Wikidata:Country subdivision task force/India

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This is a portal for coordinating efforts to improve the condition of various administrative division items for India.

Administrative[edit]

Some notes common to all administrative division levels:

States and territories[edit]

This is a list of properties which conceivably could apply to various states. Some properties which you may think of, or which are presently on some state items but not others, may not be present here; bring them up on the talk page if you think you might want to use them.

Note that if you can add references to anything listed here, state government references very strongly preferred', please do so. (More on references to be added later.)

The following properties ought to be present on each state item, though of course for some states some of the properties may not apply:

Some notes about certain properties, whose use is not outright discouraged:

You may be tempted to add the following properties, but here are some notes about them:

If you are interested in using the following properties, ask the following people about how best to use them:

Current states[edit]

This is a short enough list to be enumerated explicitly: Andhra Pradesh (Q1159), Arunachal Pradesh (Q1162), Assam (Q1164), Bihar (Q1165), Chhattisgarh (Q1168), Goa (Q1171), Gujarat (Q1061), Haryana (Q1174), Himachal Pradesh (Q1177), Jammu and Kashmir (Q1180), Jharkhand (Q1184), Karnataka (Q1185), Kerala (Q1186), Madhya Pradesh (Q1188), Maharashtra (Q1191), Manipur (Q1193), Meghalaya (Q1195), Mizoram (Q1502), Nagaland (Q1599), Odisha (Q22048), Punjab (Q22424), Rajasthan (Q1437), Sikkim (Q1505), Tamil Nadu (Q1445), Tripura (Q1363), Uttar Pradesh (Q1498), Uttarakhand (Q1499), West Bengal (Q1356)

Former states[edit]

This is also a short enough list to be enumerated explicitly: Vindhya Pradesh (Q970343), Madhya Bharat (Q1308627), Bombay State (Q2627082), Punjab (Q2354639), Hyderabad State (Q4494730), Andhra State (Q4066154), Madras State (Q2618458), Mysore State (Q3374892), Patiala and East Punjab States Union (Q669534), Saurashtra State (Q2227696), Travancore-Cochin (Q1538311), Ajmer State (Q16158529), Coorg State (Q4247962), Bhopal State (1949–56) (Q4100821), Bilaspur State (Q4086661), Cutch State (Q4217876)

Territories[edit]

This is a short enough list to be enumerated explicitly: Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Q40888), Chandigarh (Q43433), Dadra and Nagar Haveli (Q46107), Daman and Diu (Q66710), Lakshadweep (Q26927), Delhi (Q1353), Puducherry (Q66743)

Divisions[edit]

Districts[edit]

  • Every district should be instance of (P31) district of India (Q1149652) (or a subclass of that item, should it exist) with appropriate values for inception (P571) (if the district did not exist at the time of the state's establishment) and dissolved, abolished or demolished (P576) (if the district does not presently exist).
  • A district's census code for the 2011 census is a unique three-digit code. Because this was not the case for censuses prior to 2011, the state code and a dot must precede the district code for pre-2011 censuses.

Subdivisions[edit]

Subdistricts[edit]

  • Every subdistrict should have a instance of (P31) value of either tehsil of India (Q7694920) or community development block in India (Q2775236), depending on the state, with appropriate values for inception (P571) (if the subdistrict did not exist at the time of the state's establishment) and dissolved, abolished or demolished (P576) (if the subdistrict does not presently exist).
  • A subdistrict's census code for the 2011 census is a unique five-digit code. Because this was not the case for censuses prior to 2011, the district code and a dot must precede the subdistrict code for pre-2011 censuses.
    • Note that for some states, such as Uttar Pradesh, there is a network of development blocks ('vikas khand') separate from the network of subdistricts ('tehsil'), while for other states, such as West Bengal, the development block and the subdistrict are coterminous. The 2011 census gives codes for both development blocks and subdistricts; instructions for handling those are given on the respective property's talk page.
    • e.g. Araria (Q12414138) has a 2011 census code of 01116 and a 2001 census code of 10.07.0005, where "10.07" is Araria district's 2001 census code.

Villages et al.[edit]

Political[edit]

Lok Sabha[edit]

Lok Sabha constituencies

Vidhan Sabha[edit]

Coporation/Municipality/Panchayats[edit]

Resources[edit]

Some resources on Indian administrative divisions include the following:

  • The main Indian Census website has every District Census Handbook for the 2011 census. (Even if you find 2011 census codes using one of the links below, if you intend to add the codes on Wikidata using P5578, please add the appropriate District Census Handbook as a reference for the claim!)
  • The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation's National Rural Drinking Water Programme website also lists gram panchayats, which are generally not listed in census documents.
  • The Census Digital Library has an assortment of volumes, rather incomplete in some areas, dating as far back as the British era.
  • The Local Government Directory is one source of 2011 village codes.
  • The Direct Benefit Transfer website, run by the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare of the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, is another source of 2011 village codes.