Varanasi district (Hindi: वाराणसी ज़िला, Urdu: وارانسی ضلع) is one of the districts of Uttar Pradeshstate in northern India, with Varanasi city as the district headquarters. Varanasi district is a part of Varanasi division. The district occupies an area of 2,535 km². The district has a population of 3,682,194 (2011 Census).
The district constists two tehsils: Varanasi and Pindra. The district comprises eight Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) constituencies: Pindra, Ajagara, Shivpur, Rohaniya, Varanasi North, Varanasi South, Varanasi Cantonment and Sevapuri.