List of country subdivisions by population

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Largest hundred first-level 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. Those subdivisions which are the largest in their respective countries are shown in bold.

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Rank Subdivision Type Country Population Area km² Density per km² Ref Comparable Country[1]
1 India Uttar Pradesh State India 200,581,477 240,928 828  Brazil
2 India Maharashtra State India 112,372,972 307,713 365  Mexico
3 China Guangdong Province China 104,303,132 177,900 618 [2]  Philippines
4 India Bihar State India 103,804,637 94,163 1,102  Philippines
5 Pakistan Punjab Province Pakistan 101,000,000 205,344 490  Philippines
6 China Shandong Province China 95,793,065 156,700 598 [2]  Ethiopia
7 China Henan Province China 94,023,567 167,000 560 [2]  Ethiopia
8 India West Bengal State India 91,347,736 88,752 1,029  Vietnam
9 India Andhra Pradesh State India 84,665,533 275,045 308  Egypt
10 China Sichuan Province China 80,418,200 485,000 181 [2]  Turkey
11 China Jiangsu Province China 78,659,903 102,600 743 [2]  Iran
12 India Madhya Pradesh State India 72,597,565 308,245 236  Democratic Republic of the Congo
13 India Tamil Nadu State India 72,138,958 130,058 555  Democratic Republic of the Congo
14 China Hebei Province China 71,854,202 187,700 370 [2]  Democratic Republic of the Congo
15 India Rajasthan State India 68,621,012 342,239 201  Thailand
16 China Hunan Province China 65,683,722 211,800 323 [2]  France
17 India Karnataka State India 61,130,704 191,791 319  Italy
18 India Gujarat State India 60,383,628 196,024 308  Italy
19 China Anhui Province China 59,500,510 139,400 498 [2]  Italy
20 China Hubei Province China 57,237,740 185,900 332 [2]  Italy
21 China Zhejiang Province China 54,426,891 101,800 509 [2]  Burma
22 United Kingdom England Country United Kingdom 51,446,600 130,395 395  South Korea
23 Bangladesh Dhaka Division Bangladesh 46,729,000 31,120 1,502 [3]  Spain
24 China Guangxi Autonomous region China 46,026,629 236,700 211 [2]  Spain
25 China Yunnan Province China 45,966,239 394,100 107 [2]  Colombia
26 China Jiangxi Province China 44,567,475 166,900 257 [2]  Ukraine
27 China Liaoning Province China 43,746,323 145,900 295 [2]  Kenya
28 Brazil São Paulo State Brazil 43,663,672 248,209 166 [4]  Argentina
28 Indonesia West Java Province Indonesia 43,021,826 34,816 1,236 [5]  Argentina
29 India Odisha State India 41,947,358 155,820 269  Argentina
31 China Heilongjiang Province China 38,312,224 460,000 83 [2]  Poland
32 Indonesia East Java Province Indonesia 37,476,011 47,922 782 [5]  Algeria
33 China Shaanxi Province China 37,327,378 205,800 180 [2]  Algeria
34 United States California State United States 37,253,956 423,970 88 [6]  Algeria
35 China Fujian Province China 36,894,216 121,400 283 [2]  Algeria
36 China Shanxi Province China 35,712,111 156,800 214 [2]  Sudan
37 Pakistan Sindh Province Pakistan 34,968,800 140,914 248  Sudan
38 China Guizhou Province China 34,746,468 176,100 214 [2]  Uganda
39 India Kerala State India 33,387,677 38,863 859  Canada
40 India Jharkhand State India 32,966,238 74,677 414  Morocco
41 Indonesia Central Java Province Indonesia 32,380,687 32,548 995 [5]  Morocco
42 India Assam State India 31,169,272 78,550 397  Iraq
43 China Chongqing Province-level municipality China 28,846,170 82,300 393 [2]  Malaysia
44 Bangladesh Chittagong Division Bangladesh 28,079,000 33,771 831 [3]  Venezuela
45 India Punjab State India 27,704,236 50,362 550  Venezuela
46 China Jilin Province China 27,462,297 187,400 146 [2]  Venezuela
47 Ethiopia Oromia Region Ethiopia 27,158,471 353,632 77  Venezuela
48 China Gansu Province China 25,575,254 454,000 58 [2]  Yemen
49 India Chhattisgarh State India 25,540,196 135,194 189  Yemen
