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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 2016 there are a total of 707 districts, up from the 640 in the 2011 Census of India and the 593 recorded in the 2001 Census of India .

District officials include:

* Deputy Commissioner or District Magistrate or District Collector , an officer of the Indian Administrative Service , in charge of administration and revenue collection * Superintendent of Police or Deputy Commissioner of Police, an officer belonging to the Indian Police Service , responsible for maintaining law and order * Deputy Conservator of Forests , an officer belonging to the Indian Forest Service , entrusted with the management of the forests, environment and wildlife of the district

Each of these officials is aided by officers from the appropriate branch of the state government.

Most districts have a distinct headquarters; Mumbai City district (MC) in Maharashtra (MH) is an example which, despite forming a district, does not have a clear headquarters, though it does have a District Collector.

Mahe of Puducherry is the smallest (9 km2) district of India by area while Kutch of Gujarat is the largest (45,652 km2) district of India by area.

CONTENTS

* 1 Overview * 2 Naming * 3 Ambiguous names * 4 Andaman and Nicobar (AN) * 5 Andhra Pradesh (AP) * 6 Arunachal Pradesh (AR) * 7 Assam (AS) * 8 Bihar (BR) * 9 Chandigarh (CH) * 10 Chhattisgarh (CG) * 11 Dadra and Nagar Haveli (DN) * 12 Daman and Diu (DD) * 13 Delhi (DL) * 14 Goa (GA) * 15 Gujarat (GJ) * 16 Haryana (HR) * 17 Himachal Pradesh (HP) * 18 Jammu and Kashmir (JK) * 19 Jharkhand (JH) * 20 Karnataka (KA) * 21 Kerala (KL) * 22 Lakshadweep (LD) * 23 Madhya Pradesh (MP) * 24 Maharashtra (MH) * 25 Manipur (MN) * 26 Meghalaya (ML) * 27 Mizoram (MZ) * 28 Nagaland (NL) * 29 Odisha (OD) * 30 Puducherry (PY) * 31 Punjab (PB) * 32 Rajasthan (RJ) * 33 Sikkim (SK) * 34 Tamil Nadu (TN) * 35 Telangana (TS) * 36 Tripura (TR) * 37 Uttar Pradesh (UP) * 38 Uttarakhand (UK) * 39 West Bengal (WB) * 40 See also * 41 References * 42 External links

OVERVIEW

No. of districts in each state or UT MAP KEY NAME OF STATE OR _UNION TERRITORY (ITALICIZED)_ NUMBER OF DISTRICTS POPULATION POPULATION/DISTRICT

