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WEST BENGAL, KARNATAKA ARE MOST CITY-STARVED STATES IN INDIA

India's city starved states

Kolkata, India’s former capital and oldest operating port, is located on the east bank of the Hooghly River. The city of joy which was formerly known as Calcutta is the third most populated city, with 15.3 million people, in India. It was the most populated city in the country till 1971. Obviously, it is the largest city of West Bengal in terms of population and area covered.

West Bengal

Do you know the second largest city in West Bengal or Karnataka? No problem if you don’t know because the fault is not yours. Historical reasons are there behind it, and our article will enable you to know some of those reasons. Less than ten percent of Kolkata’s population lives in Asansol, the second most populated city in West Bengal. In the case of the second most populated city of Karnataka, Mysore, the percentage is slightly more than the ten percent line. Let’s have a look at the population of seventeen major states along with the population counts of their largest and second largest cities.

Mysore

Uttar Pradesh

State’s Population – 199,812,341

Kanpur’s Population – 2,920,496

Lucknow’s Population – 2,902,920

Kerala

State’s Population – 33,387,677

Kochi’s Population – 2,119,724

Kozhikode’s Population – 2,030,519

Chhattisgarh

State’s Population – 25,545,198

Raipur’s Population – 1,010,087

Durg-Bhilainagar’s Population – 956553

Jharkhand

State’s Population 32,988,134

Jamshedpur – 1,337,131

Dhanbad – 1,196,214

Madhya Pradesh

State’s Population – 72,626,809

Indore’s Population – 2,170,295

Bhopal’s Population – 1,917,051

Odisha

State’s Population – 41,974,218

Bhubaneswar’s Population – 881,988

Cuttack’s Population – 666,702

Punjab

State’s Population – 27,704,236

Ludhiana’s Population – 1,618,879

Amritsar’s Population – 1,183,705

Gujarat

State’s Population – 60,383,628

Ahmedabad’s Population – 55.7 lakhs

Surat’s Population – 44.6 lakhs

Andhra Pradesh

State’s Population – 49,386,799

Hyderabad’s Population – 7,749,334

Visakhapatnam’s Population – 5,340,000

Haryana

State’s Population – 25,353,081

Faridabad’s Population – 1,404,653

Gurugram’s Population – 876,824

Rajasthan

State’s Population – 68,548,437

Jaipur’s Population – 3,046,189

Jodhpur’s Population – 1,138,300

Maharashtra

State’s Population – 112,372,972

Mumbai’s Population – 20,748,395

Pune’s Population – 5,057,709

Tamil Nadu

State’s Population – 72,147,030

Chennai’s Population – 8,917,749

Coimbatore’s Population – 2,136,916

Assam

State’s Population – 31,205,576

Guwahati’s Population – 962,334

Silchar’s Population – 228,985

Bihar

State’s Population – 103,804,637

Patna’s Population – 2,046,652

Gaya’s Population – 470,839

Karnataka

State’s Population – 61,130,704

Bangalore’s Population – 12,339,447

Mysore’s Population – 1,281,768

West Bengal

State’s Population – 91.347 million

Kolkata’s Population – 14.057 million

Asansol’s Population – 1.243 million

India

STATE LARGEST CITY SECOND LARGEST CITY FRACTION OF LARGEST CITY’S POPULATION IN SECOND LARGEST CITY
Uttar Pradesh Kanpur Lucknow 99.3%
Kerala Kochi Kozhikode 95.7%
Chhattisgarh Raipur Durg-Bhilainagar 94.8%
Jharkhand Jamshedpur Dhanbad 90.3%
Madhya Pradesh Indore Bhopal 88.3%
Odisha Bhubaneswar Cuttack 71.4%
Punjab Ludhiana Amritsar 74.1%
Gujarat Ahmedabad Surat 80.2%
Andhra Pradesh Hyderabad Visakhapatnam 68.9%
Haryana Faridabad Gurugram 61.8%
Rajasthan Jaipur Jodhpur 37.7%
Maharashtra Mumbai Pune 24.5%
Tamil Nadu Chennai Coimbatore 23.6%
Assam Guwahati Silchar 22.7%
Bihar Patna Gaya 22.5%
Karnataka Bangalore Mysore 10.4%
West Bengal Kolkata Asansol 8.4%

Indian States

The comparison between the population of largest and second largest cities of major Indian states brings some interesting facts of population distribution. Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Punjab, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, and Haryana have at least two equally big cities where Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Bihar, Karnataka, and West Bengal lack behind. These seven Indian states have uneven population distribution between their largest and second largest cities.

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