Q. 2 D5.0( 2 Votes )

Answer the following questions in about 30 words.

What are metropolitan cities? How are they different from urban agglomerations?

Answer :

In India, cities are differentiated on the basis of population size. A metropolitan city is one which has a population between 1 million (10 lakh) and 5 million (50 lakh), and more than 5 million a city becomes mega city. Majority of metropolitan and mega cities are urban agglomerations, but it is not true the other way around.


Urban agglomerations arise when a metropolitan or mega city, due to limited space outgrowths its natural boundaries to encompass the towns/cities around it.


To Remember


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Urban agglomeration is a type of mega city or a metropolitan, it is defined on the basis of population size but its formation. But UA’s inevitably are the largest in terms of population size, i.e., population growth induced expansion leads to Urban Agglomeration.


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