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Any relevant information is welcome. For example, license of the data, where I can find relevant sources, etc.

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please give more infos what you are looking for: list of cities with lat/lon and number of inhabitans? or what else? –  Kurt Sep 9 '12 at 10:30
Why is this tagged google maps api? –  Devdatta Tengshe Sep 9 '12 at 17:16

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If your application doesn't mind working to a pc which uses an always on internet connection I'd suggest using geopy's reverse Geocoding

If you don't like that solution you can try your country's geonames.org's geolocation info-dump. Check the readme on how's the information is stored.

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The only authentic source is Survey of India. We had got revenue village boundaries with the census data attached.

They sell the data topo-sheet wise. So you need to figure out your area of interest and then contact the SOI office for the digital data.

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Might http://www.geonames.org/ be of any help? There is a very detailed description of that data at http://www.geonames.org/about.html.

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