Union Territories is an administrative division of India, which has its own elected governments. The President of India appoints an Administrator for each territory. Union Territories of India have special rights and status due to their constitutional formation and development. There are 9 union territories in India most of them are smaller in size including the newly added region Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. Delhi is the capital of India where all Union Territories and central government political activities arise enacted. The seven Union Territories are listed below with area, population, the capital city, and official languages.
The Government of India divided the state Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories – Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on 5 August 2019. “article 370 of the Consitution of India“.
|Union Territories||Capital||Official Language||Area (8,250 km2)||Population (2011)|
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||Port Blair||Hindi, English||8,250||379,944|
|Dadra and Nagar Haveli||Silvassa||Hindi, Gujarati, English||487||342,853|
|Daman and Diu||Daman||Marathi, Gujarati, Portuguese, English, Hindi||112||242,911|
|Jammu and Kashmir||Srinagar, Jammu||Kashmiri, Hindi, DOgri, Punjabi||163,040||12,267,013|
|Ladakh||Leh||Ladakhi,Purki, Shina, Tibetan, Hindi, Balti, Urdu||59,196||274,289|
|Lakshadweep||Kavaratti||Malayalam, English, Mahl||32||64,429|
|National Capital Territory of Delhi||New Delhi||Hindi||1,484||11,007,835|
|Puducherry||Pondicherry||Tamil, French, Malayalam, Telugu||492||1,244,464|