List of Districts in Maharashtra

By : Neha Dhyani

Updated : Feb 1, 2023, 13:13

There are 36 districts in Maharashtra, divided into 6 administrative divisions. These districts are further divided into sub-districts for better administrative control over the regions. The Maharashtra districts are divided into the administrative divisions of Konkan, Nashik, Aurangabad, Amravati, Pune, and Nagpur.

We have shared information about the districts in the state of Maharashtra, the total area they cover and the administrative divisions they fall into here. Check out the list of districts in Maharashtra here.

How Many District in Maharashtra?

Currently, there are 36 districts in Maharashtra. These districts are divided into 6 administrative units headed by a Deputy Commissioner each. Initially, the state of Maharastra was established on 1 May 1960 with only 26 districts. However, in the later years, ten new Maharashtra districts were formed.

You can find the total district in Maharashtra here, with information about the old as well as new districts. In addition, we have also shared the details about the administrative divisions that the districts are put into.

Maharashtra District List

Details about the Maharashtra districts, the total area that they cover, and the total population residing there is shared here. Check out the table shared here to find out what are the names of all the districts in Maharashtra

No.

Maharashtra Districts

Area (km2 )

Population (2011 Census)

1

Ahmednagar

17,048

4,543,159

2

Akola

5,428

1,813,906

3

Amravati

12,235

2,888,445

4

Aurangabad

10,100

3,701,282

5

Beed

10,693

2,585,049

6

Bhandara

3,717

1,200,334

7

Buldhana

9,661

2,486,258

8

Chandrapur

11,443

2,204,307

9

Dhule

7,195

2,050,862

10

Gadchiroli

14,412

1,072,942

11

Gondia

5,234

1,322,507

12

Hingoli

4,526

1,177,345

13

Jalgaon

11,765

4,229,917

14

Jalna

7,687

1,959,046

15

Kolhapur

7,685

3,876,001

16

Latur

7,157

2,454,196

17

Mumbai City

157

3,085,411

18

Mumbai Suburban

446

9,356,962

19

Nagpur

9,892

4,653,570

20

Nanded

10,528

3,361,292

21

Nandurbar

5,955

1,648,295

22

Nashik

15,582

6,107,187

23

Osmanabad

7,569

1,657,576

24

Palghar

5,344

-

25

Parbhani

6,251

1,836,086

26

Pune

15,643

9,429,408

27

Raigad

7,152

2,634,200

28

Ratnagiri

8,208

1,615,069

29

Sangli

8,578

2,822,143

30

Satara

10,480

3,003,741

31

Sindhudurg

5,207

849,651

32

Solapur

14,895

4,317,756

33

Thane

4,214

11,060,148

34

Wardha

6,310

1,300,774

35

Washim

5,150

1,197,160

36

Yavatmal

13,582

2,772,348

Maharashtra Districts - Timeline

When the Indian state of Maharashtra was formed in 1960, it only consisted of 26 districts in total. However, over the years, some more districts in Maharashtra were added by the government. Here, we have shared the timeline of the Maharashtra districts

Districts in Maharashtra in 1960

The total number of districts in Maharashtra was 26 in 1960. The state consisted of the following districts back then

Yavatmal

Wardha

Thane

Solapur

Satara

Sangli

Ratnagiri

Raigad

Pune

Parbhani

Osmanabad

Nashik

Nanded

Nagpur

Mumbai City

Kolhapur

Jalgaon

Dhule

Chandrapur

Buldhana

Bhandara

Beed

Aurangabad

Amravati

Ahmadnagar

Akola

Maharashtra Districts added after 1960

Here are the districts in Maharashtra that were subsequently added -

  • 1981 - Sindhudurg and Jalna districts were added.
  • 1982 - Gadchiroli and Latur districts were added.
  • 1990 - Mumbai Suburban district was formed.
  • 1998 - Washim and Nandurbar districts in Maharashtra were established.
  • 1999 - Hingoli and Gondia districts were added.
  • 2014 - Palghar district was added.

Maharashtra District Map

Find out the geographic location of all the Maharashtra districts on the map shared here. It will also give you a better idea of the size of the districts of the state. Check out the image for the List of Districts Present Today in Maharashtra State.

Maharashtra District Map

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FAQs on Districts in Maharashtra

Q1. How many districts in Maharashtra 2023 are there?

In 2023, the number of total district in Maharashtra is 36. Initially, the state of Maharashtra only consisted of 26 states but later, many new districts were formed. The newest district of Maharashtra is Palghar, which was formed on 1st August 2014 by the Cabinet of the state.

Q2. Which is the biggest district in Maharashtra?

The biggest district in Maharashtra in terms of area is Ahmadnagar. This district covers an area of 17048 square km. Currently, the population residing in Ahmadnagar is estimated to be 4,543,159 people. Ahmadnagar is among the districts in Maharashtra that were formed in 1960.

Q3. Where can I find the Maharashtra districts list?

You can check out the list of districts in Maharashtra here. We have shared the details about the Maharashtra districts, including the area that they cover and the current residing population in it. Additionally, we have also shared the details about the administrative divisions that the districts of Maharashtra are divided into.

Q4. Which districts in Maharashtra have a coastline?

There are multiple districts in Maharashtra that have a coastline. In total, the coastline of Maharashtra runs around 720 km long across many districts. The Maharashtra districts that have a coastline are Raigad, Thane, Greater Bombay, Sindhudurg, and Ratnagiri.

Q5. Which is the latest district in Maharashtra?

The latest district in Maharashtra is Palghar. This new district was added on 1st August 2014 by the government of Maharashtra. Before this, the total number of districts in Maharashtra was 35. Palghar is spread across an area of 5,344 square kilometres.