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Uttarakhand Uttarakhand ( , or ; , lit. 'Northern Land'), formerly known as Uttaranchal ( ), is a state in the northern part of India. It is often referred to as the "Devbhumi" (literally "Land of the Gods") due to its religious significance and numerous ...

Uttarakhand
state is an administrative geographical unit, headed by a
District Magistrate A District Magistrate (also known as District Collector or Deputy Commissioner) is an Indian Administrative Service officer who is in-charge of a district, the basic unit of administration, in India. In general parlance, they are referred to ...
(earlier called District Collector), an officer belonging to the
Indian Administrative Service The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the administrative Administration may refer to: Management of organizations * Management Management (or managing) is the administration of an organization, whether it is a business, a not-fo ...
. The district magistrates are assisted by a number of officers (such as deputy collector, assistant collector, additional district magistrate,
sub-divisional magistrate A Sub-Divisional Magistrate is a title which is sometimes given to the head official of a district subdivision, an administrative officer that is sometimes below the level of district, depending on a country's government structure. SDM is generall ...
,
tehsildar In India India, officially the Republic of India (Hindi: ), is a country in South Asia. It is the List of countries and dependencies by area, seventh-largest country by area, the List of countries and dependencies by population, second-most ...
, naib tehsildar belonging to the Uttarakhand Civil Service and other Uttarakhand state services. A
Superintendent of Police Superintendent (Supt) is a rank in British police services and in most English-speaking Commonwealth nations. In many Commonwealth countries, the full version is superintendent of police (SP). The rank is also used in most British Overseas Terri ...
, an officer belonging to the
Indian Police Service The Indian Police Service (IPS), ( hi, भारतीय पुलिस सेवा : ISO 15919, ISO: ''Bhāratīya Pulisa Sēvā'' ) is a civil service under the All India Services. It replaced the Indian Imperial Police in 1948, a year aft ...
, heads the police in the district and is entrusted with the responsibility of maintaining law and order and related issues. He is assisted by the officers of the Uttarakhand Police Service. A Deputy Conservator of Forests, an officer belonging to the
Indian Forest Service The Indian Forest Service is one of the three elite All India Services The All India Services (AIS) comprises Civil Services of India, namely the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), the Indian Forest Service (IFS) and the Indian Police S ...
, is responsible for managing the Forests, environment and wild-life related issues of the district. He is assisted by the officers of the Uttarakhand Forest Service and other Uttarakhand forest officials and Uttarakhand wildlife officials. Sectoral development is looked after by the district head of each development department such as Public works, Health, Education, Agriculture, Animal husbandry, etc. These officers belong to the various Uttarakhand state services. Four new districts are proposed in Uttarakhand: Didihat,
Kotdwar Kotdwar is a city, a municipal corporation and a tehsil A Tehsil (, also known as tahsil, taluka or taluk) is an administrative division Administrative division, administrative unitArticle 3(1). , country subdivision, administrative region, ...
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Ranikhet Ranikhet is a hill station and cantonment town in Almora district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is the home for the Military Hospital, Kumaon Regiment (KRC) and Naga Regiment and is maintained by the Indian Army. Ranikhet is at an altit ...
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Yamunotri Yamunotri is the source of the Yamuna River and the seat of the Goddess Yamuna in Hinduism Hinduism () is an Indian religion and ''dharma'', or way of life. It is the Major religious groups, world's third-largest religion, with over 1.2 ...
.Uttarakhand CM announces four new districts
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Popular demand for other districts

* Kashipur, from
Udham Singh Nagar district Udham Singh Nagar District is a district of Uttarakhand state in northern India. Rudrapur, Uttarakhand, Rudrapur is the district headquarters. This district consists of seven Tehsils named Bajpur, Gadarpur, Jaspur, Kashipur, Uttarakhand, Kaship ...

Udham Singh Nagar district
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Haldwani Haldwani (Kumaoni language, Kumaoni: ''Haldvānī'') is the third List of cities in Uttarakhand by population, most populous city, and largest commercial market in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is also the largest city of the Kumaon divisi ...

Haldwani
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Nainital district Nainital district is a district in Kumaon division which is a part of Uttarakhand state, India. The headquarters is at Nainital. Nainital District is located in Kumaon Division, and is bounded on the north by the Almora District and on the s ...

Nainital district
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Roorkee Roorkee (Rūṛkī) is a city in North India and a municipal corporation in the Haridwar district of the state of Uttarakhand Uttarakhand (), formerly known as Uttaranchal (), is a state in the northern part of India India (Hindi: ...
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Haridwar district Haridwar district () also spelled as ''Hardwar'' is a Districts of Uttarakhand, district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It is headquartered at Haridwar which is also its largest city. The district is ringed by the districts Dehradun distri ...

