Union Territories of India 2021: List of UTs Names, Capital, Largest & Smallest UT

A union territory is a special administrative division in the Republic of India. Union Territories do not have a government of their own, these are federal territories governed by the Central Government of India. India has 8 Union Territories and 28 States. Here is the list of all the union territories of India:

1. Ladakh

Ladakh is the union territory in the Kashmir region of India. Ladakh was administered as a union territory on 31st October 2019. It is the largest union territory of India followed by Jammu & Kashmir.

Capital – Leh

Area – 59,146 sq km

2. Jammu & Kashmir

Jammu & Kashmir was a state of India from 1954 to 2019, a subject of dispute between India, Pakistan, and China. After Article 370, the Parliament of India passed the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act.

Capital – Sri Nagar

Area – 42,241 sq km

3. National Capital Territory of Delhi

Delhi is the city and a union territory of India. The National Capital Territory of Delhi is the metropolitan area and New Delhi is the capital.

Capital – Delhi

Area – 1484 sq km

4. Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu

This territory is made up of four different regions i.e. Darda, Nagar Haveli, Daman, and Diu.

Capital – Silvassa

Area – 603 sq km

5. Puducherry

Puducherry is also known as Pondicherry was formed out of four territories named Pondicherry, Karaikal, Mahe, and Yanam. It was named after the largest district Pondicherry.

Capital – Puducherry

Area – 483 sq km

6. Chandigarh

Chandigarh is the capital of Punjab and Haryana and is the union territory.

Capital – Chandigarh

Area – 114 sq km

7. Andaman & Nicobar Island

Andaman and Nicobar Island lies in the Bay of Bengal. There are around 300 known for their palm-lined, white-sand beaches and tropical rainforests. It was the largest union territory of India before Ladakh was administered as UT.

Capital – Port Blair

Area – 8249 sq km

8. Lakshadweep

Lakshadweep is the smallest union territory of India. It is the archipelago of 36 islands.

Capital – Kavaratti

Area – 32.62 sq km

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