Which is the smallest state in India?

India is the seventh-largest country in the world as per 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.

Smallest State As Per Area

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

Features of Goa

Area

The total area covered by the state 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. On the basis of population, Goa stands on the fourth position. The capital city of Goa is Panji and Vasco da Gama is the largest city in the state.

Attraction

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.

Boundaries

Goa is surrounded by Karnataka and Maharashtra. 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 in the Western Coast of India and is 594 Km (by road) away from Mumbai city.

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

PopulatioLargest 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 place for tourist. Gangtok’s city shopping and market place has an enormous amount of collection for the people who love to shop.

Boundaries

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.

Economy

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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