States and Union Territories of India in Terms of Population

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In India, there are 28 states and 8 union territories as of April 2021. Our India covers the 7th position in the world in terms of land area. India also ranks the 2nd largest country in terms of Population. New Delhi, the capital of India, ranks fourth in terms of the most significant area.

Many people don’t know India’s largest state in terms of Population and largest union territory of India by Population and area wise. In India, there are a total of 8 union territories and a total of 28 states. Uttar Pradesh is the most populous state in India, which Maharashtra and Bihar follow. Rajasthan is the largest state in terms of 342,239 Km2 and is followed by Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. Jammu Kashmir is the newly constituted union territories of India.

Largest State of India in Terms of Population

In India, Uttar Pradesh is the largest state in terms of Population. According to the Census 2011, Uttar Pradesh has a total population of 199,812,341. The land area of the state of Uttar Pradesh is 240,928 km2. Sikkim is considered the least populous state in India. Sikkim has a land area of 7096 km2.

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The List of States in Terms of Population in India are as follows:

S. NoState Name Population(As per Census 2011)
1Uttar Pradesh199,812,341
2Maharashtra112,374,333
3Bihar104,099,452
4West Bengal91,276,115
5Andhra Pradesh84,580,777
6Madhya Pradesh72,626,809
7Tamil Nadu72,147,030
8Rajasthan68,548,437
9Karnataka61,095,297
10Gujarat60,439,692
11Orissa41,974,218
12Kerala33,406,061
13Jharkhand32,988,134
14Assam31,205,576
15Punjab27,743,338
16Chhattisgarh25,545,198
17Haryana25,351,462
18Uttarakhand10,086,292
19Himachal Pradesh6,864,602
20Tripura3,673,917
21Meghalaya2,966,889
22Manipur2,855,794
23Nagaland1,978,502
24Goa1,458,545
25Arunachal Pradesh1,383,727
26Mizoram1,097,206
27Sikkim610,577

Largest Union Territories in India in Terms of Population

The capital of India, Delhi is the largest union territory in India according to Population. According to the Census of 2011, 16,787,941 is the total Population of Delhi. It has an area of 1484 km2 and ranks 4th in the largest union territories of India in terms of area. 

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The List of States in Terms of Population in India are as follows:

S. No.Union Territory Name Population (As Per. 2011Census)
1Delhi16,787,941
2,3Jammu and Kashmir + Ladakh12,541,302
4Puducherry1,247,953
5Chandigarh1,055,450
6Dadra and Nagar Haveli & Daman and Diu5,86,956
7Andaman and Nicobar Islands380,581
8Lakshadweep64,473