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Districts of Uttar Pradesh

The Indian state of Uttar Pradesh borders with Nepal and the Indian states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttarakhand and National Capital Territory of Delhi. The Himalayas lies in the north of the state and the Deccan Plateau is at the south. In between them, the river Ganges, Yamuna, Ghaghra flow eastwards. Uttar Pradesh can be divided into three distinct regions, Southern hills and Gangetic plain

In 1947, when India gained independence, the state of United Provinces was renamed as Uttar Pradesh.[1] The former princely state of Tehri Garhwal joined on 1 August 1949[2] and Rampur joined as a district on 1 December 1949.[3] The States Reorganisation Act of 1956 had no major effect on status of Uttar Pradesh. On 9 November 2000, the state of Uttaranchal, now known as Uttarakhand, which consists of the districts Pauri Garhwal, Tehri Garhwal, Uttar Kashi, Chamoli, Dehradun, Nainital, Almora, Pithoragarh, Udham Singh Nagar, Bageshwar, Champawat, Rudraprayag and Hardwar, was carved out of Uttar Pradesh.[4]

Uttar Pradesh is now divided into seventy five districts under eighteen divisions. Districts are administered by District Magistrates, and divisions are administered by Divisional Commissioners. Lucknow, the capital of the state, constitutes the Lucknow district.Kanpur is the largest city with population of over 3 million which comes under Kanpur Metropolitan Area. Other districts are further divided into administrative units such as subdivisions and blocks, administered by SDO and BDO, respectively. The Panchayati Raj has a three-tier structure in the state. The atomic unit is called a Gram Panchayat, which is the Panchayat organization for a collection of villages. The block-level organizations are called Panchayat Samiti, and the district-level organizations are named Zilla Parishad.

Administrative structure

A district is governed by a District Collector, who is better known as a District Magistrate (DM) in the state of Uttar Pradesh. A DM is an officer from Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and is appointed by the State Government of Uttar Pradesh. Each district is divided into subdivisions. A subdivision is governed by a sub-divisional magistrate (SDM), better known as a Sub-Divisional Officer (SDO).[5] Other than urban units such as town municipalities, a subdivision contains 'community development blocks' (also known as CD blocks or blocks). A block consists of urban units such as census towns and rural units called gram panchayats. A block is administered by a Block Development Officer (BDO), who is appointed by the Government of Uttar Pradesh.

A gram panchayat, which consists of a group of villages, is administered by a village council headed by a Pradhan.

A District Superintendent of Police, better known as a Superintendent of Police, heads the District Police organization of Uttar Pradesh Police. This is as per the Police Act of 1861, which is applicable to the whole of India.[6] The Superintendents of Police are officers of the Indian Police Service.[7] For every subdivision, there is a Subdivision Police, headed by a Police officer of the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police or Deputy Superintendent of Police.[8] Under subdivisions, there are Police Circles, each headed by an Inspector of Police.[8] A Police Circle consists of Police Stations, each headed by an Inspector of Police, or in case of rural areas, by a Sub-Inspector of Police.[8]

The Allahabad High Court has the jurisdiction of the state of Uttar Pradesh. Though most of the districts have more courts other than a District Court, not every subdivision of the state has a Court.

A group of districts forms a division, which is administered by a 'Divisional Commissioner'. Uttar Pradesh is now divided in seventy five districts,[9] grouped under eighteen divisions:

Alphabetical listing of divisions

Division Headquarters Districts Map
Agra division Agra
Aligarh division Aligarh
Allahabad division Allahabad
Azamgarh division Azamgarh
Bareilly division Bareilly
Basti division Basti
Chitrakoot division Chitrakoot
Devipatan division Gonda
Faizabad division Faizabad
Gorakhpur division Gorakhpur
Jhansi division Jhansi
Kanpur division Kanpur
Lucknow division Lucknow
Meerut division Meerut
Mirzapur division Mirzapur
Moradabad division Moradabad
Saharanpur division Saharanpur
Varanasi division Varanasi

