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Top 10 Largest States of India in Terms of Area

24-MAY-2017 13:05
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Currently India comprises 29 States and 7 Union Territories.  In this article; we are giving '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.

Top 10 Largest States of India in Terms of Area (as per the census 2011)

1. Rajasthan- Land of Palaces and Temples

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Rank

State

1

Rajasthan

2

Madhya Pradesh

3

Maharashtra

4

Uttar Pradesh

5

Jammu and Kashmir

6

Gujarat

7

Karnataka

8

Andhra Pradesh

9

Odisha

10

Chhattisgarh

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