List of country subdivisions by population

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This article contains lists of the most populous administrative country subdivisions in the world. Excluded are regions defined for convenience that do not have their own single government: e.g. Calabarzon, East China, Kantō region and Northeastern United States.

List of first-level administrative subdivisions by population

The following list is a ranked list of the 63 first-level administrative subdivisions worldwide with the populations that are, as of the latest government data (including projections), that is over 20 million people, along with a country of comparable population size, the country that the subdivision belongs to, the date the population statistic is taken from, its capital, its area, its population density, and its largest metro area. The latest data issued by the country's government is used, and those subdivisions and the largest in their respective countries are shown in bold. Countries which have a high proportion of their population enumerated in the largest subdivision include the United Kingdom (80.3% in England) and Pakistan (53.7% in Punjab). England appears on this list but does not have a single government because it is a constituent country.

Rank Subdivision Country Capital Largest
Metro Area
Population Area (km2) Density
per km2
Comparable Country [1] Date Ref.
1 Uttar Pradesh   India Lucknow 230,907,000 243,290 949.102   Pakistan 1 Mar 2021 [2]
2 Maharashtra   India Mumbai 124,437,000 307,713 404.393   Japan 1 Mar 2021 [2]
3 Bihar   India Patna 123,083,000 94,163 1,307.1   Japan 1 Mar 2021 [2]
4 Guangdong   China Guangzhou 115,210,000 179,800 640.768   Ethiopia 31 Dec 2019 [3]
5 Punjab   Pakistan Lahore 110,012,442 205,344 535.747   Philippines 15 Apr 2017 [4]
6 Shandong   China Jinan Qingdao 100,700,000 157,100 640.993   Vietnam 31 Dec 2019 [3]
7 West Bengal   India Kolkata 98,125,000 88,752 1,105.6   Vietnam 1 Mar 2021 [2]
8 Henan   China Zhengzhou 96,400,000 167,000 577.246   Vietnam 31 Dec 2019 [3]
9 Madhya Pradesh   India Bhopal 84,516,000 308,252 274.178   Turkey 1 Mar 2021 [2]
10 Sichuan   China Chengdu 83,750,000 485,000 172.680   Germany 31 Dec 2019 [3]
11 Jiangsu   China Nanjing 80,700,000 102,600 786.550   Germany 31 Dec 2019 [3]
12 Rajasthan   India Jaipur 79,281,000 342,239 231.654   Germany 1 Mar 2021 [2]
13 Tamil Nadu   India Chennai 76,402,000 130,058 587.446   Thailand 1 Mar 2021 [2]
14 Hebei   China Shijiazhuang 75,920,000 188,800 402.119   Thailand 31 Dec 2019 [3]
15 Gujarat   India Gandhinagar Ahmedabad 69,788,000 196,024 356.018   Thailand 1 Mar 2021 [2]
16 Hunan   China Changsha 69,180,000 210,000 329.429   Thailand 31 Dec 2019 [3]
17 Karnataka   India Bengaluru 66,845,000 191,791 348.530   United Kingdom 1 Mar 2021 [2]
18 Anhui   China Hefei 63,660,000 140,200 454.066   France 31 Dec 2019 [3]
19 Hubei   China Wuhan 59,270,000 185,900 318.827   South Africa 31 Dec 2019 [3]
20 Zhejiang   China Hangzhou 58,500,000 101,800 574.656   South Africa 31 Dec 2019 [3]
21 England   United Kingdom London 56,286,961 130,279 432.049   Kenya 30 Jun 2019 [5]
22 Andhra Pradesh   India Amaravati Visakhapatnam 52,787,000 162,975 323.896   South Korea 1 Mar 2021 [2]
23 West Java   Indonesia Bandung Bekasi 50,103,300 35,378 1,416.2   Colombia 1 Jul 2021 [6]
24 Guangxi   China Nanning 49,600,000 237,600 208.754   Colombia 31 Dec 2019 [3]
25 Yunnan   China Kunming 48,580,000 394,000 123.299   Uganda 31 Dec 2019 [3]
26 Sindh   Pakistan Karachi 47,886,051 140,914 339.825   Uganda 15 Apr 2017 [4]
27 Jiangxi   China Nanchang 46,660,000 166,900 279.579   Spain 31 Dec 2019 [3]
28 São Paulo   Brazil São Paulo 46,649,132 248,223 187.932   Spain 1 Jul 2021 [7]
29 Odisha   India Bhubaneswar 44,033,000 155,707 282.794   Ukraine 1 Mar 2021 [2]
30 Liaoning   China Shenyang 43,520,000 145,900 298.286   Ukraine 31 Dec 2019 [3]
31 Dhaka Division   Bangladesh Dhaka 42,607,000 20,551 2,073.2   Ukraine 15 Mar 2021 [8]
