List of Indian States and Union Territories by Area

List of Indian States and Union Territories by Area

India is a very diverse as well as the 7th biggest country in terms of area. India’s total geographical area is spread over 3,287,263 km².

Knowing the area of a country is useful for several reasons. It can help you better understand the size of the country and its population density, as well as make it easier to make comparisons with other countries.

This article will list all Indian states and union territories by their size, including their areas in square kilometers, and population density in p/km².

List of Indian States By Area

RankStateArea (km²)Population Density (p/km²)
1Rajasthan3,42,239241
2Madhya Pradesh3,08,245282
3Maharashtra3,07,713404
4Uttar Pradesh2,40,928996
5Gujarat1,96,024328
6Karnataka1,91,791356
7Andhra Pradesh1,62,968334
8Chhattisgarh1,35,191220
9Tamil Nadu1,30,051604
10Telangana1,12,077355
11Bihar94,1631349
12West Bengal88,7521127
13Arunachal Pradesh83,74319
14Jharkhand79,714492
15Assam78,438459
16Odisha55,707842
17Himachal Pradesh55,673135
18Uttarakhand53,483213
19Punjab50,362596
20Haryana44,212645
21Kerala38,863926
22Meghalaya22,429152
23Manipur22,327143
24Mizoram21,08160
25Nagaland16,579139
26Tripura10,486401
27Sikkim7,096986
28Goa3,702432

Key Points

  • Rajasthan is the largest Indian state by area with a total surface area of 3,42,239 km².
  • Goa is the smallest state in India with a total surface area of 3,702 km².
  • Bihar is the most densely populated state in India with a population density of 1349 p/km².
  • Arunachal Pradesh is the least densely populated state in India with a population density of 19 p/km².

List of Union Territories of India By Area

RankUnion TerritoryArea (km²)Population Density (p/km²)
1Ladakh96,7013
2Jammu & Kashmir42,241327
3Andaman & Nicobar8,24951
4National Capital Territory of Delhi1,48412803
5Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu6031028
6Puducherry4792990
7Chandigarh11410254
8Lakshadweep322317

Important Points About Indian Union Territories

  • A union territory is an administrative division ruled by the central government of India.
  • Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Lakshadweep, and Puducherry are among the eight union territories of India.
  • Ladakh is the biggest union territory of India, even bigger than a few states with a total surface area of 96,701 km² while it is also the least densely populated union territory in India with a population density of 3 p/km².
  • Lakshadweep is the smallest union territory of India with an area of 32 km².
  • The National Capital Territory of Delhi is the most densely populated Union territory of India with a population density of 12803 p/km².

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