List of Indian States and UTs- Capital, Statehood Day, Bordering States and Countries, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha seats, No of Districts


 At present, there are 28 States and 8 Union Territories in India. On 31 October 2019, the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir was bifurcated into two Union Territories- UT of Jammu and Kashmir and UT of Ladakh. In January 2020, the two union territories- Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu were merged to form a single Union Territory. 

President administers the Union Territory through an administrator appointed by him. In states, President appoints Governor under his warrant and seal. The governor is the head of the State Executive. 

List of All States in India (As of July 2023)

State

(Capital)

Statehood

Bordering States and countries

Chief Minister

Governor

Lok Sabha seats; Rajya Sabha seats

No. of Districts

Assembly seats

Andhra Pradesh

(Amravati)

1 November 1956

Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Telangana

Y S Jaganmohan Reddy

Justice (Retd.) S. Abdul Nazeer

25; 11

26

Bicameral; Assembly-175

Council- 58

Arunachal Pradesh

(Itanagar)

20 February 1987 (became a UT on 21 January 1972)

Assam, Nagaland, Bhutan, Myanmar and China

Pema Khandu

Lt. General Kaiwalya Trivikram Parnaik

2; 1

26

Unicameral; 60

Assam

(Dispur)

26 January 1950

Bhutan, Bangladesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram, West Bengal, Nagaland

Himanta Biswa Sarma

Gulab Chand Kataria

14; 7

31

Unicameral; 126

Bihar

(Patna)

26 January 1950 (formed on 22 March 1912)

Uttar Pradesh, Nepal, West Bengal and Jharkhand

Nitish Kumar

Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar

40; 16

38

Bicameral; Assembly- 243

Council- 75

Chhattisgarh (Raipur)

1 November 2000

(carved out of Madhya Pradesh)

Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Odisha, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh

Bhupesh Bhagel

Biswa Bhusan Harichandan

11; 5

33

 

Unicameral; 90+1 seats

Goa

(Panaji)

30 May 1987

Karnataka and Maharashtra

Pramod Sawant

P S Sreedharan Pillai

2; 1

2

Unicameral; 40

Gujarat

(Gandhinagar)

1 May 1960

Rajasthan, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Pakistan

Bhupendra Patel

Acharya Devvrat

26; 11

33

Unicameral; 182

Haryana

(Chandigarh)

1 November 1966

Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan

Manohar Lal Khattar

Bandaru Dattatreya

10; 5

22

Unicameral; 90

Himachal Pradesh

(Winter capital- Dharamshala; Summer Capital- Shimla)

25 January 1971

(became a UT on 1 November 1956)

Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Haryana, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, and Tibet

Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu

Shiv Pratap Shukla

4; 3

12

Unicameral; 68

Jharkhand

(Ranchi)

15 November 2000

(carved out of Bihar)

Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and West Bengal

Hemant Soren

C.P. Radhakrishnan

14; 6

24

Unicameral; 81

Karnataka

(Bengaluru)

1 November 1956 (as Mysore state)

Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala

Shri Siddaramaiah

Thawarchand Gehlot

28; 12

31

Bicameral;

Assembly- 224

Council- 75

Kerala

(Thiruvananthapuram)

1 November 1956

Karnataka and Tamil Nadu

Pinarayi Vijayan

Arif Mohammad Khan

20; 9

14

Unicameral; 141

Madhya Pradesh

(Bhopal)

1 November 1956

Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Maharashtra

Shivraj Singh Chauhan

Mangubhai Chaganbhai Patel

29; 11

52

Unicameral; 230

Maharashtra

(Mumbai)

1 May 1960

Karnataka, Goa, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh

Eknath Shinde

Ramesh Bais

48; 19

36

Bicameral;

Assembly- 288

Council- 78

Manipur

(Imphal)

21 January 1972

(On 15 October 1949 merged with India)

Nagaland, Mizoram, Assam, Myanmar

N Biren Singh

Sushri Anusuiya Uikye

2; 1

16

Unicameral; 60

Meghalaya

(Shillong)

21 January 1972 (carved out of Assam)

Bangladesh and Assam

Conrad Kongkal Sangma

Phagu Chauhan

2; 1

12

Unicameral; 60

Mizoram

(Aizawl)

20 February 1987 (made a UT on 21 January 1972)

Assam, Manipur, Tripura, Bangladesh and Myanmar

Pu Zoramthanga

Kambhampati Haribabu

1; 1

11

Unicameral; 40

Nagaland

(Kohima)

1 December 1963

Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur and Myanmar

Neiphiu Rio

La. Ganesan

1; 1

16

Unicameral; 60

Odisha

(Bhubaneshwar)

1 April 1936

(separated from Bengal and Bihar)

West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh

Naveen Patnaik

Ganeshi Lal

21; 10

30

Unicameral; 147

Punjab

(Chandigarh)

