India States and Union Territories of India

India ranks as the seventh-largest country in the world and also the second in respect to population. It lies in the southeastern region of Asia. The country is officially known as the Republic of India. A parliamentary form of government runs the country. Without a doubt, it isn't easy to manage such a large country from one place. So the Indian Constitution has granted the right to the central Government to form states as it feels acceptable. Here you will get the information about the list of States and Capitals of India with the year of their foundation.

The country of India is a union of states. It is a Sovereign, Secular, and the world's most populous democracy. It has a Parliamentary form of Government with a multi-party system. The President is the head of the Executive of the Indian Union. In the states, as the President's delegate, the governor is the head of the Executive. The system and administration of Government in states intently take after that of the Union.

India is a federal union nation. The country comprises 28 states and 8 union territories, for a total of 36 institutions. The states and union territories are further parted into districts and smaller administrative divisions. President administers the Union Territories through an Administrator appointed by him/her. It is worth noting that each State/UT of India has a unique identity. They all have different demography, history, and culture, festivals, language, etc. This creates the beautiful diversity of India.

India States and Capitals

State Capital Vehicle Code Official Language Additional Official Language
Andhra Pradesh Amaravati AP Telugu
Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar AR English
Assam Dispur AS Assamese Bengali
Bihar Patna BR Hindi Urdu
Chhattisgarh Nava Raipur CG Hindi Chhattisgarhi
Goa Panaji GA Konkani Marathi
Gujarat Gandhinagar GJ Gujarati
Haryana Chandigarh HR Hindi Punjabi
Himachal Pradesh Shimla HP Hindi Sanskrit
Jharkhand Ranchi JH Hindi Santali
Karnataka Bengaluru KA Kannada
Kerala Thiruvananthapuram KL Malayalam
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal MP Hindi
Maharashtra Mumbai MH Marathi
Manipur Imphal MN Meitei English
Meghalaya Shillong ML English Khasi
Mizoram Aizawl MZ English
Nagaland Kohima NL English
Odisha Bhubaneswar OD Odia
Punjab Chandigarh PB Punjabi
Rajasthan Jaipur RJ Hindi English
Sikkim Gangtok SK English Bhutia
Tamil Nadu Chennai TN Tamil English
Telangana Hyderabad TS Telugu Urdu
Tripura Agartala TR Bengali
Uttar Pradesh Lucknow UP Hindi Urdu
Uttarakhand Gairsain UK Hindi Sanskrit
West Bengal Kolkata WB Bengali Hindi

Union Territories of India and their Capital

State Capital Vehicle Code Official Language Additional Official Language
Andaman and Nicobar Islands Port Blair AN English Bengali
Chandigarh Chandigarh CH English
Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu Daman DD English Konkani
Delhi New Delhi DL English Punjabi
Jammu and Kashmir Srinagar JK English Dogri
Ladakh Leh LA English Balti
Lakshadweep Kavaratti LD English