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.

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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   Philippines
  Guangdong Province China 104,303,132 177,900 618 [2]   Philippines
  Punjab Province Pakistan 100,590,000 205,344 490 [3]   Philippines
  Shandong Province China 95,793,065 156,700 598 [2]   Ethiopia
  West Bengal State India 94,347,736 88,752 1,063   Ethiopia
  Henan Province China 94,023,567 167,000 560 [2]   Ethiopia
  Sichuan Province China 80,418,200 485,000 181 [2]   Turkey
  Jiangsu Province China 78,659,903 102,600 743 [2]   Iran
  Madhya Pradesh State India 78,492,606 308,245 236   Democratic Republic of the Congo
  Tamil Nadu State India 77,881,463 130,058 555   Democratic Republic of the Congo
  Rajasthan State India 74,791,568 342,239 201   Thailand
  Hebei Province China 71,854,202 187,700 370 [2]   Democratic Republic of the Congo
  Karnataka State India 66,076,021 191,791 319   United Kingdom
  Hunan Province China 65,683,722 211,800 323 [2]   France
  Gujarat State India 60,383,628 196,024 308   Italy
  Anhui Province China 59,500,510 139,400 498 [2]   Italy
  Hubei Province China 57,237,740 185,900 332 [2]   Italy
  Sindh Province Pakistan 55,288,650 140,914 513 [4]   Italy
  Zhejiang Province China 54,426,891 101,800 509 [2]   Burma
  England Constituent country United Kingdom 51,446,600 130,395 395   South Korea
  Andhra Pradesh State India 49,665,533 160,205 310   Colombia
  Dhaka Division Bangladesh 47,424,418 31,120 1,523 [5]   Spain
  West Java Province Indonesia 46,029,668 34,816 1,322 [6]   Spain
  Guangxi Autonomous region China 46,026,629 236,700 211 [2]   Spain
  Yunnan Province China 45,966,239 394,100 107 [2]   Ukraine
  Jiangxi Province China 44,567,475 166,900 257 [2]   Ukraine
  São Paulo State Brazil 44,396,484 248,209 178 [7]   Argentina
  Liaoning Province China 43,746,323 145,900 295 [2]   Kenya
  Odisha State India 41,947,358 155,820 269   Argentina
  East Java Province Indonesia 38,529,481 47,922 804 [6]   Algeria
  Heilongjiang Province China 38,312,224 460,000 83 [2]   Poland
  Shaanxi Province China 37,327,378 205,800 180 [2]   Algeria
  California State United States 37,253,956 423,970 88 [8]   Algeria
  Fujian Province China 36,894,216 121,400 283 [2]   Algeria
  Shanxi Province China 35,712,111 156,800 214 [2]   Sudan
  Telangana State India 35,193,978 114,840 307   Sudan
  Guizhou Province China 34,746,468 176,100 214 [2]   Uganda
  Kerala State India 33,387,677 38,863 859   Canada
  Jharkhand State India 32,966,238 74,677 414   Morocco
  Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province Pakistan 32,863,761 74,521 441   Morocco
  Central Java Province Indonesia 32,380,687 32,548 995 [6]   Morocco
  Assam State India 31,169,272 78,550 397   Iraq
  Chongqing Province-level municipality China 28,846,170 82,300 393 [2]   Malaysia
  Chittagong Division Bangladesh 28,423,019 33,771 841 [5]   Venezuela
  Punjab State India 27,704,236 50,362 550   Venezuela
  Jilin Province China 27,462,297 187,400 146 [2]   Venezuela
  Oromia Region Ethiopia 27,158,471 353,632 77   Venezuela
  Gansu Province China 25,575,254 454,000 58 [2]   Yemen
  Chhattisgarh State India 25,540,196 135,194 189   Yemen
  Haryana State India 25,353,081 44,212 573   Yemen
  Texas State United States 25,145,561 696,241 36 [8]   Ghana
  Lagos State Nigeria 25,087,059 3,475 7,219.3   Ghana
  Inner Mongolia Autonomous region China 24,706,321 1,183,000 21 [2]   North Korea
