What is District ?
It is to isolate a certain part or region of a State, City, or Town by outlining a region. That region is called a district.
What is the meaning of zilla ?
A district or zilla in (Hindi) is an isolated-administrative division of an Indian state or territory. In most cases, The districts are further subdivided into subdivisions and or directly into minor regions and called tehsils or talukas. As of 2021, there are a total of 748 districts from the 640 in the Census of India (2011) and then recorded 593 in the Census of India(2001).
The Difference between City and District.
- City is a large and Permanent where as a District is an administrative division managed by local Government.
- City has their own law enforcement, fire department sanitation services,etc and the district administers them. Hence, they abide by them.
In 2001, the number of the districts in India was 593 districts and it increased by 47 districts totalling to 640 districts by 2011. Furthermore, the number of districts increased to 739 with a growth of 93 districts added to it.
The Largest and the Smallest districts in India. According to the 2011 census:
Largest DIstrict of India
Central Delhi has the density of 25,759 inhabitants per Kilometers with an area of 25 square Kilometers ( 9.7 sq mi). It consists of Shahjahanabad (Old Delhi), which also served as the capital for the Mughal Empire, and is home to many marvelous monuments like the Delhi Fort and the Jama Masjid, Delhi’s principal mosque.
Lower Dibang Valley District has the density of 14 inhabitants per square kilometer ( 36/sq meter making it the least populous district in the Country.
- District Magistrate or Deputy Commissioner or District Collector, is the officer incharge of administration and revenue collection.
- Superintendent of Police or Senior Superintendent of Police or Deputy Commissioner of Police, an officer belonging to the Indian Police Service is responsible for maintaining law and order in the districts.
- Deputy Conservator of Forests, an officer belonging to the Indian Forest Service,is the one incharge of the management of the forests, environment and wildlife of the district
These officials are assisted by officers from the appropriate branch of the state government.
List of Districts in India State-Wise
Here we will list down the statistics of districts in India state-wise and population wise.
|no||States and Union Territories in India||No. of Districts||Population|
|1||Andaman and Nicobar||3||379944|
|3||Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu||3||585764|
|5||National Capital Territory of Delhi||11||16753235|
|8||Jammu and Kashmir||22||12548926|
Below is the list of all States with their districts respectively.
Anantapur, Chittoor, East Godavari, Guntur, Krishna , Kurnool, Prakasam, Srikakulam, Sri Potti Sriramulu Nellore Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, West Godavari, YSR District and Kadapa (Cuddapah)
Anjaw, Changlang, Dibang Valley, East Kameng, East Siang, Kamle , Kra Daadi, Kurung Kumey, Lepa Rada, Lohit,Longding,Lower Dibang Valley, Lower Siang, Lower Subansiri, Namsai, Pakke Kessang, Papum Pare, Shi Yomi,Siang, Tawang, Tirap, Upper Siang, Upper Subansiri, West Kameng and West Siang
Baksa, Barpeta, Biswanath, Bongaigaon, Cachar, Charaideo, Chirang, Darrang, Dhemaji, Dhubri, Dibrugarh, Dima Hasao (North Cachar Hills) Goalpara, Golaghat, Hailakandi, Hojai, Jorhat,Kamrup,Kamrup Metropolitan,Karbi Anglong, Karimganj, Kokrajhar, Lakhimpur, Majuli, Morigaon,Nagaon, Nalbari, Sivasagar Sonitpur, South Salmara-Mankachar, Tinsukia,Udalguri and West Karbi Anglong
Araria, Arwal, Aurangabad, Banka, Begusarai, Bhagalpur, Bhojpur, Buxar, Darbhanga, East Champaran (Motihari), Gaya, Gopalganj, Jamui,Jehanabad, Kaimur (Bhabua), Katihar, Khagaria, Kishanganj, Lakhisarai, Madhepura, Madhubani, Munger (Monghyr), Muzaffarpur, Nalanda,Nawada,Patna,Purnia (Purnea), Rohtas,Saharsa, Samastipur, Saran, Sheikhpura, Sheohar, Sitamarhi, Siwan, Supaul, Vaishali and West Champaran
Balod, Baloda Bazar, Balrampur, Bastar, Bemetara, Bijapur, Bilaspur, Dantewada (South Bastar), Dhamtari, Durg, Gariyaband, Janjgir-Champa, Jashpur, Kabirdham (Kawardha), Kanker (North Bastar), Kondagaon, Korba, Korea (Koriya), Mahasamund, Mungeli, Narayanpur, Raigarh, Raipur, Rajnandgaon, Sukma, Surajpur and Surguja.
