In terms of area, India has a total area of 3.287 million km² which makes India the seventh-largest country in the world. And India State is the 2nd most populated country in the world.
Because of its vast area and population, India is divided into the States and Union Territories (UT’s).
How many State in India?
There is 718 total district in India, 28 total states in India, and 8 Union Territories (UT’s).
State list of India and it’s Capital:
India State List
State Capital List
|S.No||State Name||Capital Name|
|1.||Andhra Pradesh||Hyderabad (Proposed Capital Amaravati)|
|11.||Karnataka||Bengaluru (formerly Bangalore)|
|27.||Uttarakhand||Dehradun (Winter Capital)
Gairsain (Summer Capital)
Union Territories (UT’s) and It’s Capital:
Union Territories (UT’s)
|1.||Andaman and Nicobar Islands||Port Blair|
|3.||Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu||Daman|
|5.||Jammu and Kashmir||Srinagar (Summer)
Most asked Questions about States in India:
Which is the largest state in India?
According to the Census 2011, Uttar Pradesh is the largest state of India with respect to population and with respect to area Rajasthan is the largest state in India.
Which is the largest state in India by area?
With respect to area, the largest state of India is Rajasthan followed by Madhya Pradesh. States in decreasing order according to the area are given below:
Rajasthan > Madhya Pradesh > Maharashtra > Andhra Pradesh > Uttar Pradesh
Which is the biggest state in India?
The answer to this question varies according to the domain with respect to which it is asked i.e:
The biggest state in India in population = Uttar Pradesh
The biggest state in India in Area = Rajasthan
The biggest state in India in terms of Lok Sabha seat= Uttar Pradesh
Which is the smallest state in India?
According to the Census 2011, Population wise Sikkim is the smallest state of India, and area-wise Goa is the smallest state of India.
Which is the largest state in India by population?
According to the Census 2011, Population wise Uttar Pradesh is the most populated state in India. As of 2011 population of Uttar Pradesh is 20.42 crores.
Which is the most populous state in India?
According to Census 2011, the most populous states in India are given below in decreasing order:
Uttar Pradesh > Maharashtra > Bihar > West Bengal > Andhra Pradesh
Which is the most densely populated state in India?
According to Census 2011, the most densely populated state in India is Bihar with a density of 1102 persons/km2.
Which is the least populated state in India?
According to Census 2011, Sikkim is the least populated state in India, as of 2011 Sikkim has a population of 6.19 lakhs.
Which is the richest state in India?
In terms of economy, Maharashtra is the richest state in India. But with respect to per capita income, Karnataka is the richest state in India.
Which is the best state in India?
Public Affairs Index-2020 by the Public Affairs Centre of Bengaluru says that Kerala is the best-governed state in India. So, it is the best state in India in terms of law and order and public affairs.
Lowest population state in India?
According to Census 2011, Sikkim is the lowest population state in India.
The state-wise population of India:
Most Populated States
Least Populated States
Union Territory vs State
Union Territory (UT)
|1.||It is a constituent division that has a separate elected government.||It is a small administrative unit that is ruled by the Union government.|
|2.||It has its own elected government which rules the state.||It is controlled and ruled by the central government of India.|
|3.||It has a Federal relationship with the central government.||It has a unitary relationship with the central government.|
|4.||States legislative and executive powers are distributed.||UT’s all legislative and executive powers are in the hand of the central government.|
|5.||The constitutional head of the state is Governor.||The executive head of the UT is the president.|
|6.||The chief minister headed the state which is elected by the people of the state.||The administrator appointed by the President headed the UT.|
|7.||The area of the state is larger than UT.||The area is smaller than the state.|
|8.||It has autonomous powers.||UT does not have autonomous powers.|