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How many cities are there in India?

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by NV, Nov 17, 2023.

  1. NV

    NV New Member

    What is the total number of cities in India, and could you provide information on how urban areas are classified into cities, considering factors such as population size, infrastructure, and administrative criteria?

  2. Karan

    Karan Member

    India is home to a diverse and extensive urban landscape, with over 4,000 cities. The classification of urban areas into cities in India involves a multifaceted approach, taking into account various factors such as population size, infrastructure development, economic activities, and administrative criteria.

    The classification process is primarily guided by the Census of India, which is conducted every ten years. The Census enumerates urban areas based on demographic parameters, designating settlements with a certain population threshold as urban. However, it's important to note that the definition of urban areas can vary from one country to another, and within India, different states may use slightly different criteria.

    In addition to population size, factors such as the presence of essential infrastructure, economic activities, and administrative functions contribute to the classification of an area as a city. Municipalities and local governing bodies play a crucial role in the administration and governance of these urban centers.