HOW MANY STATES AND UNION TERRITORIES ARE THERE IN INDIA?

India is the largest democracy in the world. India is the seventh-largest country in the world. It is also the second-most populous country in the world. There are 28 states and 8 union territories in India. Each state has its own capital and High Court. 

States and Capitals of India – Check the total states in India and capitals with founded year. Know everything about 28 States and Capitals of India.

States and Capitals of India

.noStateCapital
1Andhra PradeshHyderabad (Proposed Capital Amaravati)
2Arunachal PradeshItanagar
3AssamDispur
4BiharPatna
5ChhattisgarhRaipur
6GoaPanaji
7GujaratGandhinagar
8HaryanaChandigarh
9Himachal PradeshShimla
10Jammu and KashmirSrinagar (summer), Jammu (winter)
11JharkhandRanchi
12KarnatakaBengaluru
13KeralaThiruvananthapuram
14Madhya PradeshBhopal
15MaharashtraMumbai
16ManipurImphal
17MeghalayaShillong
18MizoramAizawl
19NagalandKohima
20OdishaBhubaneswar
21PunjabChandigarh
22RajasthanJaipur
23SikkimGangtok
24Tamil NaduChennai
25TelanganaHyderabad
26TripuraAgartala
27Uttar PradeshLucknow
28UttarakhandDehradun
29West BengalKolkata

What is union territories?

Union Territories of India cannot be called a State because they do not have their own government, they are governed by the Central Government. only Puducherry, Delhi, and Jammu and Kashmir possess elected legislature and government. 

Andaman and Nicobar island was the first union territory of India.

India Map With States

Political Map of India, the Indian States, and Union Territories and their capitals

Union Territories and Capitals of India

Currently, India has 8 union territories and 28 states. The erstwhile states of Jammu and Kashmir are divided into two Union Territories (UTs) of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. The newly formed Union Territories are formed under the Reorganization Act passed by Parliament on 5-6 August 2020. Currently, there are 8 union territories in India.

S.noUnion TerritoriesCapital
1Andaman and Nicobar IslandsPort Blair
2ChandigarhChandigarh
3Dadar and Nagar HaveliSilvassa
4Daman and DiuDaman
5DelhiDelhi
6LakshadweepKavaratti
7PuducherryPondicherry
How many states are there in India?

There are a total of 28 States in India 

How many states and union territories are there in India?

There are 28 states and 8 Union territories in the country.

What is the Capital of India?

New Delhi serves as the capital of India and the seat of all three branches of the Government of India.

Who is the head of Union Territory?

Union Territories are ruled directly by the Central Government has a Lieutenant Governor as an administrator

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