This article is about 29 states of India and capitals and languages. “India is the cradle of the human race also the birthplace of human speech. The mother of history, the grandmother of legend also the great grandmother of tradition. Our most valuable and most constructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only” -Mark Twain
The Republic of India is the seventh-largest country in the world by its total area and has the second-largest population in the world. Being the largest democracy and one of the oldest civilizations in the world, India has one of the richest and most vivid histories and heritage with an extraordinary culture.
India belongs to the continent of Asia and is bordered by the countries of Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma,, China, Nepal, and Pakistan. It stands apart from the rest of Asia, marked off as it is by mountains and the sea, which give the country a distinct geographical entity. Bounded by the Great Himalayas in the north, it stretches southwards and at the Tropic of Cancer, tapers off into the Indian Ocean between the Bay of Bengal on the east and the Arabian Sea on the west.
What makes India unique is definitely its ‘unity in diversity’.It accommodates a diverse number of languages, religions and cultures.
India is a union of 29 states and seven union territories in the country. Each state and union territory has an administrative, legislative and judicial capital. Union territories are administrated by the president through an administrator appointed by him/her.
This section introduces you to the various states in the country, their capitals and languages.
Full List of 29 States of India, Capitals and Languages
|1||Andhra Pradhesh||Hyderabad||Telengu and Urudu|
|2||Arunachal Pradhesh||Itanagar||Miji, Apotanji,
|9||Himachal Pradhesh||Shimla||Hindi and Pahari|
|10||Misoram||Aizwal||Mizo and English|
|11||Jammu & Kashmir||Srinagar(Summer)
|Kashmiri, Dogiri, Urdu,
Ladakki, Pahari, Panjabi and Dadri
|19||Nagaland||Kohima||Ao, Konyak, Angami,
Sema and Lotha
|22||Rajasthan||Jaipur||Rajasthani and Hindi|
|23||Sikkim||Gangtok||Bhutia, Hindi, Nepali,
|25||Tripura||Agartala||Bengali, Tripuri, Manipuri
List of 7 Union Territories
The seven union territories(and their capitals) we have are,
- Delhi(New Delhi)
- Daman & Dilu (Daman)
- Dadra & Nagar Haveli (Silvassa)
- Puducherry (Pondicheri)
- Lakshadweep Islands (Kavaratti)
- Andaman &Nicobar Islands (port Blair)
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