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. Jun 2014 saw the formation of Telangana as the 29th state. However, in Oct 2019, the government split the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two new Union Territories named Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. Furthermore, in Nov 2019, the government merged the two Union Territories to create 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.
The 28 states of India are Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and West Bengal.
List of the Indian states with capital
|Sr.No||States Name||Capital||Vehicle Code||Founded Date|
|1||Andhra Pradesh||Amaravati||AP||1 Nov 1956|
|2||Arunachal Pradesh||Itanagar||AR||20 Feb 1987|
|3||Assam||Dispur||AS||26 Jan 1950|
|4||Bihar||Patna||BR||26 Jan 1950|
|5||Chhattisgarh||Raipur||CG||1 Nov 2000|
|6||Goa||Panaji||GA||30 May 1987|
|7||Gujarat||Gandhinagar||GJ||1 May 1960|
|8||Haryana||Chandigarh||HR||1 Nov 1966|
|9||Himachal Pradesh||Shimla||HP||25 Jan 1971|
|10||Jharkhand||Ranchi||JH||15 Nov 2000|
|11||Karnataka||Bengaluru||KA||1 Nov 1956|
|12||Kerala||Thiruvananthapuram||KL||1 Nov 1956|
|13||Madhya Pradesh||Bhopal||MP||1 Nov 1956|
|14||Maharashtra||Mumbai||MH||1 May 1960|
|15||Manipur||Imphal||MN||21 Jan 1972|
|16||Meghalaya||Shillong||ML||21 Jan 1972|
|17||Mizoram||Aizawl||MZ||20 Feb 1987|
|18||Nagaland||Kohima||NL||1 Dec 1963|
|19||Odisha||Bhubaneswar||OD||26 Jan 1950|
|20||Punjab||Chandigarh||PB||1 Nov 1956|
|21||Rajasthan||Jaipur||RJ||1 Nov 1956|
|22||Sikkim||Gangtok||SK||16 May 1975|
|23||Tamil Nadu||Chennai||TN||26 Jan 1950|
|24||Telangana||Hyderabad||TS||2 Jun 2014|
|25||Tripura||Agartala||TR||21 Jan 1972|
|26||Uttar Pradesh||Lucknow||UP||26 Jan 1950|
|UK||9 Nov 2000|
|28||West Bengal||Kolkata||WB||1 Nov 1956|
Name of union territories of india
There are 8 union territories in India at present. The President administers Union Territories through an Administrator appointed by him/her. In Oct 2019, the government reorganized the state of Jammu and Kashmir to create two new Union Territories called Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. In Nov 2019, the government merged the two Union Territories to form Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu.
The 8 union territories are Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, Lakshadweep, Delhi, Puducherry, Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.
List of the Indian Union Territories with Capitals
|Sr.No||Union Territories Names||Capital||Vehicle Code||Founded on|
|1||Andaman and Nicobar Islands||Port Blair||AN||1 Nov 1956|
|2||Chandigarh||Chandigarh||CH||1 Nov 1966|
|3||Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu||Daman||DD||26 Jan 2020|
|4||Delhi||New Delhi||DL||9 May 1905|
|5||Jammu and Kashmir||Srinagar (Summer)|
|JK||31 Oct 2019|
|6||Lakshadweep||Kavaratti||LA||1 Nov 1956|
|7||Puducherry||Pondicherry||PY||1 Nov 1954|
|8||Ladakh||Leh||LD||31 Oct 2019|
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Indian states and capitals along with union Territories
General FAQ about Indian States and Union Territories
There are 28 States in India. India got its newest state as Telangana in June 2014, separated from Andhra Pradesh.
India comprises eight Union Territories: Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu (merged UTs), Lakshadweep, Delhi, Puducherry, Ladakh, and Jammu and Kashmir (after the reorganization in 2019).
Rajasthan with 342,239 sq km is the largest state in India in terms of area.
Goa with 3,702 sq km is the smallest state in India in terms of area.
Uttar Pradesh is the most populated state in India.
Sikkim is the least populated state in India.
Delhi is the most populated union territory in India.
Lakshadweep is the least populated union territory in India.
Kerala is the most literate state in India.
Andhra Pradesh is the least literate state in India.
Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, West Bengal are the 9 states of India which has a coastline.
Gujarat is the Indian state with the longest coastline.
4 Union territories have 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
Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Punjab are the three Indian states that share a border with Pakistan. In addition, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, newly formed union territories, also share borders with Pakistan.
Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, and Arunachal Pradesh are the four states of India that share a border with China. Additionally, the newly formed union territory of Ladakh also shares borders with China.
West Bengal, Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram are the 5 Indian states that share a border with Bangladesh.
Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and Sikkim are the 5 states of India that share a border with Nepal.
Sikkim, West Bengal, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh are the 4 Indian states that share a border with Bhutan.
Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur and Mizoram are the 4 states of India that share a border with Myanmar.