Top 10 smallest districts in India

Mahe district of Puducherry union territory is the smallest district in terms of the area in India. It is just about 9 square kilometers in area. Kachchh which is the largest district in India is 5,075 times larger than the smallest district Mahe. The following is a list of the top 10 smallest districts in India. Interestingly, all the districts on this list are from a Union Territory.

Top 10 smallest districts in India

DistrictArea (square kilometers)PopulationState/UT
1Mahe941,934Puducherry
2Central Delhi21582,320National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT)
3Yanam3055,626Puducherry
4Lakshadweep32.6964,473Lakshadweep
5Diu4052,074Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu
6New Delhi42.711,73,902National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT)
7North Delhi598,87,978National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT)
8North East Delhi622,241,624National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT)
9East Delhi6417,07,725National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT)
10Daman721,91,173Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu

Mahe district- the smallest district in India

Mahe is one of the four districts of Puducherry union territory. It is the only district of Puducherry on the West coast, the rest 3 are on the east coast facing the Bay of Bengal. Mahe district has an area of 9 sq km and a population of 41,934 as per the 2011 census. The district has a very high literacy of 98.35%. The sex ratio in the district is 1184 per 1000 males.

National Capital Territory of Delhi

There are 11 districts in the National Capital Territory of Delhi. 5 of the 11 districts of Delhi feature on the above list. 11 districts of Delhi are- New Delhi, Central Delhi, East Delhi, North East Delhi, North Delhi, South Delhi, West Delhi, Shahdara, North West Delhi, South East Delhi, and South West Delhi.

Yanam district

Yanam district of Puducherry is the third smallest district in India. It has an area of 30 square kilometers and a population of 55,626. Yanam is the only district of Puducherry that does not have Tamil as one of the official languages. The main language used in Yanam is Telugu.

The population stats will be updated after the new census.


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