List of 29 Indian States and Capitals, 8 Union Territories

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Page Updated on October 31, 2020

List of 29 Indian States and Capitals: If you want to know the details about the list of States and Capitals of India then you are at the right place.

India comes at the second number in terms of the most populated countries are there currently in the world having more than 1.4 billion people and located in the Southern Asia region. India is also the largest populous democratic country in the world.

Being the largest democratic country It is not possible to manage the entire country from a single place by a single governing body. Indian constitution has given the power to the Indian government to divide the country into further small areas that will be managed by the other governing Bodies at a smaller scale.

By using the constitutional power Indian government announces new states and territories from time to time. Indian Parliament can take some below-mentioned decision if there is any need .

  • Announcement of new states.
  • Diminish the area of any State.
  • Change the name of any State:
  • Announcement of new union territories.
  • alter the boundaries of any State.
  • Make a separate territory from any current Indian state.
  • Separating territory by merging two or more states/ union territories.

Currently, There are 29 states and 8 Union Territories in India .

Please find below the list of Indian States .

S. No. State of India Capital Date of establishment
1 Andhra Pradesh Amaravati October 22, 2015
2 Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar February 20, 1987
3 Assam Dispur 1973
4 Bihar Patna January 26, 1950
5 Chhattisgarh Raipur November 1, 2000
6 Goa Porvorim May 30, 1987
7 Gujarat Gandhinagar 1970
8 Haryana Chandigarh November 1, 1966
9 Himachal Pradesh Shimla January 25, 1971
10 Jharkhand Ranchi November 15, 2000
11 Karnataka Bangalore November 1, 1956
12 Kerala Thiruvananthapuram November 1, 1956
13 Madhya Pradesh Bhopal November 1, 1956
14 Maharashtra Mumbai May 1, 1960
15 Manipur Imphal January 21, 1972
16 Meghalaya Shillong January 21, 1972
17 Mizoram Aizawl February 20, 1987
18 Nagaland Kohima December 1, 1963
19 Odisha Bhubaneswar January 26, 1950
20 Punjab Chandigarh November 1, 1966
21 Rajasthan Jaipur November 1, 1950
22 Sikkim Gangtok May 16, 1975
23 Tamil Nadu Chennai January 26, 1956
24 Telangana Hyderabad June 2, 2014
25 Tripura Agartala January 21, 1972
26 Uttar Pradesh Lucknow January 26, 1950
27 Uttarakhand Gairsain (Summer)
Dehradun (Winter)
November 9, 2000
2020
28 West Bengal Kolkata November 1, 1950

Union Territories and Capitals

Currently, there are 28 States and 8 Union Territories in India. Recently the Parliament of India passes the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, on 5,6 August 2019. Indian Parliament has re-constituted the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir as two union territories, ‘Jammu and Kashmir’ and ‘Ladakh’, with effect from 31 October 2019. Currently, India has 8 Union Territories.

Union Territories are administered by the President through an Administrator appointed by him/her. From the largest to the smallest, each State/UT of India has a unique demography, history and culture, dress, festivals, language, etc .

Please find below the list of Union Territories in India .

Union Territories Names Capital Founded on
Andaman and Nicobar Islands Port Blair 1 Nov. 1956
Chandigarh Chandigarh 1 Nov. 1966
Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu Daman 26 Jan. 2020
Delhi New Delhi February 13, 1931
Jammu and Kashmir Srinagar (Summer)
Jammu (Winter)
31 Oct 2019
Lakshadweep Kavaratti 1 Nov. 1956
Puducherry Pondicherry 1 Nov. 1954
Ladakh Leh 31 Oct 2019

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