50 India Haryana State India 25,353,081 44,212 573  Yemen
51 United States Texas State United States 25,145,561 696,241 36 [6]  Ghana
52 China Inner Mongolia Autonomous region China 24,706,321 1,183,000 21 [2]  North Korea
53 Ethiopia Amhara Region Ethiopia 24,000,200 156,960 153  Mozambique
54 China Shanghai Province-level municipality China 23,019,148 7,037 2,730 [2]  Taiwan
55 China Xinjiang Autonomous region China 21,813,334 1,660,001 13 [2]  Romania
56 Brazil Minas Gerais State Brazil 20,593,366 586,528 33 [4]  Cameroon
57 Pakistan Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province Pakistan 20,468,700 34,084 601  Cameroon
58 China Beijing Province-level municipality China 19,612,368 16,801 1,309 [2]  Cameroon
59 United States New York State United States 19,378,102 141,299 137 [6]  Angola
60 United States Florida State United States 18,801,310 170,304 110 [6]  Angola
61 Bangladesh Rajshahi Division Bangladesh 18,329,000 18,197 1,007 [3]  Burkina Faso
62 Germany North Rhine-Westphalia State Germany 17,872,863 34,084 524  Burkina Faso
63 Nigeria Lagos State Nigeria 17,552,942 3,475 2,994 [7]  Kazakhstan
64 India Delhi National Capital Territory India 16,753,235 1,483 11,297  Malawi
65 Brazil Rio de Janeiro State Brazil 16,369,178 43,696 366 [4]  Mali
66 Bangladesh Rangpur Division Bangladesh 15,665,000 16,317 960 [3]  Ecuador
67 Argentina Buenos Aires Province Argentina 15,594,428 307,571 51 [8]  Ecuador
68 Bangladesh Khulna Division Bangladesh 15,563,000 22,272 699 [3]  Ecuador
69 Mexico México State Mexico 15,174,272 21,355 711 [9]  Cambodia
70 Brazil Bahia State Brazil 15,044,127 564,692 25 [4]  Zambia
71 Ethiopia SNNPR Region Ethiopia 15,042,531 112,343 134  Cambodia
72 Iran Tehran Province Iran 14,795,116 18,814 786  Cambodia
73 Nigeria Kano State Nigeria 13,381,682 20,131 665  Senegal
74 Canada Ontario Province Canada 13,210,600 1,076,395 12  Zimbabwe
75 Japan Tokyo Prefecture Japan 13,010,279 2,187 5,949  Zimbabwe
76 Indonesia North Sumatra Province Indonesia 12,985,075 71,680 181 [5]  Zimbabwe
77 China Tianjin Province-level municipality China 12,938,224 11,760 1,044 [2]  Zimbabwe
78 Turkey Istanbul Province Turkey 12,915,158 5,196 2,486  Zimbabwe
79 United States Illinois State United States 12,830,632 140,998 91 [6]  Zimbabwe
80 United States Pennsylvania State United States 12,702,379 119,283 106 [6]  Zimbabwe
81 Philippines CALABARZON Region Philippines 12,609,803 16,229 777  Zimbabwe
82 India Jammu and Kashmir State India 12,548,926 222,236 56  Rwanda
83 Germany Bavaria State Germany 12,510,331 70,549 177  Rwanda
84 South Africa Gauteng Province South Africa 12,728,400 16,548 632 [10][11]  Bolivia
85 France Île-de-France Region France 11,694,000 12,012 974  Chad
86 South Korea Gyeonggi Province South Korea 11,571,684 10,131 1,142  Chad
87 Philippines Metro Manila Region Philippines 11,553,427 639 18,641.5  Chad
88 United States Ohio State United States 11,536,504 116,096 99 [6]  Chad
89 Russia Moscow Federal city Russia 11,503,501 1,081 9,772  Chad
90 Brazil Rio Grande do Sul State Brazil 11,164,050 281,748 38 [4]  Belgium
91 Brazil Paraná State Brazil 10,997,462 199,315 52 [4]  Belgium
92 Germany Baden-Württemberg State Germany 10,747,479 35,752 301  Greece
93 Indonesia Banten Province Indonesia 10,644,030 9,161 1,162 [5]  Greece
94 South Africa KwaZulu-Natal Province South Africa 10,456,900 94,361 109 [10][11]  Somalia
95 South Korea Seoul Special city South Korea 10,208,302 605 16,873  Dominican Republic
96 Indonesia Jakarta Special Capital Territory Indonesia 10,187,595 740.28 15,342  Czech Republic
97 Philippines Central Luzon Region Philippines 10,137,737 21,470 472.2  Czech Republic
98 India Uttarakhand State India 10,116,752 53,483 189  Czech Republic
99 Kenya Rift Valley Province Kenya 10,006,805 182,413 55  Hungary
100 Italy Lombardy Region Italy 10,006,710 23,861 414  Hungary

