Largest districts in India

India is a large country with 28 states and 8 union territories. These states and UTs are further divided in districts for better administration. There are a total of 732 districts in India (as of 2019). This articles lists the top 10 largest districts in India.

  1. Kutch
  2. Leh
  3. Jaisalmer
  4. Bikaner
  5. Barmer
  6. Jodhpur
  7. Anantapur
  8. Nagaur
  9. Kurnool
  10. Prakasam

1.Kutch

State/UTArea (sq km)PopulationLiteracy rate (%)
Gujarat45,67420,92,37170.59

2. Leh

State/UTArea (sq km)PopulationLiteracy rate (%)
Ladakh45,1101,33,48777.20

3. Jaisamler

State/UTArea (sq km)PopulationLiteracy rate (%)
Rajasthan38,4016,69,91957 22

4. Bikaner

State/UTArea (sq km)PopulationLiteracy rate (%)
Rajasthan30,23923,63,93765.13

5. Barmer

State/UTArea (sq km)PopulationLiteracy rate (%)
Rajasthan28,38726,03,75156.53

6. Jodhpur

State/UTArea (sq km)PopulationLiteracy rate (%)
Rajasthan22,85036,87,16565.94

7. Anantapur

State/UTArea (sq km)PopulationLiteracy rate (%)
Andhra Pradesh19,13040,81,14863.57

8. Nagaur

State/UTArea (sq km)PopulationLiteracy rate (%)
Rajasthan17,7183,307,74362.80

9. Kurnool

State/UTArea (sq km)PopulationLiteracy rate (%)
Andhra Pradesh17,65840,53,46359.97

10. Prakasam

State/UTArea (sq km)PopulationLiteracy rate (%)
Andhra Pradesh17,62633,97,44863.08

Some useful information

  • Uttar Pradesh has the most, 75 districts. UP also has the most Lok Sabha seats, 80.
  • Kutch is the largest district in India. It is famous for its Rann of Kutch. Rann of Kutch has two parts – the great rann of Kutch and the little rann of Kutch. The great rann of Kutch is the largest salt desert in the world.
  • Leh is the second largest district. It is a popular destination for biking adventures. Moreover, it is also famous for its monasteries and breathtaking mountain views.
  • 5 among the 10 largest districts in India are in Rajasthan.
  • Districts are further divided into Tehsils or Talukas.
Ladakh road
Road leading to Leh city
Great rann of Kutch

Disclaimer: The stats are as per 2011 census.


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