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A UNION TERRITORY is a type of administrative division in the Republic of India
India
. Unlike states , which have their own elected governments, union territories are ruled directly by the Union Government (Central Government), hence the name "union territory". Union territories in India
India
qualify as federal territories , by definition.

The Parliament of India
India
can pass a law to amend the Constitution and provide a Legislature with elected Members and a Chief Minister for a Union Territory, as it has done for Delhi
Delhi
and Puducherry. In general, The President of India
India
appoints an administrator or lieutenant-governor for each UT. There are seven union territories, including Delhi
Delhi
, the capital of India, and Chandigarh , the joint capital of Punjab and Haryana .

Delhi
Delhi
and Puducherry (Pondicherry) operate somewhat differently from the other five. Delhi
Delhi
and Puducherry were given partial statehood and Delhi
Delhi
was redefined as the National Capital Territory
Territory
of Delhi
Delhi
(NCT). Delhi
Delhi
and Puducherry have their own elected legislative assemblies and the executive councils of ministers with partially state-like function.

The seven current union territories are:

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

Union territories of India
India
have special rights and status due to their constitutional formation and development. The status of "Union Territory" may be assigned to an Indian sub-jurisdiction for reasons such as safeguarding the rights of indigenous cultures, averting political turmoil related to matters of governance, and so on. These union territories could be changed to states in the future for more efficient administrative control.

REFERENCES

Wikimedia Commons has media related to UNION TERRITORIES OF INDIA .

* ^ Union Territories. Know India: National Portal of India Archived 26 November 2012 at the Wayback Machine . * ^ "States and Union Territories". KnowIndia.gov.in. Retrieved 17 November 2013. * ^ "Union Territories of India".

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States and union territories of India
India

STATES

* Arunachal Pradesh * Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
* Assam
Assam
* Bihar * Chhattisgarh * Goa
Goa
* Gujarat
Gujarat
* Haryana * Himachal Pradesh * Jammu and Kashmir * Jharkhand * Karnataka
Karnataka
* Kerala
Kerala
* Madhya Pradesh * Maharashtra * Manipur
Manipur
* Meghalaya * Mizoram * Nagaland * Odisha * Punjab * Rajasthan
Rajasthan
* Sikkim
Sikkim
* Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
* Telangana
Telangana
* Tripura
Tripura
* Uttar Pradesh * Uttarakhand * West Bengal

UNION TERRITORIES

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

* Capitals in India
India
* Proposed states and territories * Historical Regions * British Provinces

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State and Union Territory
Territory
capitals of India
India

* Agartala * Aizawl
Aizawl
* Amaravati (de facto) * Bangalore
Bangalore
* Bhopal
Bhopal
* Bhubaneswar * Chandigarh * Chennai
Chennai
* Daman * Dehradun (interim) * New Delhi
Delhi
* Dispur * Gandhinagar * Gangtok * Hyderabad * Imphal
Imphal
* Itanagar
Itanagar
* Jaipur
Jaipur
* Jammu
Jammu
(in winter) * Kavaratti * Kohima
Kohima
* Kolkata
Kolkata
* Lucknow
Lucknow
* Mumbai
Mumbai
* Panaji * Patna
Patna
* Pondicherry * Port Blair
Port Blair
* Raipur * Ranchi
Ranchi
* Shillong
Shillong
* Shimla * Silvassa * Srinagar
Srinagar
(in summer) * Thiruvananthapuram

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Designations for types of administrative territorial entities

ENGLISH TERMS

COMMON ENGLISH TERMS1

AREA

* Insular area
Insular area
* Local government area * Protected area * Special area

* Statistical area

* Combined statistical area * Metropolitan statistical area * Micropolitan statistical area

* Urban area

CANTON Half-canton
Half-canton

BOROUGH

* County borough * Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan borough

CAPITAL

* Federal capital * Imperial capital

CITY

* City
City
state * Autonomous city * Charter city * Independent city * Incorporated city
Incorporated city
* Imperial city
Imperial city
* Free imperial city * Royal free city
Royal free city