32 East Java   Indonesia Surabaya 40,156,700 47,800 840.10   Afghanistan 1 Jul 2021 [6]
33 Fujian   China Fuzhou Xiamen 39,730,000 121,400 327.265   Afghanistan 31 Dec 2019 [3]
34 California   United States Sacramento Los Angeles 39,538,223 423,967 93.2578   Afghanistan 1 Apr 2020 [9]
35 Shaanxi   China Xi'an 38,760,000 205,800 188.338   Canada 31 Dec 2019 [3]
36 Jharkhand   India Ranchi Jamshedpur 38,471,000 79,714 482.61   Canada 1 Mar 2021 [2]
37 Telangana   India Hyderabad 37,725,000 112,077 336.599   Poland 1 Mar 2021 [2]
38 Heilongjiang   China Harbin 37,510,000 454,800 82.4758   Morocco 31 Dec 2019 [3]
39 Shanxi   China Taiyuan 37,290,000 156,000 239.038   Morocco 31 Dec 2019 [3]
40 Guizhou   China Guiyang 36,230,000 176,200 205.619   Saudi Arabia 31 Dec 2019 [3]
41 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa   Pakistan Peshawar 35,525,047 101,741 349.171   Saudi Arabia 15 Apr 2017 [4]
42 Kerala   India Thiruvananthapuram 35,489,000 38,863 913.18   Saudi Arabia 1 Mar 2021 [2]
43 Oromia   Ethiopia Addis Ababa 35,467,001 286,612 123.746   Saudi Arabia 1 Jul 2017 [10]
44 Assam   India Dispur Guwahati 35,043,000 78,438 446.76   Saudi Arabia 1 Mar 2021 [2]
45 Central Java   Indonesia Semarang 34,917,000 32,801 1,064.5   Saudi Arabia 1 Jul 2021 [6]
46 Chittagong Division   Bangladesh Chittagong 34,747,000 33,771 1,028.9   Saudi Arabia 15 Mar 2021 [8]
47 Chongqing   China Chongqing 31,240,000 82,403 379.11   Ghana 31 Dec 2019 [3]
48 Punjab   India Chandigarh Ludhiana 30,339,000 50,362 602.42   Yemen 1 Mar 2021 [2]
49 Chhattisgarh   India Raipur 29,493,000 135,191 218.158     Nepal 1 Mar 2021 [2]
50 Haryana   India Chandigarh Faridabad 29,483,000 44,212 666.86     Nepal 1 Mar 2021 [2]
51 Texas   United States Austin Dallas-Fort Worth 29,145,505 695,662 41.8961   Venezuela 1 Apr 2020 [9]
52 Jilin   China Changchun 26,910,000 187,400 143.597   Côte d'Ivoire 31 Dec 2019 [3]
53 Gansu   China Lanzhou 26,470,000 453,700 58.3425   North Korea 31 Dec 2019 [3]
54 Inner Mongolia   China Hohhot Baotou 25,400,000 1,183,000 21.47084   Niger 31 Dec 2019 [3]
55 Xinjiang   China Ürümqi 25,230,000 1,664,900 15.15406   Niger 31 Dec 2019 [3]
56 Shanghai   China Shanghai 24,280,000 6,341 3,829   Taiwan 31 Dec 2019 [3]
57 Rajshahi Division   Bangladesh Rajshahi 21,607,000 18,174 1,188.9   Sri Lanka 15 Mar 2021 [8]
58 Beijing   China Beijing 21,540,000 16,411 1,312.5   Sri Lanka 31 Dec 2019 [3]
59 Florida   United States Tallahassee Miami 21,538,187 170,312 126.463   Sri Lanka 1 Apr 2020 [9]
60 Minas Gerais   Brazil Belo Horizonte 21,411,923 586,528 36.5062   Burkina Faso 1 Jul 2021 [7]
61 Amhara   Ethiopia Bahir Dar 21,134,988 154,709 136.611   Mali 1 Jul 2017 [10]
62 Delhi   India New Delhi Delhi 20,571,000 1,484 13,860   Mali 1 Mar 2021 [2]
63 New York   United States Albany New York 20,201,249 141,297 142.970   Malawi 1 Apr 2020 [9]

Former first-level subdivisions

Some large former first level subdivisions with former populations (split-off areas):

List of second-level administrative subdivisions by population

Second-level divisions are those subdivisions that are under the first level of administration (states, provinces, etc...) and they go by many names, such as counties, districts, divisions, and regions, but these names vary by country. The list below displays every single second-level subnational division in the world with a population over 10 million, as well as what they are called (a district, county, region?), area, density, the country and first-level subdivision they belong to, the date the population figure dates from, and a country of comparable population size. Only districts and divisions that have a unified administration or government of any kind are listed, so for example, non-governmental statistical regions, such as Media Markets or Combined Statistical Areas in the U.S. are excluded, but Indian Divisions, as they involve some form of administration (mostly concerning revenue), are included.