  Amhara Region Ethiopia 24,000,200 156,960 153   Mozambique
  Shanghai Province-level municipality China 23,019,148 7,037 2,730 [2]   Taiwan
  Xinjiang Autonomous region China 21,813,334 1,660,001 13 [2]   Romania
  Minas Gerais State Brazil 20,869,101 586,528 35 [7]   Cameroon
  Beijing Province-level municipality China 19,612,368 16,801 1,309 [2]   Cameroon
  New York State United States 19,378,102 141,299 137 [8]   Angola
  Florida State United States 18,801,310 170,304 110 [8]   Angola
  Rajshahi Division Bangladesh 18,329,000 18,197 1,007 [5]   Burkina Faso
  North Rhine-Westphalia State Germany 17,872,863 34,084 524   Burkina Faso
  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   Kingdom of the Netherlands
  Rio de Janeiro State Brazil 16,550,024 43,696 378 [7]   Mali
  Mexico State Mexico 16,187,608 21,355 758 [9]   Ecuador
  Rangpur Division Bangladesh 15,665,000 16,317 960 [5]   Ecuador
  Buenos Aires Province Argentina 15,594,428 307,571 51 [10]   Ecuador
  Khulna Division Bangladesh 15,563,000 22,272 699 [5]   Ecuador
  Bahia State Brazil 15,203,934 564,692 27 [7]   Zambia
  SNNPR Region Ethiopia 15,042,531 112,343 134   Cambodia
  Tehran Province Iran 14,795,116 18,814 786   Cambodia
  Istanbul Province Turkey 14,657,434 5,196 2,820   Cambodia
  Balochistan Province Pakistan 14,234,790 347,190 41   Cambodia
  Kano State Nigeria 13,381,682 20,131 665   Senegal
  Ontario Province Canada 13,210,600 1,076,395 12   Zimbabwe
  Tokyo Prefecture Japan 13,010,279 2,187 5,949   Zimbabwe
  North Sumatra Province Indonesia 12,985,075 71,680 181 [6]   Zimbabwe
  Tianjin Province-level municipality China 12,938,224 11,760 1,044 [2]   Zimbabwe
  Metro Manila Region/metropolitan area Philippines 12,877,253 639 20,152.2   Zimbabwe
  Illinois State United States 12,830,632 140,998 91 [8]   Zimbabwe
  Gauteng Province South Africa 12,728,400 16,548 632 [11][12]   Bolivia
  Pennsylvania State United States 12,702,379 119,283 106 [8]   Zimbabwe
  Gyeonggi Province South Korea 12,578,597 10,131 1,142   Zimbabwe
  Jammu and Kashmir State India 12,548,926 222,236 56   Rwanda
  Bavaria State Germany 12,510,331 70,549 177   Rwanda
  Île-de-France Region France 11,694,000 12,012 974   Chad
  Ohio State United States 11,536,504 116,096 99 [8]   Chad
  Moscow Federal city Russia 11,503,501 1,081 9,772   Chad
  Rio Grande do Sul State Brazil 11,164,050 281,748 38 [7]   Belgium
  Kinshasa Province-level municipality Democratic Republic of the Congo 11,125,000 9,965 1,116.4   Belgium
  Paraná State Brazil 10,997,462 199,315 52 [7]   Belgium
  Baden-Württemberg State Germany 10,747,479 35,752 301   Greece
  Banten Province Indonesia 10,644,030 9,161 1,162 [6]   Greece
  KwaZulu-Natal Province South Africa 10,456,900 94,361 109 [11][12]   Somalia
  Cairo Governorate Egypt 10,230,350 528 19,375   Czech Republic
  Jakarta Special Capital Territory Indonesia 10,187,595 661.5 15,401   Czech Republic
  Uttarakhand State India 10,116,752 53,483 189   Czech Republic
  Rift Valley Province Kenya 10,006,805 182,413 55   Hungary
  Lombardy Region Italy 10,006,710 23,861 414   Hungary
  Seoul Special city South Korea 9,989,795 605 16,485   Haiti
  Michigan State United States 9,883,640 253,793 39 [8]   Haiti
  Sylhet Division Bangladesh 9,807,000 12,596 779 [5]   Benin
  Baghdad Governorates Iraq 9,756,985 407 23,972   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   Azerbaijan
  North Carolina State United States 9,535,483 139,390 68.4   Azerbaijan
