States and Union Territories of India

By | March 14, 2021
States and Union Territories of India

In this article, we will learn about the names and capital of states and Union territories of India.

States and Union Territories of India

India is the seventh-largest country in the world and also the second populous. It lies in southern Asia. It is officially known as the Republic of India. It is governed by a parliamentary form of government. It gets very difficult to manage a large country from one place. So the Indian Constitution gives the right to the central government to make states as they feel suitable.

The system of government in states closely resembles that of the Union. There are 28 states and 8 Union territories in the country. 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.

List of States in India

S. No.Name Name of Capital
1Andhra PradeshAmaravati
2Arunachal PradeshItanagar
3AssamDispur
4BiharPatna
5ChhattisgarhRaipur
6GoaPanaji
7GujaratGandhinagar
8HaryanaChandigarh
9Himachal PradeshShimla
10JharkhandRanchi
11KarnatakaBengaluru (formerly Bangalore)
12KeralaThiruvananthapuram
13Madhya PradeshBhopal
14MaharashtraMumbai
15ManipurImphal
16MeghalayaShillong
17MizoramAizawl
18NagalandKohima
19OdishaBhubaneswar
20PunjabChandigarh
21RajasthanJaipur
22SikkimGangtok
23Tamil NaduChennai
24TelanganaHyderabad
25TripuraAgartala
26Uttar PradeshLucknow
27UttarakhandDehradun (Winter)
Gairsain   (Summer)
28West BengalKolkata

List of Union Territories in India

Union Territories are ruled directly by the Central Government has a Lieutenant Governor as an administrator, who is the representative of the President of India and appointed by the President on the recommendation of the Prime Minister. Union Territories have no representation in the Rajya Sabha except Delhi and Puducherry.

The Administrator of each Union territory has a functional responsibility independent of his peer Administrators in other Union territories. The Union territories are further sub-divided into smaller administrative blocks for effective governance. Villages form the smallest area of administration. Each village has a representative administrative Gram Panchayat. A Gram Panchayat may have administrative control of a number of villages.

S. No.Name Name of Capital
1Andaman and Nicobar IslandsPort Blair
2ChandigarhChandigarh
3Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman & DiuDaman
4The Government of NCT of DelhiDelhi
5Jammu and KashmirSrinagar (Summer)

Jammu (Winter)

6LadakhLeh
7LakshadweepKavaratti
8PuducherryPuducherry

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