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All Cities in India with Population of 1 Million

How many cities of India can you name that have an urban agglomeration population of at least 1 million people?
Population is for the entire agglomeration, not just the city proper
According to citypopulation.de, January 2019
Quiz by scambigol
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Last updated: February 28, 2019
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First submittedFebruary 14, 2017
Times taken25,752
Average score32.7%
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City
28.4 m
Delhi
24.2 m
Mumbai
16.4 m
Kolkata
11.5 m
Bangalore
10.7 m
Chennai
9.60 m
Hyderabad
8.00 m
Ahmedabad
6.50 m
Pune
6.30 m
Surat
3.75 m
Jaipur
3.53 m
Lucknow
3.38 m
Kanpur
3.15 m
Nagpur
3.03 m
Indore
2.73 m
Bhilai
2.58 m
Coimbatore
2.58 m
Patna
2.30 m
Bhopal
2.20 m
Chandigarh
2.18 m
Agra
2.13 m
Vadodara
2.08 m
Vishakhapatnam
1.96 m
Nashik
1.91 m
Ludhiana
1.91 m
Vijayawada
1.86 m
Varanasi
1.82 m
Bhubaneswar
1.77 m
Rajkot
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City
1.71 m
Madurai
1.70 m
Aurangabad
1.67 m
Meerut
1.60 m
Jamshedpur
1.56 m
Āsansol
1.56 m
Kochi
1.53 m
Srinagar
1.44 m
Jabalpur
1.42 m
Allahabad
1.40 m
Jodhpur
1.36 m
Ranchi
1.35 m
Amritsar
1.35 m
Gwalior
1.34 m
Dhanbad
1.33 m
Tiruppur
1.30 m
Kotā
1.24 m
Bareilly
1.18 m
Morādābād
1.17 m
Alīgarh
1.17 m
Mysore
1.17 m
Tiruchirappalli
1.10 m
Guwahati
1.09 m
Hubli-Dharwad
1.08 m
Jalandhar
1.07 m
Salem
1.06 m
Solapur
1.00 m
Kozhikode
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Level 62
Feb 14, 2017
I bet a large portion of the population thinks we're insane for finding the following question fun/interesting:

"How many cities of India can you name that have an urban agglomeration population of at least 1 million people?"

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Level 51
Jun 18, 2017
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Level 61
Oct 11, 2018
Back in Shakespeare's time, when there were many fewer people, he would have been shocked that there are 54 answers to that question.
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Level 55
Apr 26, 2020
*55
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Level 75
Feb 14, 2017
Wonderful quiz - I nominate this for a star :) (PS - also allow Gauhati?)
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Level 75
Feb 14, 2017
Weird coincidence - the picture appeared as I logged out of the quiz (for beginners, that means it has got featured), with the picture being of the exact spot I was at a month ago (the 1.82 million city).
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Level 73
Sep 26, 2018
I just saw a Sue Perkins show where she spent two weeks there. I can't in my wildest dreams imaging the life/events/culture there. It makes me more aware of how diverse and how amazingly wide the definition of a normal life is throughout our world.
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Level 25
May 4, 2017
That is Guwhathi
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Level 75
Apr 5, 2019
Vishakhapatnam for the win! (By which I mean it got me to 28 - mid-point between pride and shame.)
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Level 90
Feb 14, 2017
Too Indi-centric.
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Level 56
Jan 2, 2019
Yep, Cyprus is missing.
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Level 67
Apr 8, 2019
Cyprus is not in India, it's in China!
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Level 77
Apr 10, 2020
Smh isn't India just the capital of Indiana?
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Level 60
Dec 1, 2020
It's India Annapolis, actually.
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Level 79
Feb 14, 2017
Excellent quiz, thank you. Difficult for anyone outside the region to get 100%, but a good general knowledge should help you achieve at least 40% and some points.😉🎉
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Level 82
Feb 14, 2017
Hm, I don't see the answer table on mobile, just the answer stats at the end.
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Level 69
Jun 14, 2017
Scroll right. It's there.
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Level 92
Feb 15, 2017
Can you please accept Nashik? I was about to lose my mind thinking of another answer that could be there...
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Level ∞
Feb 15, 2017
Fixed
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Level 56
Jun 17, 2017
The map seems to be stretched north-to-south.
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Level 67
Jun 17, 2017
Great quiz again, scambigol.
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Level 88
Jun 17, 2017
The average score is 17?

And here's me being proud of myself for being able to name 11..

