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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. Calabarzon, East China, Kantō region and Northeastern United States. 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 subdivision 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 because it is a constituent country.

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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 223,897,418 240,928 894.9 [2]   Brazil
Maharashtra State   India 123,174,918 307,713 394.4 [3]   Mexico
Bihar State   India 119,237,851 94,163 1,239.6 [4]   Ethiopia
  Punjab Province   Pakistan 110,012,442 205,344 540 [5]   Ethiopia
Guangdong Province   China 104,303,132 177,900 618 [6]   Philippines
Shandong Province   China 95,793,065 156,700 598 [6]   Egypt
West Bengal State   India 94,347,736 88,752 1,063   Vietnam
Henan Province   China 94,023,567 167,000 560 [6]   Vietnam
Sichuan Province   China 80,418,200 485,000 181 [6]   Germany
Jiangsu Province   China 78,659,903 102,600 743 [6]   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 [6]   Thailand
Karnataka State   India 66,076,021 191,791 319   France
Hunan Province   China 65,683,722 211,800 323 [6]   United Kingdom
Gujarat State   India 60,383,628 196,024 308   Italy
Anhui Province   China 59,500,510 139,400 498 [6]   Italy
Hubei Province   China 57,237,740 185,900 332 [6]   Italy
  England Constituent country   United Kingdom 55,268,100 130,395 424   South Korea
Zhejiang Province   China 54,426,891 101,800 509 [6]   Myanmar
Andhra Pradesh State   India 49,665,533 160,205 310   Spain
  Sindh Province   Pakistan 47,886,051 140,914 513 [7]   Colombia
Dhaka Division   Bangladesh 47,424,418 31,120 1,523 [8]   Kenya
  West Java Province   Indonesia 46,029,668 34,816 1,322 [9]   Kenya
Guangxi Autonomous region   China 46,026,629 236,700 211 [6]   Kenya
Yunnan Province   China 45,966,239 394,100 107 [6]   Spain
  São Paulo State   Brazil 45,047,585 248,209 181 [10]   Spain
Jiangxi Province   China 44,567,475 166,900 257 [6]   Argentina
Liaoning Province   China 43,746,323 145,900 295 [6]   Ukraine
Odisha State   India 41,947,358 155,820 269   Algeria
  East Java Province   Indonesia 38,529,481 47,922 804 [9]   Uganda
Heilongjiang Province   China 38,312,224 460,000 83 [6]   Iraq
Shaanxi Province   China 37,327,378 205,800 180 [6]   Poland
  California State   United States 37,253,956 423,970 88 [11]   Sudan
Fujian Province   China 36,894,216 121,400 283 [6]   Sudan
Shanxi Province   China 35,712,111 156,800 214 [6]   Canada
Telangana State   India 35,193,978 114,840 307   Canada
Guizhou Province   China 34,746,468 176,100 214 [6]   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 [9]   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 [6]   Saudi Arabia
Chittagong Division   Bangladesh 28,423,019 33,771 841 [8]   Saudi Arabia
Punjab State   India 27,704,236 50,362 550     Nepal
Jilin Province   China 27,462,297 187,400 146 [6]   Yemen
  Oromia Region   Ethiopia 27,158,471 353,632 77   Ghana
Gansu Province   China 25,575,254 454,000 58 [6]   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 [11]   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 [6]   Cameroon
  Amhara Region   Ethiopia 24,000,200 156,960 153   Ivory Coast
Shanghai Province-level municipality   China 23,019,148 7,037 2,730 [6]   Taiwan
Xinjiang Autonomous region   China 21,813,334 1,660,001 13 [6]   Romania
  Minas Gerais State   Brazil 20,869,101 586,528 35 [12]   Burkina Faso
Beijing Province-level municipality   China 19,612,368 16,801 1,309 [6]   Cameroon
  New York State   United States 19,378,102 141,299 137 [11]   Niger
  Florida State   United States 18,801,310 170,304 110 [11]   Malawi
Rajshahi Division   Bangladesh 18,329,000 18,197 1,007 [8]   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 [12]   Cambodia
  State of Mexico State   Mexico 16,187,608 21,355 758 [13]   Cambodia
Tehran Province   Iran 15,795,116 18,814 786   Senegal
Rangpur Division   Bangladesh 15,665,000 16,317 960 [8]   Zambia
  Buenos Aires Province   Argentina 15,594,428 307,571 51 [14]   Guatemala
Khulna Division   Bangladesh 15,563,000 22,272 699 [8]   Guatemala
  Bahia State   Brazil 15,203,934 564,692 27 [12]   Senegal
  SNNPR Region   Ethiopia 15,042,531 112,343 134   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
Gyeonggi Province   South Korea 13,045,223 10,131 1,281 [15]   South Sudan
  Tokyo Prefecture   Japan 13,010,279 2,187 5,949   South Sudan
  North Sumatra Province   Indonesia 12,985,075 71,680 181 [9]   Guinea
Tianjin Province-level municipality   China 12,938,224 11,760 1,044 [6]   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 [11]   Guinea
Gauteng Province   South Africa 12,728,400 16,548 632 [16][17]   Guinea
  Pennsylvania State   United States 12,702,379 119,283 106 [11]   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 [11]   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 [12]   Burundi
  Kinshasa Province-level municipality   D.R. Congo 11,125,000 9,965 1,116.4   Somalia
  Paraná State   Brazil 10,997,462 199,315 52 [12]   Portugal
  Baden-Württemberg State   Germany 10,747,479 35,752 301   Greece
  Banten Province   Indonesia 10,644,030 9,161 1,162 [9]   Dominican Republic
KwaZulu-Natal Province   South Africa 10,456,900 94,361 109 [16][17]   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 Former 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 [11]   Hungary
Sylhet Division   Bangladesh 9,807,000 12,596 779 [8]   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 [11]   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   D.R. Congo 8,197,975 503,239 16   Israel
  Bandundu Province   D.R. Congo 8,062,463 295,658 27   Israel
  South Sulawesi Province   Indonesia 8,032,551 46,717.48 170   Israel
  Virginia State   United States 8,001,024 110,785.67 79   Israel
  Pará State   Brazil 7,969,655 1,247,689.5 6.1   Serbia
  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
  Yangon Region   Myanmar 7,627,000 37,021.29 210   Serbia
Hanoi Municipality   Vietnam 7,587,800 2,300 3,329   Laos
  Lampung Province   Indonesia 7,596,115 34,623.80 220   Serbia
  Catalonia Autonomous community   Spain 7,565,603 32,114 240   Serbia
  Équateur Province   D.R. 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
  Santiago Regions   Chile 7,228,581 15,403.2 469.29 [18]   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 27,337 324   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, provinces, etc...) 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[21]
  Karachi Municipal Corporation   Pakistan   Sindh 16,051,000 3,541 4,533 [22]   Cambodia
  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
  Dhaka District District   Bangladesh   Dhaka Division 12,043,977 1,193 10,095 [23]   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 [24]   Belgium
  Wuhan Prefecture-level city   China   Hubei 10,892,900 8,494.41 1282 [25]   Rwanda
  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
  North 24 Parganas district District   India   West Bengal 10,082,852 4,094 2,500 [26]   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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  3. ^ "Population of Maharashtra". India Online Pages. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
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