29 States is the answer of How many states in India at present as on 2016. List of 29 states and 7 union territory with Capitals, Chief Ministers is given below if you want to know India’s all states names. We have the new current list of total 29 states in India at present, 2016. Telangana is now 29th state of India which came into existence on June 2, 2014.
Most people ask “how many states are there in India” but India also has 7 union territories apart from 29 states. Each of total 29 states and 7 UTs has an administrative capital where all the offices of the executive government are situated.
You can see list of 29 states of India and 7 union territories of India with capital names and their current chief ministers. You can also view Map of India which you can use to locate current states and union territories of India.
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Table of Contents
- 1 Present Number of States and Union Territories
- 2 List of 29 States with Capitals and Chief Ministers
- 3 List of 7 Union Territories with Capitals and Administrators
- 4 About States and Union Territories in India
- 5 Map of India with States and UTs
- 6 North to South Order
- 7 There is More, You Would Love to Read —
Present Number of States and Union Territories
India consists of 29 states and 7 union territories. States have their own governments but Union Territories are ruled by Central Government. A chief minister runs the state government as the head of state while union territories are ruled by the center through appointed administrators.
Present Number of States in India: Telangana, the last formed state in India was carved out of Andhra Pradesh in 2014 and this is how the total number of states in India reached to 29 in year 2014. Do you know how many states there were in India in 1947, the year India gained its independence from British rule? And how many states were in 1950 when Constitution of India came into force? You should also read story – How did India get its 29 states and 7 UTs?
List of 29 States with Capitals and Chief Ministers
Last Updated on 15 August 2016: Below is the list of all federated states of India with their Capital names and names of their current Chief Ministers (India all state capital) –
|1||Andhra Pradesh||Hyderabad||Nara Chandrababu Naidu||8 Jun 2014|
|2||Arunachal Pradesh||Itanagar||Kalikho Pul||19 Feb 2016|
|3||Assam||Dispur||Sarbananda Sonowal||24 May 2016|
|4||Bihar||Patna||Nitish Kumar||22 Feb 2015|
|5||Chhattisgarh||Raipur||Raman Singh||7 Dec 2003|
|6||Goa||Panaji||Laxmikant Parsekar||8 Nov 2014|
|7||Gujarat||Gandhinagar||Vijay Rupani||7 Aug 2016|
|8||Haryana||Chandigarh||Manohar Lal Khattar||26 Oct 2014|
|9||Himachal Pradesh||Shimla||Virbhadra Singh||25 Dec 2012|
|10||Jammu and Kashmir||Srinagar / Jammu||Mehbooba Mufti||4 Apr 2016|
|11||Jharkhand||Ranchi||Raghubar Das||28 Dec 2014|
|12||Karnataka||Bengaluru||Siddaramaiah||13 May 2013|
|13||Kerala||Thiruvananthapuram||Pinarayi Vijayan||25 May 2016|
|14||Madhya Pradesh||Bhopal||Shivraj Singh Chouhan||29 Nov 2005|
|15||Maharashtra||Mumbai||Devendra Fadnavis||31 Oct 2014|
|16||Manipur||Imphal||Okram Ibobi Singh||7 Mar 2002|
|17||Meghalaya||Shillong||Mukul Sangma||20 Apr 2010|
|18||Mizoram||Aizawl||Pu Lalthanhawla||11 Dec 2008|
|19||Nagaland||Kohima||T. R. Zeliang||24 May 2014|
|20||Odisha||Bhubaneswar||Naveen Patnaik||5 Mar 2000|
|21||Punjab||Chandigarh||Parkash Singh Badal||1 Mar 2007|
|22||Rajasthan||Jaipur||Vasundhara Raje||13 Dec 2013|
|23||Sikkim||Gangtok||Pawan Kumar Chamling||12 Dec 1994|
|24||Tamil Nadu||Chennai||J. Jayalalithaa||23 May 2015|
|25||Telangana||Hyderabad||K. Chandrasekhar Rao||2 Jun 2014|
|26||Tripura||Agartala||Manik Sarkar||11 Mar 1998|
|27||Uttar Pradesh||Lucknow||Akhilesh Yadav||15 Mar 2012|
|28||Uttarakhand||Dehradun||Harish Rawat||11 May 2016|
|29||West Bengal||Kolkata||Mamata Banerjee||20 May 2011|
List of 7 Union Territories with Capitals and Administrators
Last Updated on 15 August 2016: Below is the list of all federal union territories of India, their Capitals and names of current Chief ministers/Administrators or Lieutenant Governors –
|Port Blair||Ajay Kumar Singh|
|8 Jul 2013|
|2||Chandigarh||Chandigarh||Kaptan Singh Solanki||21 Jan 2015|
|Silvassa||Ashish Kundra||18 Aug 2014|
|4||Daman and Diu||Daman||Ashish Kundra||18 Aug 2014|
|5||Lakshadweep||Kavaratti||Vijay Kumar IAS||26 Oct 2015|
|6||NCT of Delhi||New Delhi||Najeeb Jung|
Arvind Kejriwal (C.M.)
|9 Jul 2013
14 Feb 2015
V. Narayanasamy (C.M.)
|29 May 2016
6 Jun 2016
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About States and Union Territories in India
India is a federal union of states which consists of 29 states and 7 union territories which are further divided into Districts and Tehsils. A tehsil is also known as Taluka or Mandal. States have their own elected governments in India while Union Territories are ruled by the Union Government of India (Central Government).
Every state in India has its council of ministers according to the Constitution of India. The elected head of the council of ministers is called the Chief Minister. The chief minister rules the local government in each of 29 states and 2 union territories that are Delhi and Puducherry. Both have their own elected legislative assemblies and the executive councils of ministers with partially state-like function. The remaining 5 union territories are ruled by the center through administrators, appointed by the President of India.
