Largest State in India by Population and Area 2023
Largest State in India by Population and Area 2023: India is a country diverse in culture, language, history, and geography. It is ever-changing and candidates of most banking and govt exams know the importance of keeping up with these changes. This blog will provide the updated list of the largest state in descending order of Population as well as area. This will be useful for static GK and general awareness sections.
Largest State in India By Population
The following table arranges the states in descending order of population:
|S.No.||State/ Union Territory||Population (2011 Census)|
|20.||Jammu and Kashmir||12,267,013|
|33.||Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu||585,764|
|34.||Andaman and Nicobar Islands||379,944|
As seen the most populated state is Uttar Pradesh and the least populated state is Chandigarh. If you include Union Territories the least populated would be Lashwadweep.
Largest State in India By Area
Large by area is different that large by population. The following table displays the list of states by area.
|S.No.||State/ Union Territory||Area (sq km)|
|21.||Jammu and Kashmir||42,241|
|29.||Andaman and Nicobar Islands||8,249|
|33.||Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu||602|
The largest state by area in Rajasthan.
Largest State in India By Population Density
The population of a state divided by the area of the state gives the population per km. This is called population density. It is also a more accurate measure of the actual size of a state as it takes into account both the area and the people within that area. The following table provides a list of the largest state in descending order of population density.
|SL. NO.||STATE OR UNION TERRITORY||DENSITY (2021)|
|UT1||Jammu and Kashmir||98/km2|
|UT4||Andaman and Nicobar Islands||46/km2|
|UT5||Dadra and Nagar Haveli||698/km2|
|UT7||Daman and Diu||2,169/km2|
Largest State in India by Population and Area 2023: Conclusion
Population-based data is derived from the population census conducted by the government every 10 years. It gives an accurate idea about the population of the country, across different criteria and demographics.
Largest State in India by Population and Area 2023: FAQs
Ans. As of 2021, Bihar is the most densely populated state in India with a population density of 1102/km2.
Ans. Arunachal Pradesh
Ans. Andaman & Nicobar Islands
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