Administrative Map of India | Detailed Indian Administrative Map

Administrative Map of India | Detailed Indian Administrative Map

India is a large country comprising of 28 states and 7 union territories. These states and the union territories are divided into districts. At the time of the Census 2001, there were in all 593 districts against 467 districts at the time of the 1991 Census.

India is a Sovereign Socialist Secular Democratic Republic with a Parliamentary form of government which is federal in structure with unitary features. There is a Council of Ministers with Prime Minister as its head to advise the President who is the constitutional head of the country.

Similarly, in states, there is a Council of Ministers with the Chief Minister as its head, who advises the Governor. This section provides insight into Indian governance and administration at the Central, state as well as local level. Information about the Constitution of India, Parliament and Legislature, Union administration, state, district, and local administration is given.

The legislative and controlling division and running of any country is a complex and vital aspect of its governance if it is to be effective and to the advantage of its citizens. India’s Administrative Divisions are sub-national and are made up of villages, municipalities, blocks, clusters of villages, and so on. Some cultures refer to the same concept by different names.

 

States And Administrative Capitals

State

Capital

Andhra Pradesh Hyderabad
Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar
Assam Dispur
Bihar Patna
Chhattisgarh Raipur
Goa Panaji
Gujarat Gandhinagar
Haryana Chandigarh
Himachal Pradesh Shimla
Jharkhand Ranchi
Karnataka Bengaluru
Kerala Thiruvananthapuram
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Maharashtra Mumbai
Manipur Imphal
Meghalaya Shillong
Mizoram Aizawl
Nagaland Kohima
Orissa Bhubaneswar
Punjab Chandigarh
Rajasthan Jaipur
Sikkim Gangtok
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Tripura Agartala
Uttar Pradesh Lucknow
Uttaranchal Dehradun
West Bengal Kolkata

 

 

 

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Administrative Structure of india

Administrative Structure of india

Indian states and territories frequently use different local titles for the same level of subdivision (e.g., the mandals of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana correspond to tehsils of Uttar Pradesh and other Hindi-speaking states but to talukas of Gujarat, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, and Tamil Nadu).

Zones and Regions

Zones and Regions

The States have been grouped into six zones having an Advisory Council "to develop the habit of cooperative working" among these States. Zonal Councils were set up vide Part-III of the States Reorganisation Act, 1956.

Divisions

Divisions

Many of the Indian states are subdivided into divisions which have official administrative governmental status and each division is headed by senior IAS officer called Divisional Commissioner. Currently, administrative and revenue divisions exists in all states except Gujarat, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Sikkim, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram and all union territories apart from Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

Regions Within States

Regions Within States

Some states consist of regions, which have no official administrative governmental status. They are purely geographic regions; some correspond to historic countries, states or provinces. A region may comprise one or more divisions, averaging about three divisions per region. Like: Regions of Assam, Regions of Gujarat.