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List of State and Union Territory Capitals in India

India is a country located in Southern Asia. With over 1.35 billion people, India is the most populous democracy in the world. It is a federal constitutional republic governed under a parliamentary system consisting of 28 states and 8 union territories. All states, as well as the union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, Puducherry and the National Capital Territory of Delhi, have elected legislatures and governments, both patterned on the Westminster model. The remaining five union territories are directly ruled by the central government through appointed administrators. In 1956, under the States Reorganisation Act, states were reorganised on a linguistic basis. Since then, their structure has remained largely unchanged. Each state or union territory is further divided into administrative districts.

The legislatures of three states, Goa, Jammu and Kashmir, and Maharashtra, meet in different capitals for their summer and winter sessions.

The state and union territory capitals are sorted according to administrative, legislative and judicial capitals. The administrative capital is where the executive government offices are located,

No. State or
union territory
Administrative capital Legislative capital Judicial capital Year of establishment Former capital
1 Andaman and Nicobar Islands (UT) Port Blair Kolkata 1956
2 Andhra Pradesh Hyderabad
(de facto from 2017)
Amaravati Amaravati 1956
3 Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar Itanagar Guwahati 1987
4 Assam Dispur Guwahati Guwahati 1972 Shillong (1950–1972)
5 Bihar Patna Patna Patna 1950
6 Chandigarh (UT) Chandigarh Chandigarh 1966
7 Chhattisgarh Naya Raipur Raipur Bilaspur 2000
8 Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu (UT) Daman Mumbai 2020
9 Delhi (UT) New Delhi New Delhi New Delhi 1956
10 Goa Panaji Porvorim Mumbai 1987
11 Gujarat Gandhinagar Gandhinagar Ahmedabad 1960 Ahmedabad (1960–1970)
12 Haryana Chandigarh Chandigarh Chandigarh 1966
13 Himachal Pradesh Shimla Shimla (Summer)
Dharamsala (Winter)
Shimla 1971
14 Jammu and Kashmir (UT) Srinagar (Summer)
Jammu (Winter)
Srinagar (Summer)
Jammu (Winter)
Srinagar (Summer)
Jammu (Winter)
15 Jharkhand Ranchi Ranchi Ranchi 2000
16 Karnataka Bengaluru Bangalore Bangalore 1956
17 Kerala Thiruvananthapuram Thiruvananthapuram Kochi 1956
18 Ladakh (UT) Leh (Summer)
Kargil (Winter)
Srinagar (Summer)
Jammu (Winter)
19 Lakshadweep (UT) Kavaratti Kochi 1956
20 Madhya Pradesh Bhopal Bhopal Jabalpur 1956
21 Maharashtra Mumbai Mumbai (Summer)
Nagpur (winter)
Mumbai 1960
22 Manipur Imphal Imphal Imphal 1972
23 Meghalaya Shillong Shillong Shillong 1972
24 Mizoram Aizawl Aizawl Guwahati 1987
25 Nagaland Kohima Kohima Guwahati 1963
26 Odisha Bhubaneswar Bhubaneswar Cuttack 1950 cuttack
27 Puducherry (UT) Pondicherry Pondicherry Chennai 1954
28 Punjab Chandigarh Chandigarh Chandigarh 1966
29 Rajasthan Jaipur Jaipur Jodhpur 1950
30 Sikkim Gangtok Gangtok Gangtok 1975
31 Tamil Nadu Chennai Chennai Chennai 1956
32 Telangana Hyderabad Hyderabad Hyderabad 2014
33 Tripura Agartala Agartala Agartala 1972
34 Uttar Pradesh Lucknow Lucknow Allahabad 1950
35 Uttarakhand Dehradun Gairsain (Summer)
Dehradun (Winter)
Nainital 2000
36 West Bengal Kolkata Kolkata Kolkata 1950


Source: Wikipedia

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