PATALIPUTRA WAS WORLD’S LARGEST CITY DURING THE MAURYA EMPIRE

Mauryan Dynasty

  Pataliputra was the largest and most populous city in the world during the peak of the Maurya Empire. It reached the pinnacle of prosperity while serving as the capital of Chandragupta Maurya and Ashoka the Great. The capital of Japan Tokyo is currently the largest and most populous city in the world, but there was a time when Indian city Pataliputra had been maintaining the same status. Magadha Emperor Udayin founded the city adjacent to modern-day Patna in 490 BCE as a small fort near the Ganges River. It…

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TOP 300 CITIES IN INDIA: KOTA’S POPULATION, POPULATION DENSITY IN 2021

Kota's population

Kota or Kotah, situated on the banks of Chambal River, is the 46th most populous city in India and third most populous city in Rajasthan. The city located in the southeast of the northern Indian state of Rajasthan is with a population of over 1 million. Kota was once the part of the erstwhile Rajput kingdom of Bundi which became a separate princely state in the 17th century. It is one of the major coaching hubs of the country. KOTA’S POPULATION IN 2021 The population of Kota in 2001 was…

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TOP 300 CITIES IN INDIA: BIKANER’S POPULATION, POPULATION DENSITY IN 2021

Bikaniri Kites

None of us is unaware of the Indian snacks brand called Bikanervala. Bikaner city, founded by Rao Bika in 1486, celebrates its foundation day on Akshaya Tritiya in two days – Chhoti Akha Teej and Badi Akha Teej. The people living in this city celebrate their foundation day by eating special Rajasthani dishes and flying kites. The city with extreme desert weather is the fourth largest city in Rajasthan. Previously known as Jangladesh, the city in the Thar Desert considered an oasis on the trade route between Gujarat coast and…

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TOP 300 CITIES IN INDIA: JAISALMER’S POPULATION, POPULATION DENSITY IN 2021

Golden City of India

Jaisalmer was founded in 1156 AD, and the name of the city was retained after the founder, Maharaja Jaisal Singh. As yellow sandstone used throughout the city architecture, it is regarded as the Golden City of India. This World Heritage Site is located 575 kilometers west of the Rajasthan Capital in the heart of the Thar Desert. Jaisalmer is, however, known for its cultural heritage and tourism inclination. JAISALMER’S POPULATION IN 2021 In 2011, Jaisalmer’s total population was 65471 where 55.6% were male population and 44.4% female. It was 13.79%…

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TOP 300 CITIES IN INDIA: JODHPUR’S POPULATION, POPULATION DENSITY IN 2021

Jodhpur the blue city

Features palaces, temples, and forts; the second largest city of Rajasthan, Jodhpur, is popularly known as the Blue City. However, Sun City is the other name of Rajasthan‘s second metropolitan city which was founded in 1459 by Rao Jodha. It stays bright and sunny throughout the year. This world famous tourist destination is rich in producing copper, silk, opium, date palm, and sandalwood. JODHPUR’S POPULATION IN 2021 The total population of Jodhpur, in 2001, was 855344 which had grown by 23.48% in 2011 India census. So, the yearly compound growth…

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TOP 300 CITIES IN INDIA: UDAIPUR’S POPULATION, POPULATION DENSITY IN 2021

Udaipur

The Kashmir of Rajasthan was founded in 1553 by Maharana Udai Singh II while shifting the capital city from Chittorgarh. Located on the Gujarat border, the city is surrounded by the Aravali Range, which separates Udaipur from the Thar Desert. The fourth most populated city in Rajasthan is known for its history, culture, scenic locations, and the Rajput-era palaces. UDAIPUR’S POPULATION IN 2021 Udaipur’s population, as per 2011 India census, was 451100. It was 15.83% more than the population in 2001 – 389438. However, the yearly compound growth rate of…

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TOP 300 CITIES IN INDIA: JAIPUR’S POPULATION, POPULATION DENSITY IN 2021

Jaipur

Founded in 1727 by Jai Singh II, the city of Jaipur is amongst the most socially rich legacy urban areas in India. It was named after the primary organizer of this city, Maharaja Jai Singh II. While shifting the capital from Amer to Jaipur, the King had consulted architects to bring out a better layout of the city. Hence, the largest city of Rajasthan was constructed following the Shilpa Shastra and Vastu Shastra. The capital of Rajasthan is located 280 km from the capital of India and 240 km from…

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TOP 300 CITIES IN INDIA: BHUJ’S POPULATION, POPULATION DENSITY IN 2021

Bhuj

Rao Hamirji established the District Head Quarter of Gujarat’s Kutch District in 1510. Rao Khengarji I, in 1549, introduced it as the capital of Cutch State which turned as Suleiman Nagar after 1590 when the ruler was forced to acknowledge Mughal supremacy. Bhuj was taken three times in 1786 (by Meghji Seth), in 1801 (by Hansraj), and in 1808 (by Fateh Muhammad). However, the hill fort of Bhujia was captured by Sir William Keir in 1819. Only 20,000 people would live in this city that time. Occurred on Jan. 26,…

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TOP 300 CITIES IN INDIA: ANAND’S POPULATION, POPULATION DENSITY IN 2021

The Milk Capital of India

Known and acknowledged as the Milk Capital of India, the home to the world-famous AMUL Dairy includes farming to big scale industries. The administrative center of Anand District, which is located 101 km from the state capital Gandhinagar, is managed and administered by the Anand Municipality. The urban area of Anand City, with an average elevation of 39 meters, includes 25 villages around the city. ANAND’S POPULATION IN 2021 YEAR Yearly growth figure Yearly (compound) growth percentage Total Population Density 2001 143195 48.7 2002 10299 7.1924% 153494 52 2003 11040…

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TOP 300 CITIES IN INDIA: VADODARA’S POPULATION, POPULATION DENSITY IN 2021

Vadodara

The third-largest city of Gujarat, Vadodara (previously known as Baroda) used to be called Chandanavati after its ruler Raja Chandan. It was changed to Vadodara in 1974, and the name was derived from Sanskrit word vatodar which stands for the belly of a Banyan tree. Located on the banks of the Vishwamitri River, the city is known for Maharaja Sayajirao University and the residence of the Gaekwads – Baroda State’s Maratha royal family. It is one of the most important cultural, educational, and industrial hubs of western India. VADODARA’S POPULATION…

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