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List of country subdivisions by population

This is a list of the most populous first-level administrative country subdivisions in the world, in order of population; most estimates are from 2004, some from 2008. Excluded are regions defined for convenience, that do not have their own single government: e.g. Northeast USA, Kanto region, CALABARZON. Those subdivisions which are the largest in their respective countries are shown in bold. Countries which have a high proportion of their population enumerated in the largest sub-division include the Kingdom of the Netherlands (98.3% in the Netherlands), 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.

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First-level listEdit

Subdivision Type Sovereign state Population Area km² Density per km² Ref Comparable country[1]
  Uttar Pradesh State India 215,609,813 240,928 894.9   Brazil
  Maharashtra State India 121,362,092 307,713 394.4   Mexico
  Bihar State India 116,725,698 94,163 1,239.6   Ethiopia
  Punjab Province Pakistan 110,012,442 205,344 540 [2]   Ethiopia
  Guangdong Province China 104,303,132 177,900 618 [3]   Philippines
  Shandong Province China 95,793,065 156,700 598 [3]   Egypt
  West Bengal State India 94,347,736 88,752 1,063   Vietnam
  Henan Province China 94,023,567 167,000 560 [3]   Vietnam
  Sichuan Province China 80,418,200 485,000 181 [3]   Germany
  Jiangsu Province China 78,659,903 102,600 743 [3]   Iran
  Madhya Pradesh State India 78,492,606 308,245 236   Turkey
  Tamil Nadu State India 77,881,463 130,058 555   Turkey
  Rajasthan State India 74,791,568 342,239 201   Thailand
  Hebei Province China 71,854,202 187,700 370 [3]   Thailand
  Karnataka State India 66,076,021 191,791 319   France
  Hunan Province China 65,683,722 211,800 323 [3]   United Kingdom
  Gujarat State India 60,383,628 196,024 308   Italy
  Anhui Province China 59,500,510 139,400 498 [3]   Italy
  Hubei Province China 57,237,740 185,900 332 [3]   Italy
  Zhejiang Province China 54,426,891 101,800 509 [3]   Burma
  England Constituent country United Kingdom 51,446,600 130,395 395   South Korea
  Andhra Pradesh State India 49,665,533 160,205 310   Spain
  Sindh Province Pakistan 47,886,051 140,914 513 [4]   Colombia
  Dhaka Division Bangladesh 47,424,418 31,120 1,523 [5]   Kenya
  West Java Province Indonesia 46,029,668 34,816 1,322 [6]   Kenya
  Guangxi Autonomous region China 46,026,629 236,700 211 [3]   Kenya
  Yunnan Province China 45,966,239 394,100 107 [3]   Spain
  São Paulo State Brazil 45,047,585 248,209 181 [7]   Argentina
  Jiangxi Province China 44,567,475 166,900 257 [3]   Argentina
  Liaoning Province China 43,746,323 145,900 295 [3]   Ukraine
  Odisha State India 41,947,358 155,820 269   Algeria
  East Java Province Indonesia 38,529,481 47,922 804 [6]   Uganda
  Heilongjiang Province China 38,312,224 460,000 83 [3]   Iraq
  Shaanxi Province China 37,327,378 205,800 180 [3]   Poland
  California State United States 37,253,956 423,970 88 [8]   Sudan
  Fujian Province China 36,894,216 121,400 283 [3]   Sudan
  Shanxi Province China 35,712,111 156,800 214 [3]   Canada
  Telangana State India 35,193,978 114,840 307   Canada
  Guizhou Province China 34,746,468 176,100 214 [3]   Afghanistan
  Kerala State India 33,387,677 38,863 859   Morocco
  Jharkhand State India 32,966,238 74,677 414   Uzbekistan
  Central Java Province Indonesia 32,380,687 32,548 995 [6]   Malaysia
  Assam State India 31,169,272 78,550 397   Venezuela
  Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province Pakistan 30,523,371 74,521 441   Peru
  Chongqing Province-level municipality China 28,846,170 82,300 393 [3]   Saudi Arabia
  Chittagong Division Bangladesh 28,423,019 33,771 841 [5]   Saudi Arabia
  Punjab State India 27,704,236 50,362 550     Nepal
  Jilin Province China 27,462,297 187,400 146 [3]   Yemen
  Oromia Region Ethiopia 27,158,471 353,632 77   Ghana
  Gansu Province China 25,575,254 454,000 58 [3]   Mozambique
  Chhattisgarh State India 25,540,196 135,194 189   North Korea
  Haryana State India 25,353,081 44,212 573   Madagascar
  Texas State United States 25,145,561 696,241 36 [8]   Madagascar
  Lagos State Nigeria 25,087,059 3,475 7,219.3   Cameroon
  Inner Mongolia Autonomous region China 24,706,321 1,183,000 21 [3]   Cameroon
  Amhara Region Ethiopia 24,000,200 156,960 153   Ivory Coast
  Shanghai Province-level municipality China 23,019,148 7,037 2,730 [3]   Taiwan
  Xinjiang Autonomous region China 21,813,334 1,660,001 13 [3]   Romania
  Minas Gerais State Brazil 20,869,101 586,528 35 [9]   Burkina Faso
  Beijing Province-level municipality China 19,612,368 16,801 1,309 [3]   Cameroon
  New York State United States 19,378,102 141,299 137 [8]   Niger
  Florida State United States 18,801,310 170,304 110 [8]   Malawi
  Rajshahi Division Bangladesh 18,329,000 18,197 1,007 [5]   Kazakhstan
  North Rhine-Westphalia State Germany 17,872,863 34,084 524   Syria
  Delhi Union territory India 16,753,235 1,483 11,297   Kingdom of the Netherlands
  Netherlands Constituent country Kingdom of the Netherlands 16,748,205 41,854 396   Ecuador
  Rio de Janeiro State Brazil 16,550,024 43,696 378 [9]   Cambodia
  Mexico State Mexico 16,187,608 21,355 758 [10]   Cambodia
  Rangpur Division Bangladesh 15,665,000 16,317 960 [5]   Zambia
