18 LARGEST STATE OF INDIA

Here is list of largest state of India. This list is created on the basis of geographical area.It also consist of all states of India with their geographical area along with 8 Union Territories with their Geographical Area too. Population , sex ratio , literacy rate all these things are also mentioned in the list to get detail idea about state.

Following is list of largest state of India:-

1. Rajasthan

Rajasthan is first largest state of India. It covers geographical area of 342,269 sq. km.There are 2 main rivers flows through this state name ‘Luni’ and ‘Chambal’.’ Jaipur’ is capital city of this state.It has population of over 7 crore. Sex ratio i.e Female : Male :: 928 : 1000. It has literacy rate of 67 %. There are over 13 cities in this state. This state is quiet famous for its desert and camel ride.It is one of the most visited place by foreigners in India.

2.Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh is second largest state of India. It covers geographical area of 308,252 sq. km.There are 21 rivers flows through this state out of which 3 main river’s name are ‘Narmada’ , ‘Tapi’ and ‘Wainganga’. ‘Bhopal’ is capital city of this state. It has population of over 8 crore. Sex ratio i.e Female : Male :: 931 : 1000. It has literacy rate of 70 %. There are 4 major cities in this state. This state is quiet famous for its waterfalls and Greenery. It is one of the most visited place by Indians in Winter.

3.Maharashtra

Maharashtra is third largest state of India. It covers geographical area of 307,713 sq. km.There are 3 major rivers flows through this state that river’s name are ‘Godavari’ , ‘Tapti’ and ‘Krishna’. ‘Mumbai’ is capital city of this state. It has population of over 12 crore. Sex ratio i.e. Female : Male :: 930 : 1000. It has literacy rate of 83 %. There are 43 cities in this state. This state is quiet famous for its quality education and employment opportunities. It is one of the most visited place by Foreigners for business purposes.

4.Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh is fourth largest state of India. It covers geographical area of 243,286 sq. km.There are 31 rivers in Uttar Pradesh out of which 2 major rivers flows through this state that river’s name are ‘Ganga’ and ‘Yamuna’. ‘Lucknow’ is capital city of this state. It has population of over 23 crore. Sex ratio i.e. Female : Male :: 912 : 1000. It has literacy rate of 68 %. There are over 20 cities in this state. This state is quiet famous for its Mughal History specially Lucknow also known as city of Nawabs. It is one of the most visited place by Afghanistan Foreigners.

5. Gujarat

Gujarat is fifth largest state of India. It covers geographical area of 196,024 sq. km.There are 63 rivers in Gujarat out of which 2 major rivers flows through this state that river’s name are ‘Narmada’ and ‘Saraswati’. ‘Gandhinagar’ is capital city of this state. It has population of over 7 crore. Sex ratio i.e. Female : Male :: 920 : 1000. It has literacy rate of 80 %. There are 28 cities in this state. This state is quiet famous for its Navratra Celebration. It is one of the most visited place by Indians and Foreigners due to Statue of Unity.

6. Karnataka

Karnataka is sixth largest state of India. It covers geographical area of 191,791 sq. km.There are 7 rivers in Karnataka out of which 3 major rivers flows through this state that river’s name are ‘Godavari’ , ‘Krishna’ and ‘Cauvery’ . ‘Bengaluru’ is capital city of this state. It has population of over 7 crore. Sex ratio i.e. Female : Male :: 973 : 1000. It has literacy rate of 76 %. There are over 12 cities in this state. This state is very famous for its IT(Information Technology ) services specifically Bengaluru. This city is known as IT city of India.

7.Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh is seventh largest state of India. It covers geographical area of 160,205 sq. km.There are 40 rivers in Andhra Pradesh out of which 2 major rivers flows through this state that river’s name are ‘Godavari’ and ‘Krishna’. For now ‘Hyderabad’ is capital city of this state. It has population of over 5 crore. Sex ratio i.e. Female : Male :: 993 : 1000. It has literacy rate of 68 %. There are 14 cities in this state. This state is quiet famous for its quality education and employment opportunities in terms of technological aspects. It is one of the most visited place by Indians for any exam preparation specifically in Hyderabad.

