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Top 500 Most Populated Subdivisions of the World

How many of the 500 most populated first-level administrative subdivisions can you name?
As of May 2023
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Country
Subdivision
Population
India
Uttar Pradesh
247 mil
India
Bihar
130 mil
India
Maharashtra
128 mil
China
Guangdong
127 mil
Pakistan
Punjab
123 mil
India
West Bengal
104 mil
China
Shandong
103 mil
China
Henan
100 mil
India
Madhya Pradesh
88.8 mil
China
Jiangsu
86.1 mil
China
Sichuan
85.0 mil
India
Rajasthan
84.3 mil
India
Tamil Nadu
81.0 mil
China
Hebei
75.8 mil
India
Karnataka
70.3 mil
China
Hunan
67.5 mil
India
Gujarat
66.5 mil
China
Zhejiang
65.6 mil
China
Anhui
62.0 mil
China
Hubei
58.7 mil
United Kingdom
England
57.1 mil
India
Andhra Pradesh
56.1 mil
Pakistan
Sindh
53.6 mil
China
Guangxi
50.9 mil
Indonesia
West Java
49.7 mil
India
Odisha
48.2 mil
Ethiopia
Oromia
48.0 mil
China
Yunnan
47.9 mil
Brazil
São Paulo
47.1 mil
Bangladesh
Dhaka
46.2 mil
China
Jiangxi
45.9 mil
China
Liaoning
43.3 mil
China
Fujian
42.2 mil
Indonesia
East Java
41.4 mil
India
Telangana
41.0 mil
United States
California
40.2 mil
India
Jharkhand
40.2 mil
China
Shaanxi
40.1 mil
Pakistan
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
39.8 mil
China
Guizhou
39.2 mil
Indonesia
Central Java
37.2 mil
India
Kerala
37.1 mil
India
Assam
37.0 mil
China
Shanxi
35.5 mil
Bangladesh
Chittagong
34.7 mil
China
Chongqing
32.6 mil
China
Heilongjiang
32.3 mil
India
Punjab
31.4 mil
United States
Texas
30.9 mil
India
Chhattisgarh
30.6 mil
India
Haryana
29.3 mil
Ethiopia
Amhara
27.4 mil
China
Xinjiang Uyghur
26.3 mil
China
Gansu
25.4 mil
China
Shanghai
25.3 mil
China
Jilin
24.5 mil
China
Inner Mongolia
24.4 mil
United States
Florida
22.9 mil
China
Beijing
22.2 mil
Brazil
Minas Gerais
21.7 mil
Bangladesh
Rajshahi
21.3 mil
United States
New York
20.3 mil
India
Delhi
19.5 mil
Bangladesh
Rangpur
18.4 mil
Bangladesh
Khulna
18.2 mil
Germany
North Rhine-Westphalia
17.9 mil
Brazil
Rio de Janeiro
17.7 mil
Netherlands
Netherlands
17.5 mil
Argentina
Buenos Aires
17.5 mil
Philippines
Southern Tagalog
Mainland
17.4 mil
Mexico
México
17.3 mil
Ethiopia
South West Ethiopia
Peoples' Region
16.3 mil
South Africa
Gauteng
16.0 mil
Turkey
Istanbul
16.0 mil
Nigeria
Kano
15.9 mil
Brazil
Bahia
15.3 mil
Indonesia
North Sumatra
15.2 mil
Canada
Ontario
15.1 mil
Iran
Tehran
14.8 mil
D. R. Congo
Kinshasa
14.5 mil
Philippines
National Capital
14.5 mil
India
Jammu and Kashmir
14.2 mil
China
Tianjin
14.1 mil
Nigeria
Lagos
13.9 mil
Pakistan
Balochistan
13.8 mil
Japan
Tokyo
13.5 mil
South Korea
Gyeonggi
13.5 mil
United States
Pennsylvania
13.4 mil
Philippines
Central Luzon
13.3 mil
Germany
Bavaria
13.2 mil
United States
Illinois
13.0 mil
Russia
Moscow
12.9 mil
France
Île-de-France
12.8 mil
Bangladesh
Mymensingh
12.8 mil
Indonesia
