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English: Numbered map of India's states, union territories, and international territorial disputes. Based on Planemad's w:File:India map en.svg and Nichalp's w:File:India-states-numbered.svg. Same references.
Source Own work, adapted from Planemad's w:File:India map en.svg and Nichalp's w:File:India-states-numbered.svg.
Author Saravask
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Administrative divisions[edit]

India comprises 29 states and 7 union territories. All states and territories, including the two union territories of Puducherry and the National Capital Territory of Delhi, have elected legislatures and governments patterned on the Westminster system. The other five union territories are directly ruled by the Centre through appointed administrators. In 1956, under the States Reorganisation Act, states were formed on a linguistic basis.[1] (See also: Political integration of India.) Since then, this structure has remained largely unchanged. Each state or union territory is further divided into administrative districts.[2] The districts in turn are further divided into tehsils and eventually into villages. The above image, depicting the regions of India is incorrect. An area in Northern India has been described as "Pakistan territory claimed by India". This is incorrect, that region originally belonged to India. This image needs to corrected. Of note, Pakistan did not exist 68 years ago and the entire area was part of India.


  1. Andhra Pradesh
  2. Arunachal Pradesh
  3. Assam
  4. Bihar
  5. Chhattisgarh
  6. Goa
  7. Gujarat
  1. Haryana
  2. Himachal Pradesh
  3. Jammu and Kashmir
  4. Jharkhand
  5. Karnataka
  6. Kerala
  7. Madhya Pradesh
  1. Maharashtra
  2. Manipur
  3. Meghalaya
  4. Mizoram
  5. Nagaland
  6. Orissa
  7. Punjab
  1. Rajasthan
  2. Sikkim
  3. Tamil Nadu
  4. Telangana
  5. Tripura
  6. Uttar Pradesh
  7. Uttarakhand
  8. West Bengal

Union territories:

  1. Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  2. Chandigarh
  3. Dadra and Nagar Haveli
  4. Daman and Diu
  5. Lakshadweep
  6. National Capital Territory of Delhi
  7. Puducherry


  1. States Reorganisation Act, 1956. Constitution of India. Commonwealth Legal Information Institute. Retrieved on 31 October 2007.
  2. Districts of India. Government of India. National Informatics Centre (NIC). Retrieved on 25 November 2007.


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current03:53, 4 June 2014Thumbnail for version as of 03:53, 4 June 20141,594 × 1,868 (312 KB)Tim Parentirenumbering states in accordance with alphabetical order
18:37, 3 June 2014Thumbnail for version as of 18:37, 3 June 20141,594 × 1,868 (311 KB)RaviC+Telangana
10:33, 22 December 2011Thumbnail for version as of 10:33, 22 December 20111,594 × 1,868 (309 KB)Saravaskfix letter spacing; redo arrows/rectangles; make labels black; tweak labels; italicise water bodies
03:15, 22 December 2011Thumbnail for version as of 03:15, 22 December 20111,594 × 1,868 (291 KB)Fred the OysterValid code using verdana as the font
19:57, 21 December 2011Thumbnail for version as of 19:57, 21 December 20111,594 × 1,868 (344 KB)Saravask

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