New list of States and Union Territories of India

Since the independence from British, the boundaries of the Indian states kept changing regularly. Around 1947, India was known as a territory of 565 princely states and 17 provinces. In 1956, the transforming habitat settled over reorganization of 14 states and 6 union territories, which was rearranged into 29 states and 7 union territories towards 2014. After bifurcation of Jammu & Kashmir, in 2019, India got two new union territories in the name of Ladakh and Jammu & Kashmir. Furthermore, two territories (Dadra & Nagar Haveli + Daman & Diu) merged in the beginning of 2020.

Brief History: Reforming India.

India’s federal constitutional republic is governed under a parliamentary system throughout states and union territories. Sub-continental area of India is bounded by Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean and The Bay of Bengal. Indian territory is connected to its seven neighboring countries like Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar (Burma formarly Bramhadesh), Pakistan, China and Bangladesh.

Officially known as Republic of India, India has many names like Bhāratvarsh, Bhārat Gaṇarājya, Bhārat, Hindustan and many more… Area-wise, India is the 2nd largest country in Asia and also the 7th largest country of the world. Over 1.3 billion population makes india the second-most populous country, and the most populous democracy of the world.

Before 15th August 1947, India was divided in three rulers (i) British Territories (ii) Princely States (iii) French and Dutch colonies. 565 indigenous princely states believed in their individual governance which was the biggest obstacle. India’s Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel played a significant role and coerced them to join Indian constitution.

As per land area acquisition, Rajasthan is the biggest and Goa is the smallest state in India.


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Newly formed Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir has two capitals- 1. Srinagar (in summer) & 2. Jammu (in winter).

The complete and simplified lists of states & Union Territories in India.

In the below-given table, you’ll find (1) Names of States and Union Territories, (2) Capital of each region, (3) Total number of districts and (4) Total area (mentioned in square kilometer) of each region.

ENameNo. of DistrictsCapitalArea- sqkm
STAndhra Pradesh13Amaravati160205
STArunachal Pradesh25Itanagar83743
STAssam33Dispur78438
STBihar38Patna94163
STChhattisgarh28Raipur135194
STGoa2Panaji3702
STGujarat33Gandhinagar196024
STHaryana22Chandigarh44212
STHimachal Pradesh12Shimla55673
STJharkhand24Ranchi79714
STKarnataka30Bengaluru191791
STKerala14Trivandrum38863
STMadhya Pradesh52Bhopal308252
STMaharashtra36Mumbai307713
STManipur16Imphal22327
STMeghalaya11Shillong22429
STMizoram8Aizawl21081
STNagaland12Kohima16579
STOdisha30Bhubaneswar155820
STPunjab22Chandigarh50362
STRajasthan33Jaipur342239
STSikkim4Gangtok7096
STTamil Nadu37Chennai130058
STTelangana33Hyderabad114840
STTripura8Agartala10492
STUttar Pradesh75Lucknow243286
STUttarakhand13Dehradun53483
STWest Bengal23Kolkata88752
UTAndaman and Nicobar Islands3Port Blair8,073
UTChandigarh1Chandigarh114
UTDadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu3Daman603
UTJammu and Kashmir20Srinagar (S), Jammu (W)42,241
UTLadakh2Leh59,146
UTLakshadweep1Kavaratti32
UTNCT of Delhi11Delhi11297
UTPuducherry4Pondicherry492
Total36732363178515
E for Eagerous: E = Type of Region | ST = State | UT = Union Territory | ST & UT = States and Union Territories of India | Area- sqkm = Land Area- Square Kilometers | Bottom Row = Total Numbers
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