States and Capitals
According to the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019, the appointed day for the two Union Territories J&K and Ladakh was October 31. This is for the first time that a state is converted into two Union Territories. The total number of states in the country will now be 28, with effect from 26th January 2020, India has 8 union territories.
The Union Territories of Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli have become a single union territory since January 26 through a Bill passed by the Parliament in the winter session. With the merger of Daman and Diu, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli, the number of UT’s have come down to eight. Out of all the states, three states i.e. Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Uttarakhand have different capitals for their summer and winter sessions of the legislature.
As students, you should know the complete list of Indian States and capitals so that you can answer general Knowledge questions. Here, we are providing the latest list of Indian States and Capitals in 2022.
India is a federal union made up of 28 states and 8 union territories, totalling 36 separate entities. Districts and smaller administrative units are subdivided further inside the states and union territories. Each state in India has its own administrative, legislative, and judicial capital. All three responsibilities, according to some accounts, are carried out in the same capital. Each state is led by a Chief Minister.
According to The States Reorganization Act 1956, the states of India were organized based on linguistic lines. There are 28 states and 8 Union Territories in India now. India consists of 400 cities altogether. India has eight metropolitan cities and they are Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Ahmedabad and Pune. The Prime Minister of India planned to develop 100 smart cities in India in the future. Indore bagged continuously 4 times the award of Smart city.
Here is the complete list of 28 States and Capitals of India
|1||Andhra Pradesh||Amaravati||YS Jagan Mohan Reddy||Biswa Bhusan Harichandan|
|2||Arunachal Pradesh||Itanagar||Pema Khandu||B. D. Mishra|
|3||Assam||Dispur||Himanta Biswa Sarma||Jagdish Mukhi|
|4||Bihar||Patna||Nitish Kumar||Phagu Chauhan|
|5||Chhattisgarh||Raipur||Bhupesh Baghel||Sushri Anusuiya Uikey|
|6||Goa||Panaji||Pramod Sawant||P.S. Sreedharan Pillai|
|7||Gujarat||Gandhinagar||Bhupendra Patel||Acharya Dev Vrat|
|8||Haryana||Chandigarh||Manohar Lal||Bandaru Dattatraya|
|9||Himachal Pradesh||Shimla||Jairam Thakur||Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar|
|10||Jharkhand||Ranchi||Hemant Soren||Ramesh Bais|
|11||Karnataka||Bengaluru||Basavaraj Bommai||Thaawarchand Gehlot|
|12||Kerala||Thiruvananthapuram||Pinarayi Vijayan||Arif Mohammed Khan|
|13||Madhya Pradesh||Bhopal||Shivraj Singh Chouhan||Mangubhai Chhaganbhai Patel|
|14||Maharashtra||Mumbai||Uddhav Thackeray||Bhagat Singh Koshyari|
|15||Manipur||Imphal||N. Biren Singh||La. Ganesan|
|16||Meghalaya||Shillong||Conrad Kongkal Sangma||Satya Pal Malik|
|17||Mizoram||Aizawl||Pu Zoramthanga||Kambhampati Haribabu|
|18||Nagaland||Kohima||Neiphiu Rio||Jagdish Mukhi|
|19||Odisha||Bhubaneswar||Naveen Patnaik||Ganeshi Lal|
|20||Punjab||Chandigarh||Bhagwant Singh Mann||Banwarilal Purohit|
|21||Rajasthan||Jaipur||Ashok Gehlot||Kalraj Mishra|
|22||Sikkim||Gangtok||PS Golay||Ganga Prasad|
|23||Tamil Nadu||Chennai||M. K. Stalin||R. N. Ravi|
|24||Telangana||Hyderabad||K Chandrasekhar Rao||Tamilisai Soundararajan|
|25||Tripura||Agartala||Biplab Kumar Deb||Satyadeo Narain Arya|
|26||Uttar Pradesh||Lucknow||Yogi Aditya Nath||Anandiben Patel|
|27||Uttarakhand||Dehradun||Pushkar Singh Dhami||Lt. Gen. Gurmit Singh|
|28||West Bengal||Kolkata||Mamata Banerjee||Jagdeep Dhankhar|
Complete list of 8 Union Territories:
|S.NO||Union Territories||Capital||CM||Lt. Governor|
|1||Andaman and Nicobar Island||Port Blair||NA||D K Joshi|
|3||Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu||Daman||NA||Praful Patel|
|4||Delhi||Delhi||Arvind Kejriwal||Anil Baijal|
|5||Ladakh||NA||NA||Radha Krishna Mathur|
|7||Jammu and Kashmir||NA||NA||Manoj Sinha|
|8||Puducherry||Pondicherry||N. Rangaswamy||Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan|
States and Capitals of India: Frequently Asked Questions
Q.1 Presently, how many States and UTs are present in our country?
Answer: There are 28 states and 8 Union territories in the country which was in effect from 26th January 2020.
Q2. Who is the head of the Union Territories of India?
Answer: Lt. Governors & Administrators are considered to be the head of a Union Territories of India.
Q3. Name the state which has been bifurcated to make union territory.
Answer: Jammu and Kashmir state was split into two new Union Territories: Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
Q4. What are the latest updates on the Union Territories of India?
Answer: Daman & Diu got merged with Dadar & Nagar Haveli in 2020.
Q5. Which is the smallest Union Territory of India?
Answer: Lakshwadeep is the smallest Union Territory of India.