India is the union of 29 states and 7 union territories as on August, 2018. The answer is 29 States for “How many states in India” but additionally, there are 7 Union Territories in India. Telangana is the 29th state of India which came into existence on June 2, 2014. States and capitals list » Download full list of total number of states and capitals names.
India consists of total 29 states and 7 Indian union territories at present. This is how the country has 36 administrative divisions as of 2018. Below is the full list of Indian states and union territories with capital names and newly elected chief ministers.
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List of 29 States and Capitals of India
Last Updated on 1 January, 2018: Below is the list of all federated states of India with their Capital names and current Chief Ministers (India all state capital) –
|1||Andhra Pradesh||Hyderabad||Nara Chandrababu Naidu||8 Jun 2014|
|2||Arunachal Pradesh||Itanagar||Pema Khandu||17 Jul 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||Manohar Parrikar||14 Mar 2017|
|7||Gujarat||Gandhinagar||Vijay Rupani||7 Aug 2016|
|8||Haryana||Chandigarh||Manohar Lal Khattar||26 Oct 2014|
|9||Himachal Pradesh||Shimla||Jai Ram Thakur||27 Dec 2017|
|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||Nongthombam Biren Singh||15 Mar 2017|
|17||Meghalaya||Shillong||Mukul Sangma||20 Apr 2010|
|18||Mizoram||Aizawl||Lal Thanhawla||7 Dec 2008|
|19||Nagaland||Kohima||TR Zeliang||19 Jul 2017|
|20||Odisha||Bhubaneswar||Naveen Patnaik||5 Mar 2000|
|21||Punjab||Chandigarh||Amarinder Singh||16 Mar 2017|
|22||Rajasthan||Jaipur||Vasundhara Raje||13 Dec 2013|
|23||Sikkim||Gangtok||Pawan Kumar Chamling||12 Dec 1994|
|24||Tamil Nadu||Chennai||Edappadi K. Palaniswami||16 Feb 2017|
|25||Telangana||Hyderabad||K. Chandrasekhar Rao||2 Jun 2014|
|26||Tripura||Agartala||Manik Sarkar||11 Mar 1998|
|27||Uttar Pradesh||Lucknow||Yogi Adityanath||19 Mar 2017|
|28||Uttarakhand||Dehradun||Trivendra Singh Rawat||18 Mar 2017|
|29||West Bengal||Kolkata||Mamata Banerjee||20 May 2011|
List of 7 Union Territory and Capitals
Last Updated on 1 January, 2018: Below is the list of all federal union territories of India, their Capitals and newly elected Chief ministers/Administrators or Lieutenant Governors –
|Port Blair||Prof. Jagdish Mukhi|
|22 Aug 2016|
|2||Chandigarh||Chandigarh||V.P. Singh Badnore||22 Aug 2016|
|Silvassa||Praful Khoda Patel||30 Dec 2016|
|4||Daman and Diu||Daman||Praful Khoda Patel||29 Aug 2016|
|5||Lakshadweep||Kavaratti||Farooq Khan IPS (Retd.)||6 Sep 2016|
|6||NCT of Delhi||New Delhi||Anil Baijal|
Arvind Kejriwal (C.M.)
|31 Dec 2016
14 Feb 2015
V. Narayanasamy (C.M.)
|29 May 2016
6 Jun 2016
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Total 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. You will be amazed to know total no of states in India in 1947, the year of independence from British rule – Read Here. And number of states in 1950 when Constitution of India came into force – Read Here. Also Read – How did India get its 29 states and 7 union territories?
Administrative Divisions of 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. A chief minister runs the state government as the head of state while union territories are ruled by the center through appointed administrators.
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 total states in India – Click the map to view full size image.
Printable List of 29 States of India and their capitals; along with 7 Union Territories of India and their capitals – india-states.doc (Microsoft Word) file or india-states.pdf PDF file or india-states.jpg and india-union-territories.jpg 2 separate Image files or All of them in single india-states.zip file. You can also view Map of India which you can use to locate current states and union territories of India.
North to South Order
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 are there in India?”.
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.