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Indian states and their capitals

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In this article, you will learn about Indian states and their capitals.

Info and Importance

Indian Constitution gives the power to the central government to form different states and union territories in the country. There are 28 states and 8 Union Territories in India. Each state of India has an administrative, legislative and judicial capital. The tradition, culture, art, language, and food vary from state to state and are unique to each region. Every state is ruled by a Chief Minister. There are a lot of chances for questions on Indian states and their capitals asked in various exams e.g. SSC, RRB, Bank, Insurance and other competitive exams.

Candidates for any of the government exams must learn the name of Indian states and their capitals as questions are asked in these examinations. Candidates who are anticipating the release of notifications for various Government exams can check the page for more information as the list below may be updated time to time.

Exam Preparation

Aspirants preparing for the various competitive exams SSC, RRB, Bank, Insurance etc must note that the Static GK part of the General Awareness section is the most scoring section. The information is to memorize only and no extra calculations or solutions have to be done for questions asked in this section. Thus, it is easier to score more for this part and cover up.

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In the upcoming SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, SSC MTS, SBI PO, LIC AAO, SO, Syndicate PO and other exams like SSC GD Constable, RRB NTPC CBT 2, and Group D Exams, Static GK questions will be asked to check the general knowledge of the aspirants. Indian states and their capitals is one of the most important topics of static GK. In the previous years’ exams too, questions have been asked from the topic. Candidates are advised to read the below-given list thoroughly. Though a lot of care has been taken to make the list, however, in case of any suggestions and corrections please help us to update the list.

Given below is a list of Indian states and their capitals:

Sr. No. State Capital
1. Andhra Pradesh Amaravati
2. Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar
3. Assam Dispur
4. Bihar Patna
5. Chhattisgarh Raipur
6. Goa Panaji
7. Gujarat Gandhinagar
8. Haryana Chandigarh
9. Himachal Pradesh Shimla
10. Jharkhand Ranchi
11. Karnataka Bengaluru
12. Kerala Thiruvananthapuram
13. Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
14. Maharashtra Mumbai
15. Manipur Imphal
16. Meghalaya Shillong
17. Mizoram Aizawl
18. Nagaland Kohima
19. Odisha Bhubaneswar
20. Punjab Chandigarh
21. Rajasthan Jaipur
22. Sikkim Gangtok
23. Tamil Nadu Chennai
24. Telangana Hyderabad
25. Tripura Agartala
26. Uttar Pradesh Lucknow
27. Uttarakhand Dehradun (Winter), Bhararisain (Summer)
28. West Bengal Kolkata

Additionally, here are the Union Territories and their capitals:

Sr. No. State Capital
1. Andaman and Nicobar Islands Port Blair
2. Chandigarh Chandigarh
3. Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu Daman
4. Lakshadweep Kavaratti
5. Delhi (National Capital Territory) New Delhi
6. Puducherry Puducherry
7. Ladakh Leh (Summer), Kargil (Winter)

Additional Information About States

Check here some additional information about Indian states: –

How many states are there in India?

India has 28 states and 8 Union territories as of 2024.

Which is the largest state in India by area?

Rajasthan is the largest state in India by area.

Which is the smallest state in India by area?

Goa is the smallest state in India by area.

What is the capital of India?

The capital of India is New Delhi.

What is the capital of Maharashtra?

The capital of Maharashtra is Mumbai.

Which city is known as the Silicon Valley of India?

Bengaluru (Bangalore) is known as the Silicon Valley of India.

Which state in India receives the highest rainfall?

Meghalaya, particularly the village of Mawsynram, receives the highest rainfall in India.

Which river is considered the holiest in India?

The Ganges River is considered the holiest river in India.

Which state is famous for its backwaters?

Kerala is famous for its backwaters.

Which state is known for the traditional dance form Kathakali?

Kerala is known for the traditional dance form Kathakali.

Which state is the leading producer of wheat in India?

Uttar Pradesh is the leading producer of wheat in India.

Which state is the largest producer of tea in India?

Assam is the largest producer of tea in India.

Which state is home to the Sundarbans mangrove forest?

West Bengal is home to the Sundarbans mangrove forest.

Which state in India is known as the ‘Land of Five Rivers’?

Punjab is known as the ‘Land of Five Rivers’.

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