Largest State of India
India is geographically located in South Asia. Areas-wise, our land area is the seventh largest in the world. India has a vast expense of plains, plateaus and river valleys which makes it suitable for agriculture and hence human settlement. Civilizational, we have one of the longest continuous histories of more than 2000 years. This is one of the reasons, India has the largest population in the world. However, this population is not evenly distributed throughout the country. One can observe differences in total population as well as the population density of various States and Union Territories.
Indian Union is a federation with a strong centre. In other words, it is an indestructible Union with destructible States. At present, India is politically divided into 28 States and 8 Union Territories. Boundaries of states have undergone reorganization several times after independence, leading to the creation of new States and Union Territories. Most recently, two new Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh were created in 2019.
Largest State of India Facts
At present, Rajasthan is the largest state in India area-wise. In terms of population, Uttar Pradesh is the largest state in India. Similarly, in terms of population density, Bihar is the largest state in India.
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Largest State of India Area-wise List
Here is a list of the Largest State of India along with Union Territories arranged in decreasing order of area:
|S.No.||State/ Union Territory||Area (sq km)|
|21.||Jammu and Kashmir||42,241|
|29.||Andaman and Nicobar Islands||8,249|
|33.||Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu||602|
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Largest State of India Population-wise List
Here is a list of the Largest State of India along with Union Territories arranged in decreasing order of Population:
|S.No.||State/ Union Territory||Population (2011 Census)|
|20.||Jammu and Kashmir||12,267,013|
|33.||Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu||585,764|
|34.||Andaman and Nicobar Islands||379,944|
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At present, India is politically divided into 28 States and 8 Union Territories. Boundaries of states have undergone reorganization several times after independence, leading to the creation of new States and Union Territories. Most recently, two new Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh were created in 2019.
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