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States and Capitals of India

States and Capitals of India

India is a vast and diverse country, with a rich history and culture. It is also a federal union, consisting of 28 states and 8 union territories. Each state and union territory has its own capital city, which is the seat of government for that region.

At present India has 28 States and 8 Union Territories but till 2019 India has 29 staes and 7 Union Territories.

Sl. No. States of India Capitals
1 Andhra Pradesh Hyderabad
2 Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar
3 Assam Dispur
4 Bihar Patna
5 Chhattisgarh Raipur
6 Goa Panaji
7 Gujarat Gandhinagar
8 Haryana Chandigarh
9 Himachal Pradesh Shimla
10 Jharkhand Ranchi
11 Karnataka Bengaluru
12 Kerala Thiruvananthapuram
13 Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
14 Maharashtra Mumbai
15 Manipur Imphal
16 Meghalaya Shillong
17 Mizoram Aizawl
18 Nagaland Kohima
19 Odisha Bhubaneswar
20 Punjab Chandigarh
21 Rajasthan Jaipur
22 Sikkim Gangtok
23 Tamil Nadu Chennai
24 Telangana Hyderabad
25 Tripura Agartala
26 Uttar Pradesh Lucknow
27 Uttarakhand Dehradun
28 West Bengal Kolkata

Indian States and Capitals

The Map Showing all the States and Union Territories along with the State Capitals in India (Credit: Maps Of India & Wikipedia)

The capital cities of India play an important role in the administration and governance of the country. They are home to the state or union territory government, as well as the legislative assembly and high court. The capital cities are also major commercial and cultural centers.

Some of the most important capital cities in India include:

  • New DelhiΒ is the capital of India and is located in the northern part of the country. It is a major center for government, business, and culture.
  • MumbaiΒ is the capital of Maharashtra and is one of the most important financial and commercial centers in India. It is also a major center for film and entertainment.
  • ChennaiΒ is the capital of Tamil Nadu and is one of the oldest cities in India. It is a major center for education, healthcare, and IT.
  • KolkataΒ is the capital of West Bengal and is one of the most important cultural centers in India. It is also a major center for education and healthcare.

The capital cities of India are home to a diverse range of people and cultures. They are also home to a wide variety of historical monuments, museums, and art galleries. The capital cities of India are an important part of the country’s rich heritage and culture.

Union Territories of India

Sl. No. Union Territories Of India Capital
1 Andaman and Nicobar Islands Port Blair
2 Chandigarh Chandigarh
3 Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu Daman
4 Delhi New Delhi
5 Jammu and Kashmir Srinagar
6 Lakshadweep Kavaratti
7 Ladakh Leh
8 Puducherry Pondicherry

 

FAQs about Indian States and Capitals

Q1. How many states are there in India at present?
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There are 28 states in India at present, 2022.

Q2. What is the smallest State in India by area?
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Goa is the smallest State in India by area.

Q3. What is the biggest State in India by area?
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Rajasthan is the biggest State in India by area.

Q4. How many Union Territories are there in India?
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There are 8 Union Territories in India at present, 2022.

Q5. What is the smallest Union Territory in India by area?
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Lakshwadeep is the smallest Union Territory in India by area.

Q6. What is the biggest Union Territory in India by area?
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Jammu and Kashmir is the biggest Union Territory in India by area.

Q7. What is the newest State in India?
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Telengana is the newest State in India. The year of formation of Telengana is 2014.

Q8. What is the newest Union Territories in India?
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Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir are India’s newest Union Territories.

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