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:
- Andhra Pradesh
- Arunachal Pradesh
- Himachal Pradesh
- Madhya Pradesh
- Tamil Nadu
- Uttar Pradesh
- West Bengal
List of Union Territories:
Here is the list of all Union Territories in India:
- Andaman and Nicobar Islands
- Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu
- Jammu and Kashmir
- The Government of NCT of Delhi
- Puducherry (Former Pondicherry or Pondichéry)
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