North Goa and South Goa.
Ahmedabad, Amreli, Anand, Aravalli, Banaskantha (Palanpur), Bharuch, Bhavnagar, Botad, Chhota Udepur,Dahod, Dangs (Ahwa), Devbhoomi Dwarka, Gandhinagar, Gir Somnath, Jamnagar, Junagadh, Kachchh, Kheda (Nadiad), Mahisagar, Mehsana, Morbi, Narmada (Rajpipla), Navsari, Panchmahal (Godhra), Patan, Porbandar, Rajkot, Sabarkantha (Himmatnagar), Surat, Surendranagar, Tapi (Vyara), Vadodara and Valsad.
Ambala, Bhiwani, Charkhi Dadri, Faridabad, Fatehabad, Gurugram (Gurgaon), Hisar, Jhajjar, Jind, Kaithal, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Mahendragarh, Nuh, Palwal, Panchkula, Panipat, Rewari, Rohtak, Sirsa, Sonipat and Yamunanagar.
Bilaspur, Chamba, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kinnaur, Kullu, Lahaul & Spiti, Mandi, Shimla, Sirmaur (Sirmour), Solan and Una.
Bokaro, Chatra,Deoghar, Dhanbad, Dumka, East Singhbhum, Garhwa, Giridih, Godda, Gumla, Hazaribag, Jamtara, Khunti, Koderma, Latehar, Lohardaga, Pakur, Palamu, Ramgarh, Ranchi, Sahibganj, Seraikela-Kharsawan, Simdega and West Singhbhum.
Bagalkot, Ballari (Bellary), Belagavi (Belgaum), Bengaluru (Bangalore) Rural, Bengaluru (Bangalore) Urban, Bidar, Chamarajanagar, Chikballapur, Chikkamagaluru (Chikmagalur), Chitradurga, Dakshina Kannada, Davangere, Dharwad, Gadag, Hassan, Haveri,, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga), Kodagu, Kolar, Koppal, Mandya, Mysuru (Mysore), Raichur, Ramanagara,Shivamogga (Shimoga), Tumakuru (Tumkur), Udupi, Uttara Kannada (Karwar), Vijayapura (Bijapur) and Yadgir.
Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Idukki, Kannur, Kasaragod, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Pathanamthitta,Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur and Wayanad.
Agar Malwa, Alirajpur, Anuppur, Ashoknagar, Balaghat, Barwani, Betul, Bhind, Bhopal, Burhanpur, Chhatarpur, Chhindwara, Damoh, Datia, Dewas, Dhar, Dindori,Guna, Gwalior, , Harda, Hoshangabad, Indore,Jabalpur, Jhabua, Katni, Khandwa, Khargone, Mandla, Mandsaur, Morena, Narsinghpur, Neemuch, Panna,Raisen, Rajgarh, Ratlam, Rewa,Sagar, Satna, Sehore, Seoni, Shahdol, Shajapur, Sheopur, Shivpuri, Sidhi, Singrauli,Tikamgarh, Ujjain, Umaria and Vidisha.
Ahmednagar,Amravati,Aurangabad,Beed, Bhandara, Buldhana, Chandrapur, Dhule, Gadchiroli, Gondia, Hingoli, Jalgaon, Jalna, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai City, Mumbai Suburban, Nagpur, Nanded, Nandurbar, Nashik, Osmanabad, Palghar, Parbhani, Pune, Raigad, Ratnagiri,Sangli, Satara, Sindhudurg, Solapur, Thane, Wardha, Washim and Yavatmal.
Bishnupur,Chandel,Churachandpur, Imphal East, Imphal West, Jiribam, Kakching, Kamjong, Kangpokpi, Noney, Pherzawl,Senapati,Tamenglong, Tengnoupal, Thoubal and Ukhrul
East Garo Hills, East Jaintia Hills, East Khasi Hills, North Garo Hills, Ri Bhoi, South Garo Hills, South West Garo Hills, South West Khasi Hills, West Garo Hills, West Jaintia Hills and West Khasi Hills.
Aizawl, Champhai,Kolasib, Lawngtlai, Lunglei, Mamit, Saiha and Serchhip.