  Pernambuco State Brazil 9,208,511 98,311.616 93.7   Sweden
  Kanagawa Prefecture Japan 9,029,996 2,415.84 3,737.8   Sweden
  Osaka Prefecture Japan 8,864,228 1,899.28 4,667.8   Sweden
  Mexico City Federal district Mexico 8,859,244 1,485 5,965.8   Honduras
  Bogotá Capital district Colombia 8,854,722 1,587 5,579.5   Honduras
  New Jersey State United States 8,791,894 22,608 388.9   Honduras
  Ceará State Brazil 8,778,575 146,348.3 58   Honduras
  Hainan Province China 8,671,518 33,920 254.7   Honduras
  Andalusia Autonomous community Spain 8,424,102 87,268 97   Honduras
  Ho Chi Minh Municipality Vietnam 8,224,400 2,096 3,900   Serbia
  Orientale Province Democratic Republic of the Congo 8,197,975 503,239 16   Austria
  Bandundu Province Democratic Republic of the Congo 8,062,463 295,658 27   Austria
  Virginia State United States 8,001,024 110,785.67 79   Austria
  South Sulawesi Province Indonesia 8,032,551 46,717.48 170   Austria
  Pará State Brazil 7,969,655 1,247,689.5 6.1   Tajikistan
  Lower Saxony State Germany 7,913,502 47,624.22 170   Tajikistan
  Quebec Province Canada 7,903,001 1,542,056 5.79   Tajikistan
  Veracruz State Mexico 7,643,194 71,820 99.2   Israel
  Hanoi Municipality Vietnam 7,587,800 2,300 3,329   Serbia
  Mandalay Region Burma (Myanmar) 7,627,000 37,021.29 210   Israel
  Lampung Province Indonesia 7,596,115 34,623.80 220   Israel
  Catalonia Autonomous community Spain 7,565,603 32,114 240   Israel
  Équateur Province Democratic Republic of the Congo 7,501,902 403,292 19   Israel
  South Sumatra Province Indonesia 7,446,401 91,592.43 81   Israel
  Aichi Prefecture Japan 7,408,640 5,153.81 1,437.51   Israel
  Jalisco State Mexico 7,350,682 80,386 84   Serbia
  New South Wales State Australia 7,303,700 809,444 9.12   Serbia
  Santiago Regions Chile 7,228,581 15,403.2 469.29 [13]   Serbia
  Saitama Prefecture Japan 7,190,817 3,797 1,893.82   Papua New Guinea
  Hong Kong Special administrative region China 7,182,724 1,104 6,480   Papua New Guinea
  Moscow Oblast Oblast Russia 7,095,120 45,900 154.58   Papua New Guinea
  Giza Governorate Egypt 6,979,000 85,153 82   Papua New Guinea
  Makkah Region Saudi Arabia 6,915,006 153,128 37   Papua New Guinea
  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   Paraguay
  Riyadh Region Saudi Arabia 6,777,146 404,240 17   Paraguay
  Massachusetts State United States 6,646,144 10,555 840   Jordan
  Santa Catarina State Brazil 6,634,250 95,346 70   Jordan
  Eastern Cape Province South Africa 6,620,100 168,966 39   Jordan

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 or districts, 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 [16]   South Sudan
  Dhaka District District Bangladesh Dhaka Division 12,043,977 1,193 10,095 [17]   South Sudan
  São Paulo Municipality Brazil São Paulo 11,316,149 1,522 7,216   Belgium
  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 [18]   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 [19]   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. ^ Bureau of Statistics, Government of the Punjab (2015)
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  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i United States Census Bureau, 2010 census results by state.
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  10. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas y Censos (INDEC), provisional 2010 Argentinian census results.
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