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India is the seventh-largest country in the world as per the area. India is politically divided into 29 states and 7 Union Territories. Among these 29 states, the largest state as per area and population is discussed here.

The Smallest State As Per Area

Goa is the smallest state in India. The capital city of Goa is Panji.

Features of Goa


The total area covered by the state of Goa is 3,702 square kilometres. It occupies only 0.11% of the total land’s country. Goa is situated on the west coast of the Arabian sea. Based on population, Goa stands in the fourth position. The capital city of Goa is Panji, and Vasco da Gama is the largest city in the state.


The main attraction of this state is tourism. The indo-western culture of Goa, flora, fauna, beaches, churches, World Heritage-listed architecture, are the main appeals of Goa.


Karnataka and Maharashtra surround Goa. Boundaries of Goa State is defined in the North Terekhol river, which separates it from Maharashtra, in the East and South by Karnataka State and West by the Arabian Sea. This small state of Goa lies on the Western Coast of India and is 594 Km (by road) away from Mumbai city.

The Smallest State As Per Population

According to the State Census 2011

Sikkim is the least populated state in India. The population of this state is 6,07,688.

Features of Sikkim

The Largest City In Sikkim

Sikkim is the least populated and second-smallest state in our country. The population of this state is 6,07,688 as per the census of 2011.

The largest city in Sikkim is Gangtok and is the capital city of the state. Gangtok is an attractive tourist place. Gangtok’s city shopping and market place have an enormous amount of collection for the people who love to shop.


Sikkim shares its borders with China in the north and northeast, Bhutan in the east, Nepal in the west, and West Bengal in the south. The Khangchendzonga National Park covers almost 35% of the state.


Sikkim’s economy is basically dependent on agriculture and tourism, and as per the data of 2014, the state has the third-smallest GDP among Indian states. The snow-covered mountains, clean city, valleys, flower garden and rivers are the tourist places that earn the economy for the state.

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