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India's 28 States

Learn the Names and Other Information About the Republic of India's 28 States

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Source: CIA World Factbook, 2007
Updated May 30, 2014

The Republic of India is the country that occupies most of the Indian subcontinent in southern Asia and is the second most populous country in the world. It has a long history but today is considered a developing nation as well as the world's largest democracy. India is a federal republic and is broken down into 28 states and seven union territories. These Indian states have their own elected governments for local administration.

The following is a list of India's 28 states organized by population. Capital cities and state area have been included for reference.

India's States

1) Uttar Pradesh
• Population: 166,197,921
• Capital: Lucknow
• Area: 93,023 square miles (240,928 sq km)

2) Maharashtra
• Population: 96,878,627
• Capital: Mumbai
• Area: 118,809 square miles (307,713 sq km)

3) Bihar
• Population: 82,998509
• Capital: Patna
• Area: 36,356 square miles (94,163 sq km)

4) Poschim Bongo
• Population: 80,176,197
• Capital: Kolkata
• Area: 34,267 square miles (88,752 sq km)

5) Andhra Pradesh
• Population: 76,210,007
• Capital: Hyderabad
• Area: 106,195 square miles (275,045 sq km)

6) Tamil Nadu
• Population: 62,405,679
• Capital: Chennai
• Area: 50,216 square miles (130,058 sq km)

7) Madhya Pradesh
• Population: 60,348,023
• Capital: Bhopal
• Area: 119,014 square miles (308,245 sq km)

8) Rajasthan
• Population: 56,507,188
• Capital: Jaipur
• Area: 132,139 square miles (342,239 sq km)

9) Karnataka
• Population: 52,850,562
• Capital: Bangalore
• Area: 74,051 square miles (191,791 sq km)

10) Gujarat
• Population: 50,671,017
• Capital: Gandhinagar
• Area: 75,685 square miles (196,024 sq km)

11) Orissa
• Population: 36,804,660
• Capital: Bhubaneswar
• Area: 60,119 square miles (155,707 sq km)

12) Kerala
• Population: 31,841,374
• Capital: Thiruvananthapuram
• Area: 15,005 square miles (38,863 sq km)

13) Jharkhand
• Population: 26,945,829
• Capital: Ranchi
• Area: 30,778 square miles (79,714 sq km)

14) Assam
• Population: 26,655,528
• Capital: Dispur
• Area: 30,285 square miles (78,438 sq km)

15) Punjab
• Population: 24,358,999
• Capital: Chandigarh
• Area: 19,445 square miles (50,362 sq km)

16) Haryana
• Population: 21,144,564
• Capital: Chandigarh
• Area: 17,070 square miles (44,212 sq km)

17) Chhattisgarh
• Population: 20,833,803
• Capital: Raipur
• Area: 52,197 square miles (135,191 sq km)

18) Jammu and Kashmir
• Population: 10,143,700
• Capitals: Jammu and Srinagar
• Area: 85,806 square miles (222,236 sq km)

19) Uttarakhand
• Population: 8,489,349
• Capital: Dehradun
• Area: 20,650 square miles (53,483 sq km)

20) Himachal Pradesh
• Population: 6,077,900
• Capital: Shimla
• Area: 21,495 square miles (55,673 sq km)

21) Tripura
• Population: 3,199,203
• Capital: Agartala
• Area: 4,049 square miles (10,486 sq km)

22) Meghalaya
• Population: 2,318,822
• Capital: Shillong
• Area: 8,660 square miles (22,429 sq km)

23) Manipur
• Population: 2,166,788
• Capital: Imphal
• Area: 8,620 square miles (22,327 sq km)

24) Nagaland
• Population: 1,990,036
• Capital: Kohima
• Area: 6,401 square miles (16,579 sq km)

25) Goa
• Population: 1,347,668
• Capital: Panaji
• Area: 1,430 square miles (3,702 sq km)

26) Arunachal Pradesh
• Population: 1,097,968
• Capital: Itanagar
• Area: 32,333 square miles (83,743 sq km)

27) Mizoram
• Population: 888,573
• Capital: Aizawl
• Area: 8,139 square miles (21,081 sq km)

28) Sikkim
• Population: 540,851
• Capital: Gangtok
• Area: 2,740 square miles (7,096 sq km)

Reference

Wikipedia. (7 June 2010). States and Territories of India - Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/States_and_territories_of_India

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