List of districts in India

A district (zila) is an administrative division of an Indian state or territory. In some cases, districts are further subdivided into sub-divisions, and in others directly into tehsils or talukas. As of August 2022, there are a total of 766 districts, up from the 640 in the 2011 Census of India and the 593 recorded in the 2001 Census of India.[1]

Districts of India
CategorySecond-level administrative division
LocationStates and union territories of India
Number766 (as of 1 August 2022)
PopulationsGreatest: North 24 Parganas, West Bengal—10,082,852 (2011 census)
Least: Dibang Valley, Arunachal Pradesh—8,004 (2011 census)
AreasLargest: Kutch, Gujarat—45,652 km2 (17,626 sq mi)
Smallest: Mahé, Puducherry—8.69 km2 (3.36 sq mi)
DensitiesLargest: Central Delhi, Delhi
Smallest: Lower Dibang Valley, Arunachal Pradesh
  • District Administration

District officials include:

Each of these officials is aided by officers from the appropriate branch of the state government.

Most districts have a distinct headquarters; but the districts of Mumbai City in Maharashtra,[5] Kolkata in West Bengal, Hyderabad in Telangana, and Chennai in Tamil Nadu are examples where there are no distinct district headquarters, although there are district collectors.

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