Largest “pur” suffix cities of India and beyond

Singapore – Source: tripsavvy.com

Continuing with our tabulation of city suffixes, the following list identifies the world’s largest cities containing the suffix of “pur” along with two variations, “pura” and “pore.”

  • Pur and pura are suffixes meaning “city” or “settlement”, used in several place names across the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, Afghanistan and Iran. The word pur is the oldest Sanskrit language word for “city.

With seven cities exceeding one million residents, the “pur” suffix cities are second to “abad” suffix cities for this threshold. Due to the sheer number of cities containing the suffix of “pur,” the list was limited to those cities with a core city population of 100,000 or more, where “pur” cities greatly outnumber all other suffixes compiled to date.

India is home to 37 of the 57 cities on this list (or two-thirds). Bangladesh and Pakistan follow with six (6) and five (5) cities respectively.

As always, any additions, suggestions, or corrections are welcome.

Jaipur, India – Source: timesofindia.com

  1. Singapore, Singapore = 5,638,700 (2018 est.)
  2. Jaipur, India = 3,046,189 (2011)
  3. Kanpur, India = 2,767,348 (2011)
  4. Nagpur, India = 2,405,665 (2011)
  5. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia = 1,588,750 (2010)
  6. Jabalpur, India = 1,267,564 (2011)
  7. Raipur, India = 1,010,087 (2011)
  8. Thiruvananthapuram, India = 957,730 (2011) – added 4/5/21 -Thank you , Faaz!
  9. Solapur, India = 951,118 (2011)
  10. Tiruppur, India = 877,778 (2011)
  11. Bahawalpur, Pakistan =762,111 (2017)
  12. Saharanpur, India = 705,478 (2011)
  13. Bilaspur, India = 689,184 (2011)
  14. Gorakhpur, India = 673,446 (2011)
  15. Berhampur, India = 655,823 (2011)
  16. Jamshedpur, India = 629,659 (2011)
  17. Sambalpur, India = 621,465 (2011)
  18. Durgapur, India = 580,990 (2011)
  19. Kolhapur, India = 549,236 (2011)
  20. Shikarpur, Pakistan = 517,400 (2017)
  21. Sheikhupura, Pakistan = 473,129 (2017)
  22. Udaipur, India = 451,100 (2011)
  23. Rajpur Sonarpur, India = 424,368 (2011)
  24. Bhagalpur, India = 410,210 (2011)
  25. Muzaffarpur, India = 393,724 (2011)
  26. Rampur, India = 325,428 (2011)
  27. Chandrapur, India = 320,379 (2011)
  28. Jayapura, Indonesia 315,872 (2014)
  29. Rangpur, Bangladesh = 307,053 (2011)
  30. Berhampore, India = 305,609 (2011)
  31. Kharagpur, India = 299,683 (2011)
  32. Lalitpur, Nepal = 284,922 (2011)
  33. Bharatpur, Nepal = 280,502 (2011)
  34. Nishapur, Iran = 264,375 (2016)
  35. Hapur, India = 262,801 (2011)
  36. Anantapur, India = 262,340 (2011)
  37. Bhratapur, India = 254,846 (2011)
  38. Mirzapur, India = 233,691 (2011)
  39. Khanpur, Pakistan = 233,347 (2017)
  40. Gazipur, Bangladesh = 213,061 (2011)
  41. Burhanpur, India = 210,891 (2011)
  42. Fatehpur, Uttar Pradesh, India = 204,224, (2011)
  43. Dinajpur, Bangladesh = 191,329 (2011)
  44. Danapur, India = 182,241 (2011)
  45. Serampore, India = 181,842 (2011)
  46. Jaunpur, India = 180,362 (2011)
  47. Badlapur, India = 174,226 (2011) – added 10/23/20
  48. Kanchipuram, India = 164,265 (2011) – added 4/5/21 – Thank you Faaz!
  49. Janakpur, Nepal = 159,468 (2011)
  50. Chandpur, Bangladesh = 159,021 (2011)
  51. Hindupur, India = 151,677 (2011)
  52. Bhalswa Jahangir Pur, India = 151,427 (2011)
  53. Jamalpur, Bangladesh = 150,172 (2011)
  54. Hakipur, India =147,126 (2011)
  55. Tulsipur, Nepal = 141,528 (2011)
  56. Khairpur, Pakistan = 127,857 (2006)
  57. Faridpur, Banlgadesh = 122,425 (2011)
  58. Jitpur Simara, Nepal = 117,496 (2011)
  59. Jamalpur, India = 105,221 (2011)

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11 Responses to Largest “pur” suffix cities of India and beyond

  1. BADARPUR town,ASSAM, INDIA ,POPULATION-33400(2011)

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  2. Joey says:

    There are a couple of ‘puram’ cities fit for this list.

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  3. Aymn says:

    Jamshedpur

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  4. I suspect the 2 entries of “our” in the third paragraph should be “pur”. Since this is not wikipedia I can’t make any changes!

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