Banten
12.3 mil
United States
Ohio
12.1 mil
Brazil
Paraná
11.8 mil
India
Uttarakhand
11.7 mil
Brazil
Rio Grande do Sul
11.7 mil
Bangladesh
Sylhet
11.5 mil
South Africa
KwaZulu-Natal
11.5 mil
United States
Georgia
11.2 mil
Germany
Baden-Württemberg
11.1 mil
Egypt
Cairo
11.1 mil
United States
North Carolina
11.0 mil
Indonesia
Special Capital
Region of Jakarta
10.7 mil
Nigeria
Katsina
10.7 mil
United States
Michigan
10.3 mil
Peru
Lima
10.3 mil
China
Hainan
10.2 mil
Egypt
Giza
10.2 mil
Angola
Luanda
10.0 mil
Italy
Lombardy
9.96 mil
Brazil
Pernambuco
9.81 mil
Saudi Arabia
Makkah
9.71 mil
Iraq
Baghdad
9.71 mil
South Korea
Seoul
9.58 mil
United States
New Jersey
9.54 mil
Bangladesh
Barisal
9.52 mil
Mexico
Mexico City
9.39 mil
Saudi Arabia
Riyadh
9.32 mil
Nigeria
Kaduna
9.29 mil
Indonesia
South Sulawesi
9.27 mil
Vietnam
Hồ Chí Minh
9.23 mil
Indonesia
Lampung
9.22 mil
Malawi
Southern
9.21 mil
Sudan
Khartoum
9.13 mil
Brazil
Ceará
9.10 mil
Malawi
Central
8.96 mil
United States
Virginia
8.94 mil
Japan
Kanagawa
8.89 mil
Brazil
Pará
8.80 mil
Indonesia
South Sumatra
8.70 mil
Philippines
Central Visayas
8.68 mil
Canada
Quebec
8.60 mil
Nigeria
Bauchi
8.55 mil
Philippines
Western Visayas
8.54 mil
Japan
Osaka
8.54 mil
Russia
Moscow
8.48 mil
Mexico
Jalisco
8.48 mil
Spain
Andalusia
8.48 mil
Egypt
Sharqia
8.47 mil
Australia
New South Wales
8.28 mil
Vietnam
Hà Nội
8.27 mil
Myanmar
Yangon
8.27 mil
Nigeria
Oyo
8.21 mil
Mexico
Veracruz
8.18 mil
D. R. Congo
Nord-Ubangi
8.14 mil
Germany
Lower Saxony
8.03 mil
United States
Washington
8.02 mil
Colombia
Capital District
7.95 mil
Chile
Santiago
7.94 mil
France
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
7.92 mil
Morocco
Casablanca-Settat
7.91 mil
Ethiopia
Somali
7.80 mil
Spain
Catalonia
7.77 mil
India
Himachal Pradesh
7.75 mil
Nigeria
Jigawa
7.72 mil
Nigeria
Rivers
7.69 mil
Egypt
Dakahlia
7.59 mil
United States
Arizona
7.58 mil
China
Hong Kong
7.53 mil
Malaysia
Selangor
7.38 mil
Iran
Razavi Khorasan
7.36 mil
Egypt
Beheira
7.35 mil
Brazil
Santa Catarina
7.34 mil
Brazil
Maranhão
7.33 mil
China
Ningxia
7.32 mil
Japan
Aichi
7.31 mil
Brazil
Goiás
7.29 mil
United States
Tennessee
7.26 mil
United States
Massachusetts
7.19 mil
South Africa
Western Cape
7.18 mil
Japan
Saitama
7.10 mil
D. R. Congo
South Kivu
7.06 mil
United States
Indiana
7.04 mil
Colombia
Antioquia
6.98 mil
Nigeria
Niger
6.98 mil
Afghanistan
Kabul
6.98 mil
Mozambique
Nampula
6.93 mil
Ethiopia
Tigray
6.88 mil
D. R. Congo
Kongo Central
6.83 mil
Belgium
Flanders
6.76 mil
Spain
Madrid
6.73 mil
Australia
Victoria
6.73 mil
Egypt
Minya
6.70 mil
D. R. Congo
Kwilu
6.67 mil
Indonesia
Riau
6.65 mil
South Africa
Eastern Cape
6.65 mil
Mexico
Puebla
6.60 mil
Egypt
Qalyubiyya
6.59 mil
Nigeria
Sokoto
6.58 mil
Nigeria
Ogun
6.56 mil
Philippines
Bicol
6.53 mil
Nepal
Madhesh
6.48 mil
Nepal
Bagmati
6.44 mil
United States
Missouri
6.36 mil
United States
