A Complete List Of Indian States And Union Territories (2021)

List Of Indian States

Last Updated: 24 July 2021

This article is about the list of Indian States and Union Territories.

India is one of the world’s largest countries with a huge population of about 1.36 billion. It has 28 states and 8 union territories after Ladakh and Jammu were made Union territory.

Interseting Facts


  • Uttar Pradesh has the highest number of Districts in India i.e., 75 Districts.
  • Bombay was renamed “Mumbai” in 1995 and Madras was renamed “Chennai” in 1996.
  • Oldest Amphitheater in Asia is located in Assam.
  • Pawan Kumar Chamling is the longest-seving Chief Minister of India (Sikkim) for 24 years 165 days.
  • Bombay Stock Exchange commonly known as BSE is the oldest Stock Exchange in Asia.
  • Mawsynram in Meghalaya is the wettest place on Earth.
  • India shares the longest border with Bangladesh (4,156 Km).
  • The tallest statue in the world i.e., Statue of Unity is located in Gujarat.
  • Marina Beach in Chennai is the Longest Beach in India.
  • Madhya Pradesh is known as “Nadiyo ka Maayka”.

Read the Complete List of the Indian States and Major Cities with Interesting Facts and Figures.

The Indian States And Capitals


No.StateCapital
1Andhra PradeshHyderabad (de jure)
Amaravati (de facto)
2Arunachal PradeshItanagar
3AssamDispur
4BiharPatna
5ChhattisgarhNaya Raipur
6GoaPanaji
7GujaratGandhinagar
8HaryanaChandigarh
9Himachal PradeshShimla (Summer)
Dharamshala (Winter)
10JharkhandRanchi
11KarnatakaBangalore
12KeralaThiruvananthapuram
13Madhya PradeshBhopal
14MaharashtraMumbai (Summer)
Nagpur (Winter)
15ManipurImphal
16MeghalayaShillong
17MizoramAizawl
18NagalandKohima
19OdishaBhubaneswar
20PunjabChandigarh
21RajasthanJaipur
22SikkimGangtok
23Tamil NaduChennai
24TelanganaHyderabad
25TripuraAgartala
26Uttar PradeshLucknow
27UttarakhandGairsain (Summer)
Dehradun (Winter)
28West BengalKolkata

The Indian Union Territories And Capital


No.Union territoryCapital
1Andaman and Nicobar IslandsPort Blair
2ChandigarhChandigarh
3Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and DiuDaman
4DelhiNew Delhi
5Jammu and KashmirSrinagar (Summer)
Jammu (Winter)
6LadakhLeh (Summer)
Kargil (Winter)
7LakshadweepKavaratti
8PuducherryPondicherry

Nicknames Of Indian States


No.StateNickname
1Andhra PradeshKohinoor of India
2Arunachal PradeshLand of Sunrise
3AssamTea City of India
4BiharThe Silk City of India
5ChhattisgarhRice Bowl of India
6GoaPearl of the Orient
7GujaratBoston of India
8HaryanaMilk Pail of India
9Himachal PradeshAll Season State of India
10JharkhandPittsburgh of India
11KarnatakaSilicon Valley of India
12KeralaSpice Garden of India
13Madhya PradeshSoya Region of India
14MaharashtraFinancial Capital of India
15ManipurThe Jewel of India
16MeghalayaScotland of East
17MizoramPeninsula State
18NagalandLand Of Warriors
19OdishaTemple City of India
20PunjabLand of Five rivers
21RajasthanCity of Palaces
22SikkimBotanists Paradise
23Tamil NaduGateway of South India
24TelanganaCapital of Biryani
25TripuraHill Tipperah
26Uttar PradeshTaj Nagari
27UttarakhandDevabhumi
28West BengalLand of Black Diamonds

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Nicknames Of Indian Union Territories


No.StateNickname
1Andaman and Nicobar IslandsMan Island
2ChandigarhThe City Beautiful
3Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and DiuDaman
4DelhiCity of Rallies
5Jammu and KashmirHeaven in India
6LadakhThe Land of High Passes
7LakshadweepLaccadive Islands
8PuducherryParis of the East

