India bifurcated the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories. On August 05, 2019 the Union Home ministry evoked the special status given towards Jammu and Kashmir. To depict the newly formed Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh the Survey of India has redrawn the political map. The new map of India has 28 states and 09 Union Territories.
The New Political Map of India
New Political Map of India
States and Capitals in India 2020
- Number of States: 28
- Number of Union Territories: 09
- Hyderabad will be the joint capital of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana for 10 years after that Amravati (proposed) will be the capital of Andhra Pradesh.
- Panaji is also known as Panjim in English, Ponnji in Konkani, and Pongim in Portuguese
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- Naya Raipur will be renamed as Atal Nagar in memory of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee
- In 2017, Dharamsala was declared as Himachal Pradesh’s winter capital.
- Bhubaneswar replaced Cuttack as the capital of Odisha in 1948.
- Rajasthan is the largest state in India.
The UTs of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh have been carved out of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, in accordance with the Union government’s August 5 decision to revoke the special status of the Kashmir under Article 370 and bifurcate it into two Union Territories. This is the first time that a state is being converted into two Union Territories.
|Sl No||Union Territory||Capital|
|1||Andaman Nicobar Islands||Port Blair|
|3||Daman and Diu||Daman|
|6||Dadar and Nagar Haveli||Silvassa|
|8||National Capital Region||New Delhi|
|9||Jammu and Kashmir||Srinagar (Summer)|
- This bi-annual shift of the capitals in Jammu and Kashmir is known as Darbar move.
- Mr. Girish Chander Murmu IAS is the first Lt Governor of Jammu and Kashmir. Mr.Murmu will be the administrative head of the Kashmir and Jammu provinces
- Former defense secretary R K Mathur was appointed the first Lt Governor of Ladakh.
- Jammu and Kashmir is the largest Union Territory (UT) in the country in terms of area.
- Lakshadweep is India’s smallest Union Territory which is an archipelago that consists of 36 islands.
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