Name of States and Union Territories of India with The Name of their Capitals 2021

States of India and their Capitals – Friends, today we are here to provide you the names of the states of India and their capitals, India is divides into a total of 28 states and 8 union territories. Every state of our country has a different culture, costumes, language and a separate identity.

But the best thing is that people in India live together, all these states are divided based on their culture and language.

India is a democratic country where everyone has a right to speak on their own can fight for their rights. There is also separate election for every state as the people of state choose their own government by giving votes to them.
In the states of India elections are held every 5 year and with this people choose their government or a candidate according to their voting.

Number of States in India

India has a total of 28 states and 8 Union Territories.

Name of States and Capitals of India in English

What is Union Territories?

The Union Territories are dominated by the Central Government and there is a Lieutenant Governor as an Administrator, who is the representative of the President of India and appointed by the Central Government.

Name List of States and Their Capitals of India with Foundation Date


State NameCapitalFoundation Date or StatehoodLargest City
Andhra PradeshAmaravati1 November 1956Visakhatapatnam
Arunachal PradeshItanagar20 February 1987Itanagar
AssamDispur26 January 1950Guwahati
BiharPatna26 January 1950Patna
ChattisgarhNava Raipur1 November 2000Raipur
GoaPanaji30 May 1987Vasco da Gama
GujaratGandhinagar1 May 1960
Ahmedabad
HaryanaChandigarh1 November 1966
Faridabad
Himachal PradeshShimla (Summer)
Dharmshala (Winter)
25 January 1971
Shimla
JharkhandRanchi15 November 2000
Jamshedpur
KarnatakaBengaluru/Banglore1 November 1956
Bengaluru
KeralaThiruvananthapuram1 November 1956
Kochi
Madhya PradeshBhopal26 January 1950
Indore
MaharashtraMumbai (Summer)
Nagpur (Winter)
1 May 1960
Mumbai
ManipurImphal21 January 1972
Imphal
MeghalayaShillong21 January 1972
Shillong
MizoramAizawl20 February 1987
Aizawl
NagalandKohima1 December 1963
Dimapur
OdishaBhubaneswar26 January 1950
Bhubaneswar
PunjabChandigarh1 November 1966
Ludhiana
RajasthanJaipur26 January 1950
Jaipur
SikkimGangtok16 May 1975
Gangtok
Tamil NaduChennai1 November 1956
Chennai
TelganaHyderabad2 June 2014
Hyderabad
TripuraAgartala21 January 1972
Agartala
Uttar PradeshLucknow26 January 1950Kanpur
UttrakhandGairsain (Summer)
Dehradun (Winter)
9 November 2000
Dehradun
West BengalKolkata26 January 1950
Kolkata


Union Territories and Their Capitals with their Foundation Date


Union TerritoriesCapitalsFoundation Date
Andaman and Nicobar IslandsPort Blair1 November 1956
ChandigarhChandigarh1 November 1966
Dadra and Nagar HaveliDaman26 January 2020
DelhiNew Delhi1 November 1956
Jammu and KashmirSrinagar (Summer)
Jammu (Winter)
31 October 2019
LadakhLeh (Summer)
Kargil (Winter)
31 October 2019
LakshadweepKavaratti1 November 1956
PuducherryPuducherry16 August 1962

Some Interesting Facts About India


1. India is the second-largest country in terms of population.

2. More than 10000 languages are spoken here.

3. The National language of India is “Hindi”.

4. India (Meghalaya) is the wettest place on Earth.

5. Its maximum length from North to South is 3, 214 km. The maximum width from East to West is 2,933 km.

6. Most of the cultivation in India is based on monsoon.

7. The main occupation in India is also farming.

8. India also has the highest rail bridge on earth which “Chenab Bridge”.

9. India is a secular country, so all religions are given equal status here. People of Hindu, Sikh, Muslim, Christian, Jain, etc. religions live here.

10. India has 22 recognised languages.

11. India was also the first country to mine diamonds.

12. The origin of the popular game Snake and Ladder is also India.

13. Andaman and Nicobar Islands (8,249) are the largest in terms of area and Lakshadweep is the smallest union territory with an area of 32 square kilometers.

14. The world’s largest fair is held in India which is called the “Kumbh Mela”. And it can be seen from the space.

15. India is the largest English language speaking country in the world.

16. The world’s most vegetarian people live in India.

17. World’s largest Sundial is located in India (Jaipur).

18. In some places of India like Chattisgarh state people use Coke and Pepsi as a pesticide on their rice crops.

19. India has one of the lowest divorce rate in the whole world.

20. India is also the origin of Yoga and Ayurveda.

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FAQs on Name of States and Capitals of India in English

How many states are there in India?

There are 28 states and 8 union territories in India.

What is the capital of India?

New Delhi is the capital of India.

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