COMMUNITY

* Autonomous community * Residential community

COUNTY

* Administrative county
Administrative county
* Autonomous county * Consolidated city-county

* Metropolitan county
Metropolitan county

* Non-metropolitan

* Viscountcy

COUNTRY

* Overseas country

DEPARTMENT

* Overseas department

DISTRICT

* Capital district * City
City
district * Congressional district
Congressional district
* Electoral district * Federal district * Indian government district * Land district

* Metropolitan district
Metropolitan district

* Non-metropolitan district
Non-metropolitan district

* Military district * Municipal district * Police district * Regional district * Rural district * Sanitary district * Subdistrict * Urban district * Special district

DIVISION

* Census division * Police division * Subdivision

MUNICIPALITY

* County
County
municipality

* Norway * Nova Scotia * Regional county municipality

* Direct-controlled municipality * District
District
municipality * Mountain resort municipality * Neutral municipality * Regional municipality * Resort municipality * Rural municipality * Specialized municipality

PREFECTURE

* Autonomous prefecture * Subprefecture * Super-prefecture * Praetorian prefecture
Praetorian prefecture

PROVINCE

* Autonomous province * Overseas province * Roman province

REGION

* Administrative region * Autonomous region * Capital region * Development region * Economic region * Mesoregion * Microregion
Microregion
* Overseas region * Planning region * Special administrative region
Special administrative region
* Statistical region * Subregion

RESERVE

* Biosphere reserve * Ecological reserve * Game reserve * Indian reserve * Nature reserve
Nature reserve

STATE

* Federal state
Federal state
* Free state * Sovereign state

TERRITORY

* Capital territory

* Federal capital territory

* Dependent territory * Federal territory
Federal territory
* Military territory * Organized incorporated territory * Overseas territory * Union territory * Unorganized territory
Unorganized territory

TOWN

* Census town * Market town

TOWNSHIP

* Charter township * Civil township * Paper township * Survey township
Survey township
* Urban township

UNIT

* Autonomous territorial unit * Local administrative unit * Municipal unit * Regional unit

ZONE

* Economic zone

* Exclusive economic zone * Free economic zone * Special economic zone
Special economic zone

* Free-trade zone * Neutral zone * Self-administered zone

OTHER ENGLISH TERMS

CURRENT

* Alpine resort * Bailiwick

* Banner

* Autonomous

* Block * Cadastre * Circle * Circuit * Colony * Commune * Condominium * Constituency * Duchy * Eldership * Emirate * Federal dependency * Governorate * Hamlet * Ilkhanate * Indian reservation

* Manor

* Royal

* Muftiate * Neighbourhood * Parish * Periphery * Precinct * Principality * Protectorate * Quarter * Regency * Autonomous republic * Riding

* Sector

* Autonomous

* Shire
Shire
* Sultanate * Suzerainty * Townland

* Village
Village

* Administrative * Summer

* Ward *

HISTORICAL

* Agency * Barony * Burgh
Burgh
* Exarchate
Exarchate
* Hide * Hundred * Imperial Circle
Imperial Circle
* March * Monthon * Presidency * Residency * Roman diocese * Seat * Tenth * Tithing

NON-ENGLISH OR LOANWORDS

CURRENT

* Amt * Bakhsh * Barangay
Barangay
* Bezirk * Regierungsbezirk * Comune
Comune
* Frazione * Fu * Gemeinde * Județ

* Kunta / kommun

* Finland * Sweden

* Län * Località * Megye * Muban

* Oblast
Oblast

* Autonomous

* Okrug * Ostān * Poblacion * Purok * Shahrestān * Sum * Sýsla * Tehsil * Vingtaine

HISTORICAL

* Commote * Gau * Heerlijkheid * Köping * Maalaiskunta

* Nome

* Egypt * Greece

* Pagus
Pagus
* Pargana * Plasă * Satrapy * Socken * Subah * Syssel * Zhou

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Arabic
Arabic
terms for country subdivisions

FIRST-LEVEL

* Muhafazah (محافظة governorate) * Wilayah (ولاية province) * Mintaqah (منطقة region) * Mudiriyah (مديرية directorate) * Imarah (إمارة emirate) * Baladiyah (بلدية municipality) * Shabiyah (شعبية "popularate")

