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Nestled in the northern expanse of India, Uttar Pradesh stands as a monumental state with a rich tapestry of history, culture, and diversity. As the most populous state in India, Uttar Pradesh holds a pivotal position, not only in terms of demographics but also in its significant contributions to the nation’s heritage. As of the latest available information in 2024, Uttar Pradesh is administratively divided into a staggering 75 districts, making it the state with the largest number of districts in the country. These districts are strategically organized into 18 divisions to facilitate effective governance and administrative efficiency.

Prayagraj District is the most populated district in Uttar Pradesh and Mahoba District is the least populated district in Uttar Pradesh. Lakhimpur Kheri district is the largest district by area and Hapur District is the smallest district of Uttar Pradesh.

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#DistrictPopulation
(Census 2011)
Area
(
km²)
1Agra4,418,8004027
2Allahabad5,959,7985482
3Aligarh3,690,3883747
4Amethi2,549,9353315
5Ambedkar Nagar2,025,3762372
6Auraiya1,179,4962051
7Azamgarh3,950,8084234
8Barabanki2,673,3943825
9Badaun3,069,2455168
10Bagpat1,163,9911389
11Bahraich2,384,2395745
12Bijnor3,130,5864561
13Ballia2,752,4122981
14Banda1,500,2534413
15Balrampur1,684,5672925
16Bareilly3,598,7014120
17Basti2,068,9223034
18Bulandshahr2,923,2903719
19Chandauli (Varanasi Dehat)1,639,7772554
20Chitrakoot800,5923202
21Deoria2,730,3762535
22Etah2,788,2744446
23Etawah1,340,0312287
24Firozabad2,045,7372361
25Farrukhabad1,577,2372279
26Fatehpur2,305,8474152
27Faizabad2,087,9142765
28Gautam Buddha Nagar1,191,2631269
29Gonda2,765,7544425
30Ghazipur3,049,3373377
31Gorakhpur3,784,7203325
32Ghaziabad3,289,5401956
33Hapur1,338,211660
34Hamirpur1,042,3744325
35Hardoi3,397,4145986
36Hathras1,333,3721752
37Jhansi1,746,7155024
38Jalaun1,454,4524565
39Amroha1,499,1932321
40Jaunpur3,911,3054038
41Kanpur Dehat1,584,0373143
42Kasganj1,438,1561993
43Kannauj1,385,2271993
44Kanpur Nagar4,137,4893029
45Kaushambi1,294,9371837
46Kushinagar2,891,9332909
47Lalitpur977,4475039
48Lakhimpur Kheri3,200,1377680
49Lucknow3,681,4162528
50Mau1,849,2941713
51Meerut3,001,6362522
52Maharajganj2,167,0412948
53Mahoba708,8312847
54Mirzapur2,114,8524522
55Moradabad3,749,6303648
56Mainpuri1,592,8752760
57Mathura2,069,5783333
58Muzaffarnagar3,541,9522945
59Pilibhit1,643,7883499
60Pratapgarh2,727,1563717
61Rampur1,922,4502367
62Rae Bareli2,872,2044609
63Saharanpur2,848,1523860
64Shamli1,377,8401054
65Sitapur3,616,5105743
66Shahjahanpur2,549,4584575
67Sant Kabir Nagar1,714,3001659.15
68Sambhal2,217,0202452.3
69Siddharthnagar2,038,5982751
70Sonbhadra1,862,6126788
71Sant Ravidas Nagar1,352,056960
72Sultanpur3,190,9264436
73Shravasti1,175,4281126
74Unnao2,700,4264558
75Varanasi (Kashi)3,147,9271578

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Largest and Smallest District in UP by Area

Lakhimpur Kheri district covering an area of 7680 km² is the largest district of Uttar Pradesh. Hapur District is the smallest district of Uttar Pradesh with total area of 600 km²

# By AreaDistrictArea
LargestLakhimpur Kheri7680 km²
Smallest Hapur 600 km²

 Source: Census 2011

Largest and Smallest District in UP by Population

Allahabad( Prayagraj) District is the most populated district in Uttar Pradesh. Its Population as per census 2011 is 59.60 Lakhs. Mahoba District with a population of 7.09 Lakhs is the least populated district in Uttar Pradesh.

# by PopulationDistrictPopulation (Census 2011)
Most PopulatedAllahabad5,959,798 
LeastMahoba708,831 
Highest and Lowest Population Density

Hapur District (2028 people per km) has the highest Population density in Uttar Pradesh. Lalitpur District with a population density of 194  people per km is the lowest density district in Uttar Pradesh.

