Number of states in India

The states in India are mostly created on linguistic differences. Since independence number of states in India has changed a lot.

In the year 2000, three new states were established in India namely Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Uttaranchal. Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh were created from parts of Bihar and Orissa while Uttaranchal was created from north Uttar Pradesh.
This was the last change in the number of states in India till date. The total count of number of states in India stands at 29 including NCR Delhi which is also accorded the status of a state. India also has 6 union territories.

In the states, the Governor, as the representative of the President of India, is the head fo the government executive. The Union Territories are administered directly by the President through an Administrator appointed by him/her. There is no elected government in the union territories. Each State and UT of India has a unique culture, demography, food habits, dress, festivals and also language in some of the cases

Number of states in India / UT in India

No. State / UT Name Capital
1 UT Andaman and Nicobar Islands Port Blair
2   Andhra Pradesh Hyderabad
3   Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar
4   Assam Guwahati
5   Bihar Patna
6 UT Chandigarh Chandigarh
7   Chattisgarh Raipur
8 UT Dadra and Nagar Haveli Silvassa
9 UT Daman and Diu Daman
10   Goa Panaji
11   Gujarat Gandhinagar
12   Haryana Chandigarh
13   Himachal Pradesh Shimla
14   Jammu and Kashmir Srinagar
15   Jharkhand Ranchi
16   Karnataka Bengaluru
17   Kerala Thiruvananthapuram
18 UT Lakshadweep Kavaratti
19   Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
20   Maharashtra Mumbai
21   Manipur Imphal
22   Meghalaya Shillong
23   Mizoram Aizawl
24   Nagaland Kohima
25   National Capital Territory of Delhi Delhi
26   Orissa Bhubaneswar
27 UT Puducherry Puducherry
28   Punjab Chandigarh
29   Rajasthan Jaipur
30   Sikkim Gangtok
31   Tamil Nadu Chennai
32   Tripura Agartala
33   Uttar Pradesh Lucknow
34   Uttarakhand Dehradun
35   West Bengal Kolkata
Content updated in January 2020

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