INDIA REVIEW-INDIAN STATES AND TERRITORIES

INDIAN STATES-
Andhra Pradesh—Capital : Hyderabad; Area : 2,75,068 sq. km; Population : 76,210,007; Languages : Telugu and Urdu; Districts : 23.

Arunachal Pradesh—Capital : Itanagar; Area : 83,743 sq. km; Population : 1,097,968; Language : Tribal dialects, inaugurated as the 24th State of the Indian Union on Feb. 20, 1986; Districts : 16.

Asom—Capital : Dispur (about 6 km from Guwahati); Area : 78,438 sq. km; Population : 26,655,528; Languages : Assamese and Bengali; Districts : 27.

Bihar—Capital : Patna; Area : 94,163 sq.km; Population : 82,998,509; Language : Hindi; Districts : 38.

Chhattisgarh (Nov. 1, 2000)—Capital : Raipur; Area : 1,36,034 sq. km; Population : 20,833,803; Language : Hindi; Districts : 18.

Goa—Capital : Panji; Area : 3,702 sq. km; Population : 1,347,668; Languages : Marathi, Konkani; Districts : 2.

Gujarat—Capital : Gandhinagar; Area : 1,96,024 sq. km; Population : 50,671,017; Language : Gujarati; Districts : 26.

Haryana—Capital : Chandigarh; Area : 44,212 sq. km; Population : 21,144,564; Language : Hindi; Districts : 21.

Himachal Pradesh—Capital : Shimla; Area : 55,673 sq. km; Population : 6,077,900; Languages : Hindi and Pahari; Districts : 12.

Jammu and Kashmir—Capital : Srinagar (Summer), Jammu (Winter); Area : 2,22,236 sq. km (including area under illegal occupation of Pakistan and China); Population : 10,143,700; Languages : Kashmiri, Dogri, Urdu, Ladakhi, Balti, Dardi and Pahari; Districts : 15 (Four districts are under the illegal occupation of Pakistan).

Jharkhand (Nov. 15, 2000)—Capital : Ranchi; Area : 79,714 sq. km; Population : 26,945,829; Language : Hindi; Districts : 24.

Karnataka—Capital : Bangalore; Area : 1,91,791 sq. km; Population : 52,850,562; Language : Kannada; Districts : 30.

Kerala—Capital : Thiruvananthapuram; Area : 38,863 sq. km; Population : 31,841,374; Language : Malyalam; Districts : 14.

Madhya Pradesh—Capital : Bhopal; Area : 3,08,252 sq. km; Population : 60,348,023; Language : Hindi; Districts : 50.

Maharashtra—Capital : Mumbai; Area : 3,07,713 sq. km; Population : 96,878,627; Language : Marathi; Districts : 35.

Manipur—Capital : Imphal; Area : 22,327 sq. km; Population : 2,293,896 ; Language : Manipuri; Districts : 9.

Meghalaya—Capital : Shillong; Area : 22,429 sq. km; Population : 2,318,822; Languages : Khasi Jantia and Garo; Districts : 7.

Mizoram—Capital : Aizawl; Area : 21,081 sq. km; Population : 888,573; Languages : Mizo and English; Districts : 8 (inaugurated as the 23rd State of the Indian Union on Feb. 20, 1986).

Nagaland—Capital : Kohima; Area : 16,579 sq. km; Population : 1,990,036; Languages : Naga, Assamese and English; Districts : 11.

Orissa—Capital : Bhubaneshwar; Area : 1,55,707 sq. km; Population : 36,804,660; Language : Oriya; Districts : 30.

Punjab—Capital : Chandigarh; Area : 50,362 sq. km; Population : 24,358,999; Language : Punjabi; Districts : 20.

Rajasthan—Capital : Jaipur; Area : 3,42,239 sq. km; Population : 56,507,188; Languages : Rajasthani and Hindi; Districts : 33.

Sikkim—Capital : Gangtok; Area : 7,096 sq. km; Population : 540,851; Languages : Sikkimese and Gorkhali; [Sikkim was integrated with India as the 22nd State of the Union by the Constitution (36th Amendment) Act. May 16, 1975]; Districts : 4.

Tamil Nadu—Capital : Chennai (Madras); Area : 1,30,058 sq. km; Population : 62,405,679; Language : Tamil; Districts : 31.

Tripura—Capital : Agartala; Area : 10,491•69 sq. km; Population : 3,199,203; Languages : Bengali, Tripuri and Manipuri; Districts : 4.

Uttar Pradesh—Capital : Lucknow; Area : 2,40,928 sq. km; Population : 166,197,921; Languages : Hindi; Districts : 71.

Uttarakhand (Nov. 8-9, 2000)—Capital : Dehradun; Area : 53,483 sq. km; Population : 8,489,349; Language : Hindi; Districts : 13.

West Bengal—Capital : Kolkata; Area : 88,752 sq. km; Population : 80,176,197; Language : Bengali; Districts : 19. 
UNION TERRITORIES-
Andman and Nicobar Islands—Headquarter : Port Blair; Area : 8,249 sq. km; Population : 356,152; Languages : Mixed Indian languages besides Andamanese spoken by the original inhabitants; Districts : 3.

Chandigarh—Headquarter : Chandigarh; Area : 114 sq. km; Population : 900,635; Languages : Punjabi and Hindi.

Dadra and Nagar Haveli—Headquarter : Silvassa; Area : 491 sq. km; Population : 220,490; Languages : Gujarati, Varli, Marathi, Dhogia, Konkani and Hindi.

Delhi* —Headquarter : Delhi; Area : 1,483 sq. km; Population : 13,850,507; Languages : Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu.

Daman and Diu—Headquarter : Panaji; Area : 112 sq. km; Population : 158,204; Language : Gujarati; Districts : 2.

Lakshadweep Islands—Headquarter : Kavaratti; Area : 32 sq. km; Population : 60,650; Islands : 10 inhabited.

Puducherry—Headquarter : Pondicherry; Area : 479 sq. km; Population : 974,345; Languages : Tamil and French; Districts : 4.
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