Which is the Largest District in India?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: November 9th, 2023

Kachchh district of Gujarat is the largest district in India. It is famous for its Rann of Kutch, one of the world’s largest salt deserts. The district is spread over an area of ​​45,674 square kilometers. Kutch covers 23.27% of the total geographical area of ​​Gujarat. The city of Bhuj serves as the administrative headquarters of Kutch. The high saline, unproductive desert occupies 51% of this largest district of India. In addition, 34.73 percent of the area is under agriculture.

Largest District in India

Kutch has 10 talukas, 939 villages, and 6 municipalities. It is not only home to the Kutchi people but is also famous for the population of Indian villagers in the Great and Little Rann of Kutch, the Banni grasslands, and seasonal marshy wetlands.

Leh ranks second in the list of the largest district in India, with an area of 45,110 square kilometers. Take a look at the top 5 largest districts in India below.

Rank District State Area (Sq. Km)
1 Kachchh Gujarat 45,674 sq. km
2 Leh Ladakh 45,110 sq. km
3 Jaisalmer Rajasthan 38,401 sq. km
4 Bikaner Rajasthan 30,247.90 sq. km
5 Barmer Rajasthan 28,387 sq. km

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