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States / Union territories of India and their capitals 2017 for Competitive Exams

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India is a federal union comprising twenty-nine states and seven union territories. The states and union territories are further subdivided into districts and further into smaller administrative divisions.

Sl No State Capital

 

1 Andhra Pradesh Hyderabad
2 Arunachal Pradesh  Itanagar
3 Assam Dispur
4 Bihar Patna
5 Chhattisgarh Naya Raipur
6 Goa Panaji
7 Gujarat Gandhinagar
8 Haryana Chandigarh
9 Himachal Pradesh Shimla
10 Jammu & Kashmir Summer: Srinagar; Winter: Jammu
1 Jharkhand Ranchi
12 Karnataka Bengaluru
13 Kerala Thiruvananthapuram
14 Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
15 Maharashtra Mumbai
16 Manipur Imphal
17 Meghalaya Shillong
18 Mizoram Aizawl
19 Nagaland Kohima
20 Odisha Bhubaneswar
21 Punjab Chandigarh
22 Rajasthan  Jaipur
23 Sikkim Gangtok
24 Tamil Nadu Chennai
25 Telangana Hyderabad
26 Tripura Agartala
27 Uttarakhand Dehradun
28 Uttar Pradesh Lucknow
29 West Bengal Kolkata

 

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1 Andaman & Nicobar Islands Port Blair
2 Chandigarh Chandigarh
3 Dadra & Nagar Haveli Silvasa
4 Daman & Diu Daman
5 Delhi (National Capital Territory or NCT) New Delhi
6 Lakshadweep Kavaratti
7 Puducherry Puducherry

Important Points:

1) After the formation of Telangana, as per the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014, both states will share Hyderabad as their common capital for up to ten years. The new capital of Andhra Pradesh is going to be Amaravati, decided by the Andhra Pradesh government in April, 2016.

2)  Chandigarh is the capital of the states of Punjab and Haryana, and is a Union Territory, separate from the two states.

3)  Shilong was the joint capital of Assam and Meghalaya until 1971

4) Raipur is the interim capital of Chhattisgarh. The town of Naya Raipur 17 km from Raipur is envisaged as the state’s new capital

5) Dehradun is the interim capital of Uttarakhand. The town of Gairsain is envisaged as the state’s new capital

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