Area of the district is 1,528 sq km. Population as per census 2011 was 1,260,419.
This district has one Sub-Divisions-Kamrup Metropolitan Sadar Sub-Division; 5 (Five) Revenue Circles viz. Sonapur RC, Guwahati RC, Azara RC, Chandrapur RC, and Dispur RC; 3(three) development Blocks - Chandrapur, Dimoria, and Rani. It has 31 Municipal wards in the city Guwahati.
The district Kamrup Metro was created by bifurcating the old Kamrup district on 3rd February' 2003.