Aug 21, 2010

10 Most Populous Cities in India
India as a country is the second most populous country in the world next only to China. Some studies even suggest that one day India could overtake China in terms of population. The list of top 10 most populous cities in India is shown in the image. Mumbai stands out at the top of the list with a huge population of over 2 crores. The next largest in terms of population is Delhi with a population of a little over 1.8 crores. The other city with more than 1 crore population is Kolkata which has around 1.5 crores of people living in it. Chennai and Bangalore are placed at 4th and 5th spots respectively. India's population is growing at a rapid speed with 118 crores as the estimated population for the year 2010. The life expectancy of an Indian is a little below 70 years. Compared to men, women have a 5% higher life expectancy at around 73 years. The Indian population is estimated to reach 133.1 crores by the year 2020. The growth rate is at 1.5% approximately. With the growth rate increasing year after year India is sure to overtake China one day.  



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