Dimapur,Kiphire,Kohima, Longleng, Mokokchung, Mon, Peren, Phek, Tuensang, Wokha and Zunheboto.
Angul, Balangir, Balasore, Bargarh, Bhadrak, Boudh, Cuttack, Deogarh, Dhenkanal, Gajapati, Ganjam,Jagatsinghapur, Jajpur, Jharsuguda, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Kendrapara, Kendujhar (Keonjhar), Khordha, Koraput, Malkangiri, Mayurbhanj, Nabarangpu, Nayagarh, Nuapada Puri, Rayagada,, Sambalpur, Sonepur and Sundargarh.
Amritsar, Barnala, Bathinda, Faridkot, Fatehgarh Sahib, Fazilka, Ferozepur, Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur,Jalandhar, Kapurthala, Ludhiana, Mansa, Moga, Muktsar, Nawanshahr (Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar), Pathankot, Patiala, Rupnagar,Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar (Mohali), Sangrur and Tarn Taran.
Ajmer, Alwar, Banswara, Baran, Barmer, Bharatpur, Bhilwara, Bikaner, Bundi., Chittorgarh, Churu, Dausa, Dholpur,Dungarpur, Hanumangarh, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jalore, Jhalawar, Jhunjhunu, Jodhpur, Karauli, Kota, Nagaur, Pali, Pratapgarh, Rajsamand, Sawai Madhopur, Sikar, Sirohi, Sri Ganganagar, Tonk and Udaipur.
East Sikkim(Gangtok), North Sikkim(Lachung), South Sikkim(Namchi) and West Sikkim(Pelling).
Ariyalur, Chengalpattu, Chennai, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Dharmapuri, Dindigul, Erode, Kallakurichi, Kanchipuram, Kanyakumari, Karur, Krishnagiri, Madurai, Nagapattinam, Namakkal, Nilgiris, Perambalur, Pudukkottai, Ramanathapuram, Ranipet, Salem, Sivaganga, Tenkasi, Thanjavur, Theni, Thoothukudi (Tuticorin), Tiruchirappalli, Tirunelveli, Tirupathur, Tiruppur, Tiruvallur, Tiruvannamalai, Tiruvarur, Vellore, Viluppuram and Virudhunagar.
Adilabad, Bhadradri Kothagudem, Hyderabad, Jagtial, Jangaon, Jayashankar Bhoopalpally, Jogulamba Gadwal, Kamareddy, Karimnagar, Khammam, Komaram Bheem Asifabad, Mahabubabad, Mahabubnagar, Mancherial, Medak, Medchal, Nagarkurnool, Nalgonda, Nirmal, Nizamabad, Peddapalli, Rajanna Sircilla, Rangareddy, Sangareddy, Siddipet, Suryapet, Vikarabad, Wanaparthy, Warangal (Rural), Warangal (Urban) and Yadadri Bhuvanagiri.
Dhalai, Gomati,Khowai, North Tripura, Sepahijala, South Tripura. Unakoti and West Tripura.
Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Ambedkar Nagar, Amethi (Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Nagar), Amroha (J.P. Nagar), Auraiya, Azamgarh, Baghpat, Bahraich, Ballia, Balrampur, Banda, Barabanki, Bareilly, Basti, Bhadohi, Bijnor, Budaun, Bulandshahr, Chandauli, chitrakoot, Deoria, Etah, Etawah, Faizabad, Farrukhabad, Fatehpur, Firozabad, Gautam, uddha Nagar, Ghaziabad, Ghazipur, Gonda, Gorakhpur, Hamirpur, Hapur (Panchsheel Nagar), Hardoi, Hathras,, Jalaun, Jaunpur, Jhansi, Kannauj, Kanpur Dehat, Kanpur Nagar, Kanshiram Nagar (Kasganj), Kaushambi, Kushinagar (Padrauna), Lakhimpur – Kheri, Lalitpur, Lucknow,Maharajganj, Mahoba, Mainpuri, Mathura, Mau, Meerut, Mirzapur, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Pilibhit, Pratapgarh, RaeBareli, Rampur, Saharanpur, Sambhal (Bhim Nagar), Sant Kabir Nagar, Shahjahanpur, Shamali (Prabuddh Nagar), Shravasti, Siddharth Nagar, Sitapur, Sonbhadra, Sultanpur, Unnao and Varanasi.
