List Of States In India | latest | 2023

List Of States In India and Capitals

India is a country of over 1.38 billion people and is also one of the biggest democracies in the world. India is a federal union governed under a parliamentary system consisting of 29 states and 9 union territories. All states of India have elected legislatures and governments and all the Union Territories are administered by the President through an Administrator appointed by him/her apart from this, three union territories have their own elected legislatures and governments ( Jammu And Kashmir, Puducherry and NCT of Delhi ).

All these states and union territories are further divided into administrative districts. There are 718 Districts in India administered by their respective State / Union Territory governments. Find the List of states in India below accompanied by one fact about each state

List Of States In India

1. Andhra Pradesh

Capital Amaravati Andhra Pradesh All Set to Become A Major Player in Affordable ...
Area 1,60,205 sq. Km
Population 49,386,799
Languages Telugu
  • A small village in Andhra is the only place in South India that receives snowfall.

2. Arunachal Pradesh

Capital Itanagar list of states in india
Area 83,743 sq. km
Population 13,82,611
Languages Monpa, Miji, Aka, Sherdukpen, Nyishi, Apatani, Tagin, Hill Miri, Adi, Digaru-Mismi, Idu-Mishmi, Khamti, Miju-Mishmi, Nocte, Tangsa and Wancho.
  • The North-East states of India are known as the Seven Sister States Arunachal Pradesh is the largest of all seven sister states of the Northeast.

3. Assam

Capital Dispur list of states in india
Area 78,438 sq. km
Population 3,11,69,272
Languages Assamese
  • Majuli is recognized as the largest river island in the world which is located in Assam. Also, the World’s smallest inhabited river island Umananda is located in Assam.

4. Bihar

Capital Patna list of states in india
Area 94,163 sq. km
Population 10,38,04,637
Languages Hindi
  • Birthplace of Jainism and Buddhism.

5. Chhattisgarh

Capital Raipur list of states in india
Area 1,36,034 sq. km
Population 2,55,40,196
Languages Hindi
  • Chhattisgarh accounts for 15% of the total steel production in India.

6. Goa

Capital Panaji list of states in india
Area 3,702 sq. km
Population 14,57,723
Languages Konkani
  • Goa is the only place in India where you can find Floating Casinos.

7. Gujarat

Capital Gandhinagar list of states in india
Area 1,96,024 sq. km
Population 6,03,83,628
Languages Gujarati
  • Gujarat is the only present natural habitat of lions outside Africa.

8. Haryana

Capital Chandigarh list of states in india
Area 44,212 sq. km
Population 2,53,53,081
Languages Hindi
  • Haryana is the largest exporter of Basmati Rice in India.

9. Himachal Pradesh

Capital Shimla list of states in india
Area 55,673 sq. km
Population 68,56,509
Languages Hindi & Pahadi
  • The highest Cricket pitch in the world is located in Himachal Pradesh.

10. Jharkhand

Capital Ranchi list of states in india
Area 79,714 sq. km
Population 3,11,69,272
Languages Hindi
  • Jharkhand has ample reserves of mineral resources such as iron ore, coal, mica, and limestone, it accounts for 40% of the total Mineral resources of India.

11. Karnataka

Capital Banglore list of states in india
Area 1,91,791 sq. km
Population 6,11,30,704
Languages Kannada
  • The state of Karnataka is a host to 13 different languages as Tulu, Konkani, Kodava, Beary, etc. are some of the widely spoken dialects within the state among which Kannada is superior.

12. Kerala

Capital Thiruvananthapuram list of states in india
Area 38,863 sq. km
Population 3,33,87,677
Languages Malayalam
  • Kalaripayattu is a martial art form that originated in Kerala during the 13th Century.

13. Madhya Pradesh

Capital Bhopal list of states in india
Area 3,08,000 sq. km
Population 7,25,97,565
Languages Hindi
  • Madhya Pradesh has the largest reserve of Diamonds in India.

14. Maharashtra

Capital Mumbai list of states in india
Area 3,07,713 sq. km
Population 11,23,72,972
Languages Marathi
  • The Mysterious Lonar lake is the only saline soda lake on earth that was created when a meteor hit earth almost 52000 years ago and is located in Maharastra.

15. Manipur

Capital Imphal list of states in india
Area 22,327 sq. km
Population 27,21,756
Languages Manipuri
  • The Sport of Polo is believed to have originated in Manipur.

16. Meghalaya

Capital Shillong list of states in india
Area 22,429 sq. km
Population 29,64,007
Languages Khasi, Garo, and English
  • Mawsynram village in Meghalaya holds the record for receiving the highest rainfall on Earth.

17. Mizoram

Capital Aizawl list of states in india
Area 21,081 sq. km
Population 10,91,014
Languages Mizo and English
  • The World’s largest family as recorded in the Guinness book of the world record resides in Mizoram.