  Buenos Aires Province Argentina 15,594,428 307,571 51 [11]   Guatemala
  Khulna Division Bangladesh 15,563,000 22,272 699 [5]   Guatemala
  Bahia State Brazil 15,203,934 564,692 27 [9]   Senegal
  SNNPR Region Ethiopia 15,042,531 112,343 134   Senegal
  Tehran Province Iran 15,795,116 18,814 786   Senegal
  Istanbul Province Turkey 14,657,434 5,196 2,820   Zimbabwe
  Kano State Nigeria 13,381,682 20,131 665   South Sudan
  Ontario Province Canada 13,210,600 1,076,395 12   South Sudan
  Tokyo Prefecture Japan 13,010,279 2,187 5,949   South Sudan
  North Sumatra Province Indonesia 12,985,075 71,680 181 [6]   Guinea
  Tianjin Province-level municipality China 12,938,224 11,760 1,044 [3]   Guinea
  Metro Manila Region/metropolitan area Philippines 12,877,253 639 20,152.2   Guinea
  Illinois State United States 12,830,632 140,998 91 [8]   Guinea
  Gauteng Province South Africa 12,728,400 16,548 632 [12][13]   Guinea
  Pennsylvania State United States 12,702,379 119,283 106 [8]   Guinea
  Gyeonggi Province South Korea 12,578,597 10,131 1,142   Guinea
  Jammu and Kashmir State India 12,548,926 222,236 56   Guinea
  Bavaria State Germany 12,510,331 70,549 177   Guinea
  Balochistan Province Pakistan 12,344,408 347,190 41   Chad
  Île-de-France Region France 11,694,000 12,012 974   Rwanda
  Ohio State United States 11,536,504 116,096 99 [8]   Belgium
  Moscow Federal city Russia 11,503,501 1,081 9,772   Belgium
  Rio Grande do Sul State Brazil 11,164,050 281,748 38 [9]   Burundi
  Kinshasa Province-level municipality Democratic Republic of the Congo 11,125,000 9,965 1,116.4   Somalia
  Paraná State Brazil 10,997,462 199,315 52 [9]   Portugal
  Baden-Württemberg State Germany 10,747,479 35,752 301   Greece
  Banten Province Indonesia 10,644,030 9,161 1,162 [6]   Dominican Republic
  KwaZulu-Natal Province South Africa 10,456,900 94,361 109 [12][13]   Czech Republic
  Cairo Governorate Egypt 10,230,350 3085.676 3,315.43   Haiti
  Jakarta Special Capital Territory Indonesia 10,187,595 661.5 15,401   Jordan
  Uttarakhand State India 10,116,752 53,483 189   Jordan
  Rift Valley Province Kenya 10,006,805 182,413 55   Azerbaijan
  Lombardy Region Italy 10,006,710 23,861 414   Sweden
  Seoul Special city South Korea 9,989,795 605 16,485   Hungary
  Michigan State United States 9,883,640 253,793 39 [8]   Hungary
  Sylhet Division Bangladesh 9,807,000 12,596 779 [5]   Hungary
  Baghdad Governorates Iraq 9,765,985 204.2 47,825.5   Belarus
  Lima Province Peru 9,752,000 2,672.28 2,800   Belarus
  Georgia State United States 9,687,653 153,909 62.9 [8]   Belarus
  Central Development Regions Nepal 9,656,985 27,410 352.3   Belarus
  North Carolina State United States 9,535,483 139,390 68.4   Belarus
  Pernambuco State Brazil 9,208,511 98,311.616 93.7   Honduras
  Kanagawa Prefecture Japan 9,029,996 2,415.84 3,737.8   Honduras
  Osaka Prefecture Japan 8,864,228 1,899.28 4,667.8   Austria
  Mexico City Federal district Mexico 8,859,244 1,485 5,965.8   Austria
  Bogotá Capital district Colombia 8,854,722 1,587 5,579.5   Austria
  New Jersey State United States 8,791,894 22,608 388.9   Austria
  Ceará State Brazil 8,778,575 146,348.3 58   Austria
  Hainan Province China 8,671,518 33,920 254.7   Austria
  Andalusia Autonomous community Spain 8,424,102 87,268 97   Tajikistan
  Ho Chi Minh Municipality Vietnam 8,224,400 2,096 3,900    Switzerland
  Orientale Province Democratic Republic of the Congo 8,197,975 503,239 16   Israel
  Bandundu Province Democratic Republic of the Congo 8,062,463 295,658 27   Israel
  Virginia State United States 8,001,024 110,785.67 79   Israel
  South Sulawesi Province Indonesia 8,032,551 46,717.48 170   Israel
  Lower Saxony State Germany 7,913,502 47,624.22 170   Togo
  Quebec Province Canada 7,903,001 1,542,056 5.79   Togo
  New South Wales State Australia 7,797,800 809,444 9.63   Togo
  Veracruz State Mexico 7,643,194 71,820 99.2   Hong Kong
  Hanoi Municipality Vietnam 7,587,800 2,300 3,329   Laos
  Mandalay Region Burma (Myanmar) 7,627,000 37,021.29 210   Serbia
  Lampung Province Indonesia 7,596,115 34,623.80 220   Serbia
  Catalonia Autonomous community Spain 7,565,603 32,114 240   Serbia
  Équateur Province Democratic Republic of the Congo 7,501,902 403,292 19   Serbia
  South Sumatra Province Indonesia 7,446,401 91,592.43 81   Serbia
  Aichi Prefecture Japan 7,408,640 5,153.81 1,437.51   Serbia
  Jalisco State Mexico 7,350,682 80,386 84   Serbia
  Pará State Brazil 7,969,655 8,247,689.5 6.1   Serbia
  Santiago Regions Chile 7,228,581 15,403.2 469.29 [14]   Serbia
  Saitama Prefecture Japan 7,190,817 3,797 1,893.82   Bulgaria
  Hong Kong Special administrative region China 7,182,724 1,104 6,480   Bulgaria
  Moscow Oblast Oblast Russia 7,095,120 45,900 154.58   Bulgaria
  Giza Governorate Egypt 6,979,000 85,153 82   Paraguay
  Makkah Region Saudi Arabia 6,915,006 153,128 37   Paraguay
  Washington State United States 6,897,012 71,362 103   Papua New Guinea
  Himachal Pradesh State India 6,856,509 55,673 123   Papua New Guinea
  Maranhão State Brazil 6,794,298 331,983 20   Libya
  Riyadh Region Saudi Arabia 6,777,146 404,240 17   Libya
  Massachusetts State United States 6,646,144 10,555 840   Libya
  Santa Catarina State Brazil 6,634,250 95,346 70   Libya
  Eastern Cape Province South Africa 6,620,100 168,966 39   Kyrgyzstan