Haridwar district
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Gairsain Gairsain () is a town in Chamoli district Chamoli district is a district of the Uttarakhand state of India. It is bounded by the Tibet Tibet (; ; ) is a region in East Asia covering much of the Tibetan Plateau spanning about . It ...
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Chamoli district Chamoli district is a district of the Uttarakhand Uttarakhand ( , or ; , lit. 'Northern Land'), formerly known as Uttaranchal ( ), is a state in the northern part of India. It is often referred to as the "Devbhumi" (literally "Land of th ...

Chamoli district
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Rishikesh Rishikesh, also spelt as Hrishikesh, is a city governed by Rishikesh Municipal Corporation (since October 2017), and a tehsil A tehsil also known as tahsil, taluka, or taluk) is a local unit of administrative division Administrative di ...

Rishikesh
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Dehradun district Dehradun district () is a district of Uttarakhand state in northern India. The district headquarters is Dehradun, which has also served as the interim capital of Uttarakhand since its founding in 2000. The district has 6 tehsils, 6 community dev ...

Dehradun district
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Tehri Garhwal district Tehri Garhwal (''Pronounced'' : 'Tihri'/'टिहरी')is a District (India), district in the hill state of Uttarakhand, India. Its administrative headquarters is at New Tehri. The district has a population of 618, 931 (2011 census ...

Tehri Garhwal district
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Pauri Garhwal district Pauri Garhwal is a district A district is a type of administrative division that, in some countries, is managed by the local government. Across the world, areas known as "districts" vary greatly in size, spanning regions or County, counties ...

Pauri Garhwal district
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Chakrata Chakrata is a cantonment A cantonment (, , or ) is a military or police quarters. The word ''cantonment'', derived from the French word ''canton Canton may refer to: Administrative division terminology * Canton (administrative division), ...

Chakrata
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Dehradun district Dehradun district () is a district of Uttarakhand state in northern India. The district headquarters is Dehradun, which has also served as the interim capital of Uttarakhand since its founding in 2000. The district has 6 tehsils, 6 community dev ...

Dehradun district
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Dharchula Dharchula is a town in Pithoragarh district in the North India, northern state of Uttarakhand, India. Dharchula is a major trading centre for the trans-Himalayas, Himalayan trade routes since medieval times. Situated at an elevation of 940 m abo ...
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Pithoragarh district Pithoragarh district is the easternmost district in the state of Uttarakhand. It is located in the Himalayas The Himalayas, or Himalaya (; Sanskrit Sanskrit (; attributively , ; nominalization, nominally , , ) is a classical langu ...

Pithoragarh district
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Gangotri Gangotri is a town and a '' Nagar Panchayat'' (municipality) in Uttarkashi district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It is a Hindu Hindus () are persons who regard themselves as culturally, ethnically, or religiously adhering to aspe ...
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Uttarkashi district #REDIRECT Uttarkashi district Uttarkashi District is a district of Garhwal division of the Uttarakhand state in northern India, and has its headquarters at Uttarkashi city. It has six Tehsils namely Barkot, Dunda, Bhatwadi, Chinyali Saur, Purola a ...

Uttarkashi district
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Nainital district Nainital district is a district in Kumaon division which is a part of Uttarakhand state, India. The headquarters is at Nainital. Nainital District is located in Kumaon Division, and is bounded on the north by the Almora District and on the s ...

Nainital district


See also

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Administrative divisions of Uttarakhand The northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, comprises 2 Administrative division, administrative divisions. Within these 2 divisions, there are a total of 13 districts. The following table shows the name of each division, its administrative capital ...
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List of parganas of Uttarakhand The article lists all the 86 pargana Pargana ( bn, পরগনা, ), hi, परगना, ur, پرگنہ) or parganah, also spelt pergunnah during the time of the Sultanate This article includes a list of successive Muslim state An ...
* List of tehsils of Uttarakhand * List of community development blocks of Uttarakhand *
List of districts in India A district (''zilā'') is an administrative division of an Indian state or territory. In some cases districts are further subdivided into sub-divisions, and in others directly into ''tehsils'' or ''talukas''. As of 2021 there are a total of ...


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Districts A district is a type of administrative division Administrative division, administrative unitArticle 3(1). , country subdivision, administrative region, subnational entity, first-level subdivision, as well as many similar terms, are generic ...
Uttarakhand Uttarakhand ( , or ; , lit. 'Northern Land'), formerly known as Uttaranchal ( ), is a state in the northern part of India. It is often referred to as the "Devbhumi" (literally "Land of the Gods") due to its religious significance and numerous ...