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List of the Largest & Smallest States in India

India is an incredible and prosperous country with a rich culture and unique geographical features that set it apart. With 28 states and 8 union territories, it is the 7th largest country in terms of area and 2nd largest in terms of population. As per the Census of India 2011, the population of India stands at 1,210,193,422. This article will provide you with the list of the largest state of India area wise, largest Union Territory of India area wise. Moreover, this article also covers the most populous state of India, the most populous Union Territory of India.

Which is The Largest State Of India?

India has a total of 28 states and 8 union territories as of May 2020. The data that has been provided here is as per the Census of 2011. Each state is different in terms of area and population. And this feature makes each state and UT  stand apart from each other. The largest state of India is the Rajasthan state and the smallest state in India is Goa in terms of area. Rajasthan has an area of 342,239 Km2 while Goa has an area of 3,702 Km2.

Largest and Smallest State of India- Area Wise

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Largest State Of India Area Wise

Out of the 28 states that are in India, the largest state of India area wise is Rajasthan with an area of 342,239 Km2. The list for all the states in terms of area is given below as per the data available from Census 2011.

S. No. State Name Area (Km2)
1 Rajasthan 342,239
2 Madhya Pradesh 308,245
3 Maharashtra 307,713
4 Uttar Pradesh 240,928
5 Gujarat 196,024
6 Karnataka 191,791
7 Andhra Pradesh 162,968
8 Odisha 155,707
9 Chhattisgarh 135,191
10 Tamil Nadu 130,058
11 Telangana 112,077
12 Bihar 94,163
13 West Bengal 88,752
14 Arunachal Pradesh 83,743
15 Jharkhand 79,714
16 Assam 78,438
17 Himachal Pradesh 55,673
18 Uttarakhand 53,483
19 Punjab 50,362
20 Haryana 44,212
21 Kerala 38,863
22 Meghalaya 22,429
23 Manipur 22,327
24 Mizoram 21,081
25 Nagaland 16,579
26 Tripura 10,486
27 Sikkim 7,096
28 Goa 3,702

Largest Union Territory Of India By Area

India has 8 Union Territories as of May 2020. The erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir has been bifurcated into two UT’s of J&K and Ladakh and  Daman and Diu, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli have been merged into one. The largest UT of India is Jammu & Kashmir while the smallest is Lakshadweep.

. No. Union Territory Name Area (km2)
1 Jammu and Kashmir 125,535
2 Ladakh 96,701
3 Andaman and Nicobar Islands 8,249
4 Delhi 1,484
5 Dadra and Nagar Haveli & Daman and Diu 603
6 Puducherry 479
7 Chandigarh 114
8 Lakshadweep 32.62

Largest State Of India By Population

As per the 2011 Census, the largest state of India by Population is Uttar Pradesh is 199,812,341. Sikkim is the least populous state in India. Uttar Pradesh has a population that is more than that of Brazil. The list of states in terms of population is given below:

S. No. State Name Population (As per Census 2011)
1 Uttar Pradesh 199,812,341
2 Maharashtra 112,374,333
3 Bihar 104,099,452
4 West Bengal 91,276,115
5 Andhra Pradesh 84,580,777
6 Madhya Pradesh 72,626,809
7 Tamil Nadu 72,147,030
8 Rajasthan 68,548,437
9 Karnataka 61,095,297
10 Gujarat 60,439,692
11 Orissa 41,974,218
12 Kerala 33,406,061
13 Jharkhand 32,988,134
14 Assam 31,205,576
15 Punjab 27,743,338
16 Chhattisgarh 25,545,198
17 Haryana 25,351,462
20 Uttarakhand 10,086,292
21 Himachal Pradesh 6,864,602
22 Tripura 3,673,917
23 Meghalaya 2,966,889
24 Manipur 2,855,794
25 Nagaland 1,978,502
26 Goa 1,458,545
27 Arunachal Pradesh 1,383,727
29 Mizoram 1,097,206
31 Sikkim 610,577

Largest Union Territory Of India In Terms Of Population

The capital of India, Delhi is the largest union territory in India in terms of population. Lakshadweep is the least populous union territory. As per the data from the Census 2011, the total population of Delhi is 16,787,941. The list of states in terms of population is given below:

S. No. UT Name Population (as per 2011 Census)
1 Delhi 16,787,941
2, 3 Jammu and Kashmir & Ladakh 12,541,302
4 Puducherry 1,247,953
5 Chandigarh 1,055,450
6 Dadra and Nagar Haveli & Daman and Diu 5,86,956
7 Andaman and Nicobar Islands 380,581
8 Lakshadweep 64,473

The largest State in India, the most populous state of India are the Static GK Questions that have frequently been asked in every competitive exam, whether it is the UPSC Exam, SSC Exam, or the State Govt. Exam. It is important for any govt. job aspirant to know the name as well as the figure of the top five states with the largest area and the most populous state or Union Territory.

Largest State In India: FAQ’s

Q 1. Which is the largest state of India population-wise.?
Ans:  Uttar Pradesh is the largest state of India population-wise.

Q 2. Which is the smallest state in India population-wise?
Ans: Sikkim is the smallest state of India population-wise.

Q3. Which is the largest Union Territory of India area wise?
Ans:  Jammu & Kashmir, the newly constituted union territory is the largest UT in India.

Q4. Which is the least populous state in India?
Ans: Sikkim is the least populous state of India.

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