List of country subdivisions by population
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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 because its a constituent country.
Historic First Level subdivisionsEdit
Some large former first level subdivisions with former populations (split off areas):
- Ukrainian SSR peak of 53 million, now is the country Ukraine (including Russian-annexed Crimea).
- Russian SFSR peak of 149 million, now is the country Russia (not including the annexed peninsula of Crimea).
- Sichuan Province peak of 114.73 million before Chongqing Municipality split off
- Huabei Area peak of 61.8 million, now split into Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, Shanxi, and Inner Mongolia
- Dongbei Area peak of 46.8 million, now split into Liaoning, Jilin, and Heilongjiang
- Huadong Area peak of 162.6 million, now split into Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Anhui, Fujian, Jiangxi, Shandong, and Taiwan
- Zhongnan Area peak of 176.3 million, now split into Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Guangdong, Hainan, and Guangxi
- Xibei Area peak of 35.3 million, now split into Shaanxi, Gansu, Qinghai, Ningxia, and Xinjiang
- Xinan Area peak of 98.4 million, now split into Chongqing, Sichuan, Guizhou, Yunnan, and Tibet
- West Java, Indonesia split off Banten in October 2000, with a figure over 43.8 million (Jun 2000 Census) shortly before it split off
- Rangpur, Bangladesh split off Rajshahi in January 2010, with a figure of 30.2 million before it split off
- Andhra Pradesh, India: peak of 84.7 million before Telangana split off
- East Bengal, a province of Pakistan is now an independent Bangladesh.
Second-level divisions are those under first level (states and provinces) and they are counties, districts or cities, but the names vary by country.
- Thane district has been split, now less than 10 million residents.
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