Country Structure
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State and Union Territories

India is a federal union comprising 28 states and 8 union territories, with a total of 36 entities. The states and union territories are further subdivided into districts and smaller administrative divisions.

Union Territories

A union territory is a type of administrative division in the Republic of India. Unlike the states of India, which have their own governments, union territories are federal territories governed, in part or in whole, by the Union Government of India. At present India currently has 8 Union Territories (UTs) Listed as below:

S. NoUnion TerritoriesAdministrationWebsite
1Andaman and Nicobar IslandPort Blairhttp://www.andamans.gov.in/
2ChandigarhChandigarhhttp://chandigarh.gov.in/
3Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Daman and Diu
Damanhttp://www.dnh.nic.in/
http://www.daman.nic.in/
4LakshadweepKavarattihttp://lakshadweep.nic.in/
5PuducherryPuducherryhttps://www.py.gov.in/
6Jammu & KashmirSrinagar(S), Jammu(W) https://jk.gov.in/jammukashmir/
7The Government of NCT of DelhiDelhihttps://delhi.gov.in/
8LadakhLehhttp://ladakh.nic.in/

States

A state is a community formed by people and exercising permanent power within a specified territory. According to Article 12 of the Constitution of India, the term ‘State’ can be used to denote the union and state governments, the Parliament and state legislatures and all local or other authorities within the territory of India or under the control of the Indian government. The 1st state of India, is Andhra State, it was created On October 1, 1953.

S. NoStatesAdministrationWebsite
1Andhra PradeshAmravatihttp://aponline.gov.in/APPortal/index.asp
2Arunachal PradeshItanagarhttp://arunachalpradesh.gov.in/
3AssamDispurhttp://assam.gov.in/
4BiharPatnahttp://gov.bih.nic.in/
5ChhattisgarhRaipurhttp://cgstate.gov.in/
6Delhi (NCT)
now it is UT
Delhihttp://delhi.gov.in/wps/wcm/connect/doit/Delhi+Govt/Delhi+Home
7GoaPanajihttps://www.goa.gov.in/
8GujaratGandhi Nagarhttp://gujaratindia.com/
9HaryanaChandigarhhttp://haryana.gov.in/
10Himachal PradeshShimlahttp://himachal.gov.in
11Jammu and Kashmir
now it is UT
Jammuhttps://jk.gov.in/jammukashmir/
12JharkhandRanchihttp://www.jharkhand.gov.in/
13KarnatakaBangalorehttp://www.karnataka.gov.in/english/pages/home.aspx
14KeralaThiruvananthappuramhttp://www.kerala.gov.in/
15Madhya PradeshBhopalhttp://www.mp.gov.in/en/home
16MaharashtraMumbaihttps://www.maharashtra.gov.in/
17ManipurImphalhttp://manipur.gov.in/
18MeghalayaShillonghttp://meghalaya.gov.in/ 
19MizoramAizawlhttp://www.mizoram.gov.in/ 
20NagalandKohimahttps://www.nagaland.gov.in//portal
21OdishaBhubaneshwarhttp://www.odisha.gov.in/portal/default.asp
22PunjabChandigarhhttp://punjab.gov.in/
23RajasthanJaipurhttp://rajasthan.gov.in/Pages/default.aspx
24SikkimGangtokhttps://www.sikkim.gov.in/portal
25Tamil NaduChennaihttp://www.tn.gov.in/
26TelanganaHydrabadhttp://aponline.gov.in/tgportal/index.aspx
27TripuraAgartalahttp://tripura.gov.in/
28UttarakhandDehradunhttp://uk.gov.in/
29Uttar PradeshLucknowhttp://up.gov.in/
30West BengalKolkatahttp://westbengal.gov.in/

Key Terms:

  • States of India
  • ,
  • Union Territories

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