Names of the Indian States and Capitals: 28 States and 8 Union Territories

In this article, we are going to learn the updated list of states and union territories of India. There are a total of 28 states and 8 union territories in India at present. The Indian states and Union Territories are very commonly asked as the General Awareness Questions in most of the competitive exams held all over the country. Here this post has covered the list of the Indian States, Union Territories, and their capitals.

India has 28 States and 8 Union Territories. In Jun 2014, Telangana was formed as the 29TH state. However, in Oct 2019, Jammu and Kashmir state was split into 2 new UT Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. And in Nov 2019, 2 UT were merged to form Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu.

Names of the Indian States and Capitals

There are 28 States in India at present. A chief minister is the elected head of state government. And the Governor is the chief executive of a State in India. The Governor is appointed by the President of India. India got its newest state as Telangana in June 2014, separated from Andhra Pradesh. Later In Oct 2019, the state of Jammu and Kashmir was reorganised resulted in the formation of 2 new union territories named Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

List of the Indian states with capital

Sr.NoStates NameCapitalVehicle CodeFounded DateOfficial Website
1Andhra PradeshAmaravatiAP1 Nov 1956Click here
2Arunachal PradeshItanagarAR20 Feb 1987Click here
3AssamDispurAS26 Jan 1950 Click here
4BiharPatnaBR26 Jan 1950 Click here
5ChhattisgarhRaipurCG1 Nov 2000 Click here
6GoaPanajiGA30 May 1987 Click here
7GujaratGandhinagarGJ1 May 1960 Click here
8HaryanaChandigarhHR1 Nov 1966 Click here
9Himachal PradeshShimlaHP25 Jan 1971 Click here
10JharkhandRanchiJH15 Nov 2000 Click here
11KarnatakaBengaluruKA1 Nov 1956 Click here
12KeralaThiruvananthapuramKL1 Nov 1956 Click here
13Madhya PradeshBhopalMP1 Nov 1956 Click here
14MaharashtraMumbaiMH1 May 1960 Click here
15ManipurImphalMN21 Jan 1972 Click here
16MeghalayaShillongML21 Jan 1972 Click here
17MizoramAizawlMZ20 Feb 1987 Click here
18NagalandKohimaNL1 Dec 1963 Click here
19OdishaBhubaneswarOD26 Jan 1950 Click here
20PunjabChandigarhPB1 Nov 1956 Click here
21RajasthanJaipurRJ1 Nov 1956 Click here
22SikkimGangtokSK16 May 1975 Click here
23Tamil NaduChennaiTN26 Jan 1950 Click here
24TelanganaHyderabadTS2 Jun 2014 Click here
25TripuraAgartalaTR21 Jan 1972 Click here
26Uttar PradeshLucknowUP26 Jan 1950 Click here
27UttarakhandDehradun (Winter)
Gairsain (Summer)
UK9 Nov 2000 Click here
28West BengalKolkataWB1 Nov 1956 Click here

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Name of union territories of india

There are 8 union territories in India at present. Union Territories are administered by the President through an Administrator appointed by him/her. In Oct 2019, the state of Jammu and Kashmir was reorganised to form two new union territories named Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. In Nov 2019, two union territories were merged as a result formed Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu.

List of the Indian Union Territories with Capitals

Sr.NoUnion Territories NamesCapitalVehicle CodeFounded onOfficial Website
1Andaman and Nicobar IslandsPort BlairAN1 Nov 1956 Click here
2ChandigarhChandigarhCH1 Nov 1966 Click here
3Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & DiuDamanDD26 Jan 2020 Click here
4DelhiNew DelhiDL9 May 1905 Click here
5Jammu and KashmirSrinagar (Summer)
Jammu (Winter)
JK31 Oct 2019 Click here
6LakshadweepKavarattiLA1 Nov 1956 Click here
7PuducherryPondicherryPY1 Nov 1954 Click here
8LadakhLehLD31 Oct 2019 Click here

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Indian states and capitals along with union Territories 

General FAQ about Indian States and Union Territories

How many states are there in India?

There are 28 States in India. India got its newest state as Telangana in June 2014, separated from Andhra Pradesh.

how many union territories are there in India?

There are 8 union territories in India. In Oct 2019, the state of Jammu and Kashmir was reorganised to form two new union territories named Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. Later in Nov 2019, two union territories were merged to form Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu.

which is the largest state in India in terms of area?

Rajasthan with 342,239 sq km is the largest state in India in terms of area.

which is the smallest state in India in terms of area?

Goa with 3,702 sq km is the smallest state in India in terms of area.

which is the most populated state in India?

Uttar Pradesh is the most populated state in India.

which is the least populated state in India?

Sikkim is the least populated state in India.

which is the most populated union territories in India?

Delhi is the most populated union territory in India.

which is the least populated union territories in India?

Lakshadweep is the least populated union territory in India.

which is the most literate state in India?

Kerala is the most literate state in India.

Which is the least literate state in India?

Andhra Pradesh is the least literate state in India.

The number of states of India which have a coastline?

Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, West Bengal are the 9 states of India which has a coastline.

The Indian state with the longest coastline?

Gujarat is the Indian state with the longest coastline.

The number of Union Territories which have a coastline?

4 Union territories have a coastline.

which states of India either has an international boundary or a coastline?

Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Haryana are the 4 states of India which neither has an international boundary or a coastline.

Boundaries of Indian State

which Indian states share a border with Pakistan?

Gujarat, Rajasthan, Punjab are the 3 Indian states that share a border with Pakistan. Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh newly formed union territories also share the borders with Pakistan.

which states of India share a border with China?

Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh are the 4 states of India which share a border with China. Ladakh newly formed union territory also shares the borders with China.

which Indian states share a border with Bangladesh?

West Bengal, Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram are the 5 Indian states that share a border with Bangladesh.

which states of India share a border with Nepal?

Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and Sikkim are the 5 states of India that share a border with Nepal.

which Indian states share a border with Bhutan?

Sikkim, West Bengal, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh are the 4 Indian states that share a border with Bhutan.

which states of India share a border with Myanmar?

Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur and Mizoram are the 4 states of India that share a border with Myanmar.

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