India has 28 states and 8 union territories as of now. India is 7th largest country in the world in terms of land area and also the 2nd largest country in terms of population. New Delhi is the capital of India.

India now has 28 states and eight union territories (UTs). Rajasthan has the largest area of land (342,239 km2), followed by Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. The most populous state in India is Uttar Pradesh, which is followed by Maharashtra and Bihar. Here is a list of Indian States and Union Territories, along with their area and population.

Largest State in India in terms of Area

S. No.State NameArea (km2)
1Rajasthan342,239
2Madhya Pradesh308,245
3Maharashtra307,713
4Uttar Pradesh240,928
5Gujarat196,024
6Karnataka191,791
7Andhra Pradesh162,968
8Odisha155,707
9Chhattisgarh135,191
10Tamil Nadu130,058
11Telangana112,077
12Bihar94,163
13West Bengal88,752
14Arunachal Pradesh83,743
15Jharkhand79,714
16Assam78,438
17Himachal Pradesh55,673
18Uttarakhand53,483
19Punjab50,362
20Haryana44,212
21Kerala38,863
22Meghalaya22,429
23Manipur22,327
24Mizoram21,081
25Nagaland16,579
26Tripura10,486
27Sikkim7,096
28Goa3,702

Largest Union Territory in India in terms of Area

S. No.Union Territory NameArea (km2)
1Jammu and Kashmir125,535
2Ladakh96,701
3Andaman and Nicobar Islands8,249
4Delhi1,484
5Dadra and Nagar Haveli & Daman and Diu603
6Puducherry479
7Chandigarh114
8Lakshadweep32.62

Largest State in India by Population

S. No.State NamePopulation (As per Census 2011)
1Uttar Pradesh199,812,341
2Maharashtra112,374,333
3Bihar104,099,452
4West Bengal91,276,115
5Andhra Pradesh84,580,777
6Madhya Pradesh72,626,809
7Tamil Nadu72,147,030
8Rajasthan68,548,437
9Karnataka61,095,297
10Gujarat60,439,692
11Orissa41,974,218
12Kerala33,406,061
13Jharkhand32,988,134
14Assam31,205,576
15Punjab27,743,338
16Chhattisgarh25,545,198
17Haryana25,351,462
20Uttarakhand10,086,292
21Himachal Pradesh6,864,602
22Tripura3,673,917
23Meghalaya2,966,889
24Manipur2,855,794
25Nagaland1,978,502
26Goa1,458,545
27Arunachal Pradesh1,383,727
29Mizoram1,097,206
31Sikkim610,577

Largest Union Territory in India by Population

S. No.UT NamePopulation (as per 2011 Census)
1Delhi16,787,941
2, 3Jammu and Kashmir + Ladakh12,541,302
4Puducherry1,247,953
5Chandigarh1,055,450
6Dadra and Nagar Haveli & Daman and Diu5,86,956
7Andaman and Nicobar Islands380,581
8Lakshadweep64,473

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