Which is the largest state of India?

India has 28 states and 8 union territories as of April 2020. India is 7th largest country in the world in terms of land area and also the 2nd largest country in terms of population. New Delhi is the new capital of India. This article is based on the smallest and largest state / UT of India in terms of area and population. The the complete details are given below:

Largest State of India 2020

Do you know the answer of the question asked above (which is the largest state of India?) if not, this article is for you. Many people don't no about the largest state of India by population wise and area wise and largest union territory of India by population wise and area wise. There are total 28 states and 8 union territories (UT's) in India as of April 2020. The largest state in terms of area is Rajasthan (342,239 Km2) followed by Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. Uttar Pradesh is most populus state is India followed by Maharashtra and Bihar. Here we have covered the list of the Indian States, Union Territories with area and population.

Largest State in India by Area

Rajasthan is the largest state in India in terms of area which covers 342,239 km2 of land area. As per the Census 2011, the total population of Rajasthan is 68548437. The list of states in terms of area is given below:

S. No. State Name Area (km2)
1 Rajasthan 342,239
2 Madhya Pradesh 308,245
3 Maharashtra 307,713
4 Uttar Pradesh 240,928
5 Gujarat 196,024
6 Karnataka 191,791
7 Andhra Pradesh 162,968
8 Odisha 155,707
9 Chhattisgarh 135,191
10 Tamil Nadu 130,058
11 Telangana 112,077
12 Bihar 94,163
13 West Bengal 88,752
14 Arunachal Pradesh 83,743
15 Jharkhand 79,714
16 Assam 78,438
17 Himachal Pradesh 55,673
18 Uttarakhand 53,483
19 Punjab 50,362
20 Haryana 44,212
21 Kerala 38,863
22 Meghalaya 22,429
23 Manipur 22,327
24 Mizoram 21,081
25 Nagaland 16,579
26 Tripura 10,486
27 Sikkim 7,096
28 Goa 3,702
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Largest Union Territory in India by Area

Jammu and Kashmir is the largest union territory in India in terms of area which covers 125,535 km2 of land area. The list of union territories in terms of area is given below:

S. No. Union Territory Name Area (km2)
1 Jammu and Kashmir 125,535
2 Ladakh 96,701
3 Andaman and Nicobar Islands 8,249
4 Delhi 1,484
5 Dadra and Nagar Haveli & Daman and Diu 603
6 Puducherry 479
7 Chandigarh 114
8 Lakshadweep 32.62
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Largest State in India: Map

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Largest State in India by Population

Uttar Pradesh is the largest state in India in terms of population. As per the details from Census 2011, the total population of Uttar Pradesh is 199,812,341. Uttar Pradesh has the 240,928 km2 of land. Sikkim is the least populus state in India. The list of states in terms of population is given below:

S. No. State Name Population (As per Census 2011)
1 Uttar Pradesh 199,812,341
2 Maharashtra 112,374,333
3 Bihar 104,099,452
4 West Bengal 91,276,115
5 Andhra Pradesh 84,580,777
6 Madhya Pradesh 72,626,809
7 Tamil Nadu 72,147,030
8 Rajasthan 68,548,437
9 Karnataka 61,095,297
10 Gujarat 60,439,692
11 Orissa 41,974,218
12 Kerala 33,406,061
13 Jharkhand 32,988,134
14 Assam 31,205,576
15 Punjab 27,743,338
16 Chhattisgarh 25,545,198
17 Haryana 25,351,462
20 Uttarakhand 10,086,292
21 Himachal Pradesh 6,864,602
22 Tripura 3,673,917
23 Meghalaya 2,966,889
24 Manipur 2,855,794
25 Nagaland 1,978,502
26 Goa 1,458,545
27 Arunachal Pradesh 1,383,727
29 Mizoram 1,097,206
31 Sikkim 610,577
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Largest Union Territory in India by Population

Delhi, the capital of India is the largest union territory in India in terms of population. As per the details from Census 2011, the total population of Delhi is 16,787,941. The list of states in terms of population is given below:

S. No. UT Name Population (as per 2011 Census)
1 Delhi 16,787,941
2, 3 Jammu and Kashmir + Ladakh 12,541,302
4 Puducherry 1,247,953
5 Chandigarh 1,055,450
6 Dadra and Nagar Haveli & Daman and Diu 5,86,956
7 Andaman and Nicobar Islands 380,581
8 Lakshadweep 64,473

List of States and Capitals of India

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Purpose of this Article

Most of the Indians doesn't know about the largest state and union territory of India & smallest state and union territory of India. As a citizen of India, we should know about the Indian states & boundaries. The largest state and union territory of India had been asked in different competitive exams like SSC & State exams. So every aspirants of Govt.exams show know the answer of this question.

Largest State in India: FAQs

Q1. Which is the largest state of India by population wise?

Ans. Uttar Pradesh is the largest state in India by population wise. The total population of Uttar Pradesh id 199,812,341.

Q2. Which is the largest state of India in terms of area?

Ans. Rajasthan is the largest state of India in terms of area. It covers 342,239 km2.

Q3. Which is the least populus state of India?

Ans. Sikkim is the least populus state of India. The total population of Sikkim is 610,577.

Q4. Which is the largest Union Territory of India by area wise?

Ans. Jammu & Kashmir, the newly constituted union territory is the largest UT in India which covers 125,535 km2.

Q5. Which is the smallest state of India in terms of area?

Ans. Goa is the smallest state of India with 3,702 km2.