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Level 68
Jun 18, 2017
Got 11.
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Level 68
Jun 17, 2017
Only knew 6 and got zero points, but I shouldn't need to know more than 6 ever so I don't really care
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Level 88
Nov 26, 2019
Tiruchirappalli never comes up in conversation?
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Level 58
Jun 25, 2017
Got 100% with 0:44 remaining. That's because I'm Indian, and help from the map. If states were mentioned, it should've been possible too.
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Level 73
Jan 5, 2018
Please also accept "Tatanagar" for Jamshedpur
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Level 28
Apr 5, 2019
No

Because Jamshedpur and Tatanagar are different

Jamshedpur is a city in India whereas a tatanagar was the tank used by the British in World War II

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Level 60
Apr 5, 2019
I guess you were sarcastic, but Tatanagar should be accepted for Jamshedpur

Jamshedpur

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Level 61
May 4, 2023
just type jabalpur, jamshedpur and jodhpur together when u name them.
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Level 73
Jan 7, 2018
The numbers are kinda suspect, I went to citypopulation.de, your (excellent) source for population, and I found that a lot of agglomerations are not included (like Thiruvananthapuram) while some others are vastly underrated (Kochi's agglomeration is > 2 millions since at least 2011).
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Level 75
Apr 5, 2019
I was really surprised not to see Trivandrum (new name above) here.
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Level 29
Jan 22, 2018
Try the map quiz here
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Level 21
Mar 2, 2018
Hii

Please change Bhilai into Raipur

Because Bhilai is a part of Raipur

Not Bhilai is a part of Raipur please correct it

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Level 82
Apr 5, 2019
I think I got Bhilai by typing in Raipur on another quiz, or vice versa
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Level 74
May 23, 2018
The points system on this site is really weird sometimes. I get 5/5 points for naming like 5 of 12 items on a grammar-related list, yet naming 32 Indian cities gets you only 4
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Level 82
Apr 5, 2019
It's based both on the percentage of questions you got right and how well other people taking the quiz have done.
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Level 42
Jun 18, 2018
Another Good quiz by scambigol
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Level 66
Nov 25, 2018
I think Ghaziabad should be on the list.
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Level 88
Nov 26, 2019
It's included with Delhi.
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Level 60
Apr 5, 2019
I'm an Indian and still I missed 5 cities and God knows how I still got 5 out of 5 points. But still, I'm feeling extremely ashamed. Never knew Moradabad, Bareilly, Tiruppur, Kota and Jabalpur are so big. I've surely heard of them but never knew this.

What's the meaning of knowing the big Cities of China, America, Japan, UK and France when I don't know the largest cities of my own Country.

This quiz opened my eyes. Thanks a lot

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Level 55
May 28, 2020
:)
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Level 71
Jun 28, 2021
LOL missing 5 cities on here is really not a big deal when there's like over 50. And all the cities you listed are all pretty obscure. I feel like most of the ones after the top 25 (#25 is Varanasi) aren't that significant. Not saying they aren't worth knowing (especially for Indians), but it's probably more useful to know the top 20 cities in India, the US, and China than it is knowing the top 60 cities in India IMO.
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Level 67
Apr 8, 2019
thiruvananthapuram should be on here!
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Level 68
Mar 15, 2020
Scored 39/55. Although I'm Indian, its still good. I have heard of all cities except Bhilai!
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Level 68
Jun 15, 2021
This quiz considers the metro area Bhilai instead of Raipur even though Raipur has a larger city proper population.
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Level 66
Jun 12, 2020
I got 38 and I am Indian.
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Level 37
Jul 24, 2020
I think you should also accept Jullundur for Jalandhar because that is what Jalandhar was formerly called.
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Level 62
Aug 3, 2020
No.
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Level 42
Feb 9, 2021
This quiz accepts Kolkata for Calcutta, Bombay for Mumbai and Madras for Chennai
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Level 62
Aug 19, 2020
Can the name in the table be changed to Prayagraj to Allahabad?
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Level 68
Jun 15, 2021
You should include Raipur, it has over a million people. If you included it under metro Bhilai can you accept Raipur for Bhilai?
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Level 44
Jan 8, 2022
I'm Finnish and I got 25/55 = 45%
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Level 61
May 4, 2023
ok why does being finnish matter in naming indian cities?
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Level 58
Jun 5, 2023
According to 1901 Census, there was one person that knew Finnish in India, and they lived in Bengal.

http://piketty.pse.ens.fr/files/ideologie/data/CensusIndia/CensusIndia1901/CensusIndia1901IndiaTables.pdf

Page ~190

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Level 48
Mar 15, 2023
According to Citypopulation Dehradun has reached the population of 1,000,000
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Level 61
May 4, 2023
got all of them but the last five.
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Level 53
Nov 6, 2023
33/55 not bad for a Brazilian
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Level 21
Dec 4, 2023
Got 40 as an Indian. Have heard of every missed city except Moradabad.