Most people in India live in the rural areas; they account for 73 percent of the total population. The remaining 27 percent live in the cities and towns.
Today, there are about 1.2 billion people living in India. The Ganges Plain, in eastern and northern India, is considered one of the most populated areas in the world. It is home to over 900 million people. The most populated city is Mumbai, with over 18 million people. New Delhi is the second most populated city, with 13 million people. The least populated areas include the Himalayas and the Western and Eastern Ghats.