with an area of over 400 km².
Area: 1,189 km²
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 of more than 2.5 Crore.
Delhi is a part of National Capital Region (NCR), a metropolitan area, which comprises the National Capital Territory of Delhi and areas of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan. National Capital Region is a huge region with an area of more than 34,000 km² and recently three new districts are added to NCR, which are Jind, Karnal and Muzaffarnagar.
Area: 1,483 km²
City of Joy, Kolkata stand 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 bank of Hooghly river.
Kolkata is an important city of India 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.
Area: 1,851.41 km²
Mumbai, the financial capital of the country is also the largest city in India in terms of area. 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.
Mumbai is also the headquarter of many giant corporations and some of them are Reliance Industries Limited, Aditya Birla Group, Tata Group, State Bank of India, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited and Reserve Bank of India.
Area: 4,355 km²