18. Nagaland

Capital Kohima list of states in india
Area 16,579 sq. km
Population 19,80,602
Languages English, Hindi, and 16 tribal dialects
  • Nagaland is home to the insanely hot and spicy chili pepper, the Bhut Jolokia. Touted as the world’s hottest chili pepper, the Bhut Jolokia or ghost pepper is most likely to be found in the backyards of every Naga home.

19. Odisha

Capital Bhubaneshwar list of states in india
Area  1,55,707sq. km
Population 4,19,47,358
Languages Oriya
  • The Jagannath Temple In Puri (Odisha) Has The Biggest Kitchen In The World.

20. Punjab

Capital Chandigarh list of states in india
Area 50,362 sq. km
Population 2,77,04,236
Languages Punjabi
  • The highest contributor to the Indian Army.

21. Rajasthan

Capital Jaipur list of states in india
Area 3,42,239 sq. km
Population 6,86,21,012
Languages Hindi and Rajasthani
  • Rajasthan is India’s largest state by area.

22. Sikkim

Capital Gangtok list of states in india
Area 7,096 sq. km
Population 6,07,688
Languages Lepcha, Bhutia, and Nepali
  • Baba Harbhajan Singh temple Indian army soldier Major “Baba” Harbhajan Singh is hailed as the “Hero of Nathula.” It is believed that his spirit protects all the soldiers who serve their country while serving in the inhospitable high-altitude terrain of the Eastern Himalayas.

23. Tamil Nadu

Capital Chennai list of states in india
Area 1,30,058 sq. km
Population 7,21,38,958
Languages Tamil
  • Tamil Nadu is home to over 30,000 Hindu temples, and many of them are centuries old.

24. Telangana

Capital Hyderabad List of Districts of Telangana
Area 112,077 sq. km
Population 3,50,04,000
Languages Hindi
  • The Kohinoor was mined out of the state’s Golconda diamond mines.

25. Tripura

Capital Agartala list of states in india
Area 10,491.69 sq. km
Population 36,71,032
Languages Bengali and Kokborok
  • Tripura has free education for children in the age group 6-14 Years.

26. Uttarakhand

Capital Dehradun list of states in india
Area 53,484 sq. km
Population 1,01,16,752
Languages Hindi, Garhwali, Kumaoni
  • Tungnath is the highest Lord Shiva temple in the World located in Uttarakhand.

27. Uttar Pradesh

Capital Lucknow list of states in india
Area 2,40,928 sq. km
Population 19,95,81,477
Languages Hindi and Urdu
  • Uttar Pradesh is the most populous state in India with over 200 million population.

28. West Bengal

Capital Kolkata list of states in india
Area 88,752 sq. km
Population 9,13,47,736
Languages Bengali
  • The Great Banyan Tree in the Botanical Garden in Kolkata is the largest tree in the world in terms of the area covered.

List of Union Territories of India

1. Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Capital Port Blair list of states in india
Area 8,249 sq. km
Population 3,79,944
Languages Hindi, Nicobarese, Bengali, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu
  • North Sentinel Island these islands are home to one of the most isolated human populations in the world.

2. Chandigarh

Capital Chandigarh list of states in india
Area 114 sq. km
Population 10,54,686
Languages Hindi, Punjabi, English
  • As the city is the home of three governments, the maximum of the people staying there is working as government officials. This has awarded the city the name of ‘Pensioner’s Paradise’.

3. Dadra and Nagar Haveli

Capital Silvassa list of states in india
Area 491 sq. km
Population 3,42,853
Languages Gujarati, Hindi

4. Daman and Diu

Capital Daman list of states in india
Area 112 sq. km
Population 2,42,911
Languages Gujarati
  • A large number of tourists come to Daman who is not interested in sightseeing. They go to Daman for alcohol.

5. NCT of Delhi

Capital Delhi list of states in india
Area 1,483 sq. km
Population 1,67,53,235
Languages Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu & English
  • Delhi is the Second Most Populated City in the World.

6. Jammu & Kashmir

Capital Jammu (Winter)
Srinagar (Summer)
list of states in india
Area 2,22,236 sq. km
Population 1,25,00,000
Languages Urdu, Dogri, Kashmiri, Pahari, Ladakhi, Balti, Gojri and Dari
  • Jammu and Kashmir is the only state in India with a Muslim-majority population.

7. Ladakh

Capital Leh list of states in india
Area 59,146 sq. km
Population 2,74,000
Languages Hindi and English
  • Situated at an altitude of 4,500 meters, the Indian Astronomical Observatory at Hanle (Ladakh) is the second-highest optical telescope in the world.

8. Lakshadweep

Capital Kavaratti list of states in india
Area 32 sq. km
Population 64,429
Languages Malayalam, Jeseri (Dweep Bhasha) and Mahal
  • Lakshadweep is the smallest state in India in terms of area.

9. Puducherry

Capital Puducherry list of states in india
Area 479 sq. km
Population 12,44,464
Languages Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, English, and French
  • Puducherry has been built by following an excellent town planning idea. The place is better known as White Town.

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