A Brief Overview of Indian Political Map 2019

A Brief Overview of Indian Political Map 2019

Posted on Thursday Apr 18 2019 07:06. Category: Useful information

The latest news of Indian Political Map will give you a brief overview of this country, includes all the states and union territories in the country with state capitals...

The latest news of Indian Political Map will give you a brief overview of this country, includes all the states and union territories in the country with state capitals.

indian political map

India, also known as the Republic of India is a country in South Asia. This country is the seventh largest country by area and with more than 1.3 billion people, includes a total of 29 states along with seven union territories. Not only it is the second most populous country but also is the largest democracy in the world.

Coastline of India measures 7.517 kilometers in length, out of which a distance of 5,423 kilometers belongs to the peninsular India and it shares a maritime border with Thailand and Indonesian 2,094 kilometers belonging to Andaman, Nicobar and Lakshadweep island chains. Is it interesting to know that the Indian naval hydrographical charts along with mainland coastline include 43% sandy beaches, 46% mudflats or marshy shores and 11% rocky shores. For more information, just need to read the Indian political map hereby.

states and union terrories map of indian

The Indian Political Map basically shows all the states and union territories in the country with state capitals. Here’s a brief overview of India.

Capital of India

New Delhi

Number of States in India

29

Number of Union Territories in India

7

Type of Government

Federal Democratic Republic

Geographic coordinates

20 00 N, 77 00 E

Land Area

3,287,263 sq km

Population

1,326,801,576

Languages

Hindi, English, Urdu, Tamil

Literacy

74.04%

Total No. of Airports

125

Total Railway Lines (total track length of network)

115,000 km

In detail, India is divided into six major zones: East India, West India, South India, North India, Northeast India and Central India.

Eastern India covers a total area of 418,323sq km, consists of the states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, West Bengal and a union territory Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Citizens here speak English, Maithili, Nepali and Urdu. Bengali is the dominant language in the state of West Bengal whereas Odia and Hindi are the principal languages in the states of Orissa and Jharkhand respectively.

The Western region of India covers a total area of 508, 052sq km and has the financial capital of India - Mumbai. Thanks to the capital city of Maharashtra, states of western India have a prosperous economy with relatively high standards of living. Some of the popular states of western India can be listed are Gujarat, Goa and Maharashtra with the Union Territories of Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli. Official languages of the states lying in Western India include Marathi, Gujarati, Konkani and English.

The North India has many populous cities such as New Delhi, Jaipur, Lucknow, Indore, Patna and Chandigarh, among them, Delhi is National Capital Territory. The economy of northern India is growing at a fast pace.

the western region of india

Over 19.31% of India’s total area is occupied by many states and union territories in Southern India as Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana with the union territories of Lakshadweep and Puducherry. Besides that, the capital of Karnataka, Bengaluru, is known as the “Silicon Valley of India” because it is the country’s leading exporter in IT sector. Most populous cities of South India include Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Coimbatore, Cochin and Mysore.

North East India includes Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland and the Himalayan state of Sikkim. There is great ethnic and religious diversity within the states.

The Central zone of India primarily refers to Madhya Pradesh and the newly formed state of Chhattisgarh.

UPDATE: On 2nd June 2014, Telangana split from Andhra Pradesh and become the newest 29th State of India with Hyderabad is the capital of the new state.

There are a total of 29 states and 7 Union Territories in India. What are their capital cities? We have made a refreshed and updated list of all the states below:

States (in alphabetical order)

Capital City

Andhra Pradesh

Amravathi [*Hyderabad initially]

Arunachal Pradesh

Itanagar

Assam

Dispur

Bihar

Patna

Chhattisgarh

Raipur

Goa

Panaji

Gujarat

Gandhinagar

Haryana

Chandigarh (shared with Punjab)

Himachal Pradesh

Shimla

Jammu & Kashmir

Srinagar (Summer) Jammu (Winter)

Jharkhand

Ranchi

Karnataka

Bangalore

Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram

Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal

Maharashtra

Mumbai

Manipur

Imphal

Meghalaya

Shillong

Mizoram

Aizawl

Nagaland

Kohima

Odisha (Orissa)

Bhubaneshwar

Punjab

Chandigarh (shared with Haryana)

Rajasthan

Jaipur

Sikkim

Gangtok

Tamil Nadu

Chennai

Telangana (from June 2, 2014)

Hyderabad

Tripura

Agartala

Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow

Uttarakhand

Dehradun

West Bengal

Kolkata

 

Union territory (in alphabetical order)

Capital City

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Port Blair

Chandigarh

Chandigarh

Dadra and Nagar Haveli

Silvassa

Daman and Diu

Daman

Lakshadweep

Kavaratti

Delhi – National Capital Territory

Delhi

Puducherry (Pondicherry)

Pondicherry

 

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