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Top 10 Largest States of India in Terms of Area

Apr 16, 2011 11:35 ISTHemant Pratap Singh
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India comprises 29 States and seven Union Territories.  They are: States - Andhra Pradesh,  Arunachal Pradesh, Assam , Bihar , Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur , Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan , Sikkim , Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal.  Union Territories- Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh , the Government of NCT of Delhi , Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Lakshadweep, and Puducherry.

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Here, we are giving the 'Top Ten List of the Largest States of India in Terms of Area (as per the census 2011)'. Rajasthan tops the list followed by Madhya Pradesh & Maharashtra. Before the bifurcation, Andhra Pradesh was on the 4th place but as of now it slipped down at 8th place.

Largest States of India in Terms of Area (as per the census 2011)

1. Rajasthan- The Land of Kings

Area :                      342,239 km2
Establishment :       November 1, 1956
Population :    ​​        6.85 cr (2011 census)
Literacy :                66.11 %
Districts :                33
Capital :                  Jaipur
Lok Sabha seats :  25

Image source:en.wikipedia.org

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2. Madhya Pradesh : The Heart of India

Area :                     308,252 km2
Establishment :      November 1, 1956
Population :    ​​       7.25 cr. (2011 census)
Literacy :               69.72%
Districts :               51
Capital :                 Bhopal 
Lok Sabha Seats : 29

Image source:www.madhya-pradesh-tourism.com

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3. Maharashtra:The Gate Way of India

Area:                          307,713 km2
Establishment :                1st May 1960
Population:    ​​            11.23 cr. (2011 census)
Literacy:                    82.91%
Districts:                    36
Capital:                      Mumbai
Lok Sabha Seats:      48

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4. Uttar Pradesh: Home of Powerful Empire

Area:                          236,286 sq.km
Establishment :          January 25, 1950
Population:    ​​            19.95 cr.(2011 census)
Literacy:                    69.72% 
Districts:                    75
Capital:                       Lucknow
Lok Sabha Seats:       80

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5. Jammu & Kashmir: Land of Beautiful Valley

Area:                           222,236 km2
Establishment:            26 Oct, 1947 
Population:    ​​             1.24 cr (2011 census)  
Literacy:                     83.45%
Districts:                     22
Capital:                       Srinagar (Summer), Jammu (Winter)  
Lok Sabha Seats:       6

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6. Gujarat : Home of Gir Lion

Area:                          196,244 km2
Establishment            May 1, 1960
Population:    ​​            6.04 cr (2011 census)
Literacy:                    78.03 %
Districts:                    33
Capital:                      Gandhinagar
Lok Sabha Seats:      26

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7. Karnataka: The Land of Sun Rising Industry

Area:                        191,791 km2
Establishment          1st November 1956 (in 1973 renamed as Karnataka)
Population:    ​​           6.1 cr.(2011 census)
Literacy:                   75.60%
Districts:                   30
Capital:                     Bangalore (Bangaluru)
Lok Sabha Seats:     28

Image source:http://files.prokerala.com

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8. Andhra Pradesh:The Rice Bowl of India

Area:                         191,791 km2
Establishment:          1 October 1953
Population:    ​​            8.46 Crores (2011 census)
Literacy:                    67.02 %
Districts:                    13
Capital:                      Hyderabad (De jure - 02 June 2024) Amaravati (proposed)
Lok Sabha Seats:      25

Image source:www.deccanchronicle.com

9. Odisha: The Land of Lord Jagannath

Area:                        155,707 km2
Establishment:         1 April 1936 as Orissa Province (Utkala Dibasa/Odisha Day)
Population:    ​​          4.19 cr (Census 2011)
Literacy:                  73.45 %
Districts:                  30
Capital:                    Bhubaneswar
Lok Sabha Seats:    21

Image source:www.thisismyindia.com

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10. Chhattisgarh: The Bowl of Minerals

Area:                      136,034 km2
Establishment:       November 1, 2000
Population:    ​​        2.55 cr. (2011 census)
Literacy:                71.04%
Districts:                27
Capital:                  Raipur
Lok Sabha Seats:  11

Image source:www.in4india.com

List of States of India rank-wise in Terms of Area






Madhya Pradesh




Uttar Pradesh


Jammu and Kashmir






Andhra Pradesh





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80 Comment


1 Rajasthan 2 Madhya Pradesh 3 Maharashtra 4 Uttar Pradesh Uttar Pradesh is 4th of state After division of Andhra Pradesh, Please do Right.


Not yet updated andra Pradesh has been divided and its not given

jai prakash,

Very nice

Prashant Dubey,

what persentage of seats must be reserved for woman in a gram panchayat ?

Sada shiv Mishra,

How many countries in the world

Law Kumar,

Give me information whose is the costly state of India.


Wrong list.this is crap.andhra pradesh is divided.what the bullshit

Rakshit pratap singh,

it is very useful

sathisha b m,


P Srinivasa Reddy,

Give me information about total number of articles of Indian articles and total number of amendments of I Indian constitution.




it is usefull for all types of exams





mrinal mrithul,

pis give me the full details of tamilnadu




pl give me the area of Tamilnadu

Bholanath Naik,


monika viradiya,


virendra kumar prajapati,





R/Sir kindly correction My State Name - (Orrissa), Actual word is Odisha



Mahesh Mishra,

What about Madhya pradesh

kishanaram ,


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