1 Andhra Pradesh 13 49,386,799 3,798,985

2 Arunachal Pradesh 20 1,383,727 69,186

3 Assam 33 31,169,272 916,743

4 Bihar 38 104,099,452 2,739,459

5 Chhattisgarh 27 25,545,198 946,118

6 Goa 2 1,458,545 729,273

7 Gujarat 33 60,439,692 1,831,506

8 Haryana 22 25,351,462 1,152,339

9 Himachal Pradesh 12 6,864,602 572,050

10 Jammu and Kashmir 22 12,541,302 570,059

11 Jharkhand 24 32,988,134 1,374,506

12 Karnataka 30 61,095,297 2,036,510

13 Kerala 14 33,406,061 2,386,147

14 Madhya Pradesh 51 72,626,809 1,424,055

15 Maharashtra 36 112,374,333 3,121,509

16 Manipur 9 2,721,756 302,417

17 Meghalaya 11 2,966,889 269,717

18 Mizoram 8 1,097,206 137,151

19 Nagaland 11 1,978,502 179,864

20 Odisha 30 41,974,218 1,399,141

21 Punjab 22 27,743,338 1,261,061

22 Rajasthan 33 68,548,437 2,077,225

23 Sikkim 4 610,577 152,644

24 Tamil Nadu 32 72,147,030 2,254,595

25 Tripura 8 3,673,917 459,240

26 Uttar Pradesh 75 199,812,341 2,664,165

27 Uttarakhand 13 10,086,292 775,869

28 West Bengal 23 91,276,115 4,563,806

29 Telangana 31 35,193,978 1,135,290

A _Andaman and Nicobar _ 3 380,581 126,860

B _ Chandigarh _ 1 1,055,450 1,055,450

C _ Dadra and Nagar Haveli _ 1 343,709 343,709

D _Daman and Diu _ 2 243,247 121,624

E _ Lakshadweep _ 1 64,473 64,473

F _NCT Delhi _ 11 16,787,941 1,526,176

G _ Puducherry _ 4 1,247,953 311,988

36 TOTAL 709 1,210,854,977 1,712,666

States and territories of India , numbered as per the table

NAMING

The majority of districts are named after their administrative centre. Some are referred to by two names, a traditional one and one that uses the name of the town that is the headquarters. Since most of the districts are named after a town, the word "district" is appended to distinguish between the town and the district. Official websites very often use _District_ with a capital _D_ in this context.

AMBIGUOUS NAMES

The names of the 687 districts are mostly unique. There are some exceptions:

* Within India 7 district names are ambiguous, representing 14 districts:

* Aurangabad district, Bihar & Aurangabad district, Maharashtra * Balrampur district, Chhattisgarh & Balrampur district, Uttar Pradesh . * Bijapur district, Chhattisgarh & Bijapur district, Karnataka * Bilaspur district, Chhattisgarh & Bilaspur district, Himachal Pradesh * Hamirpur district, Himachal Pradesh & Hamirpur district, Uttar Pradesh * Lakhimpur district, Assam & Lakhimpur Kheri district, Uttar Pradesh * Pratapgarh district, Rajasthan -webkit-column-width: 30em; column-width: 30em; list-style-type: decimal;">

* ^ http://mnregaweb4.nic.in/netnrega/all_lvl_details_dashboard_new.aspx * ^ "Socio Economic and Caste Census paints grim rural picture, to help improve social schemes". * ^ http://www.censusindia.gov.in/2011-prov-results/paper2/data_files/india/paper2_4.pdf * ^ Official site of Mumbai City Collectorate (A district) * ^ "List of states with Population, Sex Ratio and Literacy Census 2011". 2011 Census of India. Retrieved 23 January 2013. * ^ _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_ _AB_ _AC_ _AD_ _AE_ _AF_ _AG_ _AH_ _AI_ _AJ_ _AK_ "NIC Policy on format of e-mail Address: Appendix (2): Districts Abbreviations as per ISO 3166–2" (PDF). Ministry Of Communications and Information Technology , Government of India. 18 August 2004. pp. 5–10. Retrieved 24 November 2008. * ^ _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_ _AB_ _AC_ _AD_ _AE_ _AF_ _AG_ _AH_ _AI_ _AJ_ _AK_ _AL_ _AM_ _AN_ _AO_ _AP_ _AQ_ _AR_ _AS_ _AT_ _AU_ _AV_ _AW_ _AX_ _AY_ _AZ_ _BA_ _BB_ _BC_ _BD_ _BE_ _BF_ _BG_ _BH_ _BI_ _BJ_ _BK_ _BL_ _BM_ _BN_ _BO_ _BP_ _BQ_ _BR_ _BS_ _BT_ _BU_ _BV_ "Indian Districts by Population, Growth Rate, Sex Ratio 2011 Census". 2011 census of India . Retrieved 27 December 2012. * ^ _A_ _B_ _C_ _D_ BTC with 4 districts formed in 2004: Baksa, Chirang, Kokrajhar and Udalguri * ^ _A_ _B_ _C_ _D_ _E_ On 15 August 2015, five new districts were formed in Assam , taking the total number of districts from 27 to 32. The five new districts are Biswanath (carved out of Sonitpur ), Charaideo (of Sivasagar ), Hojai (of Nagaon ), South Salmara-Mankachar (of Dhubri ) and West Karbi Anglong (of Karbi Anglong ). Hence these districts did not exist during census 2011. * ^ Majuli, District (8 September 2016). "World\'s largest river island, Majuli, becomes India\'s first island district". FP India. Retrieved 13 September 2016. * ^