# by DensityDistrictDensity (person/km)
HighestHapur2028
LeastLalitpur194

Source: Census 2011

Uttar Pradesh Districts by Literacy rate

Gautam Buddha Nagar district has the highest literacy rate in Uttar Pradesh. Its literacy rate is 80.1%. Shrawasti with a literacy rate of 46.7% is the least literate district in Uttar Pradesh.
 
#DistrictLiteracy rate
1Allahabad72.32%
2Moradabad56.77%
3Ghaziabad78.07%
4Azamgarh70.93%
5Lucknow77.29%
6Kanpur Nagar79.65%
7Jaunpur71.55%
8Sitapur61.12%
9Bareilly58.49%
10Gorakhpur70.83%
11Agra71.58%
12Muzaffarnagar69.12%
13Hardoi64.57%
14Kheri60.56%
15Sultanpur69.27%
16Bijnor68.48%
17Budaun51.29%
18Varanasi75.60%
19Aligarh67.52%
20Ghazipur71.78%
21Kushinagar65.25%
22Bulandshahar68.88%
23Bahraich49.36%
24Saharanpur70.49%
25Meerut72.84%
26Gonda58.71%
27Rae Bareli67.25%
28Barabanki61.75%
29Ballia70.94%
30Pratapgarh70.09%
31Unnao66.37%
32Deoria71.13%
33Shahjahanpur59.54%
34Maharajganj62.76%
35Fatehpur67.43%
36Siddharth Nagar59.25%
37Mathura70.36%
38Firozabad71.92%
39Mirzapur68.48%
40Faizabad68.73%
41Basti67.22%
42Ambedkar Nagar72.23%
43Rampur53.34%
44Mau73.09%
45Balrampur49.51%
46Pilibhit61.47%
47Jhansi75.05%
48Chandauli71.48%
49Farrukhabad69.04%
50Mainpuri75.99%
51Sonbhadra64.03%
52Jyotiba Phule Nagar63.84%
53Banda66.67%
54Ramabai Nagar75.78%
55Etah70.81%
56Sant Kabir Nagar66.72%
57Jalaun73.75%
58Kannauj72.70%
59Gautam Buddha Nagar80.12%
60Kaushambi61.28%
61Etawah78.41%
62Sant Ravidas Nagar68.97%
63Mahamaya Nagar71.59%
64Kanshiram Nagar61.02%
65Auraiya78.95%
66Baghpat72.01%
67Lalitpur63.52%
68Shrawasti46.74%
69Hamirpur68.77%
70Chitrakoot65.05%
71Mahoba65.27%

Source: Census 2011

Mau district (951) has the highest male-female Sex ratio in Uttar Pradesh. Gautam Buddha Nagar District (836) has the lowest male-female sex ratio in Uttar Pradesh.

#DistrictSex Ratio
1Allahabad901
2Moradabad906
3Ghaziabad881
4Azamgarh1019
5Lucknow917
6Kanpur Nagar862
7Jaunpur1024
8Sitapur888
9Bareilly887
10Gorakhpur950
11Agra868
12Muzaffarnagar889
13Hardoi868
14Kheri894
15Sultanpur983
16Bijnor917
17Budaun871
18Varanasi913
19Aligarh882
20Ghazipur952
21Kushinagar961
22Bulandshahar896
23Bahraich892
24Saharanpur890
25Meerut886
26Gonda921
27Rae Bareli943
28Barabanki910
29Ballia937
30Pratapgarh998
31Unnao907
32Deoria1017
33Shahjahanpur872
34Maharajganj943
35Fatehpur901
36Siddharth Nagar976
37Mathura863
38Firozabad875
39Mirzapur903
40Faizabad962
41Basti963
42Ambedkar Nagar978
43Rampur909
44Mau979
45Balrampur928
46Pilibhit895
47Jhansi890
48Chandauli918
49Farrukhabad874
50Mainpuri881
51Sonbhadra918
52Jyotiba Phule Nagar910
53Banda863
54Ramabai Nagar865
55Etah873
56Sant Kabir Nagar972
57Jalaun865
58Kannauj879
59Gautam Buddha Nagar851
60Kaushambi908
61Etawah870
62Sant Ravidas Nagar955
63Mahamaya Nagar871
64Kanshiram Nagar880
65Auraiya864
66Baghpat861
67Lalitpur906
68Shrawasti881
69Hamirpur861
70Chitrakoot879
71Mahoba878

Source: Census 2011

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