Maryland
6.35 mil
Myanmar
Ayeyarwady
6.32 mil
Nigeria
Benue
6.32 mil
Germany
Hesse
6.30 mil
Nigeria
Borno
6.29 mil
Mexico
Guanajuato
6.26 mil
Mozambique
Zambezia
6.25 mil
Ivory Coast
Abidjan
6.19 mil
Sri Lanka
Western
6.14 mil
Nigeria
Anambra
6.13 mil
United States
Wisconsin
6.07 mil
Japan
Chiba
6.07 mil
Thailand
Bangkok
6.06 mil
Egypt
Sohag
6.05 mil
Ghana
Greater Accra
6.02 mil
China
Qinghai
6.02 mil
United States
Colorado
6.02 mil
Ghana
Ashanti
6.01 mil
Nigeria
Zamfara
6.00 mil
Egypt
Alexandria
6.00 mil
Myanmar
Mandalay
5.98 mil
Poland
Masovia
5.98 mil
France
Nouvelle-Aquitaine
5.92 mil
South Africa
Limpopo
5.92 mil
France
Hauts-de-France
5.91 mil
Mexico
Nuevo León
5.90 mil
United States
Minnesota
5.89 mil
Tanzania
Dar es Salaam
5.86 mil
Egypt
Gharbia
5.85 mil
France
Occitanie
5.84 mil
Sudan
Gezira
5.82 mil
Turkey
Ankara
5.81 mil
Nigeria
Delta
5.80 mil
Russia
Krasnodar
5.74 mil
Nigeria
Kebbi
5.73 mil
Italy
Lazio
5.71 mil
D. R. Congo
Haut-Katanga
5.71 mil
Philippines
Ilocos
5.69 mil
Niger
Zinder
5.69 mil
Indonesia
West Sumatra
5.67 mil
Mexico
Chiapas
5.66 mil
Philippines
Davao
5.63 mil
Iran
Isfahan
5.63 mil
Nigeria
Imo
5.62 mil
Italy
Campania
5.60 mil
Myanmar
Shan
5.58 mil
Indonesia
West Kalimantan
5.57 mil
Saudi Arabia
Eastern Province
5.54 mil
Ethiopia
Sidama
5.54 mil
United Kingdom
Scotland
5.54 mil
Russia
Saint Petersburg
5.53 mil
Niger
Maradi
5.52 mil
Indonesia
West Nusa Tenggara
5.50 mil
Country
Subdivision
Population
Indonesia
East Nusa Tenggara
5.49 mil
Myanmar
Sagaing
5.48 mil
Nigeria
Ondo
5.47 mil
France
Grand Est
5.47 mil
United States
South Carolina
5.44 mil
Indonesia
Aceh
5.44 mil
Nepal
Lumbini
5.42 mil
Australia
Queensland
5.41 mil
Philippines
Northern Mindanao
5.39 mil
Egypt
Asyut
5.34 mil
Iran
Fars
5.31 mil
Philippines
Muslim Mindanao
5.31 mil
Japan
Hyōgo
5.29 mil
Canada
British Columbia
5.29 mil
Cameroon
Centre
5.26 mil
Nepal
Koshi
5.26 mil
United States
Alabama
5.23 mil
New Zealand
New Zealand
5.22 mil
Iran
Khuzestan
5.21 mil
Morocco
Rabat-Salé-Kénitra
5.20 mil
Niger
Tahoua
5.18 mil
Iraq
Nineveh
5.17 mil
Nigeria
Akwa Ibom
5.12 mil
Cameroon
Far North
5.11 mil
Morocco
Marrakesh-Safi
5.10 mil
Spain
Valencia
5.08 mil
Kenya
Nairobi
5.08 mil
Egypt
Monufia
5.07 mil
Japan
Hokkaido
5.06 mil
Nigeria
Adamawa
5.04 mil
France
Provence-Alpes-Côte
d'Azur
5.00 mil
Japan
Fukuoka
4.99 mil
Myanmar
Bago
4.97 mil
Nigeria
Edo
4.92 mil
Philippines
Eastern Visayas
4.88 mil
Nigeria
Plateau
4.85 mil
Italy
Veneto
4.84 mil
Nigeria
Enugu
4.83 mil
Italy
Sicily
4.81 mil
Mexico
Michoacán
4.78 mil
Poland
Silesia
4.77 mil
Jordan
Amman
4.76 mil
United States
Louisiana
4.73 mil
Morocco
Fès-Meknès
4.70 mil
South Africa
Mpumalanga
4.70 mil
Philippines
SOCCSKSARGEN
4.68 mil
United States
Kentucky
4.65 mil
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
4.63 mil
Colombia
Valle del Cauca
4.61 mil
Nigeria
Kogi
4.60 mil
Nigeria
Osun
