The Info List - States Of India

is a federal union comprising twenty-nine states and seven union territories, for a total of 36 states and union territories. The states and union territories are further subdivided into districts and further into smaller administrative divisions.

States and union territories of India ordered by

Area Population

Abbreviations Capitals Child Nutrition Crime rate Electricity penetration Fertility rate Forest cover GDP (per capita) Highest point HIV awareness HDI Home ownership Household size Human Trafficking Institutional delivery Life expectancy at birth Literacy rate Media exposure Number of Vehicles Number of voters Obesity Open defecation Origin of name Places of worship Poverty Power capacity Safe Drinking Water Safety of Women School Enrollment Rate Sex ratio Suicides Tax revenues TV ownership Toilet availability Transport network Underweight people Unemployment Vaccination coverage

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1 Responsibilities and authorities 2 History

2.1 Pre-independence 2.2 1947–1950 2.3 States reorganization (1951–1956) 2.4 Post-1956 2.5 Current proposals

3 List

3.1 States 3.2 Union territories 3.3 Former states

4 See also 5 Notes 6 References 7 External links

Responsibilities and authorities[edit] The Constitution of India
distributes the sovereign executive and legislative powers exercisable with respect to the territory of any State between the Union and that State.[1] History[edit]

Administrative division
Administrative division
of India
in 1951

Pre-independence[edit] The Indian subcontinent
Indian subcontinent
has been ruled by many different ethnic groups throughout its history, each instituting their own policies of administrative division in the region.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11] During the British Raj, the original administrative structure was mostly kept, and India
was divided into provinces (also called Presidencies) that were directly governed by the British and princely states which were nominally controlled by a local prince or raja loyal to the British Empire, which held de facto sovereignty (suzerainty) over the princely states. 1947–1950[edit] Between 1947 and 1950 the territories of the princely states were politically integrated into the Indian Union. Most were merged into existing provinces; others were organised into new provinces, such as Rajputana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Bharat, and Vindhya Pradesh, made up of multiple princely states; a few, including Mysore, Hyderabad, Bhopal, and Bilaspur, became separate provinces. The new Constitution of India, which came into force on 26 January 1950, made India
a sovereign democratic republic. The new republic was also declared to be a "Union of States".[12] The constitution of 1950 distinguished between three main types of states:[citation needed]

Part A states, which were the former governors' provinces of British India, were ruled by an elected governor and state legislature. The nine Part A states were Assam, Bihar, Bombay, Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh
(formerly Central Provinces and Berar), Madras, Orissa, Punjab
(formerly East Punjab), Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh
(formerly the United Provinces), and West Bengal. The eight Part B states were former princely states or groups of princely states, governed by a rajpramukh, who was usually the ruler of a constituent state, and an elected legislature. The rajpramukh was appointed by the President of India. The Part B states were Hyderabad, Jammu
and Kashmir, Madhya Bharat, Mysore, Patiala
and East Punjab States Union (PEPSU), Rajasthan, Saurashtra, and Travancore-Cochin. The ten Part C states included both the former chief commissioners' provinces and some princely states, and each was governed by a chief commissioner appointed by the President of India. The Part C states were Ajmer, Bhopal, Bilaspur, Coorg, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Cutch, Manipur, Tripura, and Vindhya Pradesh. The only Part D state was the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, which were administered by a lieutenant governor appointed by the central government.

