India Exports its Metro Cities

I stumbled upon a little known fact about how India has over the years exported parts of it’s four major metros to the USA. We do not only send our brains to the USA, we send the cities they stay in too.

This may seem startling:

There is one Bombay, Madras, Calcutta and Delhi in India.

On the other hand, there are 4 Bombays, 3 Madras’ , 4 Calcuttas and a whopping 12 Delhis in the USA

Just the state of New York has three of Indias major metros.

The table below indicates the states that these towns/villages/hamlets can be found. Each is a link to the Yahoo Maps site for that place.

If you live in any one of the undermentioned cities, I’d like to hear from you. If you know of any more cities with Indian names, here in the US, please let me know in the comments.

Bombay, MN Bombay, CA Bombay, NY Bombay, MI

Madras, GA Madras, OR Madras, TX

Calcutta, WV Calcutta, NY Calcutta, OH Calcutta, IN

Delhi NY Delhi CO Delhi CA Delhi GA Delhi TX Delhi IL Delhi IA Delhi MO Delhi LA Delhi OH Delhi MN Delhi OK New Delhi IL



  1. Salem (Tamilnadu) has a “kumbh-mela-lost” bhayya in Oregon. There are many others, cant remember offhand. Maybe some wikipedia article or something..

  2. There is a Salem as well as a Winston-Salem in North Carolina.
    Btw, did these cities change their names to Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata etc. 🙂

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