List of country subdivisions by population

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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.wikipedia
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Uttar Pradesh

UPUttar Pradesh, IndiaU.P.
With roughly 200 million inhabitants, it is the most populous state in India as well as the most populous country subdivision in the world.

Maharashtra

MaharastraMaharashtra StateMaharashtra, India
It is also the world's second-most populous subnational entity.

Guangdong

Guangdong ProvinceCantonKwangtung
This makes it the most populous first-level administrative subdivision of any country outside of South Asia, as its population is surpassed only by those of the Pakistani province of Punjab and the Indian states of Bihar, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh.

Lists of country subdivisions

country subdivisionsList of country subdivisions
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.

Henan

Henan ProvinceHenan, ChinaHonan
It is also the fifth most populous sub-national division in the world.

Sichuan

Sichuan ProvinceSzechuanSzechwan
It is currently 10th.

Baghdad Governorate

BaghdadBaghdad ProvinceBaghdād
With 47,821 people per square kilometer, Baghdad Governorate is the densest country subdivision in the world.

São Paulo (state)

São PauloSão Paulo stateSP
With more than 45 million inhabitants in 2017, São Paulo is the most populous Brazilian state, the most populous national subdivision in the Americas, and the third most populous political unit of South America, surpassed only by the rest of the Brazilian Federation and Colombia.

List of country subdivisions by area

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Calabarzon

Region IV-AIV-ACALABARZON Region
Excluded are regions defined for convenience, that do not have their own single government: e.g. Calabarzon, East China, Kantō region and Northeastern United States.

East China

eastern ChinaEasteastern
Excluded are regions defined for convenience, that do not have their own single government: e.g. Calabarzon, East China, Kantō region and Northeastern United States.

Kantō region

KantōKanto regionKanto
Excluded are regions defined for convenience, that do not have their own single government: e.g. Calabarzon, East China, Kantō region and Northeastern United States.

Northeastern United States

NortheastNortheasternNortheast United States
Excluded are regions defined for convenience, that do not have their own single government: e.g. Calabarzon, East China, Kantō region and Northeastern United States.

Kingdom of the Netherlands

Netherlandsconstituent countryDutch
Countries which have a high proportion of their population enumerated in the largest subdivision include the Kingdom of the Netherlands (98.3% in the Netherlands), the United Kingdom (80.3% in England) and Pakistan (53.7% in Punjab).

Netherlands

DutchThe NetherlandsHolland
Countries which have a high proportion of their population enumerated in the largest subdivision include the Kingdom of the Netherlands (98.3% in the Netherlands), the United Kingdom (80.3% in England) and Pakistan (53.7% in Punjab).

England

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Countries which have a high proportion of their population enumerated in the largest subdivision include the Kingdom of the Netherlands (98.3% in the Netherlands), the United Kingdom (80.3% in England) and Pakistan (53.7% in Punjab).

Pakistan

Islamic Republic of PakistanPAKPakistani
Countries which have a high proportion of their population enumerated in the largest subdivision include the Kingdom of the Netherlands (98.3% in the Netherlands), the United Kingdom (80.3% in England) and Pakistan (53.7% in Punjab).

Punjab, Pakistan

PunjabPunjab ProvincePunjab (Pakistan)
Countries which have a high proportion of their population enumerated in the largest subdivision include the Kingdom of the Netherlands (98.3% in the Netherlands), the United Kingdom (80.3% in England) and Pakistan (53.7% in Punjab).

Governance of England

English governmentGovernment of Englandgovernment
England appears on this list, but does not have a single government because it is a constituent country.

Constituent state

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England appears on this list, but does not have a single government because it is a constituent country.

Bihar