Largest State in India: Check The Largest & Smallest State In India

Largest State In India: India is the 7th largest country in the world as per the area and the 2nd largest country in terms of population in the world (after China). India has 28 states and 8 union territories as of April 2020..As per the Census of India 2011, the population of India stands at 1,210,193,422. In this article we will discuss about the smallest and largest state / UT of India in terms of area and population.

Largest State of India 2020

India has a total of 28 states and 8 union territories as of May 2020. Here, we are providing the details of the largest state in terms of area with the help of a chart. The list is provided in descending order i.e the state with the largest area is placed at the top and the state with least area is placed at the bottom.

Largest State in terms of area is Rajasthan i.e 342,239 km2 and the smallest state in terms of Area is Goa i.e 3,702 km2.

 

S. No.

State Name

Area (km2)

1

Rajasthan (The largest state in India by area)

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 (The smallest state in India by area)

3,702

Largest Union Territory in India by Area

 

Largest Union Territory in terms of the area is Jammu & Kashmir with area about 125,535 km2 and the least state in terms of the area is Lakshadweep with area about 32.62 km2.

 

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

Largest State in India by Population

What is Census?

Census is a systematic procedure to collect national demographic data. The Census was firstly introduced in 1872 during British rule. The first census of post Independence was conducted in 1951. Since then, it is conducted after every 10 years. The latest census of India was conducted in 2011, which states the population of India stands 1,210,193,422.

The largest state in terms of population is Uttar Pradesh with population about 199,812,341 and the least populated state is Sikkim with population about 610,577 as per Census 2011.

Here, we are providing the details of the largest state in terms of population. The list is provided in descending order i.e the state with the largest population is placed at the top and the state with the least population is placed at the bottom.

   

S. No.

State Name

Population (As per Census 2011)

1

Uttar Pradesh (the largest state in India by population)

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

18

Uttarakhand

10,086,292

19

Himachal Pradesh

6,864,602

20

Tripura

3,673,917

21

Meghalaya

2,966,889

22

Manipur

2,855,794

23

Nagaland

1,978,502

24

Goa

1,458,545

25

Arunachal Pradesh

1,383,727

26

Mizoram

1,097,206

27

Sikkim (the smallest state in India by population)

610,577

Largest Union Territory in India by Population

National Capital 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 mentioned below:

 

S. No.

Union Territory

Population (as per 2011 Census)

1

Delhi

1,67,87,941

2, 3

Jammu and Kashmir + Ladakh

1,25,41,302

4

Puducherry

12,47,953

5

Chandigarh

10,55,450

6

Dadra and Nagar Haveli & Daman and Diu

5,86,956

7

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

3,80,581

8

Lakshadweep

64,473

Largest State of India: Frequently Asked Questions

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

Q. Which is the largest state of India by area?
Ans.Rajasthan is the largest state in India by area. It covers an area of 342,239 km.

Q. Which is the least populous state of India?
Ans.Sikkim is the least populous state of India. The total population of Sikkim is 610,577.

Q. Which is the largest Union Territory of Ans.India in terms of area wise?
Jammu & Kashmir, the newly constituted union territory is the largest UT in India which covers 125,535 km.

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