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28 States and Capitals of India

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How many States and Capitals are there in India in 2022?

India has 28 States and 8 Union Territories at present. Each Indian state has administrative, legal and judicial capital.  Every state has its own Chief Minister who governs the state. 

Till 2019, India had 29 States and 7 Union Territories but in 2019 the Parliament of India passed an act by which the state of Jammu and Kashmir was broken down into two union territories of Ladakh and Jammu & Kashmir. Subsequently in 2020, Union Territories of Daman and Diu and Dadar & Nagar Haveli were merged together to form a new Union Territory by the name of “Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu”.

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List of 28 States and Capitals of India | Indian States and Capitals

Listed below are the 28 Indian States and capitals in alphabetical order. Let’s explore the states in India and their capitals.

No.

States of India

Capital

1

Andhra Pradesh

Hyderabad

2

Arunachal Pradesh

Itanagar

3

Assam

Dispur

4

Bihar

Patna

5

Chhattisgarh

Raipur

6

Goa

Panaji

7

Gujarat

Gandhinagar

8

Haryana

Chandigarh

9

Himachal Pradesh

Shimla

10

Jharkhand

Ranchi

11

Karnataka

Bengaluru

12

Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram

13

Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal

14

Maharashtra

Mumbai

15

Manipur

Imphal

16

Meghalaya

Shillong

17

Mizoram

Aizawl

18

Nagaland

Kohima

19

Odisha

Bhubaneswar

20

Punjab

Chandigarh

21

Rajasthan

Jaipur

22

Sikkim

Gangtok

23

Tamil Nadu

Chennai

24

Telangana

Hyderabad

25

Tripura

Agartala

26

Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow

27

Uttarakhand

Dehradun

28

West Bengal

Kolkata

List of Union Territories of India

Listed below are the 8 Union Territories of India with their respective capitals in an alphabetical order.

No.

Union Territories Of India

Capital

1

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Port Blair

2

Chandigarh

Chandigarh

3

Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu

Daman

4

Delhi

New Delhi

5

Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar

6

Lakshadweep

Kavaratti

7

Ladakh

Leh

8

Puducherry

Pondicherry

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Political Map of Indian States and Capitals | Indian Capitals

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Understanding States and Capitals + Union Territories

The basic difference between Indian States and capitals and Union territories are as follows:

States of India

Union Territories

States are defined as administrative units with a democratically elected government.

The Union governs a small administrative unit known as Union Territory.

Administered by the State Legislature: Governor, Chief Minister & Council of Ministers

Administered by the Central Government through Lieutenant Governors & Administrators.

Relation with Centre is Federal in character

Relation with Centre is Unitary in character

Chief Minister is the executive head

Lieutenant is the executive head

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General Information- States and Capitals of India

India, officially known as the Republic of India, is the second most populous country in the world and seventh-largest in land area. India lies in southern Asia and has its land borders with Pakistan to the West, China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the North, Bangladesh, and Myanmar to the East. It also shares its maritime borders with Srilanka, Thailand, Indonesia, and the Maldives.

There are 21 Modern Indian Languages, 8 river systems, 7 mountain ranges and 28 states and capitals of India. The capital of India is New Delhi and the official languages of the country are Hindi and English.

It is said, modern humans have inhabited this place for more than 55,000 years. India was ruled by Mughal Emperors for more than 300 years, before it became a colony of the British empire for another 200 years. India got its independence on 15th August, 1947 when it had more than 500 princely states and provinces. The task to unify India post independence was led by Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Latest Updates on States and Capitals of India

  • India has had 8 union territories since January 26, 2020. The union territories of Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli have merged into one.
  • The central government also announced on August 5 that the special status granted to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 would be revoked, and that the state would be divided into: Jammu and Kashmir UTs and Ladakh UTs.
  • The number of UTs has shrunk to eight following the merger of Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

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FAQ'S On 28 States and Capitals of India

Answer: There are 28 States in India at present, 2021.

Answer: There are 8 Union Territories in India at present, 2021.

Answer: a)Daman & Diu got merged with Dadar & Nagar Haveli in 2020

b) Jammu & Kashmir, and Ladakh became two new Union Territories of India in 2019

Answer: New Delhi is the national capital of India.

Answer: Goa is the smallest smallest state in India by area.

Answer: Lakshwadeep is the smallest Union Territory of India.

Answer: The 28 States and Capitals of India are as follows:

  1. Andhra Pradesh (Amaravati)
  2. Arunachal Pradesh (Itanagar)
  3. Assam (Dispur)
  4. Bihar (Patna)
  5. Chhattisgarh (Raipur)
  6. Goa (Panaji)
  7. Gujarat (Gandhinagar)
  8. Haryana (Chandigarh)
  9. Himachal Pradesh (Shimla)
  10. Jharkhand (Ranchi)
  11. Karnataka (Bangalore)
  12. Kerala (Thiruvananthapuram)
  13. Madhya Pradesh (Bhopal)
  14. Maharashtra (Mumbai)
  15. Manipur (Imphal)
  16. Meghalaya (Shillong)
  17. Mizoram (Aizawl)
  18. Nagaland (Kohima)
  19. Odisha (Bhubaneshwar)
  20. Punjab (Chandigarh)
  21. Rajasthan (Jaipur)
  22. Sikkim (Gangtok)
  23. Tamil Nadu (Chennai)
  24. Telangana (Hyderabad)
  25. Tripura (Agartala)
  26. Uttarakhand (Dehradun)
  27. Uttar Pradesh (Lucknow)
  28. West Bengal (Kolkata)
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