List of districts of Uttar Pradesh

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Districts of Uttar Pradesh

The Indian state of Uttar Pradesh borders with Nepal and the Indian states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttarakhand and National Capital Territory of Delhi. The Himalayas lies in the north of the state and the Deccan Plateau is at the south. In between them, the river Ganges, Yamuna, Ghaghra flow eastwards. Uttar Pradesh can be divided into three distinct regions, Southern hills and Gangetic plain

In 1947, when India gained independence, the state of United Provinces was renamed as Uttar Pradesh.[1] The former princely state of Tehri Garhwal joined on 1st August 1949[2] and Rampur joined as a district on 1st December 1949.[3] The States Reorganisation Act of 1956 had no major effect on status of Uttar Pradesh. On 09th November 2000 State of Uttaranchal (having Pauri Garhwal, Tehri Garhwal, Uttar Kashi, Chamoli, Dehradun, Nainital, Almora, Pithoragarh, Udham Singh Nagar, Bageshwar, Champawat, Rudraprayag and Hardwar districts) was carved out of Uttar Pradesh.[4]

Uttar Pradesh is now divided into seventy two districts under eighteen divisions. Districts are administered by District Magistrates, and divisions are administered by Divisional Commissioners. Lucknow, the capital of the state, constitutes the Lucknow district. Other districts are further divided into administrative units such as subdivisions and blocks, administered by SDO and BDO, respectively. The Panchayati Raj has a three-tier structure in the state. The atomic unit is called a Gram Panchayat, which is the Panchayat organization for a collection of villages. The block-level organizations are called Panchayat Samiti, and the district-level organizations are named Zilla Parishad.

Administrative structureEdit

Uttar Pradesh administrative divisions

Divisions of Uttar Pradesh

A district is governed by a District Collector, who is better known as a District Magistrate (DM) in the state of Uttar Pradesh. A DM is an officer from Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and is appointed by the State Government of Uttar Pradesh. Each district is divided into subdivisions. A subdivision is governed by a sub-divisional magistrate (SDM), better known as a Sub-Divisional Officer (SDO).[5] Other than urban units such as town municipalities, a subdivision contains 'community development blocks' (also known as CD blocks or blocks). A block consists of urban units such as census towns and rural units called gram panchayats. A block is administered by a Block Development Officer (BDO), who is appointed by the Government of Uttar Pradesh.

A gram panchayat, which consists of a group of villages, is administered by a village council headed by a Pradhan.

A District Superintendent of Police, better known as a Superintendent of Police, heads the District Police organization of Uttar Pradesh Police. This is as per the Police Act of 1861, which is applicable to the whole of India.[6] The Superintendents of Police are officers of the Indian Police Service.[7] For every subdivision, there is a Subdivision Police, headed by a Police officer of the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police or Deputy Superintendent of Police.[8] Under subdivisions, there are Police Circles, each headed by an Inspector of Police.[8] A Police Circle consists of Police Stations, each headed by an Inspector of Police, or in case of rural areas, by a Sub-Inspector of Police.[8]

The Allahabad High Court has the jurisdiction of the state of Uttar Pradesh. Though most of the districts have more courts other than a District Court, not every subdivision of the state has a Court.

A group of districts forms a division, which is administered by a 'Divisional Commissioner'. Uttar Pradesh is now divided in seventy two districts, grouped under eighteen divisions:

Alphabetical listing of divisionsEdit

Division Headquarters Districts Map
Agra division Agra
Agra division
Aligarh division Aligarh
Aligarh division
Allahabad division Allahabad
Allahabad division
Azamgarh division Azamgarh
Azamgarh division
Bareilly division Bareilly
Bareilly division
Basti division Basti
Basti division
Chitrakoot division Chitrakoot
Chitrakoot division
Devipatan division Gonda
Devipatan division
Faizabad division Faizabad
Faizabad division
Gorakhpur division Gorakhpur
Gorakhpur division
Jhansi division Jhansi
Jhansi division
Kanpur division Kanpur
Kanpur division
Lucknow division Lucknow
Lucknow division
Meerut division Meerut
Meerut division
Mirzapur division Mirzapur
Mirzapur division
Moradabad division Moradabad
Moradabad division
Saharanpur division Saharanpur
Saharanpur division
Varanasi division Varanasi
Varanasi division

