The Following is the List of the 29 States and the 7 Union Territories of India As On 02nd June 2014:
List of States of India:
S.No./ Name of The State/The Capital City of the State/Date of Formation of the State
1/Andhrapradesh/Hyderabad (Joint Capital of Andhrapradesh and Telangana States) /01st November 1956
2/Arunachal Pradesh/Itanagar/20th February 1987
3 /Assam/Guwahati/15th August 1947
4/Bihar/Patna/01st April 1936
5/Chhattisgarh/Raipur/01st November 2000
6 /Goa/Panjim/30th May 1987
7/Gujarat/Gandhinagar/01st May 1960
8/Haryana/Chandigarh (Joint Capital of Haryana and Punjab States and an Union Territory)/01st November 1966
9/Himachal Pradesh/Shimla/25th January 1971
10/Jammu& Kashmir/Srinagar in summer and Jammu in Winter/26th October 1947
11/Jharkhand/Ranchi/15th November 2000
12/Karnataka/Bangalore/01st November 1956
13 /Kerala/Thiruvananthapuram/Trivandrum/01st November 1956
14/Madhya Pradesh/Bhopal/01st November 1956
15/Maharashtra/Mumbai/01st May 1960
16/Manipur/Imphal/21st January 1972
17/Meghalaya/Shillong/21st January 1972
18/Mizoram/Aizawl/20th February 1987
19 /Nagaland /Kohima/01st December 1963
20/Odisha(Earlier-Orissa)/Bhubaneswar/01 April 1936
21/Punjab/Chandigarh (Joint Capital of Haryana and Punjab States and an Union Territory)/01st November 1966
22/Rajasthan/Jaipur/01st November 1956
23/Sikkim/ Gangtok/16th May 1975
24/Tamil Nadu( Earlier-Madras)/Chennai(Earlier-Madras)/26th January 1950
25 /Tripura/Agartala/21st January 1972
26/Uttar Pradesh/Lucknow/26th January 1950
27/Uttarakhand/Dehradun/09th November 2000
28/West Bengal/Kolkata (Earlier-Calcutta)/01st November 1956
29/ Telangana/ Hyderabad (Joint Capital of Andhrapradesh and Telangana)/02nd June 2014- The Andhrapradesh State has been bifucated and a new state named “Telangana” has been formed.
Bifurcation of the State of Andhrapradesh and Formation of a New State-Telangana:
The State of Andhrapradesh has been under the ‘President’s Rule’ from 01st March 2014, as the Chief Minister of Andhrapradesh Mr.Kiran Kumar Reddy of the Indian National Congress/INC, resigned when the Union Government of India decided to bifurcate the state and form a new state-‘Telangana’.
Assembly Elections- 2014 were held for the States of Andhrapradesh and Telangana, along with the Lok Sabha Elections 2014.
The Telugu Rashtria Samithi of Mr.K.Chandra Shekar Rao won majority of the seats in Telangana and Mr.K.Chandra Shekar Rao will take over as the Chief Minister of the newly formed State of Telangana on 02nd June 2014.
The Telugu Desam Party/TDP-BJP alliance won majority of the seats in Seemandara. Mr.Chandrababu Naidu of TDP will take over as the new Chief Minister of re-organized Andhrapradesh State on 08th June 2014.
On 02nd June 2014 the State of Andhrapradesh is being bifurcated into 2 States of:
- Telangana.( Newly Formed 29th State of India- North Andhrapradesh including Hyderabad States of Medak and Warangal Divisions) and
- Andhrapradesh (Royalaseema and Coastal Andhrapradesh- Called Seemandara /South and East of Andhrapradesh,the Residual parts of Andhrapradesh, excluding Telangana)
The City of Hyderabad, will be the common /joint capital city of both the States of Andhrapradesh and Telangana for 10 years.
And the Andhrapradesh High Court will be the common High Court for both the States of Andhrapradesh and Telangana.
The Reorganized Andhrapradesh State will be given “Special Status” for 10 years.
As on 02nd June 2014, the total number of States of India is 29 with the addition of the State of “TELANGANA”.
List of Union Territories of India:
S.No./Name of the Union Territory/Date of Formation of the Union Territory
1/Andaman & Nicobar Islands/ Port Blair /01st November 1956
2/Chandigarh/Chandigarh-Joint Capital of Haryana and Punjab States and an Union Territory) /01st November 1966
3/Dadra&Nagar Haveli/Silvassa /11th Augut 1961
4/Daman& Diu/Daman /30th May 1987
5/Lakshadweep/ Kavaratti /10th November 1956
6/National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT) /Delhi/1857/1911
7/Puducherry/Pondicherry /01st Julyl 1963
Formation of New States in India
(Posted on 04th January 2010)