SECOND / THIRD-LEVEL

* Mintaqah (منطقة region) * Qadaa (قضاء district) * Nahiyah (ناحية subdistrict) * Markaz (مركز district) * Mutamadiyah (معتمدية "delegation") * Daerah / Daïra (دائرة circle) * Liwa (لواء banner / sanjak )

CITY / TOWNSHIP-LEVEL

* Amanah (أمانة municipality) * Baladiyah (بلدية municipality) * Ḥai (حي neighborhood / quarter) * Mahallah (محلة) * Qarya (قرية) * Sheyakhah (شياخة "neighborhood subdivision")

English translations given are those most commonly used.

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French terms for country subdivisions

* arrondissement * département * préfecture * subprefectures

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Greek terms for country subdivisions

MODERN

* apokentromenes dioikiseis / geniki dioikisis § / diamerisma § / periphereia * nomos § / periphereiaki enotita * demos / eparchia § / koinotita §

HISTORICAL

* archontia/archontaton * bandon * demos * despotaton * dioikesis * doukaton * droungos * eparchia * exarchaton * katepanikion * kephalatikion * kleisoura * meris * naukrareia * satrapeia * strategis * thema * toparchia * tourma

§ signifies a defunct institution

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Portuguese terms for country subdivisions

REGIONAL SUBDIVISIONS

* Estado
Estado
* Distrito federal * Província * Região * Distrito * Comarca * Capitania

LOCAL SUBDIVISIONS

* Município * Concelho * Freguesia
Freguesia
* Comuna * Circunscrição

SETLEMENTS

* Cidade
Cidade
* Vila * Aldeia * Bairro
Bairro
* Lugar

* Historical subdivisions in italics.

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Slavic terms for country subdivisions

CURRENT

* dzielnica * gmina * krai * kraj * krajina / pokrajina * městys * obec * oblast / oblast\' / oblasti / oblys / obwód / voblast\' * okręg * okres * okrug * opština / općina / občina / obshtina * osiedle * powiat / povit * raion * selsoviet / silrada * sołectwo * voivodeship / vojvodina * županija

HISTORICAL

* darugha * gromada * guberniya / gubernia * jurydyka * khutor * obshchina * okolia * opole * pogost * prowincja * sorok * srez * starostwo / starostva * uyezd * volost * ziemia * župa

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Spanish terms for country subdivisions

NATIONAL, FEDERAL

* Comunidad autónoma * Departamento * Distrito federal * Estado
Estado
* Provincia * Región

REGIONAL, METROPOLITAN

* Cantón * Comarca * Comuna * Corregimiento * Delegación * Distrito * Mancomunidad * Merindad * Municipalidad * Municipio
Municipio

* Parroquia

* Ecuador * Spain

URBAN, RURAL

* Aldea * Alquería * Anteiglesia

* Asentamiento

* Asentamiento informal * Pueblos jóvenes

* Barrio * Campamento * Caserío

* Ciudad

* Ciudad autónoma

* Colonia * Lugar * Masía * Pedanía * Población * Ranchería
Ranchería
* Sitio
Sitio
* Vereda * Villa
Villa
* Village
Village
(Pueblito/Pueblo)

* Historical subdivisions in italics.

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Turkish terms for country subdivisions

MODERN

* il (province) * ilçe (district) * şehir (city) * kasaba (town) * belediye (municipality) * belde (community) * köy (village) * mahalle (neighbourhood/quarter)

HISTORICAL

* ağalık (feudal district) * bucak (subdistrict) * beylerbeylik (province) * kadılık (subprovince) * kaza (sub-province) * hidivlik (viceroyalty) * mutasarrıflık (subprovince) * nahiye (nahiyah) * paşalık (province) * reya (Romanian principalities) * sancak (prefecture) * vilayet (province) * voyvodalık (Romanian provinces)

1 Used by ten or more countries or having derived terms. Historical derivations in italics. See also: Census division , Electoral district , Political division , and List of administrative divisions by

.