India is a large country with many huge states and districts. The overall population density and area is very big. But have you ever wondered which are the largest districts of India in terms of the geographical area?
There are many criteria based on which the districts can be categorized, but listing them out based on their land area is an interesting one too.
This article will offer you an interesting view of some of the largest districts of India based on the geographical area. You will be surprised to see that most of them are in the state of Rajasthan while some others are in Andhra Pradesh and others.
Let’s check it out!
The district of Kutch in the state of Gujarat is the largest one with an area of 45652 square kilometers. According to the census of 2011, It has a population of 2092371 and a density of 46. The place is also famous for its Kutch festival and promotes a lot of tourism. The Rann of Kutch is an interesting place because it is a shallow wetland during the rainy season and becomes dry during other times.
Leh comes second after Kutch and has an area of 45,110 square kilometers. It lies in Ladakh and is one of the important regions in India. The region of Ladakh is a union territory. Within it, the districts of Leh, as well as Kargil, are the important ones. It is quite massive in terms of size. It is one of the few districts that are outside of Rajasthan and have made it to this list. It has a population of 133487.
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Jaisalmer is third in the list, with an area of 39313 square kilometers and a population of 669919. It is also one of the most beautiful districts in Rajasthan with desert and camel rides available. It is also a place where they have the Sufi festival and lots of people from all over the world visit this place. Hence, apart from the area too, it is an important district in India.
Another district from Rajasthan that makes it to the list is Bikaner. It comes fourth in the list and has an area of 28466 square kilometers. The population density of this district is 78. The state is also important because of its strategic location and scorching sun, as well as rippling sand. It has some famous forts and monuments. It is also known for its sweets as well as handicrafts.
Barmer district comes next in the list with an area of 28393 and a population of 2603751. It has a population density of 92. This district forms borders with Pakistan and also forms a part of the Thar desert. Therefore, despite being fifth in the list, it is one of the important districts in India, not just in terms of size but also in terms of its strategic location.
Jodhpur district is the next in the list with an area of 22901 and a population of 3687165. It has a population density of 161. It is also one of the most touristic districts in Rajasthan. It is known for its beautiful monuments and forts. It attracts tourists all around the year. Despite having a comparatively small area, it has a massive population. Its population density is greater than some of the bigger districts that are mentioned above in this list.
Anantapur district is in Andhra Pradesh and has an area of 19130 with a population of 4053028, which is greater than all other districts in the list so far. So, with a smaller area, it has a bigger population. Its population density is 213. So, you can only imagine how many people live within a small area limits in this district.
Mahbubnagar district is another one in Andhra Pradesh that makes it to this list. It has an area of 18432 square kilometers. It also has a massive population of 4053028 and a population density of 220, which is similar to Anantpur district. A lot of people move to this district in search of work. This is also one of the reasons why it has such a massive population density.
Yet another district from Rajasthan that makes it to this list is Nagaur district. It has an area of 17686 square kilometers and a population size of 3307743 with a density of 187. With this district, it is safe to say that Rajasthan has the maximum number of huge districts (area wise) in India.
The last in the list is Kurnool, with an area of 17658, which is not too small if compared to Nagaur. But its population size is much larger, with 4053463 people and 230 population density. This district has the highest population density in the entire list.
Hence, it is evident that most districts from Rajasthan make it to the list. Also, it is interesting to note that in some cases, districts with smaller area size has a bigger population.