1 November 1966

Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan and Jammu and Kashmir

Bhagwant Singh Mann

Banwarilal Purohit

13; 7

23

Unicameral; 117

Rajasthan

(Jaipur)

30 March 1949

Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat

Ashok Gehlot

Kalraj Mishra

25; 10

33

Unicameral; 200

Sikkim

(Gangtok)

16 May 1975

Bhutan, China, West Bengal and Nepal

Prem Singh Tamang

Lakshman Prasad Acharya

1; 1

6

Unicameral; 32

Tamil Nadu

(Chennai)

26 January 1950

Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Puducherry and Karnataka

M K Stalin

R N Ravi

39; 18

38

Unicameral; 234

Telangana

(Hyderabad)

2 June 2014

(separated from Andhra Pradesh)

Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh

K. Chandrasekhar Rao

Tamilisai Soundararajan

17; 7

33

Bicameral;

Assembly- 119

Council- 40

Tripura

(Agartala)

21 January 1972

(became a UT on 1 Nov 1956)

Bangladesh, Assam and Mizoram

Manik Saha

Satyadeo Narain Arya

2; 1

8

Unicameral; 60

Uttarakhand

(Summer capital- Gairsain, Winter Capital- Dehradun)

9 November 2000 (carved out of UP)

China, Nepal, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh

Pushkar Singh Dhami

Gurmit Singh

5; 3

13

Unicameral; 70

Uttar Pradesh

(Lucknow)

24 January 1950

Rajasthan, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Nepal, Delhi, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh

Yogi Adityanath

Anandiben Patel

80; 31

75

Bicameral;

Assembly- 403

Council- 100

West Bengal

(Kolkata)

26 January 1950

Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Sikkim and Assam

Mamta Banerjee

C V Ananda Bose

42; 16

23

Unicameral;

294

List of Union Territories in India (As of July 2023)

Union Territory

(Capital)

Became a UT on Border sharing States/ UTs and Countries/ Other facts LG/ Administrator/ Chief Minister Lok Sabha; Rajya Sabha seats Number of Districts Legislature

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

(Port Blair)

1 November 1956 Andaman Islands and Nicobar Islands are separated by a 10 degree channel. It is located in Bay of Bengal. Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi (LG) Lok Sabha-1 3  

Chandigarh

(Chandigarh)

1 November 1966 Punjab and Haryana Banwarilal Purohit (Administrator) Lok Sabha-1 1  

Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu

(Daman)

Merged on 26 January 2020 Dadra is a small enclave within Gujarat. Nagar Haveli is an enclave located between Gujarat and Maharashtra. Daman is an enclave on the coast of Gujarat and Diu is an island off the coast of Gujarat. Praful Patel (Administrator) Lok Sabha-2 3  

NCT of Delhi

(Delhi)

1 February  1992 (became National Capital Territory) Haryana and Uttar Pradesh

Vinai Kumar Saxena (LG)

Arvind Kejriwal (CM)

Lok Sabha-7;3 11 Unicameral; 70 

Jammu and Kashmir

(Summer capital- Srinagar; Winter Capital- Jammu)

31 October 2019 Himachal Pradesh, Pakistan, Punjab, Ladakh

Manoj Sinha (LG)

G C Murmu- 1st LG

Lok Sabha-5,4 20 Unicameral; 114

Ladakh

(Leh)

31 October 2019 China, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Pakistan administered Gilgit-Baltistan Brigader B D Mishra (LG) Lok Sabha-1 2  
Lakshadweep (Kavaratti) 1 November 1956 It is located in the Arabian Sea. Praful Patel (Administrator) Lok Sabha-1;  1  

Puducherry

(Puducherry)

16 August 1962 (de-jure transfer) Puducherry and Karaikal districts are bounded by Tamil Nadu, while Yanam and Mahé are enclosed by Andhra Pradesh and Kerala, respectively. 

Tamilisai Soundrarajan (LG-Additional Charge)

N. Rangaswamy (CM)

Lok Sabha-1; Rajya Sabha-1 4 Unicameral; 33

NOTE: In total eight members are elected from the Union territories (3 from Delhi, 1 from Puducherry and 4 from Jammu & Kashmir). Other Union territories are not represented in Rajya Sabha. It is also important to know the nicknames of Indian states and Indian cities nicknames.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about States and Union Territories of India

How many states are there in India?

There are 28 states in India.

How many Union Territories are there in India?

There are 8 union territories in India

Which states are called 'seven sister states'?

Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Assam, Tripura, Manipur and Nagaland are the seven sister states of India.

Which is the newest state in India?

Telangana is the newest created state in India.

Which state has been divided to form two Union Territories?

Jammu and Kashmir was bifurcated into the Union Territory of 1. Jammu and Kashmir and 2. Ladakh.

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