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Biggest Cities in India Quiz

How many of India's 20 most populous urban areas can you name?
Based on urban area population, not city proper
According to citypopulation.de, January 2018
Last updated: February 01, 2018
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Population
City
28.4 mil
Delhi
24.2 mil
Mumbai
16.4 mil
Kolkata
11.5 mil
Bangalore
10.7 mil
Chennai
9.60 mil
Hyderabad
8.00 mil
Ahmedabad
Population
City
6.50 mil
Pune
6.30 mil
Surat
3.75 mil
Jaipur
3.53 mil
Lucknow
3.38 mil
Kanpur
3.15 mil
Nagpur
3.03 mil
Indore
Population
City
2.73 mil
Bhilai
2.58 mil
Coimbatore
2.58 mil
Patna
2.30 mil
Bhopal
2.20 mil
Chandigarh
2.18 mil
Agra
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level 73
Feb 20, 2013
Got the top 5, and 3 others... but should have got more. I had heard of all of these before except Bhilai, Vadodara, and Indore.
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level 21
Dec 6, 2014
Got 15!
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level 73
Jun 12, 2015
I got 16 this time including the top 8. I guess I'm learning...
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level 74
Jun 12, 2015
Maybe there's hope for me, then. I only got 4, but had heard of a few more.
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level 28
Jun 12, 2015
fake
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level 73
Apr 9, 2018
This time I got Bhilai by typing in "Raipur"
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level 70
Aug 7, 2018
Damn! Got Vadodara, but it seems to have been overtaken
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level 32
Feb 20, 2013
I didn't know that Delhi and New Delhi are the same... or did they merge?
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level 51
Mar 14, 2013
sometimes they're considered 1 city sometimes 2
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level 73
Jun 13, 2015
New Delhi is a neighborhood of Delhi.
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level 37
Jun 15, 2015
it is not any neighborhood...Delhi NCR is a union territory and New Delhi is a new city in Delhi built by British which is capital of Delhi NCR as well as India...
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level 73
Jun 16, 2015
A new "city" inside of a larger existing city? So in other words, it's a neighborhood of Delhi.
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level 72
Sep 11, 2015
It's one of the 11 districts of Delhi... So yes, same city.
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level 44
Feb 20, 2013
Got the first 8 and Agra. After quitting and seeing the remaining answers, I did not feel so bad. I had never heard of any of them.
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level 50
Dec 18, 2014
Me too! Agra because of Taj Mahal.
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level 3
Mar 1, 2013
yo! i live in india!
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level 15
Mar 23, 2013
Missed Vadodara
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level 24
Mar 1, 2014
Mumbai is the largest city in India not delhi
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level 32
Apr 3, 2014
no it isnt
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level 35
Sep 14, 2014
Got every city except Agra!
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level 47
Feb 15, 2015
Got top 8 pretty quickly and then I was just lost.
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level 33
Jun 12, 2015
Guess you ran out of Lucknow
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level 67
Jun 12, 2015
Good one XD
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level 42
Jun 13, 2015
I discovered a lot of cities with this quiz ^^
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level 30
Jun 13, 2015
So India has over 1 billion people living in cities smaller than 2 million. Wow...
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level 30
Jun 13, 2015
The rural population must be huge.
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level 55
Aug 8, 2018
Probably more urban areas in India than rural.
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level 37
Jun 15, 2015
easy one
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level 83
Sep 5, 2015
You should accept Raipur for Bhilai. Considering they're both about the same size (1 mil) and in the same greater metropolitan area. And Raipur is the capital.
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level ∞
Feb 1, 2018
Okay
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level 57
Jul 18, 2016
Got 9, but knew over 15. Proud to know more than just the Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata a majority of people only know.
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level 46
Jan 20, 2017
Did 13.Heard about all except Bhilai,Where it is though ?
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level 43
May 25, 2017
You should accept Poona for Pune
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level 74
May 22, 2018
That must be the origin of my favorite cucumber - poona kheera. It grows great in my garden and doesn't get bitter with age. I always wondered about its name. (It looks like a russet potato when it gets older, but still tastes good.)
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level 54
Dec 31, 2017
Thanks for the link to citypopulation.de! I really wanted to see it!
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level 33
May 26, 2018
please accept lko for lucknow
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level 45
Jul 6, 2018
Raipur and Bhilai are not the same...they are 35 kms apart.
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level 55
Aug 7, 2018
If you are willing to consider the Raipur - Bhillai - Durg Tri city metropolitan area, shouldn't the Visakhapatnam Metropolitan region should be considered. It has a population of over 5 million. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visakhapatnam_Metropolitan_Region
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level 33
Jul 6, 2018
I am one of the 3.53 million population of Lucknow. Easy for me as I am an Indian.
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level 55
Aug 7, 2018
could you accept "Lakhnau" as a type-in for Lucknow? i know it's not in common use, but it's a closer romanization than "Lucknow" is
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level 73
Aug 7, 2018
I would pronounce both of those words almost exactly the same so how is it closer?
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level 55
Aug 7, 2018
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3c/Hi-Lucknow.ogg sounds closer to a "lahk" i should retract this request anyway. the NIC (an Indian institution) uses "Lucknow" rather than "Lahknau", which is probably just a very bad alternative spelling
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level 39
Oct 3, 2018
I think Ghaziabad should be on the list having an urban population more than Agra.