In the list of the 25 most populous cities in India, 6 cities are from Maharashtra. These are Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Thane, Pimpri and Nashik; in decreasing order of population. This would make Maharashtra the most urbanised state in the country. The next highest in terms of number of number of cities in the list, and not the total population living in the urban areas is Gujrat with 4 (Ahmedabad. Surat, Vadodara and Rajkot) and Uttar Pradesh, also with 4 (Kanpur, Lucknow, Agra and Ghaziabad). Aftar that it is Madhya Pradesh with 2 (Indore and Bhopal), and the rest of the cities are lone entries from their states. More than one fourth of people living in large cities in India live in a city in Maharashtra. Bihar has just one poor city contributing to the list. Donno why I noticed this or am blogging it. Just food for nought.
In a global list of the 20 largest cities, India has three cities to contribute, Mumbai, Kolkata and Delhi. China has also has three (Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai). Surprisingly, America has two (NY and LA), and the relatively low population of Japan also manages to throw up two high density cities into the list (Tokyo and Kyoto).