Which is largest State of India?

Readout this article to get the latest List of Largest State in India. You can use this list to prepare for your static portion in banking and other competitive exams.

Static GK is one of the important topic while covering General awareness as it forms a major part of it. In this article, we will be covering one of the most important topic which is often asked in examination be it Banking or SSC and that is about the largest states of India. Currently, India is considered as the seventh largest country in the world in terms of area and second largest country in terms of population. and here you will be getting  the complete list of states in India in terms of population as well as area wise. As of now,  there are total 28 states and 9 union territories.

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Largest State of India

The largest state in terms of area is Rajasthan which is 342,239 Km2. It is located in the northern region of India. Closely following Rajasthan is Madhya Pradesh which is 308,245 km2. After Madhya Pradesh comes Maharashtra then Uttar Pradesh and the list goes on till Lakshadeep which is the smallest State/UT in terms of area.

List of States and Union Territory( Area-Wise)

S. No. State/ Union Territory Area (km2)
1 Rajasthan 342,239
2 Madhya Pradesh 308,245
3 Maharashtra 307,713
4 Uttar Pradesh 240,928
5 Gujarat 196,024
6 Karnataka 191,791
7 Andhra Pradesh 162,968
8 Odisha 155,707
9 Chhattisgarh 135,191
10 Tamil Nadu 130,058
11 Jammu and Kashmir 125,535
12 Telangana 112,077
13 Ladakh 96,701
14 Bihar 94,163
15 West Bengal 88,752
16 Arunachal Pradesh 83,743
17 Jharkhand 79,714
18 Assam 78,438
19 Himachal Pradesh 55,673
20 Uttarakhand 53,483
21 Punjab 50,362
22 Haryana 44,212
23 Kerala 38,863
24 Meghalaya 22,429
25 Manipur 22,327
26 Mizoram 21,081
27 Nagaland 16,579
28 Tripura 10,486
29 Andaman and Nicobar Islands 8,249
30 Sikkim 7,096
31 Goa 3,702
32 Delhi 1,484
33 Dadra and Nagar Haveli 491
34 Puducherry 479
36 Chandigarh 114
37 Daman and Diu 112
38 Lakshadweep 32

List of States and Union Territories (Population wise)

Population is another factor which determines the size of a state. We are providing you with the list of largest states in terms of population. This data is based on the 2011 census. Census in India is  conducted once in every 10 years since 1951.

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In states Uttar Pradesh is leading with 199,812,341 population while in UTs Delhi is leading with 16,787,941 population.

S. no. State/ Union Territory Population (as per 2011 Census)
1 Uttar Pradesh 199,812,341
2 Maharashtra 112,374,333
3 Bihar 104,099,452
4 West Bengal 91,276,115
5 Andhra Pradesh 84,580,777
6 Madhya Pradesh 72,626,809
7 Tamil Nadu 72,147,030
8 Rajasthan 68,548,437
9 Karnataka 61,095,297
10 Gujarat 60,439,692
11 Orissa 41,974,218
12 Kerala 33,406,061
13 Jharkhand 32,988,134
14 Assam 31,205,576
15 Punjab 27,743,338
16 Chhattisgarh 25,545,198
17 Haryana 25,351,462
18 Delhi 16,787,941
19 Jammu and Kashmir 12,541,302
20 Uttarakhand 10,086,292
21 Himachal Pradesh 6,864,602
22 Tripura 3,673,917
23 Meghalaya 2,966,889
24 Manipur 2,855,794
25 Nagaland 1,978,502
26 Goa 1,458,545
27 Arunachal Pradesh 1,383,727
28 Puducherry 1,247,953
29 Mizoram 1,097,206
30 Chandigarh 1,055,450
31 Sikkim 610,577
32 Andaman and Nicobar Islands 380,581
33 Dadra and Nagar Haveli 343,709
34 Daman and Diu 243,247
35 Lakshadweep 64,473

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Largest State of India: Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. Which is the largest state in India in terms of population?

Ans. Uttar Pradesh is the largest state in India because the total population of Uttar Pradesh id 199,812,341.

Q2. Which is the largest state of India in terms of Area?

Ans. Rajasthan is the largest state in India because It covers an area of 342,239 km2.

Q3. Which is the least populous state of India?

Ans. Sikkim is the least populous state of India because the total population of Sikkim is 610,577.