India's Seven Union Territories

Learn Important Information About India's Seven Union Territories

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India is the world's second most populous country in the world and the country occupies most of the Indian subcontinent in southern Asia. It is the world's largest democracy and is considered a developing nation. India is a federal republic and is broken down into 28 states and seven union territories. India's 28 states have their own elected governments for local administration whereas the union territories are administrative divisions which are controlled directly by the federal government by an administrator or lieutenant-governor who is appointed by the President of India.

The following is a list of India's seven union territories organized by land area. Population numbers have been included for reference as have capitals for the territories which have one.

India's Union Territories

1) Andaman and Nicobar Islands
• Area: 3,185 square miles (8,249 sq km)
• Capital: Port Blair
• Population: 356,152

2) Delhi
• Area: 572 square miles (1,483 sq km)
• Capital: none
• Population: 13,850,507

3) Dadra and Nagar Haveli
• Area: 190 square miles (491 sq km)
• Capital: Silvassa
• Population: 220,490

4) Puducherry
• Area: 185 square miles (479 sq km)
• Capital: Puducherry
• Population: 974,345

5) Chandigarh
• Area: 44 square miles (114 sq km)
• Capital: Chandigarh
• Population: 900,635

6) Daman and Diu
• Area: 43 square miles (112 sq km)
• Capital: Daman
• Population: 158,204

7) Lakshadweep
• Area: 12 square miles (32 sq km)
• Capital: Kavaratti
• Population: 60,650


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