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List of Indian States and their Capitals

India i.e Bharat is a union of 29 states (including newest state Telangan) and 7 union territories. The states and union territories are further subdivided into districts and smaller administrative divisions. The Constitution of India distributes the sovereign executive and legislative powers exercisable with respect to the territory of any State between the Union and that State.

List of Indian States, Capitals and their Chief Ministers

Andhra Pradesh

Capital: Hyderabad

Chief Minister: Shri. Nara Chandrababu Naidu

Arunachal Pradesh

Capital: Itanagar

Chief Minister: Shri Pema Khandu

Assam

Capital: Dispur

Chief Minister: Shri Sarbananda Sonowal

Bihar

Capital: Patna

Chief Minister: Shri Nitish Kumar

Chhattisgarh

Capital: Raipur

Chief Minister: Bhupesh Baghel

Goa

Capital: Panaji

Chief Minister: Manohar Parrikar

Gujarat

Capital: Gandhinagar

Chief Minister: Shri Vijaybhai R. Rupani

Haryana

Capital: Chandigarh

Chief Minister: Shri Manohar Lal Khattar

Himachal Pradesh

Capital: Shimla

Chief Minister: Jai Ram Thakur

Jammu & Kashmir

Capital: Srinagar (summer), Jammu (winter)

Chief Minister: Mehbooba Mufti Sayeed (4 April 2016 – 20 June 2018), Now it has President's Rule

Jharkhand

Capital: Ranchi

Chief Minister: Shri Raghubar Das

Karnataka

Capital: Bengaluru

Chief Minister: H. D. Kumaraswamy

Kerala

Capital: Thiruvananthapuram

Chief Minister: Shri Pinarayi Vijayan

Madhya Pradesh

Capital: Bhopal

Chief Minister: Kamal Nath

Maharashtra

Capital: Mumbai

Chief Minister: Shri Devendra Fadnavis

Manipur

Capital: Imphal

Chief Minister: N. Biren Singh

Meghalaya

Capital: Shillong

Chief Minister: Conrad Sangma

Mizoram

Capital: Aizawl

Chief Minister: Zoramthanga

Nagaland

Capital: Kohima

Chief Minister: Neiphiu Rio

Odisha

Capital: Bhubaneswar

Chief Minister: Shri Naveen Patnaik

Punjab

Capital: Chandigarh

Chief Minister: Captain Amarinder Singh

Rajasthan

Capital: Jaipur

Chief Minister: Ashok Gehlot

Sikkim

Capital: Gangtok

Chief Minister: Shri Pawan Kumar Chamling

Tamil Nadu

Capital: Chennai

Chief Minister: Edappadi K. Palaniswami

Telangana

Capital: Hyderabad

Chief Minister: Shri K Chandrasekhar Rao

Tripura

Capital: Agartala

Chief Minister: Biplab Kumar Deb

Uttar Pradesh

Capital: Lucknow

Chief Minister: Yogi Adityanath

Uttrakhand

Capital: Dehradun

Chief Minister: Trivendra Singh Rawat

West Bengal

Capital: Kolkata

Chief Minister: Mamata Banerjee

List of union territories, capitals and their Chief Minister

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Capital: Port Blair

Lieutenant Governors: Devendra Kumar Joshi

Chandigarh

Capital: Chandigarh

Administrators: V.P. Singh Badnore

Dadra & Nagar  Haveli

Capital: Silvassa

Administrators: Lalubhai Patel (MP)

Daman & Diu

Capital: Daman

Administrators: Praful Khoda Patel

Lakshadweep

Capital: Kavaratti

Administrators: Farooq Khan

Pondicherry

Capital: Puducherry

Chief Minister: V. Narayanasamy

Lieutenant Governors: Kiran Bedi

National Capital Territory of Delhi

Capital: Delhi

Chief Minister: Arvind Kejriwal

Lieutenant Governors: Anil Baijal

The Indian Constitution is federal in nature but unitary in method which means States in India do not have the right to secede from the union. Hence, India has both unitary features (like appointing governor, concurrent list, single citizenship, single constituion)and federal features (Union List, State List, State Election etc.). So, it is aquasi federal. The above the list of Indian States, UTs, capitals and their Chief Ministers gives the readers a valuable information.

GK Quiz on Indian States Set II

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