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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).

First Level List

Subdivision Type Sovereign state Population Area km² Density per km² Ref Comparable Country[1]
Uttar Pradesh State India 200,581,477 240,928 828  Brazil
Maharashtra State India 112,372,972 307,713 365  Mexico
Guangdong Province China 104,303,132 177,900 618 [2]  Philippines
Bihar State India 103,804,637 94,163 1,102  Philippines
Punjab Province Pakistan 101,000,000 205,344 490  Philippines
Shandong Province China 95,793,065 156,700 598 [2]  Ethiopia
Henan Province China 94,023,567 167,000 560 [2]  Ethiopia
West Bengal State India 91,347,736 88,752 1,029  Vietnam
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 72,597,565 308,245 236  Democratic Republic of the Congo
Tamil Nadu State India 72,138,958 130,058 555  Democratic Republic of the Congo
Hebei Province China 71,854,202 187,700 370 [2]  Democratic Republic of the Congo
Rajasthan State India 68,621,012 342,239 201  Thailand
Hunan Province China 65,683,722 211,800 323 [2]  France
Karnataka State India 61,130,704 191,791 319  United Kingdom
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
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  South Korea
Dhaka Division Bangladesh 46,729,000 31,120 1,502 [3]  Spain
Guangxi Autonomous region China 46,026,629 236,700 211 [2]  Spain
Yunnan Province China 45,966,239 394,100 107 [2]  Colombia
Jiangxi Province China 44,567,475 166,900 257 [2]  Ukraine
Liaoning Province China 43,746,323 145,900 295 [2]  Kenya
São Paulo State Brazil 43,663,672 248,209 166 [4]  Argentina
West Java Province Indonesia 43,021,826 34,816 1,236 [5]  Argentina
Odisha State India 41,947,358 155,820 269  Argentina
Heilongjiang Province China 38,312,224 460,000 83 [2]  Poland
East Java Province Indonesia 37,476,011 47,922 782 [5]  Algeria
Shaanxi Province China 37,327,378 205,800 180 [2]  Algeria
California State United States 37,253,956 423,970 88 [6]  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
Sindh Province Pakistan 34,968,800 140,914 248  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
Central Java Province Indonesia 32,380,687 32,548 995 [5]  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 28,079,000 33,771 831 [3]  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 [6]  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 20,593,366 586,528 33 [4]  Cameroon
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province Pakistan 20,468,700 34,084 601  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 [6]  Angola
Florida State United States 18,801,310 170,304 110 [6]  Angola
Rajshahi Division Bangladesh 18,329,000 18,197 1,007 [3]  Burkina Faso
North Rhine-Westphalia State Germany 17,872,863 34,084 524  Burkina Faso
Lagos State Nigeria 17,552,942 3,475 2,994 [7]  Kazakhstan
Delhi National Capital Region 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 16,369,178 43,696 366 [4]  Mali
Rangpur Division Bangladesh 15,665,000 16,317 960 [3]  Ecuador
Buenos Aires Province Argentina 15,594,428 307,571 51 [8]  Ecuador
Khulna Division Bangladesh 15,563,000 22,272 699 [3]  Ecuador
México State Mexico 15,174,272 21,355 711 [9]  Cambodia
Bahia State Brazil 15,044,127 564,692 25 [4]  Zambia
SNNPR Region Ethiopia 15,042,531 112,343 134  Cambodia
Tehran Province Iran 14,795,116 18,814 786  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 [5]  Zimbabwe
Tianjin Province-level municipality China 12,938,224 11,760 1,044 [2]  Zimbabwe
Istanbul Province Turkey 12,915,158 5,196 2,486  Zimbabwe
Illinois State United States 12,830,632 140,998 91 [6]  Zimbabwe
Pennsylvania State United States 12,702,379 119,283 106 [6]  Zimbabwe
Jammu and Kashmir State India 12,548,926 222,236 56  Rwanda
Bavaria State Germany 12,510,331 70,549 177  Rwanda
Gauteng Province South Africa 12,728,400 16,548 632 [10][11]  Bolivia
Île-de-France Region France 11,694,000 12,012 974  Chad
Gyeonggi Province South Korea 11,571,684 10,131 1,142  Chad
Metro Manila Province Philippines 11,553,427 639 18,641.5  Chad
Ohio State United States 11,536,504 116,096 99 [6]  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 [4]  Belgium
Paraná State Brazil 10,997,462 199,315 52 [4]  Belgium
Baden-Württemberg State Germany 10,747,479 35,752 301  Greece
Banten Province Indonesia 10,644,030 9,161 1,162 [5]  Greece
KwaZulu-Natal Province South Africa 10,456,900 94,361 109 [10][11]  Somalia
Seoul Special city South Korea 10,208,302 605 16,873  Dominican Republic
Jakarta Special Capital Territory Indonesia 10,187,595 740.28 15,342  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
Michigan State United States 9,883,640 253,793 39 [6]  Haiti
Sylhet Division Bangladesh 9,807,000 12,596 779 [3]  Benin
Georgia State United States 9,687,653 153,909 65.4 [6]  Belarus
Central Development Regions Nepal 9,656,985 27,410 76.5  Azerbaijan
North Carolina State United States 9,535,483 139,390 76.5  Azerbaijan
Baghdad Governorates Iraq 9,656,985 1,759 76.5  Sweden
Pernambuco State Brazil 9,208,511 98,311.616 89  Sweden
Kinshasa Province-level municipality Democratic Republic of the Congo 9,046,000 9,965 910  Sweden
Kanagawa Prefecture Japan 9,029,996 2,415.84 3,740  Sweden
Osaka Prefecture Japan 8,864,228 1,899.28 4,700  Sweden
Mexico City Federal district Mexico 8,859,244 1,485 6,000  Honduras
New Jersey State United States 8,791,894 22,608 459  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
Orientale Province Democratic Republic of the Congo 8,197,975 503,239 16  Austria
Barisal District Bangladesh 8,147,000 13,644.85 600  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  Israel
Balochistan Province Pakistan 7,914,000 347,190 22.8  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
Cairo Governorate Egypt 7,786,640 453 17,000  Israel
Veracruz State Mexico 7,643,194 71,820 99.2  Israel
Mandalay Region Burma (Myanmar) 7,627,000 37,021.29 210  Israel
Lima Province Peru 7,605,742 2,672.28 2,800  Israel
Lampung Province Indonesia 7,596,115 34,623.80 220  Israel
Bogotá Capital district Colombia 7,571,345 1,775.98 4,146  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
Ho Chi Minh Province-level municipality Vietnam 7,396,446 2,095 3,531  Serbia
Jalisco State Mexico 7,350,682 80,386 84  Serbia
New South Wales State Australia 7,303,700 809,444 9.12  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 Russia 7,095,120 1,081 9,772  Papua New Guinea
Giza Governorate Egypt 6,979,000 85,153 82  Papua New Guinea
Makkah Regions 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 Regions Saudi Arabia 6,777,146 404,240 17  Paraguay
Santiago Regions Chile 6,685,685 15,403.2 430  Jordan
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 Subdivisions

