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Puducherry

The Union territory of Puducherry has four constituent parts: Puducherry, Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam. Podicherry and Karaikal are bordering Tamil Nadu, Mahe is situated on the Malabar Coast surrounded by the state of Kerala and Yanam is surrounded by the East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.

Lakshadweep

Lakshadweep is an archipelago of 12 atolls, three reefs and five submerged banks. It lies scattered over 45,000 sq. km of the Indian Ocean. There are 27 coral islands - India’s only coral islands. In all, there are 10 inhabited islands, 17 uninhabited islands with attached islets, four newly formed islets and five submerged reefs.

Delhi

Delhi, the National Capital Territory of India, is divided into two zones: the extension of the Aravali Hills and the plains.

Daman and Diu

Daman is situated on an alluvial coastal plain, even though headlands and low plateaus are created in the area due to outcrops of basalt. The area surrounding the town of Daman is traversed by River Damanganga which flows through the territory.

 

Dadra and Nagar Haveli

Reaching elevations of about 305m in the northeast and east near the Western Ghats, the territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli is hilly and undulating.

Chandigarh

Situated at the foot of the Shivalik Range, Chandigarh lies on the indo-Gangetic plain. The Union territory is positioned between two seasonal hill torrents: the Patiali Rao and the Sukhna Choe. The city of Chandigarh (area 56 sq. km) covers about half of the land area of the territory.

Andman and Nicobar Island

The Andamans are a group of more than 300 islands and islets, of which only 26 are inhabited. The three main islands, namely North, Middle and South Andaman, are collectively known as Great Andaman, since they are closely positioned.

  

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