Metropolitan Areas In India


No.CityRegion
1AhmedabadAhmedabad Metropolitan Region
2BangaloreBangalore Metropolitan Region
3ChennaiChennai Metropolitan Area
4HyderabadHyderabad Metropolitan Region
5JaipurJaipur Metropolitan Region
6KolkataKolkata Metropolitan Area
7MumbaiMumbai Metropolitan Region
8NagpurNagpur Metropolitan Region
9NCRCentral National Capital Region
10PunePune Metropolitan Region
11SuratSurat Metropolitan Region
12VisakhapatnamVisakhapatnam Metropolitan Region

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No.CityState
1AgraUttar Pradesh
2AllahabadUttar Pradesh
3BangaloreKarnataka
4ChennaiTamil Nadu
5CoimbatoreTamil Nadu
6DelhiDelhi
7HyderabadTelangana
8JaipurRajasthan
9JamshedpurJharkhand
10KochiKerala
11KolkataWest Bengal
12LudhianaPunjab
13LucknowUttar Pradesh
14MaduraiTamil Nadu
15MumbaiMaharashtra
16NagpurMaharashtra
17NashikMaharashtra
18PuneMaharashtra
19VadodaraGujarat
20VisakhapatnamAndhra Pradesh

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Top Richest Cities In India


AhmedabadKolkata
ChennaiPune
BengaluruMumbai
DelhiSurat
HyderabadVisakhapatnam

List Of Largest Indian States By Area


No.StateArea (km²)
1Rajasthan342,238
2Madhya Pradesh308,350
3Maharashtra307,713
4Uttar Pradesh243,290
5Gujarat196,024
6Karnataka191,791
7Andhra Pradesh162,970
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

List Of Largest Union Territories By Area


No.Union territoryArea (km²)
1Ladakh59,146
2Jammu and Kashmir42,241
3Andaman and Nicobar Islands8,249
4Delhi1,483
5Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu603
6Puducherry492
7Chandigarh114
8Lakshadweep32

The Largest Cities in India By Area


No.CityArea (km²)
1Delhi1484
2Bengaluru709
3Visakhapatnam689
4Ranchi652
5Hyderabad650
6Mumbai603
7Indore530
8Jaipur485
9Ahmedabad464
10Chennai426
11Bhubaneswar422
12Kanpur403
13Lucknow349
14Bhilai341
15Pune331

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YearCityState
2010ChandigarhChandigarh
2015MysoreKarnataka
2016MysoreKarnataka
2017IndoreMadhya Pradesh
YearCategoryCityState
2018MetropolisIndoreMadhya Pradesh
2018Big CityVijayawadaAndhra Pradesh
2018Medium CityMysoreKarnataka
2018Small CityNew DelhiDelhi
YearCategoryCityState
2019MetropolisIndoreMadhya Pradesh
2019Big CityAhmedabadGujarat
2019Medium CityUjjainMadhya Pradesh
2019Small CityNew DelhiDelhi
YearCategoryCityState
2020MetropolisIndoreMadhya Pradesh
2020Big CityAhmedabadGujarat
2020Medium CityMysoreKarnataka
2020Small CityAmbikapurChhattisgarh

