List of 29 States and Capitals of India
|1||Andhra Pradesh||Hyderabad (De jure – 2 June 2024) Amaravati (proposed)|
|8||Haryana||Chandigarh (shared with Punjab)|
|10||Jammu and Kashmir||Srinagar (summer), Jammu (winter)|
|12||Karnataka||Bengaluru (formerly Bangalore)|
|25||Telangana||Hyderabad (from June 2, 2014 – shared with Andhra Pradesh)|
7 Union Territories of India
|1||Andaman and Nicobar Islands||Port Blair|
|3||Dadar and Nagar Haveli||Silvassa|
|4||Daman and Diu||Daman|
India is located in South Asia and is officially known as the Republic of India. India has an estimated population of 133.92 crore (2017), making it the second most populous country in the world, compared to a total area of 3,287,263 sq km.
Governed by a parliamentary system, India is a federal constitutional republic and the world’s most populous democracy. There are 29 states and seven union territories in India. Each state and union territory of India has an administrative, legislative and judicial capital.
An administrative capital is where all the offices of the executive government are located. A legislative capital is where the state assembly convenes. A judicial capital is where the regional high courts are located.
All states and two union territories, Puducherry and the National Capital Region, have an elected form of government and legislatures. He is chaired by a Chief Minister who is elected for a five-year term. Other union territories are directly ruled by the central government. Under the States Reorganization Act of 1956, the states were reorganized on the basis of language.
The map above shows the locations of all states and union territories along with their capitals. The names of the states of India are written in capital letters and the state capitals are marked with black dots. State and international boundaries are also mentioned in the map. The table below the map lists the capital of India and the capitals of the states and union territories.