Almora, Bageshwar, Chamoli, Champawat, Dehradun, Haridwar, Nainital, Pauri Garhwal, Pithoragarh, Rudraprayag, Tehri Garhwal, Udham Singh Nagar and Uttarkashi.
Alipurduar, Bankura, Birbhum, Cooch Behar, Dakshin Dinajpur (South Dinajpur), Darjeeling, Hooghly, Howrah, Jalpaiguri, Jhargram, Kalimpong, Kolkata, Malda, Murshidabad, Nadia, North 24 Parganas, Paschim Medinipur (West Medinipur), Paschim (West) Burdwan (Bardhaman), Purba Burdwan (Bardhaman), Purba Medinipur (East Medinipur), Purulia, South 24 Parganas and Uttar Dinajpur (North Dinajpur).
Andaman and Nicobar Island
Nicobar, North and Middle Andaman and South Andaman.
Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
National Capital Territory of Delhi
Central Delhi, East Delhi, New Delhi, North Delhi, North East Delhi, North West Delhi, Shahdara, South Delhi, South East Delhi, South West Delhi and West Delhi.
Karaikal, Mahe, Ponducherry and Yanam.
Kargil and Leh.
Jammu and Kashmir
Anantnag, Bandipore, Baramulla, Budgam, Doda, Ganderbal, Jammu, Kathua, Kishtwar, Kulgam, Kupwara, Poonch, Pulwama, Rajouri, Ramban, Reasi, Samba, Shopian, Srinagar and Udhampur.
- Jammu And Kashmir has a floating post office.
- Gujarat’s Tulsi Shyam has hills that defy the laws of Gravity.
- Gujarat Gir forest has been a home to Mahant Bharatdas. The only one living there!
- Karnataka and Gujarat have vending machines where you can withdraw panipuris.
- Maharashtra has a Lake created by a meteor in Aurangabad called the Lonar Lake.
- Deshnok has a temple called Karni Mata Temple where Goddess shapeshifts into a lot of rats to drink and feast on the offerings the devotees later eat them as prasad.
- A man in Mizoram has the biggest family in the World with 39 wives, 94 children, 14 daughter-in-laws and 33 grandchildren.
- Mizoram shopkeepers don’t mind leaving the shop open and venture out somewhere as the people there deposit the money in the box when they leave.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Which is the largest district in India?
The largest district in India is Kutch or Kachchh situated in Gujarat with an area of 45,652 sq km.
- Which is the smallest district in India?
The smallest district in India is Mahe in Pondicherry with an area of 8.69 sq km
- Which is the least populated district in India?
Dibang Valley with 8000 people in Arunachal Pradesh has the least amount of public in India.
- Which is the most populated district in India?
Thane located in Maharashtra is the most populated district in India.
- Which is the highest Economical value district?
Noida located in Delhi has the highest economical value all over India.
- Which is the lowest Economical value district?
Andaman and Nicobar Islands have the lowest economical value all over India.
- Which is the highest yielding district in India?
Sangrur district has the highest yield all over India.
- What is the population of India?
As per 2020 India has a population of 138 Crores.
- Some districts in different parts of India with the same name ?
Aurangabad (Bihar) and Aurangabad(Maharashtra).
Balrampur(Chhattisgarh)and Balrampur(Uttar Pradesh).
Bilaspur(Chhattisgarh) and(Himachal Pradesh).
Hamirpur(Himachal Pradesh) and Hamirpur(Uttar Pradesh).
Pratapgarh(Rajasthan) and Pratapgarh(Uttar Pradesh).
Raigarh(Chhattisgarh) and Raigad(Maharashtra)
Some district names that are similar to other country’s districts?
Bhojpur (Bihar) with Bhojpur District( Nepal).
Daman(Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu) with Daman District( Afghanistan).
Dang district (Gujarat) with Dang District (Nepal).
Ghaziabad district (Uttar Pradesh) with Ghaziabad District( Afghanistan).
Gopalganj district (Bihar)with Gopalganj District (Bangladesh).
Hyderabad (Telangana) with Hyderabad (Pakistan).
Lalitpur (Uttar Pradesh) with Lalitpur District (Nepal)
Poonch district (Jammu and Kashmir) with Poonch District (Pakistan)
(prior to Partition one district – got split by the Line of Control, since then the two parts have been administered separately as territories of different countries.)