Considering the divisions of the state Uttar Pradesh, there are 75 districts, 18 divisions, 822 blocks, 52021 Panchayats and 107452 villages. Uttar Pradesh is the fifth largest state in India in terms of land area. The land area of Uttar Pradesh is 240,928 km⊃2;. A district collector monitors a district. In Uttar Pradesh, he is also known as a District Magistrate or DM. He is an officer from IAS or PCS who gets a promotion as an IAS officer on the basis of tenure in Provincial Civil Services UPPSC.