States and Capitals of India: India has 29 states and 8 union territories

States and Union Territories

India, a union of states, has a parliamentary system of government and is a sovereign, secular, democratic republic. The President is the Constitutional Head of the Union's Executive. In the States, as the President's representative, the Governor is the Head of the Executive. In the states, the system of government closely resembles that of the Union. In the country, there are 29 states and 8 territories of the Union. The Union Territories are administered by the President by an appointed Administrator. Each state/UT of India, from the largest to the smallest, has an unique demographic, history and culture, dress, festivals, language, etc. This section introduces you to the country's various states/UTs and urges you to explore their magnificent uniquenes...

States and Capitals of India 2021

S.No States Name Capital Founded on
1 Andhra Pradesh Hyderabad (Proposed Capital Amaravati) 1 Nov. 1956
2 Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar 20 Feb. 1987
3 Assam Dispur 26 Jan. 1950
4 Bihar Patna 26 Jan. 1950
5 Chhattisgarh Raipur 1 Nov. 2000
6 Goa Panaji 30 May. 1987
7 Gujarat Gandhinagar 1 May. 1960
8 Haryana Chandigarh 1 Nov. 1966
9 Himachal Pradesh Shimla 25 Jan. 1971
10 Jammu and Kashmir Srinagar/Jammu 26 Oct 1947
11 Jharkhand Ranchi 15 Nov. 2000
12 Karnataka Bengaluru (formerly Bangalore) 1 Nov. 1956
13 Kerala Thiruvananthapuram 1 Nov. 1956
14 Madhya Pradesh Bhopal 1 Nov. 1956
15 Maharashtra Mumbai 1 May. 1960
16 Manipur Imphal 21 Jan. 1972
17 Meghalaya Shillong 21 Jan. 1972
18 Mizoram Aizawl 20 Feb. 1987
19 Nagaland Kohima 1 Dec. 1963
20 Odisha Bhubaneswar 26 Jan. 1950
21 Punjab Chandigarh 1 Nov. 1956
22 Rajasthan Jaipur 1 Nov. 1956
23 Sikkim Gangtok 16 May. 1975
24 Tamil Nadu Chennai 26 Jan. 1950
25 Telangana Hyderabad 2 Jun. 2014
26 Tripura Agartala 21 Jan. 1972
27 Uttar Pradesh Lucknow 26 Jan. 1950
28 Uttarakhand Dehradun (Winter)
Gairsain (Summer)
9 Nov. 2000
29 West Bengal Kolkata 1 Nov. 1956

Union Territories and Capitals

India currently has 8 territories in the Union and 28 states. The erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir has been bifurcated into two J & K and Ladakh Union Territories (UT). A reorganization act passed by Parliament on 5-6 August 2020 formed the newly formed Union Territories. There have been currently 8 Union Territories in India.

Union Territories Names Capital Founded on
Andaman and Nicobar Islands Port Blair 1 Nov. 1956
Chandigarh Chandigarh 1 Nov. 1966
Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu Daman 26 Jan. 2020
Delhi New Delhi 9 May. 1905
Jammu and Kashmir Srinagar (Summer)
Jammu (Winter)
31 Oct 2019
Lakshadweep Kavaratti 1 Nov. 1956
Puducherry Pondicherry 1 Nov. 1954
Ladakh Leh 31 Oct 2019
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