Statistics and charts

Indian states by Area

Source Office of Registrar General of India, Ministry of Home Affairs
Last Updated27 Feb 2015

India is the 7th largest country of the world by area. India accounts for 2.4 percent of total world surface area. According to Ministry of Home Affairs, Goverment 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 unlawaful 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 is largest and Goa is smallest state of India. With area of 342,239 sq km., Rajasthan accounts for 10.41 percent of total country's area. Size of Rajasthan is slightly greater than Congo, 64th largest country of the world. India's largest state Rajasthan is more than 92 times bigger than smallest state Goa (3,702).

Rajasthan is followed by Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. Madhya Pradesh is larger than Maharashtra by a narrow margin of 532 sq km. Andhra Pradesh (undiv.) is at 4th and Uttar Pradesh is at 5th place.

Top 5 indian states shares 44.82% land of country whereas top 10 shares 72.25%. 11 states has area greater than 1 lakh sq km. If we compare area of these 11 states with countries, these 11 states will comes under top 100 counries of the world.

Among the union territories, Andaman and Nicobar Islands (8,249) ranks first whereas Lakshadweep with area of 60 square km occupies the lowest rank. 5 union territories has area less than 1,000 sq km.

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

RankStateArea (Sq Km)% Share CountryWorld rank
4 Andhra Pradesh 275,045 8.37 Burkina Faso 75
14 Arunachal Pradesh 83,743 2.55 Austria 114
16 Assam 78,438 2.39 Czech Republic 116
12 Bihar 94,163 2.86 Hungary 110
10 Chhattisgarh 135,192 4.11 Greece 97
28 Goa 3,702 0.11 Cabo Verde 175
7 Gujarat 196,244 5.97 Senegal 88
20 Haryana 44,212 1.34 Estonia 132
17 Himachal Pradesh 55,673 1.69 Croatia 127
6 Jammu & Kashmir 222,236 6.76 Guyana 85
15 Jharkhand 79,716 2.42 Czech Republic 116
8 Karnataka 191,791 5.83 Syria 89
21 Kerala 38,852 1.18 Bhutan 136
2 Madhya Pradesh 308,252 9.38 Oman 71
3 Maharashtra 307,713 9.36 Oman 71
23 Manipur 22,327 0.68 El Salvador 152
22 Meghalaya 22,429 0.68 El Salvador 152
24 Mizoram 21,081 0.64 El Salvador 152
25 Nagaland 16,579 0.50 Swaziland 158
9 Odisha 155,707 4.74 Tunisia 93
19 Punjab 50,362 1.53 Costa Rica 129
1 Rajasthan 342,239 10.41 Congo 64
27 Sikkim 7,096 0.22 West Bank 171
11 Tamil Nadu 130,060 3.96 Nicaragua 98
26 Tripura 10,486 0.32 Lebanon 169
5 Uttar Pradesh 240,928 7.33 Uganda 81
18 Uttarakhand 53,483 1.63 Croatia 127
13 West Bengal 88,752 2.70 Jordan 112
UT1 A. & N.Islands 8,249 0.25 Cyprus 170
UT4 Chandigarh 114 0.00 Jersey 224
UT2 D.& N.Haveli 491 0.01 Andorra 491
UT5 Daman & Diu 111 0.00 Jersey 224
NCT Delhi 1,483 0.05 Faroe Islands 182
UT6 Lakshadweep 30 0.00 Macau 236
UT3 Puducherry 490 0.01 Andorra 491
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