States and Capitals - Complete List

India has 28 states and 8 Union Territories. The tables given in this article will give the complete list of states and capitals of India. Each state of India has unique culture, festivals, language, history, demography, etc.

Largest and Smallest State of India by Area

  • The largest state in India is Rajasthan, located in Western India.
  • The states bordering Rajasthan are Punjab, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Rajasthan also shares international boundary with Pakistan.
  • The smallest state in India is Goa.

States of India – Highest and Lowest Population

  • Uttar Pradesh has the highest population.
  • The state of Sikkim has the lowest population in India.

North East India – States and Capitals

The list of states located in North East India is given in the below table. It also consists of their respective capitals.

States in North East India

Capitals

Assam

Dispur

Meghalaya

Shillong

Arunachal Pradesh

Itanagar

Nagaland

Kohima

Manipur

Imphal

Mizoram

Aizawl

Tripura

Agartala

South India – States and Capitals

The list of states located in South India is given in the below table. It also consists of their respective capitals.

States in South India

Capitals

Karnataka

Bangalore

Tamil Nadu

Chennai

Andhra Pradesh

Amaravati

Telangana

Hyderabad

Kerala

Trivandrum

Goa

Panaji

North, Central, East and Western India – States and Capitals

The list of states located in North, Central, Eastern, and Western India is given in the below table. It also consists of their respective capitals.

North, Central, East and Western India

States and Capitals

Maharashtra

Mumbai

Gujarat

Gandhinagar

Rajasthan

Jaipur

Haryana

Chandigarh

Punjab

Chandigarh

Uttarakhand

Dehradun

Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow

Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal

Chhattisgarh

Raipur

Jharkhand

Ranchi

Bihar

Patna

West Bengal

Kolkata

Odisha

Bhubaneshwar

Sikkim

Gangtok

Himachal Pradesh

Shimla

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Is it 28 or 29 states in India?

India has 28 states, and not 29 states. Most recently, the state of Jammu and Kashmir was converted into the Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh. Ladakh was separated from Jammy and Kashmir and was created as a separate Union Territory.

Which state is removed from 29 states?

On 31st October, 2019 Jammu and Kashmir was removed from its status as a state and converted into union territory. Ladakh was separated from Jammu and Kashmir and was created as a separate Union Territory. On 2nd June 2014, Telangana was separated from Andhra Pradesh.

What are the 9 union territories?

The 8 union territories of India are Andaman and Nicobar, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Lakshadweep, Delhi, Chandigarh, Pondicherry, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu. The Union territories of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu were combined as one single union territory on 26th January 2020.

What is the first state in India?

The first state in India to be established based on language was Andhra Pradesh. It was created from Telugu-speaking northern districts of Madras State. New states were created or reorganised based on linguistic lines as per the States Reorganisation Act of 1956.

Which is the capital of Ladakh?

The capital of Ladakh is Leh.

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