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Do You Know: How Many States and Union Territories Are There In  India?

by | Published: | Updated: 18/05/2020


Do You Know: How Many States and Union Territories Are There In  India?

India, a union of states, is a Sovereign, Secular, Democratic Republic with a Parliamentary system of Government. The President is the constitutional head of Executive of the Union. In the states, the Governor, as the representative of the President, is the head of Executive. The system of government in states closely resembles that of the Union.

Source: Know India


How many states do we have?

There are 28 states in India.

How many Union territories do we have?

We have 8 Union territories in the country.


What is the difference between a State and Union Territory?


What is a State?

State is an independent unit which consists of its own Legislative Assembly with elected representatives.


What is a Union Territory?

Union Territories are administered by the President through an Administrator appointed by him/her.

Here is very important to note that Delhi and Puducherry are the only two Union territories that have a legislature and are governed by a governor, CM and council of ministers.


List of States:

Here is the list of all states in India:


  1. Andhra Pradesh
  2. Arunachal Pradesh
  3. Assam
  4. Bihar
  5. Chhattisgarh
  6. Goa
  7. Gujarat
  8. Haryana
  9. Himachal Pradesh
  10. Jharkhand
  11. Karnataka
  12. Kerala
  13. Madhya Pradesh
  14. Maharashtra
  15. Manipur
  16. Meghalaya
  17. Mizoram
  18. Nagaland
  19. Odisha
  20. Punjab
  21. Rajasthan
  22. Sikkim
  23. Tamil Nadu
  24. Telangana
  25. Tripura
  26. Uttar Pradesh
  27. Uttarakhand
  28. West Bengal


List of Union Territories:

Here is the list of all Union Territories in India:

  1. Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  2. Chandigarh
  3. Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu
  4. Jammu and Kashmir
  5. Ladakh
  6. Lakshadweep
  7. The Government of NCT of Delhi
  8. Puducherry (Former Pondicherry or Pondichéry)


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