8. Orissa

Orissa is eighth largest state of India. It covers geographical area of 155,820 sq. km.There are 11 rivers in Karnataka out of which 2 major rivers flows through this state that river’s name are ‘Subarnarekha’ and ‘Budhabalang’ . ‘Bhubaneshwar’ is capital city of this state. It has population of over 5 crore. Sex ratio i.e. Female : Male :: 973 : 1000. It has literacy rate of 76 %. There are over 5 cities in this state. This state is very famous for its traditional arts and culture.It also has ancient Buddha’s culture and temples. This state also has its name in list of unpolluted beaches and also a home of some animals.

9. Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh is Ninth largest state of India. It covers geographical area of 135,194 sq. km.There are 4 rivers in Karnataka out of which 2 major rivers flows through this state that river’s name are ‘Mahanadi’ and ‘Indravati’ . ‘Raipur’ is capital city of this state. It has population of over 3 crore. Sex ratio i.e. Female : Male :: 991 : 1000. It has literacy rate of 70 %. There are over 9 cities in this state. This state is very famous for its unique cuisine.Also this area is comes near to Naxal people area in India who are quite dangerous.

10. Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu is tenth largest state of India. It covers geographical area of 130,058 sq. km.There are 17 rivers in Tamil Nadu out of which 2 major rivers flows through this state that river’s name are ‘Kaveri’ and ‘Bhavani’ . ‘Chennai’ is capital city of this state. It has population of over 8 crore. Sex ratio i.e. Female : Male :: 996 : 1000. It has literacy rate of 88 %. There are over 12 cities in this state. This state is very famous for its religious culture. There are number of temples in this state.

11. Telangana

Telangana is eleventh largest state of India. It covers geographical area of 114,840 sq. km.There are 8 rivers in Telangana out of which 2 major rivers flows through this state that river’s name are ‘Godavari’ and ‘Krishna’ . ‘Hyderabad’ is capital city of this state. It has population of over 4 crore. Sex ratio i.e. Female : Male :: 985 : 1000. It has literacy rate of 70 %. There are over 10 cities in this state. This state is very famous for its spiciest food.

12. Bihar

Bihar is twelfth largest state of India. It covers geographical area of 94,163 sq. km.There are 7 rivers in Bihar out of which 2 major rivers flows through this state that river’s name are ‘Ganga’ and ‘Mahananda’ . ‘Patna’ is capital city of this state. It has population of over 12 crore. Sex ratio i.e. Female : Male :: 921 : 1000. It has literacy rate of 70 %. There are over 25 cities in this state. This state is very famous because it is home of oldest hindu temple in India.

13. West Bengal

West Bengal is thirteenth largest state of India. It covers geographical area of 88,752 sq. km.There are 10 rivers in West Bengal out of which 2 major rivers flows through this state that river’s name are ‘Ganga’ and ‘Mahananda’ . ‘Kolkata’ is capital city of this state. It has population of over 10 crore. Sex ratio i.e. Female : Male :: 950 : 1000. It has literacy rate of 77 %. There are over 25 cities in this state. This state is very famous for its Big Durga Puja which is really famous in India.

14. Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh is Fourteenth largest state of India. It covers geographical area of 83,743 sq. km.There are 7 rivers in Arunachal Pradesh out of which 2 major rivers flows through this state that river’s name are ‘Brahmaputra’ and ‘Barak’ . ‘Itanagar’ is capital city of this state. It has population of over 3 crore. Sex ratio i.e. Female : Male :: 940 : 1000. It has literacy rate of 60 %. There are over 6 cities in this state. This state is very famous for its natural beauty and forest sport which is getting some business in this state .

15. Assam

Assam is fifteenth largest state of India. It covers geographical area of 78,550 sq. km.There are 3 rivers in Karnataka out of which 2 major rivers flows through this state that river’s name are ‘Brahmaputra’ and ‘Barak’ . ‘Dispur’ is capital city of this state. It has population of over 3 crore. Sex ratio i.e. Female : Male :: 960 : 1000. It has literacy rate of 75 %. There are over 8 cities in this state. This state is very famous for Tea and one horned Rhino and is very amazing experience to see them.