Alphabetical listing of districts

Code[10] District[11] Headquarters[11] Population As of 2001[11] Area (km2)[11] Density (/km2)[11] Map
AG Agra Agra 3,611,301 4,027 897
AH Allahabad Allahabad 4,941,510 5,424 911
AL Aligarh Aligarh 2,990,388 3,747 798
AN Ambedkar Nagar Akbarpur 2,025,373 2,372 854
AU Auraiya Auraiya 1,179,496 2,051 575
AZ Azamgarh Azamgarh 3,950,808 4,234 933
BB Barabanki Barabanki 2,673,394 3,825 699
BD Badaun Badaun 3,069,245 5,168 594
BH Bahraich Bahraich 2,384,239 5,745 415
BI Bijnor Bijnor 3,130,586 4,561 686
BL Ballia Ballia 2,752,412 2,981 923
BM Sambhal (Bhimnagar) Sambhal
BN Banda District Banda 1,500,253 4,413 340
BP Balrampur Balrampur 1,684,567 2,925 576
BR Bareilly Bareilly 3,598,701 4,120 873
BS Basti Basti 2,068,922 3,034 682
BU Bulandshahr Bulandshahr 2,923,290 3,719 786
CD Chandauli Chandauli 1,639,777 2,554 642
CT Chitrakoot Chitrakoot 800,592 3,202 250
DE Deoria Deoria 2,730,376 2,535 1,077
ET Etah Etah 2,788,270 4,446 627
EW Etawah Etawah 1,340,031 2,287 586
FI Firozabad Firozabad 2,045,737 2,361 866
FR Farrukhabad Fatehgarh 1,577,237 2,279 692
FT Fatehpur Fatehpur 2,305,847 4,152 555
FZ Faizabad Faizabad 2,087,914 2,765 755
GB Gautam Buddha Nagar NOIDA 1,191,263 1,269 939
GN Gonda Gonda 2,765,754 4,425 625
GP Ghazipur Ghazipur 3,049,337 3,377 903
GR Gorkakhpur Gorakhpur 3,784,720 3,325 1,138
GZ Ghaziabad Ghaziabad 3,289,540 1,956 1,682
HM Hamirpur Hamirpur 1,042,374 4,325 241
HR Hardoi Hardoi 3,397,414 5,986 568
HT Mahamaya Nagar Hathras 1,333,372 1,752 761
JH Jhansi Jhansi 1,746,715 5,024 348
JP Amroha Amroha 1,499,193 2,321 646
JU Jaunpur District Jaunpur 3,911,305 4,038 969
KD Kanpur Dehat Akbarpur 1,584,037 3,143 504
KJ Kannauj Kannauj 1,385,227 1,993 695
KN Kanpur Nagar Kanpur 4,137,489 3,029 1,366
- Kanshi Ram Nagar Kasganj - -
KS Kaushambi Manjhanpur 1,294,937 1,837 705
KU Kushinagar Padarauna 2,891,933 2,909 994
LA Lalitpur Lalitpur 977,447 5,039 194
LK Lakhimpur Kheri Kheri 3,200,137 7,680 417
LU Lucknow Lucknow 3,681,416 2,528 1,456
MB Mau Mau 1,849,294 1,713 1,080
ME Meerut Meerut 3,001,636 2,522 1,190
MG Maharajganj Maharajganj 2,167,041 2,948 735
MH Mahoba Mahoba 708,831 2,847 249
MI Mirzapur Mirzapur 2,114,852 4,522 468
MO Moradabad Moradabad 3,749,630 3,648 1,028
MP Mainpuri Mainpuri 1,592,875 2,760 577
MT Mathura Mathura 2,069,578 3,333 621
MU Muzaffarnagar Muzaffarnagar 3,541,952 4,008 884
PI Pilibhit Pilibhit 1,643,788 3,499 470
PR Pratapgarh Pratapgarh 2,727,156 3,717 734
RA Rampur Rampur 1,922,450 2,367 812
RB Rae Bareli Rae Bareli 2,872,204 4,609 623
SA Saharanpur Saharanpur 2,848,152 3,689 772
SI Sitapur Sitapur 3,616,510 5,743 630
SJ Shahjahanpur Shahjahanpur 2,549,458 4,575 557
SH Shamli Shamli 1,377,840 2,354 928
SN Siddharthnagar Navgarh 2,038,598 2,751 741
SO Sonbhadra Robertsganj 1,862,612 6,788 270
SR Sant Ravidas Nagar Gyanpur 1,352,056 960 1,408
SU Sultanpur Sultanpur 3,190,926 4,436 719
SV Shravasti Shravasti 1,175,428 1,126 1,044
UN Unnao Unnao 2,700,426 4,558 592
VA Varanasi Varanasi 3,147,927 1,578 1,995
- Hapur Hapur - - --

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