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The entire work of this article is based on "Census of India", conducted by "The Office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India" under Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.[1][2]



According to the data from the Census of 2011, cities and towns can be broadly classified as:[3]

  • Class I – Population greater than 100,000
  • Class II – Population between 50,000 – 99,999
  • Class III – Population between 20,000 – 49,999
  • Class IV - Polulation between 10,000 to 19,999
  • Class V - Population between 5,000 to 9,999
  • Class VI - Population less than 5,000

Population List

  • >5,000,000- Megacity
  • 1,000,000-4,999,999 - Metropolis
  • 500,000-999,999 - Sub-Metropolis

124154212 - Small Village

  • <4,999- Hamlet


Abbreviations used in this article are:

C.B - Cantonment Board/Cantonment

C.M.C – City Municipal Council

C.T – Census Town

E.O – Estate Office

G.P - Gram Panchayat

I.N.A – Industrial Notified Area

I.T.S - Industrial Township

M – Municipality

M.B – Municipal Board

M.C – Municipal Committee

M.Cl – Municipal Council

M.Corp. – Municipal Corporation /Corporation

N.A – Notified Area

N.A.C – Notified Area Committee/Notified Area Council

N.P – Nagar Panchayat

N.T – Notified Town

N.T.A – Notified Town Area

S.T.C - Small Town Committee

T.C – Town Committee/Town Area Committee

T.M.C – Town Municipal Council

T.P – Town Panchayat

T.S.- Township

U.A – Urban Agglomeration

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See also


  1. Census of India _ About Us. Census of India.
  2. Census of India. Census of India.
  3. Census of India - 2001. Census of India.

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