Alphabetical listing of districtsEdit

Code [9] District [10] Headquarters [10] Population as of 2001 [10] Area (km2) [10] Density (/km2 [10] Map
AG Agra Agra 3,611,301 4,027 897
Agra district
AH Allahabad Allahabad 4,941,510 5,424 911
Allahabad district
AL Aligarh Aligarh 2,990,388 3,747 798
Aligarh district
AN Ambedkar Nagar Akbarpur 2,025,373 2,372 854
Ambedkar Nagar district
AU Auraiya Auraiya 1,179,496 2,051 575
Auraiya district
AZ Azamgarh Azamgarh 3,950,808 4,234 933
Azamgarh district
BB Barabanki Barabanki 2,673,394 3,825 699
Barabanki district
BD Badaun Badaun 3,069,245 5,168 594
Badaun district
BG Bagpat Bagpat 1,164,388 1,345 866
Bagpat district
BH Bahraich Bahraich 2,384,239 5,745 415
Bahraich district
BI Bijnor Bijnor 3,130,586 4,561 686
Bijnor district
BL Ballia Ballia 2,752,412 2,981 923
Ballia district
BN Banda District Banda 1,500,253 4,413 340
Banda district
BP Balrampur Balrampur 1,684,567 2,925 576
Balrampur district
BR Bareilly Bareilly 3,598,701 4,120 873
Bareilly district
BS Basti Basti 2,068,922 3,034 682
Basti district
BU Bulandshahr Bulandshahr 2,923,290 3,719 786
Bulandshahr district
CD Chandauli Chandauli 1,639,777 2,554 642
Chandauli district
CT Chitrakoot Chitrakoot 800,592 3,202 250
Chitrakoot district
DE Deoria Deoria 2,730,376 2,535 1,077
Deoria district
ET Etah Etah 2,788,270 4,446 627
Etah district
EW Etawah Etawah 1,340,031 2,287 586
Etawah district
FI Firozabad Firozabad 2,045,737 2,361 866
Firozabad district
FR Farrukhabad Fatehgarh 1,577,237 2,279 692
Farrukhabad district
FT Fatehpur Fatehpur 2,305,847 4,152 555
Fatehpur district
FZ Faizabad Faizabad 2,087,914 2,765 755
Faizabad district
GB Gautam Buddha Nagar NOIDA 1,191,263 1,269 939
Gautam Buddha Nagar district
GN Gonda Gonda 2,765,754 4,425 625
Gonda district
GP Ghazipur Ghazipur 3,049,337 3,377 903
Ghazipur district
GR Gorkakhpur Gorakhpur 3,784,720 3,325 1,138
Gorakhpur district
GZ Ghaziabad Ghaziabad 3,289,540 1,956 1,682
Ghaziabad district
HM Hamirpur Hamirpur 1,042,374 4,325 241
Hamirpur district
HR Hardoi Hardoi 3,397,414 5,986 568
Hardoi district
HT Mahamaya Nagar Hathras 1,333,372 1,752 761
Mahamaya Nagar district
JH Jhansi Jhansi 1,746,715 5,024 348
Jhansi district
JL Jalaun Orai 1,455,859 4,565 319
Jalaun district
JP Jyotiba Phule Nagar Amroha 1,499,193 2,321 646
Jyotiba Phule Nagar district
JU Jaunpur District Jaunpur 3,911,305 4,038 969
Jaunpur district
KD Kanpur Dehat Akbarpur 1,584,037 3,143 504
Kanpur Dehat district
KJ Kannauj Kannauj 1,385,227 1,993 695
Kannauj district
KN Kanpur Nagar Kanpur 4,137,489 3,029 1,366
Kanpur Nagar district
- Kanshi Ram Nagar Kasganj - - - -
KS Kaushambi Manjhanpur 1,294,937 1,837 705
Kaushambi district
KU Kushinagar Padarauna 2,891,933 2,909 994
Kushinagar district
LA Lalitpur Lalitpur 977,447 5,039 194
Lalitpur district
LK Lakhimpur Kheri Kheri 3,200,137 7,680 417
Lakhimpur district
LU Lucknow Lucknow 3,681,416 2,528 1,456
Lucknow district
MB Mau Mau 1,849,294 1,713 1,080
Mau district
ME Meerut Meerut 3,001,636 2,522 1,190
Meerut district
MG Maharajganj Maharajganj 2,167,041 2,948 735
Maharajganj district
MH Mahoba Mahoba 708,831 2,847 249
Mahoba district
MI Mirzapur Mirzapur 2,114,852 4,522 468
Mirzapur district
MO Moradabad Moradabad 3,749,630 3,648 1,028
Moradabad district
MP Mainpuri Mainpuri 1,592,875 2,760 577
MT Mathura Mathura 2,069,578 3,333 621
Mathura district
MU Muzaffarnagar Muzaffarnagar 3,541,952 4,008 884
Muzaffarnagar district
PI Pilibhit Pilibhit 1,643,788 3,499 470
Pilibhit district
PR Pratapgarh Pratapgarh 2,727,156 3,717 734
Pratapgarh district
RA Rampur Rampur 1,922,450 2,367 812
Rampur district
RB Rae Bareli Rae Bareli 2,872,204 4,609 623
Rae Bareli district
SA Saharanpur Saharanpur 2,848,152 3,689 772
Saharanpur district
SI Sitapur Sitapur 3,616,510 5,743 630
Sitapur district
SJ Shahjahanpur Shahjahanpur 2,549,458 4,575 557
Shahjahanpur district
SK Sant Kabir Nagar Khalilabad 1,424,500 1,442 988
Sant Kabir Nagar district
SN Siddharthnagar Navgarh 2,038,598 2,751 741
Siddharthnagar district
SO Sonbhadra Robertsganj 1,463,468 6,788 216
Sonbhadra district
SR Sant Ravidas Nagar Gyanpur 1,352,056 960 1,408
Sant Ravidas Nagar district
SU Sultanpur Sultanpur 3,190,926 4,436 719
Sultanpur district
SV Shravasti Shravasti 1,175,428 1,126 1,044
Shravasti district
UN Unnao Unnao 2,700,426 4,558 592
Unnao district
VA Varanasi Varanasi 3,147,927 1,578 1,995
Varanasi district

See alsoEdit

Sushil Kumar Singh


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  5. ^ Ramesh Kumar Arora, Ramesh Kumar Arora Rajni Goyal. Indian Public Administration: Institutions and Issues. New Age Publishers. p. 298. ISBN 8173280681.,M1. Retrieved 2008-12-09. 
  6. ^ "The Police Act, 1861". India Code Legislative Department. Retrieved 2008-12-14. 
  7. ^ "Indian Police Service (Uniform) Rules". Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Government of India. Retrieved 2008-12-14. 
  8. ^ a b c "Police Organization of India" (PDF). Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative. pp. 9. Retrieved 2008-12-14. 
  9. ^ "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. 2004-08-18. pp. 5–10. Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  10. ^ a b c d e "Districts : Uttar Pradesh". Government of India portal. Retrieved 2009-01-30. 

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