States reorganization (1951–1956)[edit] The Union Territory of Puducherry
was created in 1954 comprising the previous French enclaves of Pondichéry, Karaikal, Yanam and Mahé.[13] Andhra State
Andhra State
was created on 1 October 1953 from the Telugu-speaking northern districts of Madras
State.[14] The States Reorganisation Act
States Reorganisation Act
of 1956 reorganised the states based on linguistic lines resulting in the creation of the new states.[15] As a result of this act, Madras State
Madras State
retained its name with Kanyakumari district added to from Travancore-Cochin. Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
was created with the merger of Andhra State
Andhra State
with the Telugu-speaking districts of Hyderabad State
Hyderabad State
in 1956. Kerala
was created with the merger of Malabar district and the Kasaragod taluk
Kasaragod taluk
of South Canara
South Canara
districts of Madras State with Travancore-Cochin. Mysore State
Mysore State
was re-organized with the addition of districts of Bellary and South Canara
South Canara
(excluding Kasaragod taluk) and the Kollegal
taluk of Coimbatore district
Coimbatore district
from the Madras State, the districts of Belgaum, Bijapur, North Canara
North Canara
and Dharwad from Bombay
State, the Kannada-majority districts of Bidar, Raichur and Gulbarga
from Hyderabad State
Hyderabad State
and the province of Coorg. The Laccadive Islands
Laccadive Islands
which were divided between South Canara
South Canara
and Malabar districts of Madras State
Madras State
were united and organised into the union territory of Lakshadweep. Bombay State
Bombay State
was enlarged by the addition of Saurashtra State
Saurashtra State
and Kutch State, the Marathi-speaking districts of Nagpur Division
Nagpur Division
of Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh
and Marathwada
region of Hyderabad
State. Rajasthan
and Punjab
gained territories from Ajmer
and Patiala
and East Punjab States Union respectively and certain territories of Bihar
was transferred to West Bengal. Post-1956[edit] Bombay State
Bombay State
was split into the linguistic states of Gujarat
and Maharashtra
on 1 May 1960 by the Bombay
Reorganisation Act.[16] Nagaland
was formed on 1 December 1963.[17] The Punjab
Reorganisation Act of 1966 resulted in the creation of Haryana
on 1 November and the transfer of the northern districts of Punjab
to Himachal Pradesh.[18] The act also designated Chandigarh
as a union territory and the shared capital of Punjab
and Haryana.[19][20] Madras
state was renamed Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
in 1968. North-eastern states of Manipur, Meghalaya
and Tripura
were formed on 21 January 1972.[21] Mysore State
Mysore State
was renamed as Karnataka
in 1973. On 16 May 1975, Sikkim became the 22nd state of the Indian Union
Indian Union
and the state's monarchy was abolished.[22] In 1987, Arunachal Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
and Mizoram
became states on 20 February, followed by Goa
on 30 May, while Goa's northern exclaves of Daman and Diu
Daman and Diu
and Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Dadra and Nagar Haveli
became separate union territories.[23] In November 2000, three new states were created; namely, Chhattisgarh from eastern Madhya Pradesh, Uttaranchal from northwest Uttar Pradesh (renamed Uttarakhand
in 2007) and Jharkhand
from southern districts of Bihar.[24][25][26][27] Orissa was renamed as Odisha
in 2011. Telangana was created on 2 June 2014 as ten former districts of north-western Andhra Pradesh.[28][29] Current proposals[edit] Main article: List of proposed states and territories of India List[edit] See also: List of state and union territory capitals in India States[edit]

State ISO 3166-2:IN Vehicle code Zone Capital Largest city Statehood Population[30] Area (km2) Official languages[31] Additional official languages[31]

Andhra Pradesh IN-AP AP Southern Hyderabad
(de jure) Amaravati
(de facto) Note 1[32][33] Visakhapatnam 1 October 1953 49,506,799 160,205 Telugu —

Arunachal Pradesh IN-AR AR North-Eastern Itanagar 20 February 1987 1,383,727 83,743 English —

Assam IN-AS AS North-Eastern Dispur Guwahati 26 January 1950 31,205,576 78,550 Assamese —

Bihar IN-BR BR Eastern Patna 26 January 1950 104,099,452 94,163 Hindi Urdu

Chhattisgarh IN-CT CG Central Naya Raipur Raipur 1 November 2000 25,545,198 135,194 Hindi —

Goa IN-GA GA Western Panaji Vasco da Gama 30 May 1987 1,458,545 3,702 Konkani Marathi

Gujarat IN-GJ GJ Western Gandhinagar Ahmedabad 1 May 1960 60,439,692 196,024 Gujarati —

Haryana IN-HR HR Northern Chandigarh Faridabad 1 November 1966 25,351,462 44,212 Hindi Punjabi[34][35]

Himachal Pradesh IN-HP HP Northern Shimla
(Summer) Dharamshala

Shimla 25 January 1971 6,864,602 55,673 Hindi English

and Kashmir IN-JK JK Northern Srinagar
(Summer) Jammu
(Winter) Srinagar 26 January 1950 12,541,302 222,236 101,387Note 2 Urdu —

Jharkhand IN-JH JH Eastern Ranchi Jamshedpur 15 November 2000 32,988,134 74,677 Hindi Urdu[36]

Karnataka IN-KA KA Southern Bangalore 1 November 1956 61,095,297 191,791 Kannada —

Kerala IN-KL KL Southern Thiruvananthapuram 1 November 1956 33,406,061 38,863 Malayalam —

Madhya Pradesh IN-MP MP Central Bhopal Indore 1 November 1956 72,626,809 308,252 Hindi —

Maharashtra IN-MH MH Western Mumbai 1 May 1960 112,374,333 307,713 Marathi —

Manipur IN-MN MN North-Eastern Imphal 21 January 1972 2,855,794 22,347 Meitei English

Meghalaya IN-ML ML North-Eastern Shillong 21 January 1972 2,966,889 22,720 English Khasi[a]

Mizoram IN-MZ MZ North-Eastern Aizawl 20 February 1987 1,097,206 21,081 English, Hindi, Mizo —

Nagaland IN-NL NL North-Eastern Kohima Dimapur 1 December 1963 1,978,502 16,579 English —

Odisha IN-OR OD Eastern Bhubaneswar 26 January 1950 41,974,218 155,820 Odia —

Punjab IN-PB PB Northern Chandigarh Ludhiana 1 November 1966 27,743,338 50,362 Punjabi —

Rajasthan IN-RJ RJ Northern Jaipur 1 November 1956 68,548,437 342,269 Hindi English

