The total number of Districts in Uttarakhand is 13. These districts are categorized under the two administrative divisions of Kumaon and Garhwal. Each district is headed by a District Magistrate who looks after the law and order situation. The districts of Uttarakhand are further divided into Paraganas, Tehsils, and other lower-level Community Blocks.
Besides the existing 13 districts in the state, there has been a demand for forming additional districts. We have shared the names of the existing districts of Uttarakhand, along with details about the proposed districts in the state.
How Many Districts in Uttarakhand are there?
There are a total of 13 districts in Uttarakhand, divided into the administrative divisions of Garhwal and Kumaon. While Garhwal has 7 districts, Kumaon has 6. Here is some essential information about the districts of Uttarakhand
- A District Magistrate looks after the situation of law and order in each of the districts of the state.
- A Deputy Conservator of Forests from the office of the Indian Forest Service is responsible for overlooking the condition of the forests in the region.
- A Superintendent of Police is responsible for managing the police force in the state.
Uttarakhand District Name
We have shared the names of the districts of Uttarakhand here. Before that, it is important to mention that the districts in the state have been divided into two separate administrative divisions. This is for better control over the law and order situation in the state.
Besides the Uttarakhand district's name, we have also shared the names of the administrative divisions and the districts that come under them. Check out the details for the same below.
There are two administrative divisions in Uttarakhand - Kumaon and Garhwal. Each of these divisions consists of a number of districts of Uttarakhand. Check out which district of the state comes under which division -
Uddham Singh Nagar
Uttarakhand District List
Here, we have shared the complete list of districts of Uttarakhand. It consists of additional details such as the area covered by each district and the total population living there. Check out the details of the districts of Uttarakhand here
Uttarakhand District Name
Udham Singh Nagar
Proposed Districts of Uttarakhand
There is a widespread demand for creating more districts in Uttarakhand. However, as of now, no additional districts have been added to the state. Here, we have shared the details of the proposed districts of Uttarakhand
- 2011 - In 2011, the elected BJP government proposed the creation of 5 more districts. These proposed districts were Ranikhet, Roorkee, Kotdwar, Yamunotri and Didihat.
- 2016 - The elected INC government proposed 6 new districts of Uttarakhand, namely, Kashipur, Roorkee, Rishikesh, Gairsain, Ramnagar and Narendranagar.
- There have been other frequent demands for creating new districts in Uttarakhand. The other frequently proposed districts include Gangotri, Chakrata, Haldwani, Dharchula, Karnprayag, Tharali, Tyuni, Thalisain, Ghastoli, Meelam, Dugtu, Syaldey, Munsiari, etc.
Uttarakhand District Map
Find out the geographic location of all the Uttarakhand 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 Uttarakhand State.
FAQs on Districts of Uttarakhand
Q1. How many districts are there in Uttarakhand in 2023?
As of 2023, there are 13 districts in Uttarakhand. These districts come under two administrative divisions of Kumaon and Garhwal. Each district of Uttarakhand is supervised by a District Magistrate and a number of other officers such as assistant collectors, sub-divisional magistrates, etc.
Q2. Which is the largest district of Uttarakhand?
The largest district of Uttarakhand is Chamoli. It covers an area of 8,030 square kilometres and has a population of 391,114 people. On the other hand, if we compare by total population, the largest district of Uttarakhand is Haridwar, with1,927,029 people living in a total area of 2360 square kilometres.
Q3. What are the names of the 13 districts of Uttarakhand?
The names of the 13 districts of Uttarakhand are Almora, Nainital, Dehradun, Uttarkashi, Rudraprayag, Uddham Singh Nagar, Bageshwar, Tehri Garhwal, Chamoli, Haridwar, Pauri Garhwal, Pithoragarh, and Champawat.
Q4. Where can I find the list of districts of Uttarakhand?
You can check the list of districts of Uttarakhand here. There are 13 districts in Uttarakhand, which are divided into the two administrative divisions of Kumaon and Garhwal. To find out the names of the Uttrakhand districts, along with information about the total area covered by each district, refer to the table shared here.
Q5. Which is the smallest district of Uttarakhand in terms of area?
In terms of the total area covered, the smallest district of Uttarakhand is Champawat. This district covers an area of 1,781 square kilometres and has a population of 259,315 people. Champawat was made an independent district of Uttarakhand on 15 September 1997.