Accurate List of
28 States And Capitals
of India

states and capitals of India

India: An Overview

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, and 7 mountain ranges. 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. The diverse set of activities here made India a very prosperous country, and hence a prime target for invasions by others. 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 from the British rule when it had more than 500 princely states and provinces. The task to unify India post independence was led by Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. 

States and Capital of India , Union Territories and Indian Capitals

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 Ladakh and Jammu & Kashmir became two new Union territories. Subsequently in 2020, Union Territories of Daman and Diu was merged with Dadar & Nagar Haveli.

For more information about Indian country, its history and culture, follow the link to Wikipedia here.

List of States and Capitals of India

Listed below are the 28 Indian States and their respective capitals in an alphabetical order.

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

 

Political Map of Indian States and Capitals

Frequently Asked Questions About India States and Capitals

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.

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