WikiProject India/Boundaries/States and Union territories

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Tagging scheme for Union states and territories of India (see also WikiProject India/Boundaries).


Union states and territories of India 304716 (i j p h a m g x).
Union states and territories of India
Name Code (from
ISO 3166-2)
Relation Number
on map
National capital territory of Delhi (NCT) DL Union territory 1942586 (i j p h a m g x) F
Andaman and Nicobar Islands AN Union territory 2025855 (i j p h a m g x) A
Chandigarh CH Union territory 1942809 (i j p h a m g x) B
Dadra and Nagar Haveli DN Union territory 1952530 (i j p h a m g x) C
Daman and Diu DD Union territory 1953041 (i j p h a m g x) D
Lakshadweep LD Union territory 2027460 (i j p h a m g x) E
Puducherry (former Pondicherry or Pondichéry) PY Union territory 107001 (i j p h a m g x) G
Andhra Pradesh AP State 2022095 (i j p h a m g x) 1
Arunachal Pradesh AR State 2027346 (i j p h a m g x) 2
Assam AS State 2025886 (i j p h a m g x) 3
Bihar BR State 1958982 (i j p h a m g x) 4
Chhattisgarh CG State 1972004 (i j p h a m g x) 5
Goa GA State 1997192 (i j p h a m g x) 6
Gujarat GJ State 1949080 (i j p h a m g x) 7
Haryana HR State 1942601 (i j p h a m g x) 8
Himachal Pradesh HP State 364186 (i j p h a m g x) 9
Jammu and Kashmir JK State 1943188 (i j p h a m g x) 10
Jharkhand JH State 1960191 (i j p h a m g x) 11
Karnataka KA State 2019939 (i j p h a m g x) 12
Kerala KL State 2018151 (i j p h a m g x) 13
Madhya Pradesh MP State 1950071 (i j p h a m g x) 14
Maharashtra MH State 1950884 (i j p h a m g x) 15
Manipur MN State 2027869 (i j p h a m g x) 16
Meghalaya ML State 2027521 (i j p h a m g x) 17
Mizoram MZ State 2029046 (i j p h a m g x) 18
Nagaland NL State 2027973 (i j p h a m g x) 19
Odisha (former Orissa) OR State 1984022 (i j p h a m g x) 20
Punjab PB State 1942686 (i j p h a m g x) 21
Rajasthan RJ State 1942920 (i j p h a m g x) 22
Sikkim SK State 1791324 (i j p h a m g x) 23
Tamil Nadu TN State 96905 (i j p h a m g x) 24
Telangana TG State 3250963 (i j p h a m g x) 25
Tripura TR State 2026458 (i j p h a m g x) 26
Uttar Pradesh UP State 1942587 (i j p h a m g x) 27
Uttarakhand UK State 374810 (i j p h a m g x) 28
West Bengal WB State 1960177 (i j p h a m g x) 29

Population and languages

Wikipedia-16px.png Population and languages of India by Union state or territory
Union state or territory Population Official languages and additional languages with limited or local recognition[1]
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National capital territory of Delhi (NCT) 2 1 4 3
Andaman and Nicobar Islands 2 1
Chandigarh 1
Dadra and Nagar Haveli 2 1 3
Daman and Diu [1] 2 1 3
Lakshadweep 1 2 +[2]
Puducherry (former Pondicherry or Pondichéry) [1] 5 3 1 2
Andhra Pradesh [1] 1
Arunachal Pradesh 1
Assam 1 2 [1] 3 +[3]
Bihar 1 3 4 2
Chhattisgarh 1
Goa [1] 1 2
Gujarat 1 2
Haryana 1 2
Himachal Pradesh 3 2 1
Jammu and Kashmir 2 [1] 1
Jharkhand 1 3 2
Karnataka 1
Kerala 2 1
Madhya Pradesh 1
Maharashtra [1] 1
Manipur 2 1
Meghalaya 1 +[4]
Mizoram 2 3 1 4
Nagaland 1
Odisha (former Orissa) 2 1 3
Punjab [1] 1
Rajasthan 2 1
Sikkim 1 +[5]
Tamil Nadu 2 1
Telangana [1] 1 2
Tripura 1 2 4 3
Uttar Pradesh 1 2
Uttarakhand 1 2
West Bengal 1 3 2 5 4 +[6]

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 In all Union states or territories that do not recognize Hindi as their official language, English is also used as a vernacular interchange language by the population, or English is used for the purpose of official communication of the state or territory with the Union of India.
  2. In Lakshadweep, the Mahl language (a local variety of Maldivian) is also recognized as an official language in Minicoy Island.
  3. In Assam, the Bodo (or Mech) language is recognized in the Bodoland Territorial Council areas.
  4. In Meghalaya, the Khasi and Garo languages are recognized as minority languages.
  5. In Sikkim, ten additional official languages (Bhutia, Gurung, Lepcha, Limboo, Mangar, Mukhia, Newari, Rai, Sherpa and Tamang) are recognized for the purpose of preservation of culture and tradition.
  6. In West Bengal, the Rangpuri (or Kamtapuri) and Kurukh languages are recognized in specific areas.