4.56 mil
Canada
Alberta
4.55 mil
Ecuador
Guayas
4.55 mil
Nigeria
Cross River
4.53 mil
Pakistan
Azad Jammu and
Kashmir
4.53 mil
Turkey
İzmir
4.49 mil
Indonesia
Bali
4.44 mil
Italy
Emilia-Romagna
4.43 mil
Somalia
Somaliland
4.39 mil
D. R. Congo
Ituri
4.39 mil
Taiwan
New Taipei
4.38 mil
United States
Oregon
4.37 mil
India
Tripura
4.34 mil
Egypt
Faiyum
4.33 mil
Haiti
Ouest
4.32 mil
Brazil
Amazonas
4.30 mil
Sudan
South Darfur
4.30 mil
Niger
Tillabéri
4.30 mil
Cameroon
Littoral
4.28 mil
Yemen
Amanat Al Asimah
4.28 mil
Nigeria
Abia
4.26 mil
Iran
East Azerbaijan
4.25 mil
Brazil
Paraíba
4.25 mil
Italy
Piedmont
4.24 mil
Madagascar
Analamanga
4.24 mil
Malaysia
Johor
4.22 mil
Indonesia
South Kalimantan
4.20 mil
Mali
Sikasso
4.20 mil
Russia
Sverdlovsk
4.19 mil
South Africa
North West
4.17 mil
Philippines
Zamboanga Peninsula
4.16 mil
Syria
Aleppo
4.14 mil
United States
Oklahoma
4.14 mil
Mexico
Oaxaca
4.14 mil
Russia
Rostov
4.11 mil
Germany
Rhineland-Palatinate
4.11 mil
Brazil
Espírito Santo
4.10 mil
Nigeria
Gombe
4.07 mil
Morocco
Tanger-Tetouan-Al
Hoceima
4.07 mil
North Korea
South Pyongan
4.07 mil
Senegal
Dakar
4.06 mil
Germany
Saxony
4.05 mil
D. R. Congo
Kasaï-Central
4.04 mil
Russia
Bashkortostan
4.03 mil
Tanzania
Mwanza
4.02 mil
Uzbekistan
Samarqand
4.01 mil
Iraq
Basra
4.00 mil
Algeria
Algiers
3.99 mil
Egypt
Kafr El Sheikh
3.99 mil
Myanmar
Magway
3.97 mil
Ethiopia
Southern Nations,
Nationalities, and
Peoples' Region
3.96 mil
Philippines
Cagayan Valley
3.96 mil
Argentina
Córdoba
3.95 mil
Russia
Tatarstan
3.95 mil
Togo
Maritime
3.94 mil
Yemen
Al Hudaydah
3.93 mil
Italy
Apulia
3.90 mil
Indonesia
East Kalimantan
3.88 mil
Uzbekistan
Fergana
3.88 mil
D. R. Congo
Kasaï-Oriental
3.86 mil
Mexico
Baja California
3.86 mil
Egypt
Qena
3.85 mil
Mali
Koulikoro
3.85 mil
Mexico
Chihuahua
3.84 mil
Egypt
Beni Suef
3.81 mil
Venezuela
Zulia
3.80 mil
Poland
Greater Poland
3.80 mil
D. R. Congo
Tanganyika
3.79 mil
Indonesia
Special Region of
Yogyakarta
3.78 mil
Rwanda
Eastern
3.78 mil
Greece
Attica
3.76 mil
Yemen
Taiz
3.76 mil
Nigeria
Yobe
3.76 mil
Guatemala
Guatemala
3.75 mil
France
Pays de la Loire
3.75 mil
Vietnam
Thanh Hóa
3.74 mil
United States
Connecticut
3.74 mil
Uganda
Wakiso
3.73 mil
Poland
Lesser Poland
3.72 mil
Mali
Ségou
3.72 mil
Nigeria
Taraba
3.71 mil
China
Tibet
3.71 mil
Nigeria
Ekiti
3.70 mil
Belgium
Wallonia
3.69 mil
Tanzania
Tabora
3.69 mil
Brazil
Rio Grande do Norte
3.68 mil
Germany
Berlin
3.68 mil
D. R. Congo
Haut-Lomami
3.66 mil
Nigeria
Kwara
3.65 mil
Italy
Tuscany
3.65 mil
Indonesia
Jambi
3.65 mil
United Arab
Emirates
Dubai
3.65 mil
Iran
West Azerbaijan
3.65 mil
Tajikistan
Khatlon
3.61 mil
Mexico
Guerrero
3.59 mil
Bolivia
Santa Cruz
3.58 mil
Colombia
Cundinamarca
3.57 mil
Malaysia
Sabah
3.56 mil
Iran
Kerman
3.56 mil
Iran
Mazandaran
3.56 mil
Mexico
Tamaulipas
3.54 mil
Japan
Shizuoka
3.54 mil
North Korea
Pyongyang
3.54 mil
Argentina
