Top 10 Largest States of India in Terms of Area

India is a union of states. At present, there are 28 states and 8 union territories in India. Rajasthan is the biggest Indian state in terms of the area followed by Madhya Pradesh Maharashtra.
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Name of Top 10 Largest States of India in Terms of Area
Name of Top 10 Largest States of India in Terms of Area

India is called a Union of states. Currently, India comprises 28 States and 8 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)'. 

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

 

 

Jagranjosh

 

 

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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

 

 

Jagranjosh

 

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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

 

 

Jagranjosh

 

 

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5.  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

 

Jagranjosh

 

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6. 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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7. 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

 

 

 

Jagranjosh

 

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8. 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

Jagranjosh

 

 

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9. 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

 

 

Jagranjosh

 

10. Tamil Nadu

Area:                               130,058 km2
Establishment:         1 November 1956
Population:    ​​             7,7 crore
Literacy:                        80.33%
Districts:                        38
Capital:                           Chennai
Lok Sabha Seats:       39

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

 

Rank

State

1

Rajasthan

2

Madhya Pradesh

3

Maharashtra

4

Uttar Pradesh

5

Gujarat

6

Karnataka

7

Andhra Pradesh

8

Odisha

9

Chhattisgarh

10

Tamil Nadu

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