India is a large country comprising 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 has the second-highest population among the countries in the world, with more than 1.2 billion inhabitants. India covers an area of 32,87,263 sq. km (1,269,346 sq mi) and it is the 7th largest country in the world. As of 2011, the country had 27 cities with populations exceeding one million. These cities comprise about 43% of the country’s urban population.
There are mainly four metropolitan cities in India named Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, and Chennai. Delhi is also the capital of India and its political capital too. Maharashtra’s prominent city Mumbai is the economical and entertainment capital of India. Kolkata is one of the largest cities of west India and Chennai is one of the largest cities of South India. Tier-II cities are more like metropolitan but are not officially designated as metropolitans like Bengaluru, Lucknow, Bhopal, etc. Some of the tier 2 cities are known for their beautiful landscape too.
State Map With Cities
List of Major State and Cities in India
|Andhra Pradesh||Hyderabad (De jure – 2 June 2024) Amaravati (proposed)||Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Guntur, Nellore, and Tirupati|
|Arunachal Pradesh||Itanagar||Tawang, Bhismaknagar, Pasighat, Ziro and Bomdila|
|Assam||Dispur||Guwahati, Tezpur, Dibrugarh, Silchar, and North Lakhimpur|
|Bihar||Patna||Gaya, Biharsharif, Darbhanga and Bhagalpur|
|Chhattisgarh||Raipur||Bilaspur, Korba, Durg-Bhilainagar, Raigarh and Rajnandgaon|
|Goa||Panaji||Vasco-da-Gama, Ponda, Margao, Mapusa and Goa Velha|
|Gujarat||Gandhinagar||Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot, Junagadh, and Vadodara|
|Haryana||Chandigarh (Shared with Punjab)||Faridabad, Gurgaon, Sonipat, Panipat, and Ambala|
|Himachal Pradesh||Shimla||Dharamshala, Mandi, Solan, Bilaspur, and Chamba|
|Jharkhand||Ranchi||Bokaro Steel City, Jamshedpur, Deoghar, Hazaribagh and Dhanbad|
|Karnataka||Bengaluru||Mysore, Davangere, Mangalore, Hubli-Dharwad and Belgaum|
|Kerala||Thiruvananthapuram||Kochi, Kozhikode, Thrissur and Malappuram|
|Madhya Pradesh||Bhopal||Indore, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Ujjain and Sagar|
|Maharashtra||Mumbai||Pune, Nagpur, Nashik, Aurangabad and Solapur|
|Manipur||Imphal||Bishnupur, Ukhrul, Tamenglong, Chandel and Senapati|
|Meghalaya||Shillong||Cherrapunji, Tura, Jowai, Baghmara and Nongpoh|
|Mizoram||Aizawl||Lunglei, Serchhip, Champhai, Tuipang and Mamit|
|Nagaland||Kohima||Tuensang, Zunheboto, Mokokchung, Kiphire Sadar and Phek|
|Odisha||Bhubaneswar||Rourkela, Cuttack, Brahmapur, Puri, and Sambalpur|
|Punjab||Chandigarh (Shared with Haryana)||Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Patiala and Kapurthala|
|Rajasthan||Jaipur||Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, and Ajmer|
|Sikkim||Gangtok||Namchi, Gyalshing, Mangan, and Rabdentse|
|Tamil Nadu||Chennai||Tiruchirappalli, Madurai, Erode, Vellore, and Coimbatore|
|Telangana||Hyderabad (Shared with Andhra Pradesh)||Warangal, Nizamabad, Karimnagar, Adilabad, and Khammam|
|Tripura||Agartala||Amarpur, Kumarghat, Udaipur, Gakulnagar and Kunjaban|
|Uttar Pradesh||Lucknow||Noida, Varanasi, Allahabad, Agra, and Kanpur|
|Uttarakhand||Dehradun||Haridwar, Roorkee, Rishikesh, Kashipur, and Haldwani|
|West Bengal||Kolkata||Darjeeling, Siliguri, Asansol, Howrah and Durgapur|
✅Map of India With States and Cities
There are 28 states and 8 Union Territories in India now. India consists of 400 cities altogether. Major Cities: Mumbai – 12,442,373, Delhi – 11,034,555, Bangalore – 8,443,675, Hyderabad – 6,731,790, Ahmadabad – 5,577,940, Chennai – 4,646,732, Kolkata – 4,496,694, Surat – 4,467,797, Pune – 3,124,458, Jaipur – 3,046,163.
✅Poorest And the Cleanest City of India?
Shravasti ‘tops’ the list, with 74.38 percent of the population deemed to be “multidimensionally poor”, followed by neighboring Bahraich (71.88 percent) in the second position. Indore, Madhyapradesh. Indore is a lovely city and what makes it even lovelier is how clean it is!