Yesterday, during one acrimonious debate, I commented that the population of my hometown(7.2 million) is greater than that of Finland(5.6 million) and there is no way you can treat the Prime Minister of India who represents 200 times more people than his Finnish counterpart as equals. This chart is a representation of the same – ranking of top 15 Indian cities vis-a-vis countries in population.

Rank City Population Country Population Country Rank Number of Countries having less population
1 Mumbai 1,24,78,447 Chad 1,28,25,314 73 123
2 Delhi 1,10,07,835 Belgium 1,11,04,476 79 117
3 Bangalore 84,25,970 Austria 84,95,145 95 101
4 Hyderabad 71,70,545 Bulgaria 72,22,943 102 94
5 Ahmedabad 55,70,585 Denmark 56,19,096 111 85
6 Chennai 46,81,087 Ireland 46,27,173 120 76
7 Kolkata 44,86,679 New Zealand 45,05,761 122 74
8 Surat 44,62,002 Congo, Republic of the 44,47,632 123 73
9 Pune 31,15,431 Albania 31,73,271 135 61
10 Jaipur 30,73,350 Lithuania 30,16,933 136 60
11 Lucknow 28,15,601 Mongolia 28,39,073 138 58
12 Kanpur 27,67,031 Jamaica 27,83,888 139 57
13 Nagpur 24,05,421 Namibia 23,03,315 140 56
14 Indore 19,60,631 Botswana 20,21,144 146 50
15 Visakhapatnam 18,97,823 Gambia 18,49,285 147 49
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