A state (or federated state) is an organized community living under one government, forming a part of the federation (India is a federation). A federal territory is not a federated state, but an area ruled directly by any central government within a federation.
Map of India with States and UTs
The map is showing all present states of India – Click the map to view full size image.
North to South Order
Answer of “How many states in India with names?” ends here. Below we have information about Northernmost Point of each of Indian states and union territories. The northernmost point for any state or union territory is an approximate idea and should not be used to determine accurate location. This page is mainly written to answer the question “How many states of India at present?”.
List of Indian States from North to South
[ Jump to Indian Union Territories from North to South ] The names of all 29 states are given starting from geographic north to south direction (View Map). Last point in north (geographical coordinate) represents the northernmost area in a state and the given place (click on each place for more information) is the reported name of the northernmost area.
|State||Capital||Last Point (North)||Place at this Point|
|Jammu and Kashmir||Jammu (winter)|
|Daulat Beg Oldi|
|Thaga La pass|
|1A of Kotha (2B)|
|Dibang Wildlife Park|
|Kongra La pass|
|Valmiki National Park|
|Phalut Mountain Peak|
Northernmost Point of Any State
Daulat Beg Oldi
Daulat Beg Oldi (or Oldie) in Leh district of Ladakh division, Jammu & Kashmir is India’s northern-most built-up area (excluding Siachen Glacier military base).
Dharwas (Pangi Valley)
Dharwas (in Pangi Valley) is the northern-most town in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh.
Darbahn is a small village located in Dhar Kalan Tehsil of Pathankot district, Punjab.
Thaga La pass
Thaga La pass connects the Uttarkashi District of the Uttarakhand state with Tibet. The pass is located at 6.6 km to the south of Sumla camping ground used by Indo Tibetan Border Police Force.
Shahpur is a small village located in Kalka Tehsil of Panchkula district, Haryana.
Badshahibagh is located in the taluk of Sadauli Qadeem, Tehsil Behat, Saharanpur district, Uttar Pradesh.
1A of Kotha (2B)
1A is a small village of Kotha (2B) Gram Panchayat in Ganganagar tehsil of Sri Ganganagar district, Rajasthan.
Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary
Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Upper Dibang Valley district of Arunachal Pradesh.
Kongra La pass
Kongra La is a mountain pass (not in use) in the Himalayas, which connects the Indian state of Sikkim with China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. The Kongra Pass lies in Chungthang subdivision of North Sikkim district.
Kapawpathar Deori is a small village located in Sadiya tehsil of Tinsukia district, Assam.
Valmiki National Park
Valmiki National Park is core area of Valmiki Tiger Reserve (or VTR) located in the West Champaran district of Bihar. VTR comprises the Valmiki National Park and the Valmiki Wildlife Sanctuary.
Phalut is the second highest peak of West Bengal state (Sandakphu being the highest peak). Both mountain peaks are parts of Singalila Ridge in the Himalayas and found in Darjeeling Sadar subdivision of the Darjeeling district.
Tizit is one of the Administrative in Mon district of Nagaland.
Ludhawali is a village in Porsa Tehsil in Morena District of Madhya Pradesh.
Baridua is a village in Umling Block in Ri-Bhoi District of Meghalaya.
Jessami is a town in Ukhrul district of Manipur.
Makhmalpur village is located in Sahibganj Tehsil of Sahibganj district of Jharkhand.
Pengiya is small village located in Dhanera Taluka of Banaskantha district of Gujarat.
Satsangam is a village panchayat in Kadamtala Tehsil of Dharmanagar sub-division in North Tripura District of Tripura State.
Vairengte is a town in the Kolasib district of Mizoram state.
Sonawal village is located in Pal tehsil of Surguja District in Chhattisgarh.
Sankumrum is a village in Tiring Tehsil in Mayurbhanj District of Odisha.
Bhadal is a small village in Dhadgaon (also Akrani or Akrani Mahal). Dhadgaon is a tehsil in Talode subdivision of Nandurbar district, Maharashtra.
Gubidi is a village in Tamsi Mandal in Adilabad District of Telangana.
Muchindri village is a part of Ichchapuram municipal town in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh.
Bawalgaon is a small village located in Aurad Taluka of Bidar district in Karnataka.
Torxem is a village in Pernem Taluk of North Goa District in Goa.
Arambakkam is a village in Gummidipundi Taluk in Tiruvallur District of Tamil Nadu.
Pathur is a village in Manjeshwar Taluk in Kasaragod District of Kerala.
List of Indian Union Territories from North to South
[ Jump to Indian States from North to South ] The names of 7 union territories are given starting from geographic north to south direction (View Map). Last point in north (geographical coordinate) represents the northernmost area in a union territory and the given place (click on each place for more information) is the reported name of the northernmost area.
|Union Territory||Capital||Last Point (North)||Place at this Point|
|Delhi (NCT of India)||New Delhi||28°51'45"N|
|Daman and Diu||Daman||20°44′27″N|
Northernmost Point of Any Indian Union Territory
Sarangpur institutional area near Sarangpur village is part of Union Territory of Chandigarh.
Master Colony is one of the many colonies built in Narela tehsil of North West Delhi district of National Capital Territory of Delhi.
Ghoghala is a small village on Diu island in Diu district of Indian Union Territory of Daman and Diu.
Dadra is a small town and part of Dadra taluka in the Indian Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
Mettakur village is located in Yanam district of the Indian Union Territory of Puducherry.
Landfall Island is the northern-most island (located in North and Middle Andaman district) of Indian Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Cherbaniani Reef (or Beleapani Reef) is a coral atoll belonging to the Amindivi subgroup of islands of the Union Territory of Lakshadweep.