Historic First Level subdivisionsEdit

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

Second-level listEdit

Second-level divisions are those under first level (states and provinces) and they are counties, districts or cities, but the names vary by country.

Subdivision Type Sovereign state First Order Population Area km² Density per km² Ref Comparable Country[1]
  Karachi Megacity Pakistan Sindh 24,300,000 3,527 6,889.7   North Korea
  Chengdu Prefecture-level city China Sichuan 14,047,625 12,390 1,133   Zimbabwe
  Guangzhou Prefecture-level city China Guangdong 12,700,800 7,434 1,708   South Sudan
  Moscow Gorod (City) Russia Central Federal District 12,197,596 2,511 4,858 [17]   South Sudan
  Dhaka District District Bangladesh Dhaka Division 12,043,977 1,193 10,095 [18]   South Sudan
  São Paulo Municipality Brazil São Paulo 12,038,175 1,522 7,904   South Sudan
  Baoding Prefecture-level city China Hebei 11,194,379 22,190 504   Belgium
  Thane District** District India Maharashtra 11,054,131 4,214 2623.1 [19]   Belgium
  Harbin Prefecture-level city China Heilongjiang 10,635,971 53,068 200   Rwanda
  Shijiazhuang Prefecture-level city China Hebei 10,621,551 2,190 4850   Bolivia
  Suzhou Prefecture-level city China Jiangsu 10,465,994 8,488 1,233   Portugal
  Shenzhen Prefecture-level city China Guangdong 10,357,938 2,050 5,052   Bolivia
  Nanyang Prefecture-level city China Henan 10,263,006 26,600 385   Bolivia
  Shijiazhuang Prefecture-level city China Hebei 10,163,788 15,848 641   Bolivia
  North 24 Parganas district District India West Bengal 10,082,852 4,094 2,500 [20]   Bolivia
  Linyi Prefecture-level city China Shandong 10,039,400 17,251 581   Bolivia
  Los Angeles County County United States California 10,017,068 12,310 813   Bolivia
    • Thane district has been split, now less than 10 million residents.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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