Rank Subdivision Country First-level Subdivision Type Population Area (km2) Density per km2 Comparable country [1] Date Ref.
1 Presidency Division   India West Bengal Division 32,686,065 19,633 1,664.9   Malaysia 1 Mar 2011 [13]
2 Konkan Division   India Maharashtra Division 28,601,441 30,604 934.57   Venezuela 1 Mar 2011 [13]
3 Pune Division   India Maharashtra Division 23,449,049 57,275 409.41   Taiwan 1 Mar 2011 [13]
4 Lucknow Division   India Uttar Pradesh Division 22,699,990 29,758 762.82   Taiwan 1 Mar 2011 [13]
5 Bangalore Division   India Karnataka Division 22,523,301 49,668 453.48   Sri Lanka 1 Mar 2011 [13]
6 Tirhut Division   India Bihar Division 21,410,316 17,047 1,256.0   Burkina Faso 1 Mar 2011 [13]
7 Lahore Division   Pakistan Punjab Division 19,398,081 11,727 1,654.1   Chile 15 Apr 2017 [4]
8 Aurangabad Division   India Maharashtra Division 18,731,872 64,813 289.01   Zambia 1 Mar 2011 [13]
9 Nashik Division   India Maharashtra Division 18,579,420 57,493 323.16   Syria 1 Mar 2011 [13]
10 Central Odisha Division   India Odisha Division 18,288,790 38,054 480.60   Syria 1 Mar 2011 [13]
11 Patna Division   India Bihar Division 17,737,179 16,868 1,051.5   Ecuador 1 Mar 2011 [13]
12 Medinipur Division   India West Bengal Division 17,536,121 27,222 644.19   Senegal 1 Mar 2011 [13]
13 Jaipur Division   India Rajasthan Division 16,749,144 36,615 457.44   Chad 1 Mar 2011 [13]
14 Burdwan Division   India West Bengal Division 16,739,112 14,712 1,137.8   Chad 1 Mar 2011 [13]
15 Gujranwala Division   Pakistan Punjab Division 16,123,984 17,207 937.06   Somalia 15 Apr 2017 [4]
16 Karachi Division   Pakistan Sindh Division 16,051,521 3,527 4,551   Somalia 15 Apr 2017 [4]
17 Chengdu   China Sichuan Prefecture 16,044,700 14,378 1,115.9   Somalia 31 Dec 2017 [14]
18 Malda Division   India West Bengal Division 15,776,062 14,416 1,094.3   Somalia 1 Mar 2011 [13]
19 Belgaum Division   India Karnataka Division 14,793,174 54,500 271.43   Zimbabwe 1 Mar 2011 [13]
20 Meerut Division   India Uttar Pradesh Division 14,575,668 11,702 1,245.6   Zimbabwe 1 Mar 2011 [13]
21 Guangzhou   China Guangdong Prefecture 14,498,400 7,434 1,950   Zimbabwe 31 Dec 2017 [14]
22 Faisalabad Division   Pakistan Punjab Division 14,177,081 17,918 791.22   Guinea 15 Apr 2017 [4]
23 Dhaka District   Bangladesh Dhaka Division District 13,798,000 1,464 9,425   Guinea 15 March 2021 [15]
24 Gorakhpur Division   India Uttar Pradesh Division 13,791,088 11,718 1,176.9   Guinea 1 Mar 2011 [13]
25 Varanasi Division   India Uttar Pradesh Division 13,744,069 11,491 1,196.1   Guinea 1 Mar 2011 [13]
26 Allahabad Division   India Uttar Pradesh Division 13,395,861 15,130 885.38   Guinea 1 Mar 2011 [13]
27 Moradabad Division   India Uttar Pradesh Division 13,185,034 13,848 952.13   Rwanda 1 Mar 2011 [13]
28 Faizabad Division   India Uttar Pradesh Division 12,928,554 14,861 869.97   Rwanda 1 Mar 2011 [13]
29 Kanpur Division   India Uttar Pradesh Division 12,880,627 14,777 871.67   Rwanda 1 Mar 2011 [13]
30 Darbhanga Division   India Bihar Division 12,686,330 8,684 1,461   Benin 1 Mar 2011 [13]
31 Bareilly Division   India Uttar Pradesh Division 12,613,525 16,450 766.78   Benin 1 Mar 2011 [13]
