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India is a vast territory with 28 states, 7 Union Territories, umpteen numbers of cities and several districts. India's official census 2011 reveals major census facts concerning all the major parameters in the society such as population, density, growth rate, literacy, sex ratio etc. Much like the states and cities, the Indian districts too come under the survey of the Indian Census body- India's census statistics 2011 reports details on 640 districts in the country from both the Union Territories and the Indian states. The census data were gathered from each of the district households. Here is a short brief highlighting the principle pointers of Census Facts 2011 Districts.

With regards to population, the Thane district of Maharashtra is found to be the optimum populated district in India with a population of around 1.11 crore. Interestingly, as per the urban population census 2011, Maharashtra houses the most populated city (Mumbai) of India as well. Thane is closely followed by North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal which hosts a population value of 10,082,852. The Dibang Valley District of Arunachal Pradesh shows the least population in the country with a population figure of 7,948. The second least populated district is from Arunachal Pradesh as well- Anjaw district with a population figure of 21,089.

According to India's district census 2011, the Serchhip district of Mizoram state is the optimum literate district in the country with 98.76% of literacy rate. It's closely followed by Mahe district in Puducherry with a literacy rate of 98.35%. The Koraput district in Orissa is the least literate district in the country with a literacy rate of 49.87%. The 2nd least literate district is Bharaich in Uttar Pradesh with a literacy rate of 51.10%.

The North East Delhi features the highest density/square kilometer of 37346 individuals. The Dibang Valley district in Arunachal Pradesh shows the least density/sq. km. With regard to the sex ratio in the Indian districts, Mahe district of Puducherry reveals the optimum sex ratio with 1176 females /1000 males. On the contrary, the Jhajjar district of Haryana shows the lowest sex ratio with 774 females to 1000 males. In population growth rate, the Kurung Kumey district of Arunachal Pradesh shows the highest growth rate in the country with figure of 111.01 %. On the other hand, the North & Middle Andaman district of Andaman & Nicobar Islands shows the lowest growth rate in the country: -0.07%.