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List of Indian states by area

Source 2011 - Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (page no 17 in pdf)
Date07 Jul 2020

India is the 7th largest country in the world by area. India accounts for 2.4 percent of total world surface area. According to Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, area of India is 3,287,469 square km or 1,269,298 square miles. As stated in official source, Area figures of jammu & kashmir includes the area under unlawful occupation of Pakistan and China. The area includes 78,114 sq km. under illegal occupation of Pakistan, 5,180 sq. km. illegally handed over by Pakistan to China and 37,555 sq km. under illegal occupation of China.

Rajasthan (342,239 sq km) is the largest state in India in terms of area. Rajasthan accounts for 10.4 percent of the total country's area. Rajasthan is followed by Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra having area more than 3 lakh sq km. Madhya Pradesh is larger than Maharashtra by a narrow margin of 532 sq km. Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat complete the list of top five. Ladakh (166,698 sq km) is the largest union territory in India in terms of area.

42.45% of the country land is inside top 5 largest states whereas top 10 share 67.16%. 11 states and one union territory have area greater than 1 lakh sq km. 10 smallest states/UTs contribute only 1 % and 18 lowest constitute only 10 % of the total area.

Size of the largest state Rajasthan is slightly greater than Congo, the 65th largest country in the world. Population of 2nd ranked Madhya Pradesh and 3rd ranked Maharashtra are slightly less than of Oman. If we compare area of states/uts with countries, top 11 states/uts will comes under top 100 countries in the world.

Goa (3,702 sq km) is the smallest state and Lakshadweep (32 sq km) is the smallest union territory in India on the basis of area. Four union territories have area less than 1,000 sq km.

5 largest districts are : kachchh (gujarat - 45652), Leh (Jammu & kashmir - 45110), Jaisalmer (Rajasthan - 39313), Bikaner (Rajasthan - 28466), Barmar (Rajasthan - 28393).

Indian states by area
Rank State/UT Area Share (%) Country W rank
(sq km)(sq mile)
7 Andhra Pradesh 162,970 62,923 4.96 Tunisia 93
14 Arunachal Pradesh 83,743 32,333 2.55 Austria 115
16 Assam 78,438 30,285 2.39 Czech Republic 117
12 Bihar 94,163 36,357 2.86 Hungary 109
9 Chhattisgarh 135,192 52,198 4.11 Greece 96
28 Goa 3,702 1,429 0.113 French Polynesia 172
5 Gujarat 196,244 75,770 5.97 Senegal 88
20 Haryana 44,212 17,070 1.34 Estonia 131
17 Himachal Pradesh 55,673 21,495 1.69 Croatia 126
UT2 Jammu & Kashmir 55,538 21,443 1.69 Croatia 126
15 Jharkhand 79,716 30,779 2.42 Czech Republic 116
6 Karnataka 191,791 74,051 5.83 Senegal 88
21 Kerala 38,852 15,001 1.18 Bhutan 134
UT1 Ladakh 166,698 64,362 5.07 Suriname 91
2 Madhya Pradesh 308,252 119,017 9.38 Oman 72
3 Maharashtra 307,713 118,809 9.36 Oman 72
23 Manipur 22,327 8,620 0.679 Israel 149
22 Meghalaya 22,429 8,660 0.682 Israel 149
24 Mizoram 21,081 8,139 0.641 El Salvador 150
25 Nagaland 16,579 6,401 0.504 Swaziland 156
8 Odisha 155,707 60,119 4.74 Bangladesh 93
19 Punjab 50,362 19,445 1.53 Costa Rica 128
1 Rajasthan 342,239 132,139 10.4 Congo, Rep. 65
27 Sikkim 7,096 2,740 0.216 West Bank and Gaza 167
10 Tamil Nadu 130,060 50,216 3.96 Nicaragua 98
11 Telangana 112,077 43,273 3.41 Honduras 103
26 Tripura 10,486 4,049 0.319 Lebanon 164
4 Uttar Pradesh 240,928 93,023 7.33 Uganda 81
18 Uttarakhand 53,483 20,650 1.63 Bosnia and Herzegovina 126
13 West Bengal 88,752 34,267 2.70 Serbia 112
UT3 A. & N. Islands 8,249 3,185 0.251 Puerto Rico 167
UT6 Chandigarh 114 44 0.00347 Liechtenstein 207
UT4 Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu 603 233 0.0183 St. Lucia 187
NCT Delhi 1,483 573 0.0451 Faeroe Islands 176
UT7 Lakshadweep 32 12 0.00091 Tuvalu 212
UT5 Puducherry 490 189 0.0149 Andorra 189
India 3,287,4691,269,298