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

Second Level List

Second level divisions are those under first level (states and provinces), typically 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]
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 [14]  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 9,558 1,157 [15]  Belgium
Harbin Prefecture-level city China Heilongjiang 10,635,971 53,068 200  Rwanda
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 [16]  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

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "CIA World Factbook 2010". 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa Communiqué of the National Bureau of Statistics of People's Republic of China on Major Figures of the 2010 Population Census.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "2011 Population & Housing Census: Preliminary Results". Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f (IBGE), 2010 Brazilian revised census results.Instituto Brasileiro de Estaística e Geografia
  5. ^ a b c d e 2010 Official 2010 Indonesia census results.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i United States Census Bureau, 2010 census results by state.
  7. ^ "Lagos State Social Security Exercise and Population Figure 2006.". Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  8. ^ (INDEC), provisional 2010 Argentinian census resultsInstituto Nacional de Estadísticas y Censos.
  9. ^ (INEGI), 2010 Mexican census results.Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática
  10. ^ a b "Community Survey 2007 basic results". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 14 January 2011. 
  11. ^ a b Stats in brief, 2007. Pretoria: Statistics South Africa. 2007. p. 3.  
  12. ^ "National Statistics Agency Tables:4-3 Total Population and Birth Rate, Death Rate and Natural Growth Rate by Region (1997)". Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  13. ^ "Citypopulation.de:Indonesia". Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  14. ^ "Dhaka (District (Zila), Bangladesh) - population statistics, map and location". Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  15. ^ "Maharashtra (India): Districts, Cities, Towns and Outgrowth Wards - population statistics and maps". Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  16. ^ "West Bengal (India): Districts, Cities, Towns and Outgrowth Wards - population statistics and maps". Retrieved 5 October 2014. 

External links

  • City Population
  • The World Gazetteer
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