List of states and union territories of India by area

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The following is a list of states and union territories of the Republic of India by area from largest to smallest according to the census of 2011. India consists of 28 states and 9 union territories.[1][2]

List[edit]

Rank State / Territory Area (km2) Region National Share (%) Country of comparable size (land mass) Ref
1 Rajasthan 342,238 Western 10.55  Germany
2 Madhya Pradesh 308,350 Central 9.37  Oman
3 Maharashtra 307,713 Western 9.36  Italy
4 Uttar Pradesh 243,290 Northern 7.33  United Kingdom
5 Gujarat 196,024 Western 5.96  Senegal
6 Karnataka 191,791 Southern 5.83  Syria
7 Andhra Pradesh 162,970 Southern 4.87  Tunisia [3]
8 Odisha 155,707 Eastern 4.73  Bangladesh
9 Chhattisgarh 135,191 Central 4.11  Greece
10 Tamil Nadu 130,058 Southern 3.95  Nicaragua
11 Telangana 112,077 Southern 3.49  Honduras
12 Bihar 94,163 Eastern 2.86  Hungary
13 West Bengal 88,752 Eastern 2.70  Serbia
14 Arunachal Pradesh 83,743 Northeastern 2.54  Austria
15 Jharkhand 79,714 Eastern 2.42  Czech Republic
16 Assam 78,438 Northeastern 2.38  Panama
UT1 Ladakh 59,146 Northern 1.80  Croatia [note 1]
17 Himachal Pradesh 55,673 Northern 1.70  Croatia
18 Uttarakhand 53,483 Northern 1.62  Bosnia and Herzegovina
19 Punjab 50,362 Northern 1.53  Slovakia
20 Haryana 44,212 Northern 1.34  Denmark
UT2 Jammu and Kashmir 42,241 Northern 1.28  Netherlands [note 2]
21 Kerala 38,863 Southern 1.18  Bhutan
22 Meghalaya 22,429 Northeastern 0.68  Belize
23 Manipur 22,327 Northeastern 0.68  Slovenia
24 Mizoram 21,081 Northeastern 0.64  El Salvador
25 Nagaland 16,579 Northeastern 0.50  Eswatini
26 Tripura 10,486 Northeastern 0.31  Lebanon
27 Sikkim 7,096 Eastern 0.21  Cyprus
28 Goa 3,702 Western 0.11  French Polynesia
UT3 Andaman and Nicobar Islands 8,249 Bay of Bengal 0.25  Puerto Rico
NCT Delhi 1,483 Northern 0.04  Faroe Islands
UT5 Puducherry 492 Southern 0.01  Saint Lucia
UT6 Dadra and Nagar Haveli 491 Western 0.01  Andorra
UT7 Chandigarh 114 Northern 0.003  Wallis and Futuna
UT8 Daman and Diu 112 Western 0.003  Montserrat
UT9 Lakshadweep 32 Arabian Sea 0.001  Macau
** Disputed area (between the states) 23 0.0007  Nauru [note 3]
[note 4]
India 3,287,263[a] 100

Source:Area of states[4]

In August 2019, Rajya Sabha passed resolution of dividing Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories, Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) and Ladakh.[5]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Ladakh is a disputed territory between India, Pakistan and China. Areas claimed by India including Aksai Chin region administered by China have been excluded from the total area.
  2. ^ Jammu and Kashmir is a disputed territory between India, Pakistan and China. Areas claimed by India including Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan that are administered by Pakistan and Shaksgam Valley region administered by China have been excluded from the total area.
  3. ^ The shortfall of 7 km2 (2.7 sq mi) area of Madhya Pradesh and 3 km2 (1.2 sq mi) area of Chhattisgarh is yet to be resolved by the Survey of India.
  4. ^ Disputed area of 13 km2 (5.0 sq mi) between Puducherry and Andhra Pradesh is included in neither.
  1. ^ The area figures of states and union territories do not add up to area of India because:
    • The shortfall of 7 km2 area of Madhya Pradesh and 3 km2. area of Chhattisgarh is yet to be resolved by the Survey of India.[4]
    • Disputed area of 13 km2 between Puducherry and Andhra Pradesh is neither included in Puducherry nor in Andhra Pradesh.[4]
    • Area figures do not include the areas claimed by India that are in Pakistani or Chinese administrative control. This includes 78,114 km2 of area in Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan under Pakistani administration, 5,180 km2 of area in Shaksgam Valley ceded to China by Pakistan and 37,555 km2 of area in Aksai Chin under Chinese administration totalling to 120,849 km2.[4]
    The Indian government lists the total area as 3,287,263 km2 (1,269,219 sq mi) and the total land area as 3,060,500 km2 (1,181,700 sq mi); the United Nations lists the total area as 3,166,414 km2 (1,222,559 sq mi) and total land area as 2,973,190 km2 (1,147,960 sq mi)." (Library of Congress 2004).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Indian states and territories census" (PDF). Govt. of Bihar. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Area of Indian states" (pdf). Government of Andhra Pradesh. p. 598.
  3. ^ "AP at a Glance". Official portal of Andhra Pradesh Government. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d "Official site of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, India". Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2013.
  5. ^ "Rajya Sabha Passes Resolution to Scrap Article 370". News18. 5 August 2019. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Country Profile: India" (PDF), Library of Congress Country Studies (5th ed.), Library of Congress Federal Research Division, December 2004, retrieved 30 September 2011