Major Cities Of Each State In India


No.StateCity
1Andhra Pradesh1) Visakhapatnam
2) Vijayawada
3) Guntur
4) Nellore
5) Kakinada
6) Rajahmundry
2Arunachal Pradesh1) Itanagar
2) East Siang
3) Pasighat
4) Namsai
5) Tezu
3Assam1) Guwahati
2) Jorhat
3) Dibrugarh
4) Silchar
5) Tezpur
4Bihar1) Patna
2) Gaya
3) Bhagalpur
4) Muzaffarpur
5) Bihar Sharif
5Chhattisgarh1) Raipur
2) Bhilai
3) Bilaspur
4) Ambikapur
6Goa1) Panjim
2) Mapusa
3) Margao
4) Vasco da Gama
7Gujarat1) Ahmedabad
2) Surat
3) Vadodara
4) Rajkot
5) Bhavnagar
8Haryana1) Faridabad
2) Gurgaon
3) Rohtak
4) Panipat
5) Karnal
9Himachal Pradesh1) Shimla
2) Solan
3) Dharamshala
10Jharkhand1) Dhanbad
2) Ranchi
3) Jamshedpur
4) Bokaro
11Karnataka1) Bangalore
2) Hubli–Dharwad
3) Mysore
4) Gulbarga
5) Mangalore
12Kerala1) Kochi
2) Thiruvananthapuram
3) Kozhikode
4) Kollam
5) Thrissur
13Madhya Pradesh1) Bhopal
2) Indore
3) Gwalior
4) Jabalpur
5) Ujjain
14Maharashtra1) Mumbai
2) Pune
3) Nagpur
4) Thane
5) Pimpri-Chinchwad
15Manipur1) Imphal
2) Ukhrul
3) Kakching
16Meghalaya1) Shillong
2) Tura
3) Cherrapunji‎
17Mizoram1) Aizawl
2) Lunglei
3) Serchhip
18Nagaland1) Kohima
2) Mokokchung
3) Wokha
19Odisha1) Bhubaneswar
2) Cuttack
3) Puri
4) Rourkela
5) Berhampur
20Punjab1) Ludhiana
2) Amritsar
3) Jalandhar
4) Patiala
5) Bathinda
21Rajasthan1) Jaipur
2) Jodhpur
3) Kota
4) Ajmer
5) Udaipur
22Sikkim1) Gangtok
2) Namchi
3) Geyzing
23Tamil Nadu1) Chennai
2) Coimbatore
3) Madurai
4) Tiruppur
5) Salem
24Telangana1) Hyderabad
2) Warangal
3) Nizamabad
4) Khammam
5) Karimnagar
25Tripura1) Agartala
2) Dharmanagar
3) Udaipur
26Uttar Pradesh1) Kanpur
2) Lucknow
3) Ghaziabad
4) Meerut
5) Varanasi
27Uttarakhand1) Dehradun
2) Haridwar
3) Rudrapur
4) Nainital
5) Mussoorie
28West Bengal1) Kolkata
2) Howrah
3) Durgapur
4) Asansol
5) Siliguri

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List Of Industrial Centers In India


No.StatePlace
1Andhra Pradesha) Hyderabad
b) Rajahmundry
c) Sri City
d) Vijayawada
e) Visakhapatnam
2AssamDibrugarh
3Chhattisgarha) Bhilai
b) Raigarh
4DelhiDelhi
5GoaMargao
6Gujarata) Ahmedabad
b) Anjar
c) Bardoli
d) BharuchVadodara
e) Chittaranjan
f) Gandhinagar
g) Jamnagar
h) Morbi
i) Rajkot
j) Surat
7Haryanaa) Faridabad
b) Gurugram
8Jharkhanda) Bokaro Steel City
b) Jamshedpur
c) Jharia
9Karnatakaa) Bangalore
b) Belagavi
c) Channapatna
d) Peenya
10Keralaa) Calicut
b) Kannur
c) Kochi
d) Perambra
e) Thiruvananthapuram
f) Thrissur
11Madhya Pradesha) Indore
b) Nepanagar
c) Panna
d) Pithampur
12Maharashtraa) Aurangabad
b) Ichalkaranji
c) Mumbai
d) Nagpur
e) Nashik
f) Navi Mumbai
g) Pimpri-Chinchwad
h) Pune
13Orissaa) Angul
b) Rourkela
14PunjabLudhiana
15Tamil Nadua) Chennai
b) Coimbatore
c) Hosur
d) Salem
e) Sivakasi
f) Tiruppur
16Uttarakhanda) Haridwar
b) Rudrapur
17Uttar Pradesha) Aligarh
b) Bareilly
c) Bulandshahr
d) Firozabad
e) Gajraula
f) Kanpur
g) Mathura
h) Meerut
i) Mirzapur
j) Moradabad
k) Muzaffarnagar
l) Noida
m) Saharanpur
n) Unnao
o) Varanasi
18West Bengala) Darjeeling
b) Durgapur
c) Haldia
d) Kharagpur
e) Kolkata
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