32 Indore Division   India Madhya Pradesh Division 12,570,372 43,064 291.90   Benin 1 Mar 2011 [13]
33 Mysore Division   India Karnataka Division 12,563,598 43,478 288.96   Benin 1 Mar 2011 [13]
34 Shenzhen   China Guangdong Prefecture 12,528,300 2,050 6,111   Benin 31 Dec 2017 [14]
35 São Paulo   Brazil São Paulo Municipality 12,325,232 1,523 8,093   Burundi 1 July 2020 [16]
36 Multan Division   Pakistan Punjab Division 12,265,161 15,211 806.33   Burundi 15 Apr 2017 [4]
37 Northern Odisha Division   India Odisha Division 12,035,361 55,269 217.76   Tunisia 1 Mar 2011 [13]
38 Jodhpur Division   India Rajasthan Division 11,863,484 117,801 101.708   Bolivia 1 Mar 2011 [13]
39 Jabalpur Division   India Madhya Pradesh Division 11,778,365 58,366 201.80   Bolivia 1 Mar 2011 [13]
40 Nagpur Division   India Maharashtra Division 11,754,434 51,377 228.79   Bolivia 1 Mar 2011 [13]
41 Baoding   China Hebei Prefecture 11,690,500 22,190 526.84   Belgium 31 Dec 2017 [14]
42 Southern Odisha Division   India Odisha Division 11,650,067 62,384 186.75   Belgium 1 Mar 2011 [13]
43 North Chotanagpur Division   India Jharkhand Division 11,645,374 21,039 553.51   Belgium 1 Mar 2011 [13]
44 Bahawalpur Division   Pakistan Punjab Division 11,464,031 45,588 251.47   Haiti 15 Apr 2017 [4]
45 Agra Division   India Uttar Pradesh Division 11,332,666 12,548 903.15   Cuba 1 Mar 2011 [13]
46 Amravati Division   India Maharashtra Division 11,258,117 46,027 244.60   Cuba 1 Mar 2011 [13]
47 Lower Assam Division   India Assam Division 11,252,365 20,228 556.28   Cuba 1 Mar 2011 [13]
48 Gulbarga Division   India Karnataka Division 11,215,224 44,145 254.05   Cuba 1 Mar 2011 [13]
49 Dera Ghazi Khan Division   Pakistan Punjab Division 11,014,398 38,778 284.89   Dominican Republic 15 Apr 2017 [4]
50 Magadh Division   India Bihar Division 10,976,793 12,344 889.24   Dominican Republic 1 Mar 2011 [13]
51 Harbin   China Heilongjiang Prefecture 10,929,000 53,068 205.94   Dominican Republic 31 Dec 2017 [14]
52 Wuhan   China Hubei Prefecture 10,892,900 8,494 1,282   Dominican Republic 31 Dec 2017 [14]
53 Shijiazhuang   China Hebei Prefecture 10,879,900 15,848 686.52   Dominican Republic 31 Dec 2017 [14]
54 Purnia Division   India Bihar Division 10,837,617 11,000 985.24   Czechia 1 Mar 2011 [13]
55 Suzhou   China Jiangsu Prefecture 10,683,600 8,488 1,259   Czechia 31 Dec 2017 [14]
56 Hyderabad Division   Pakistan Sindh Division 10,592,635 48,670 217.64   Czechia 15 Apr 2017 [4]
57 Linyi   China Shandong Prefecture 10,563,400 17,191 614.47   Czechia 31 Dec 2017 [14]
58 Jalandhar Division   India Punjab Division 10,503,989 16,296 644.57   Greece 1 Mar 2011 [13]
59 Devipatan Division   India Uttar Pradesh Division 10,187,676 14,229 715.98   Portugal 1 Mar 2011 [13]
60 Azamgarh Division   India Uttar Pradesh Division 10,059,655 8,748 1,150   Honduras 1 Mar 2011 [13]
61 Nanyang   China Henan Prefecture 10,050,000 26,509 379.12   Honduras 31 Dec 2017 [14]
62 Los Angeles County   United States California County 10,039,107 12,310 815.52   Honduras 1 Jul 2019 [17]
63 Rawalpindi Division   Pakistan Punjab Division 10,007,821 22,254 449.71   United Arab Emirates 15 Apr 2017 [4]

See also

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