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With Population of over 1.1 million, Chandigarh is one of the best places to live in Punjab. Know more on sex ratio, literacy rate and population figures of Chandigarh.
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Population of Chandigarh



Total Metropolitan Area Population of Chandigarh in 2013 11,09,377
Population of Chandigarh City in 2013 10,39,186
Population of Chandigarh in 2012 9,99,218
Population of Chandigarh in 2011 960,787
Sex Ratio in Chandigarh 829 females per 1,000 males

Population of Chandigarh - The beautiful city of Chandigarh is one of the best places to live in India. Touching the borders of Haryana, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh is a city and also a union territory in India. The city also holds the crown of one of the cleanest and well planned cities of India. It serves the capital of two states: Haryana and Punjab. Just like other cities and union territories of India, Population of Chandigarh too has increased in the last decade from 2001 to 2011. However it has grown on an average of 4% every year, but the current estimates suggest that Population of Chandigarh is increasing at a very high rate. The current Population of Chandigarh city is 10,39,186 as compared to its metropolitan area population of 11,09,377. Urban industrialization and infrastructural growth in Chandigarh is inviting people from Punjab and other states of India to settle in this mega city. Chandigarh also witnesses a rapid growth in its population density which stands at 7900 persons per square kilometer.

Current Population of Chandigarh in 2013 is 10,39,186

Population of ChandigarhPopulation of Chandigarh in 2012
Population of Chandigarh is increasing at a growth rate of 4% every year. From 10,54,686 figures in 2011, Chandigarh metro area population increased to 10,66,709. Its city population also witnessed a increase from 960,787 to 999,218 in 2012.

Population of Chandigarh in 2011
According to recent census of India 2011, Chandigarh's metropolitan area population was estimated to be 1,054,686. Its city population was estimated to be 960,787. This includes 55% males and 45% females in the dream city of Chandigarh. Literacy rate in the city stands at 86.77% much above the national literacy rate.

Population by Religion in Chandigarh
People following various religions and traditions live together in dream city of Chandigarh. People from Sikh (Punjabi) community forms a majority of Population in Chandigarh. English, Hindi and Punjabi are widely spoken languages in the city. Punjabi is the official language of Chandigarh.

Sex Ratio in Chandigarh
With 829 females present for every 1000 males, Sex ratio in Chandigarh is still not up to the mark as compared to national figure of 940:1000. Although Government has taken several steps to improve sex ratio in the union territory but there is still long way to go.

Literacy Rate in Chandigarh
Literacy Rate is a good indicator of education level in a city or country. Chandigarh literacy rate stands at 86.77% which is much better than overall literacy rate of India at 74.04%. As Chandigarh is a growing city, literacy rate in the near future needs more improvement.

Future Population of Chandigarh
According to recent growth of Population in Chandigarh, the population of this grand city will witness a growth of 100% in the next 8 years. By 2021, Population of Chandigarh is estimated to be over 19.5 laks. This growth will be doubled as compare to 40% increase in population of Chandigarh between years 2001 to 2011.

Growth of Population in Chandigarh

Census Population Growth Rate
1961 119,881 -
1971 257,251 114.6%
1981 451,610 75.6%
1991 642,015 42.2%
2001 900,635 40.3%
2011 960,787 -








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