Santa Fe
3.53 mil
Angola
Huíla
3.52 mil
India
Meghalaya
3.50 mil
United States
Utah
3.48 mil
Tanzania
Morogoro
3.48 mil
Philippines
Southwestern Tagalog
3.47 mil
Brazil
Mato Grosso
3.45 mil
Brazil
Alagoas
3.45 mil
Burkina Faso
Centre
3.42 mil
Vietnam
Nghệ An
3.42 mil
D. R. Congo
Kasaï
3.41 mil
Brazil
Piauí
3.39 mil
Syria
Rif Dimashq
3.39 mil
Uzbekistan
Qashqadaryo
3.39 mil
Ukraine
Donetsk
3.38 mil
Russia
Chelyabinsk
3.36 mil
Tanzania
Dodoma
3.36 mil
Yemen
Ibb
3.35 mil
Myanmar
Rakhine
3.35 mil
South Korea
Busan
3.35 mil
Nigeria
Ebonyi
3.34 mil
Ecuador
Pichincha
3.34 mil
Iran
Sistan and Baluchestan
3.33 mil
North Korea
South Hamgyong
3.33 mil
South Korea
South Gyeongsang
3.33 mil
United States
Puerto Rico
3.32 mil
Somalia
Puntland
3.32 mil
Mozambique
Tete
3.31 mil
France
Brittany
3.30 mil
United States
Iowa
3.30 mil
United States
Nevada
3.27 mil
France
Normandy
3.27 mil
Tanzania
Kagera
3.25 mil
Tanzania
Geita
3.24 mil
Uzbekistan
Andijan
3.24 mil
Mali
Mopti
3.24 mil
Ghana
Eastern
3.23 mil
Brazil
Federal District
3.22 mil
Mexico
Coahuila
3.22 mil
Zambia
Lusaka
3.22 mil
India
Manipur
3.22 mil
Niger
Dosso
3.21 mil
Turkey
Bursa
3.21 mil
Palestine
West Bank
3.20 mil
Rwanda
Southern
3.18 mil
Vietnam
Đồng Nai
3.18 mil
D. R. Congo
Lualaba
3.18 mil
Dominican
Republic
Santo Domingo
3.18 mil
Russia
Dagestan
3.17 mil
Mali
Kayes
3.17 mil
Ghana
Central
3.16 mil
Nigeria
Federal Capital Territory
3.16 mil
Poland
Lower Silesia
3.15 mil
Mexico
Hidalgo
3.14 mil
United Kingdom
Wales
3.14 mil
United States
Arkansas
3.14 mil
Iran
Alborz
3.13 mil
Bolivia
La Paz
3.11 mil
Russia
Samara
3.10 mil
Argentina
Buenos Aires
3.10 mil
Cameroon
North
3.09 mil
Morocco
Souss-Massa
3.09 mil
Indonesia
Central Sulawesi
3.08 mil
Rwanda
Western
3.07 mil
Taiwan
Taichung
3.05 mil
Mexico
Sinaloa
3.04 mil
Russia
Nizhny Novgorod
3.04 mil
Angola
Benguela
3.04 mil
Mexico
Sonora
3.03 mil
United States
Mississippi
3.03 mil
United Arab
Emirates
Abu Dhabi
3.03 mil
United States
Kansas
3.03 mil
Philippines
Caraga
3.01 mil
D. R. Congo
Lomami
3.00 mil
D. R. Congo
Sud-Ubangi
2.98 mil
Nigeria
Nasarawa
2.97 mil
North Korea
North Pyongan
2.97 mil
Venezuela
Miranda
2.94 mil
South Korea
Incheon
2.94 mil
Brazil
Mato Grosso do Sul
2.93 mil
Uzbekistan
Tashkent
2.92 mil
Germany
Schleswig-Holstein
2.92 mil
Angola
Huambo
2.92 mil
Uzbekistan
Namangan
2.92 mil
South Africa
Free State
2.91 mil
Somalia
Galmudug
2.91 mil
Tajikistan
Sughd
2.90 mil
Somalia
Hirshabelle
2.89 mil
Zambia
Copperbelt
2.88 mil
Mali
Bamako
2.88 mil
Sudan
Kassala
2.88 mil
Thailand
Nakhon Ratchasima
2.87 mil
Afghanistan
Herat
2.87 mil
Nepal
Sudurpashchim
2.87 mil
Mozambique
Cabo Delgado
2.86 mil
Russia
Stavropol
2.85 mil
D. R. Congo
Maniema
2.85 mil
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Level 74
May 21, 2023
Great quiz!
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Level 74
May 21, 2023
Thanks!