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Rank Subdivision Type Country Population Area km² Density per km² Ref Comparable Country[1]
101 United States Michigan State United States 9,883,640 253,793 39 [6]  Haiti
102 Bangladesh Sylhet Division Bangladesh 9,807,000 12,596 779 [3]  Benin
103 United States Georgia State United States 9,687,653 153,909 65.4 [6]  Belarus
104 United States North Carolina State United States 9,535,483 139,390 76.5  Azerbaijan
105 Brazil Pernambuco State Brazil 9.208.511 98,311.616 89  Honduras
106 Democratic Republic of the Congo Kinshasa Province-level municipality Democratic Republic of the Congo 9,046,000 9,965 910  Sweden
107 Japan Kanagawa Prefecture Japan 9,029,996 2,415.84 3,740  Sweden
108 Japan Osaka Prefecture Japan 8,864,228 1,899.28 4,700  Sweden
109 Mexico Mexico City Federal district Mexico 8,859,244 1,485 6,000  Honduras
110 United States New Jersey State United States 8,791,894 22,608 459  Honduras
111 Brazil Ceará State Brazil 8.778.575 146,348.3 58  Honduras
112 China Hainan Province China 8,671,518 33,920 254.7  Honduras
113 Spain Andalusia Autonomous community Spain 8,424,102 87,268 97  Honduras
114 Democratic Republic of the Congo Orientale Province Democratic Republic of the Congo 8,197,975 503,239 16  Austria
115 Bangladesh Barisal District Bangladesh 8,147,000 13,644.85 600  Austria
116 Democratic Republic of the Congo Bandundu Province Democratic Republic of the Congo 8,062,463 295,658 27  Austria
117 United States Virginia State United States 8,001,024 110,785.67 79  Austria
118 Indonesia South Sulawesi Province Indonesia 8,032,551 46,717.48 170  Austria
119 Brazil Pará State Brazil 7.969.655 1,247,689.5 6.1  Israel
120 Pakistan Balochistan Province Pakistan 7,914,000 347,190 22.8  Tajikistan
121 Germany Lower Saxony State Germany 7,913,502 47,624.22 170  Tajikistan
122 Canada Quebec Province Canada 7,903,001 1,542,056 5.79  Tajikistan
123 Egypt Cairo Governorate Egypt 7,786,640 453 17,000  Israel
124 Mexico Veracruz State Mexico 7,643,194 71,820 99.2  Israel
125 Burma Mandalay Region Burma (Myanmar) 7,627,000 37,021.29 210  Israel
126 Peru Lima Province Peru 7,605,742 2,672.28 2,800  Israel
127 Indonesia Lampung Province Indonesia 7,596,115 34,623.80 220  Israel
128 Colombia Bogotá Capital district Colombia 7,571,345 1,775.98 4,146  Israel
129 Spain Catalonia Autonomous community Spain 7,565,603 32,114 240  Israel
130 Democratic Republic of the Congo Équateur Province Democratic Republic of the Congo 7,501,902 403,292 19  Israel
131 Indonesia South Sumatra Province Indonesia 7,446,401 91,592.43 81  Israel
132 Japan Aichi Prefecture Japan 7,408,640 5,153.81 1,437.51  Israel
133 Vietnam Ho Chi Minh Province-level municipality Vietnam 7,396,446 2,095 3,531  Serbia
134 Mexico Jalisco State Mexico 7,350,682 80,386 84  Serbia
135 Australia New South Wales State Australia 7,303,700 809,444 9.12  Serbia
136 Japan Saitama Prefecture Japan 7,190,817 3,797 1,893.82  Papua New Guinea
137 China Hong Kong Special administrative region China 7,182,724 1,104 6,480  Papua New Guinea
138 Philippines Western Visayas Region Philippines 7,102,438 20,223 351.2  Papua New Guinea
139 Russia Moscow Oblast Russia 7,095,120 1,081 9,772  Papua New Guinea

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Former large subdivisions and/or former populations (split off areas):


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