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List of states in India, Union Territories, their Capitals and Other Details

Safalta Expert Published by: Himani Mehra Updated Thu, 30 Sep 2021 03:46 PM IST

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Check the list of states in India here at Safalta. Get to know the states, union territories, their capitals and other details. 
India is a federal union of 28 states and 8 union territories. The political map of India has undergone various changes over the years. The States Reorganization Act, formulated in 1956 was first introduced to form states along linguistic lines. Over the years, there have been various amendements to the act and other acts have been introduced to reorganise the boundaries of India. The boundaries of the states have been merged and separated, union territories have been created and assimilated to presently give us 28 states and 8 union territories. The latest changes were made through the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Act 2019 which has bifurcated the state into two union territories- Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. The list of states in India is important for the citizens to know as this is a part of the general knowledge that we should be aware of. Read this article to know the list of states in India and their capitals.
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List of States in India

As already mentioned there are 28 states in India and 8 Union Territories. Each of these States and Union Territories is unique in its culture and people. Hence India as a nation is a amalgamation of diverse cultures and identities. The different states and union territories of India are as follows:
State Capital Founded On
Andhra Pradesh Amaravati 1 Nov 1956
Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar 20 Feb 1987
Assam Dispur 26 Jan 1950
Bihar Patna 26 Jan 1950
Chhattisgarh Raipur 1 Nov 2000
Goa Panaji 30 May 1987
Gujarat Gandhinagar 1 May 1960
Haryana Chandigarh 1 Nov 1966
Himachal Pradesh Shimla 25 Jan 1971
Jharkhand Ranchi 15 Nov 2000
Karnataka Bengaluru 1 Nov 1956
Kerala Thiruvananthapuram 1 Nov 1956
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal 1 Nov 1956
Maharashtra Mumbai 1 May 1960
Manipur Imphal 21 Jan 1972
Meghalaya Shillong 21 Jan 1972
Mizoram Aizawl 20 Feb 1987
Nagaland Kohima 1 Dec 1963
Odisha Bhubaneswar 26 Jan 1950
Punjab Chandigarh 1 Nov 1956
Rajasthan Jaipur 1 Nov 1956
Sikkim Gangtok 16 May 1975
Tamil Nadu Chennai 26 Jan 1950
Telangana Hyderabad 2 June 2014
Tripura Agartala 21 Jan 1972
Uttar Pradesh Lucknow 26 Jan 1950
Uttarakhand Dehradun (Winter)
Gairsain (Summer)
9 Nov 2000
West Bengal Kolkata 1 Nov 1956

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List of Union Territories in India


The 8 Union Territories in India are as follows:
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 9 May, 1905
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
 

List of States in India FAQs

 

Q. How many states and union territories are there in India?

A. There are a total of 28 states and 8 union territories in India.

Q. Is Jammu and Kashmir a state or a union territory?

A. Jammu and Kashmir was earlier a state but by the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act 2019 the state has been bifurcated into two different union territories.

Q. When was the state of Uttarakhand established?

A. Uttarakhand came into being as a separate state on 9 November 2000. It was earlier a part of Uttar Pradesh.

Q. Do Union Territories have their own government like that of states?

A. No, union territories are administered by the Central Government.

Q. What is the capital of Andhra Pradesh?

A. The capital of Andhra Pradesh is Amravati.

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