Largest and the Smallest States in India

India, a sprawling nation with 28 states, six union territories, and one national territory, boasts a total area of 3,287,240 square kilometers, making it one of the world’s largest countries. Notably, certain Indian states surpass the size of entire countries such as Oman, Uganda, Senegal, Greece, and Austria.

Delhi is the capital of India and a union territory. With 342,240 square kilometers, Rajasthan is the biggest state in terms of total area, followed by Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. Languages, traditions, diplomacy, and culture differ per state across the country. Lakshadweep, Andaman, and Nicobar are the Union’s island territories. The states of India are divided into districts, each with its own set of rules and regulations.

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Largest Indian States and Territories by Total Area.

RankState or Union territoryArea (km2)Official LanguageOfficial Government Website
1Rajasthan342,240Hindiwww.rajasthan.gov.in
2Madhya Pradesh308,144Hindiwww.mp.gov.in
3Maharashtra307,713Marathiwww.maharashtra.gov.in
4Andhra Pradesh275,069Teluguwww.ap.gov.in
5Uttar Pradesh240,928Hindiwww.upgov.nic.in
6Jammu and Kashmir222,236Urduwww.jammukashmir.nic.in
7Gujarat196,024Gujaratiwww.gujaratindia.com
8Karnataka191,791Kannadawww.karnatakacha.gov.in
9Orissa155,707Oriyawww.orissa.gov.in
10Chhattisgarh136,034Hindiwww.cgstate.gov.in
11Tamil Nadu130,058Tamilwww.tn.gov.in
12Bihar94,163Hindiwww.gov.bih.nic.in
13West Bengal88,752Bengaliwww.westbengal.gov.in
14Arunachal Pradesh83,743Englishwww.arunachalpradesh.nic.in
15Jharkhand79,714Hindiwww.jharkhand.gov.in
16Assam78,438Assamesewww.assam.gov.in
17Himachal Pradesh55,673Hindiwww.himachal.nic.in
18Uttarakhand53,484Hindiwww.uk.gov.in
19Punjab50,362Punjabiwww.punjab.nic.in
20Haryana44,212Hindiwww.haryana.gov.in
21Kerala38,863Malayalamwww.kerala.gov.in
22Meghalaya22,429Khasiwww.meghalaya.gov.in
23Manipur22,327Meitelonwww.manipur.gov.in
24Mizoram21,081Mizowww.mizoram.gov.in
25Nagaland16,579Englishwww.nagaland.gov.in
26Tripura10492Bengaliwww.tripura.nic.in
28Sikkim7,096Nepaliwww.sikkim.gov.in
29Goa3,702Konkaniwww.goa.gov.in

Union Territories:

27Andaman and Nicobar Islands8,249Hindiwww.and.nic.in
30Delhi1,483Hindiwww.delhi.gov.in
31Pondicherry479Tamilwww.pon.nic.in
32Dadra and Nagar Haveli491Hindiwww.dnh.nic.in
33Chandigarh114Punjabiwww.chandigarh.gov.in
34Daman and Diu112Marathiwww.daman.nic.in
35Lakshadweep32Malayalamwww.lakshadweep.gov.in

India has a total land area of 3,287,240 square kilometers, which includes islands and union territories.

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