16. Jharkhand

Jharkhand is sixteenth largest state of India. It covers geographical area of 74,677 sq. km.There are 32 rivers in Karnataka out of which 3 major rivers flows through this state that river’s name are ‘Damodar’ , ‘Shankh’ and ‘Ajay’ . ‘Ranchi’ is capital city of this state. It has population of over 3 crore. Sex ratio i.e. Female : Male :: 947 : 1000. It has literacy rate of 72 %. There are over 10 cities in this state. This state is become very famous due to famous leader of Indian Cricket Team ‘Mahendra Singh Dhoni’.

17. Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh is seventeeth largest state of India. It covers geographical area of 55,673 sq. km.There are 7 rivers in Himachal Pradesh out of which 5 major rivers flows through this state that river’s name are ‘Satluj’ , ‘Chenab’ and ‘Yamuna’ . ‘Shimla’ is capital city of this state. It has population of over 75 lakh. Sex ratio i.e. Female : Male :: 975 : 1000. It has literacy rate of 80 %. There are over 50 small cities in this state. This state is very famous for trekking and primarily due to Himalayan Mountain Ranges. Many foreigners visit this place to see mountain beauty of this state.

18. Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand is eighteenth largest state of India. It covers geographical area of 53,843 sq. km.There are 9 rivers in Uttarakhand out of which 3 major rivers flows through this state that river’s name are ‘Ganga’ , ‘Gaula’ and ‘Alaknanda’ . ‘Dehradun’ is capital city of this state. It has population of over 1 crore. Sex ratio i.e. Female : Male :: 963 : 1000. It has literacy rate of 85 %. There are over 5 cities in this state. This state is very famous for its Chardham , Kedarnath , Badrinath Yatra which is taken place every year by lot of Hindu devotees.

Here is list of all states of India and Union Territories of India. This includes their area and population they have.This list is created on the basis of decreasing order of area covered by states and Union Territories i.e States with max area is being listed first then less and so on.Similarly with Union Territories too.

Following is list of all states of India in terms of area:-

Sr.No.State nameCapitalArea (Sq.km)Approx. Population
1RajasthanJaipur342,2697 crore
2Madhya PradeshBhopal308,2527 crore
3MaharashtraMumbai307,71312 crore
4Uttar PradeshLucknow243,28620 crore
5GujaratGandhi Nagar196,0246 crore
6KarnatakaBengaluru191,7916 crore
7Andhra PradeshHyderabad160,2055 crore
8OrissaBhubaneshwar155,8204 crore
9ChhattisgarhRaipur135,1942.5 crore
10Tamil NaduChennai130,0587 crore
11TelanganaHyderabad114,8403.5 crore
12BiharPatna94,16310 crore
13West BengalKolkata88,7529 crore
14Arunachal PradeshItanagar83,74315 lakh
15AssamDispur78,5503 crore
16Jharkhand Ranchi74,6773 crore
17Himachal PradeshShimla55,67370 lakh
18UttarakhandDehradun53,4831 crore
19PunjabChandigarh50,3623 crore
20HaryanaChandigarh44,2122 crore
21KerelaThiruvananthapuram38,8633 crore
22MeghalayaShilong22,72030 lakh
23ManipurImphal22,34730 lakh
24MizoramAizawl21,08111 lakh
25NagalandKohima16,57920 lakh
26TripuraAgartala10,49235 lakh
27SikkimGangtok7,0966 lakh
28GoaPanaji3,70215 lakh

Following is list of Union Territories of India:-

Sr.NoUnion TerritoryArea (Sq.km)Approx. Population
1Ladakh174,8523 lakh
2Jammu and Kashmir55,5381 crore
3Andaman and Nicobar Islands8,2494 lakh
4Delhi1,4901.5 crore
5Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu6036 lakh
6Puducherry49212 lakh
7Chandigarh11410 lakh
8Lakshadweep3265 thousand

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