Sikkim IN-SK SK North-Eastern Gangtok 16 May 1975 610,577 7,096 English Bhutia, Gurung, Lepcha, Limbu, Manggar, Mukhia, Newari, Rai, Sherpa, Tamang

Tamil Nadu IN-TN TN Southern Chennai 26 January 1950 72,147,030 130,058 Tamil English

Telangana IN-TG TS Southern HyderabadNote 1 2 June 2014 35,193,978[37] 114,840[37] Telugu, Urdu[38] —

Tripura IN-TR TR North-Eastern Agartala 21 January 1972 3,673,917 10,492 Bengali, Kokborok, English —

Uttar Pradesh IN-UP UP Central Lucknow Kanpur 26 January 1950 199,812,341 243,286 Hindi Urdu

Uttarakhand IN-UT UK Central DehradunNote 3 9 November 2000 10,086,292 53,483 Hindi Sanskrit[39]

West Bengal IN-WB WB Eastern Kolkata 26 January 1950 91,276,115 88,752 Bengali, Nepali[b] Hindi, Urdu, Santali, Odia and Punjabi

^Note 1 Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
was divided into two states, Telangana
and a residual Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
on 2 June 2014.[40][41][42] Hyderabad, located entirely within the borders of Telangana, is to serve as the capital for both states for a period of time not exceeding ten years.[43] The Government of Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
and the Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
Legislature completed the process of relocating to temporary facilities in the envisaged new capital city Amaravati
in early 2017.[32] ^Note 2 The area of Jammu and Kashmir
Jammu and Kashmir
is 222,236 km2 according to Indian claims; thereof 101,387 km2 are under Indian administration ^Note 3 Dehradun
is the interim capital of Uttarakhand. The town of Gairsain
is envisaged as the state's new capital.

Union territories[edit]

Union territory ISO 3166-2:IN Vehicle code Capital Largest city Population[30] Area (km2) Official languages[31] Additional official languages[31]

Andaman and Nicobar Islands IN-AN AN Port Blair 380,581 8,249 Hindi, English —

Chandigarh IN-CH CH Chandigarh —[c] 1,055,450 114 English —

Dadra and Nagar Haveli IN-DN DN Silvassa 343,709 491 Gujarati, Hindi Marathi

Daman and Diu IN-DD DD Daman 243,247 112 English, Gujarati, Hindi, Konkani[d] —

Delhi IN-DL DL New Delhi —[e] 16,787,941 1,490 Hindi Punjabi, Urdu[44]

Lakshadweep IN-LD LD Kavaratti 64,473 32 English Hindi

Puducherry IN-PY PY Pondicherry 1,247,953 492 English,[45] Tamil Malayalam, Telugu

Former states[edit]

Map State Capital Years Successor state(s)

Madhya Bharat Gwalior
(winter) Indore
(summer) 1947–1956 Madhya Pradesh

Eastern States Union Raipur 1947–1948 Bihar, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh

State Madras 1950–1969 Tamil Nadu

State Mysore 1947–1973 Karnataka

and East Punjab
East Punjab
States Union Patiala 1948–1956 Punjab

State Bombay 1947–1960 Maharashtra, Gujarat

State Bhopal 1949–1956 Madhya Pradesh

Saurashtra Rajkot 1948–1956 Bombay

State Madikeri 1950–1956 Mysore

Travancore-Cochin Trivandrum 1949–1956 Kerala, Madras

State Hyderabad 1948–1956 Andhra Pradesh

Vindhya Pradesh Rewa 1948–1956 Madhya Pradesh

Kutch State Bhuj 1947–1956 Bombay

Bilaspur State Bilaspur 1948–1954 Himachal Pradesh

Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
State Cooch Behar 1949 West Bengal

State Ajmer 1947–1956 Rajasthan

See also[edit]

Autonomous regions of India Emblems of Indian States ISO 3166-2:IN List of adjectives and demonyms for states and territories of India List of states and union territories of India
by population List of states in India
by past population List of states of India
by wildlife population List of Indian state and union territory name etymologies Subdivisions of India List of princely states of British India


^ Khasi language
Khasi language
has been declared as the Additional Official Language for all purposes in the District, Sub-Division and Block level offices of the State Government located in the Districts of Khasi-Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya. ^ Bengali and Nepali are the Official Languages in Darjeeling and Kurseong sub-divisions of Darjeeling district. ^ Chandigarh
is both a city and a union territory. ^ It has also been informed that the communication with States/Centre has to be made in Hindi/English. ^ Delhi
is both a city and a union territory.


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External links[edit]

Maps of the Historical Territorial Evolution of the States of India Official Government of India
Government of India
website: States and Union Territories

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and Kashmir Jharkhand Karnataka Kerala Madhya Pradesh Maharashtra Manipur Meghalaya Mizoram Nagaland Odisha Punjab Rajasthan Sikkim Tamil Nadu Telangana Tripura Uttar Pradesh Uttarakhand West Bengal

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands Chandigarh Dadra and Nagar Haveli National Capital Territory of Delhi Daman and Diu Lakshadweep Puducherry

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