States and their Capitals of India

India is a union of States and also second-most populous country across the world located in South Asia. India Compressed with 28 States and 8 Union Territories.

New Delhi is the National Capital of India also commonly called NCR (National Capital Region). Delhi is also one of the Union Territories of India.

India is the 7th largest country in accordance with the area.

2nd largest country in accordance with the population.

India is also known as the Republic of India.

Total area covered is 32,87,263Sq km.

Three sides of India is fully covered by the Indian Ocean, the Bay of Bengal, and the Arabian Sea.

States and their Capitals

StatesCapital
Andhra PradeshLegislative Capital- Amaravati Executive Capital- Visakhapatnam Judicial Capital- Kurnool
Arunachal PradeshItanagar
AssamDispur
BiharPatna
ChhattisgarhRaipur
GoaPanaji
GujaratGandhinagar
HaryanaChandigarh
Himachal PradeshShimla (Summer) Dharamshala (Winter)
JharkhandRanchi
KarnatakaBengaluru
KeralaThiruvananthapuram
Madhya PradeshBhopal
MaharashtraMumbai
ManipurImphal
MeghalayaShillong
MizoramAizawl
NagalandKohima
OdishaBhubaneswar
PunjabChandigarh
RajasthanJaipur
SikkimGangtok
Tamil NaduChennai
TelanganaHyderabad
TripuraAgartala
Uttar PradeshLucknow
UttarakhandGairsain (Summer) Dehradun (Winter)
West BengalKolkata

Union Territories and their Capitals

Union Territories & National Capital TerritoryCapitals
Delhi (National Capital Territory of Delhi or NCT)New Delhi
Andaman & Nicobar IslandsPort Blair
ChandigarhChandigarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & DiuDaman
Jammu & KashmirSrinagar (Summer capital) Jammu (winter capital)
LakshadweepKavaratti
PuducherryPondicherry
LadakhLeh (summer capital) Kargil (winter capital)
  • In August 2019, the Jammu and Kashmir State was bifurcated into 2 Union Territories. (ladakh and Jammu & Kashmir).
  • In January 2020, the union territories, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu are combined into a single Union Territory.

Important Questions

1.Which State has boundaries with seven states and two countries?Assam
2.The state with high population density?Bihar
3.Which is the largest state in terms of area?Rajasthan
4.The state with least population?Sikkim
5.Most populated union territory (Excluding Delhi)Pondicherry
6.State with high literacy rate?Kerala ( as per census 2011)
7.Name the state which is surrounded by three countries and one state?Sikkim
8.Which state has longest coastline?Gujarat
9.Which is the first state in India that formed on linguistic basis?Andhra Pradesh
10.State that has least literacy rate?Bihar
11.The state without international and coastal boundary?Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Haryana
12.Which state was surrounded on three sides by Bangladesh?Tripura
13.The state with least population density?Arunachal Pradesh
14.Which is least populated union territory in India?Lakshadweep
15.Most Populated State in India?Uttar Pradesh

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