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The following is a list of states and territories of The Republic of India by area according to the census of 2011. India consists of 28 states and Ten union territories.

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Rank State / Territory Area (km2) Region National Share (%) Country of comparable size Ref
1 Rajasthan 342,239 Northern 10.41  Germany
2 Madhya Pradesh 308,245 Central 9.37  Poland
3 Maharashtra 307,713 Western 9.36  Italy
4 Uttar Pradesh 240,928 Central 7.33  United Kingdom
5 Gujarat 196,024 Western 5.96  Belarus
6 Karnataka 191,791 Southern 5.83  Kyrgyzstan
7 Andhra Pradesh 162,968 Southern 4.87  Tunisia
8 Odisha 155,707 Eastern 4.73  Bangladesh
9 Chhattisgarh 135,191 Central 4.11  Greece
10 Tamil Nadu 130,058 Southern 3.95  Greece
11 Telangana 112,077 Southern 3.49  Bulgaria
12 Bihar 94,163 Eastern 2.86  Hungary
13 West Bengal 88,752 Eastern 2.70  Austria
14 Arunachal Pradesh 83,743 Northeastern 2.54  Austria
15 Jharkhand 79,714 Eastern 2.42  Czech Republic
16 Assam 78,438 Northeastern 2.38  Czech Republic
17 Himachal Pradesh 55,673 Northern 1.70  Croatia
18 Uttarakhand 53,483 Northern 1.62  Costa Rica
19 Punjab 50,362 Northern 1.53  Bosnia and Herzegovina
20 Haryana 44,212 Northern 1.34  Denmark
21 Kerala 38,863 Southern 1.18  Bhutan
22 Meghalaya 22,429 Northeastern 0.68  Djibouti
23 Manipur 22,327 Northeastern 0.68  Belize
24 Mizoram 21,081 Northeastern 0.64  El Salvador
25 Nagaland 16,579 Northeastern 0.50  Swaziland
26 Tripura 10,486 Northeastern 0.31  Lebanon
27 Sikkim 7,096 Northeastern 0.21  French Southern and Antarctic Lands
28 Goa 3,702 Western 0.11  French Polynesia
UT1 Andaman and Nicobar Islands 8,249 Bay of Bengal 0.25  Puerto Rico
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UT2

New Delhi 1,490 Northern 0.04 Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg
UT3 Puducherry 492 Southern 0.01  Andorra
UT4 Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu 491 Western 0.01  Andorra
UT5 Chandigarh 114 Northern 0.003  Liechtenstein
UT6 Jammu and Kashmir 42,241 Northern 1.28  Switzerland
UT7 Ladakh 59,146 Northern 1.79  Portugal
UT8 Lakshadweep 32 Arabian Sea 0.001  Macau
** Disputed area (Pakistan 78,114km2 and China 42,735km2) 120,849 Northern 3.67  Greece
** Disputed area (between states) 23 0.0009  Nauru
India 3,287,263 100

Source:Area of states

The area figures of states and union territories do not add up to area of India because:

  • The shortfall of 7 km2. area of Madhya Pradesh and 3 km2. area of Chhattisgarh is yet to be resolved by the Survey of India.
  • Disputed area of 13 km2. between Puducherry and Andhra Pradesh is neither included in Puducherry nor in Andhra Pradesh.
  • Area figures includes the area under occupation by Pakistan and China. The area includes 13,297+64,817 = 78,114  km2. of disputed area under occupation of Pakistan, 5,180  km2. of disputed area handed over by Pakistan to China and 37,555  km2 of disputed area under occupation of China 5,180+37,555=42,735 sq km .
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