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.No||States Name||Capital||Vehicle Code||Founded Date||Official Website|
|1||Andhra Pradesh||Amaravati||AP||1 Nov 1956||Click here|
|2||Arunachal Pradesh||Itanagar||AR||20 Feb 1987||Click here|
|3||Assam||Dispur||AS||26 Jan 1950||Click here|
|4||Bihar||Patna||BR||26 Jan 1950||Click here|
|5||Chhattisgarh||Raipur||CG||1 Nov 2000||Click here|
|6||Goa||Panaji||GA||30 May 1987||Click here|
|7||Gujarat||Gandhinagar||GJ||1 May 1960||Click here|
|8||Haryana||Chandigarh||HR||1 Nov 1966||Click here|
|9||Himachal Pradesh||Shimla||HP||25 Jan 1971||Click here|
|10||Jharkhand||Ranchi||JH||15 Nov 2000||Click here|
|11||Karnataka||Bengaluru||KA||1 Nov 1956||Click here|
|12||Kerala||Thiruvananthapuram||KL||1 Nov 1956||Click here|
|13||Madhya Pradesh||Bhopal||MP||1 Nov 1956||Click here|
|14||Maharashtra||Mumbai||MH||1 May 1960||Click here|
|15||Manipur||Imphal||MN||21 Jan 1972||Click here|
|16||Meghalaya||Shillong||ML||21 Jan 1972||Click here|
|17||Mizoram||Aizawl||MZ||20 Feb 1987||Click here|
|18||Nagaland||Kohima||NL||1 Dec 1963||Click here|
|19||Odisha||Bhubaneswar||OD||26 Jan 1950||Click here|
|20||Punjab||Chandigarh||PB||1 Nov 1956||Click here|
|21||Rajasthan||Jaipur||RJ||1 Nov 1956||Click here|
|22||Sikkim||Gangtok||SK||16 May 1975||Click here|
|23||Tamil Nadu||Chennai||TN||26 Jan 1950||Click here|
|24||Telangana||Hyderabad||TS||2 Jun 2014||Click here|
|25||Tripura||Agartala||TR||21 Jan 1972||Click here|
|26||Uttar Pradesh||Lucknow||UP||26 Jan 1950||Click here|
|UK||9 Nov 2000||Click here|
|28||West Bengal||Kolkata||WB||1 Nov 1956||Click here|
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.No||Union Territories Names||Capital||Vehicle Code||Founded on||Official Website|
|1||Andaman and Nicobar Islands||Port Blair||AN||1 Nov 1956||Click here|
|2||Chandigarh||Chandigarh||CH||1 Nov 1966||Click here|
|3||Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu||Daman||DD||26 Jan 2020||Click here|
|4||Delhi||New Delhi||DL||9 May 1905||Click here|
|5||Jammu and Kashmir||Srinagar (Summer)|
|JK||31 Oct 2019||Click here|
|6||Lakshadweep||Kavaratti||LA||1 Nov 1956||Click here|
|7||Puducherry||Pondicherry||PY||1 Nov 1954||Click here|
|8||Ladakh||Leh||LD||31 Oct 2019||Click here|
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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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.