List of subdistricts in India


India uses a plethora of terms to denote the large number of subdistricts across its 28 states and 8 union territories. The most commonly used term, prevalent across states in North India and widely used by the union government is tehsil. Other terms such as taluks, subdivisions, mandals, circles are officially used in the administration of respective states. The current terms have replaced earlier geographical terms, such as pargana and thana.[1]

Most subdistricts in India correspond to an area within a district including the designated city, town, hamlet, or other populated place that serves as its administrative centre, with possible additional towns, and usually a number of villages.[2]

Taluks in India

Statewise Subdistricts of India


States use varying names for their sub-districts. Detailed information is as follows (as of 2018):[3]

State Subdistrict title Number of
sub-districts
Andhra PradeshMandal664
Arunachal PradeshCircle149
AssamSubdivision155
BiharSubdivision101
ChhattisgarhTehsil174
GoaTaluk12
GujaratTaluk248[4]
HaryanaTehsil67
Himachal PradeshTehsil109
JharkhandSubdivision210
KarnatakaTaluk240
KeralaTaluk75
Madhya PradeshTehsil412
MaharashtraTaluk353
ManipurSubdivision38
MeghalayaSubdivision39
MizoramSubdivision22
NagalandCircle93
OdishaTehsil485
PunjabTehsil172
RajasthanTehsil268
SikkimSubdivision9
Tamil NaduTaluk201
TelanganaMandal452
TripuraSubdivision38
Uttar PradeshTehsil350
UttarakhandTehsil109
West BengalSubdivision341
Union Territory Subdistrict title Number of sub-districts
Andaman and Nicobar IslandsTehsil7
ChandigarhTehsil1
Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and DiuTaluk3
DelhiTehsil33
Jammu and KashmirTehsil55
LadakhTehsil4
LakshadweepSubdivision4
PuducherryTaluk8
IndiaTotal5570

See also


References


  1. Dutt, Ashok K.; Noble, Allen G.; Costa, Frank J.; Thakur, Sudhir K.; Thakur, Rajiv; Sharma, Hari S. (15 October 2015). Spatial Diversity and Dynamics in Resources and Urban Development: Volume 1: Regional Resources. Springer. ISBN 9789401797719 via Google Books.
  2. "tehsil". Lexico UK Dictionary. Oxford University Press.
  3. "Statement showing the Nomenclature and Number of Sub-Districts in States/UTs". Office of The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India, New Delhi. 2010–2011. Retrieved 3 October 2011.
  4. "State Govt Announces 23 New Talukas". DNA   via HighBeam (subscription required) . 10 September 2013. Archived from the original on 6 February 2016. Retrieved 5 January 2016.