Statistics and charts

Indian states by Area

Source Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (page no 17 in pdf)
Date18 Sep 2018

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. Uttar Pradesh is at 4th and Jammu & Kashmir is at 5th place.

Top 5 Indian states shares 43.24% land of country whereas top 10 shares 68.85%. 12 states have area greater than 1 lakh sq km. If we compare area of top 11 states with countries, these 11 states will comes under top 100 countries 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 districts are : kachchh (gujarat - 45652), Leh (Jammu & kashmir - 45110), Jaisalmer (Rajasthan - 39313), Bikaner (Rajasthan - 28466), Barmar (Rajasthan - 28393).

RankStateArea (Sq Km)Area (Sq mile) % Share CountryWorld rank
8 Andhra Pradesh 162,970 62,923 4.96 Tunisia 93
15 Arunachal Pradesh 83,743 32,333 2.55 Austria 114
17 Assam 78,438 30,285 2.39 Czech Republic 116
13 Bihar 94,163 36,357 2.86 Hungary 110
10 Chhattisgarh 135,192 52,198 4.11 Greece 97
29 Goa 3,702 1,429 0.11 Cabo Verde 175
6 Gujarat 196,244 75,770 5.97 Senegal 88
21 Haryana 44,212 17,070 1.34 Estonia 132
18 Himachal Pradesh 55,673 21,495 1.69 Croatia 127
5 Jammu & Kashmir 222,236 85,806 6.76 Guyana 85
16 Jharkhand 79,716 30,779 2.42 Czech Republic 116
7 Karnataka 191,791 74,051 5.83 Syria 89
22 Kerala 38,852 15,001 1.18 Bhutan 136
2 Madhya Pradesh 308,252 119,017 9.38 Oman 71
3 Maharashtra 307,713 118,809 9.36 Oman 71
24 Manipur 22,327 8,620 0.68 El Salvador 152
23 Meghalaya 22,429 8,660 0.68 El Salvador 152
25 Mizoram 21,081 8,139 0.64 El Salvador 152
26 Nagaland 16,579 6,401 0.50 Swaziland 158
9 Odisha 155,707 60,119 4.74 Tunisia 93
20 Punjab 50,362 19,445 1.53 Costa Rica 129
1 Rajasthan 342,239 132,139 10.41 Congo 64
28 Sikkim 7,096 2,740 0.22 West Bank 171
11 Tamil Nadu 130,060 50,216 3.96 Nicaragua 98
12 Telangana 112,077 43,273 3.41 Honduras 103
27 Tripura 10,486 4,049 0.32 Lebanon 169
4 Uttar Pradesh 240,928 93,023 7.33 Uganda 81
19 Uttarakhand 53,483 20,650 1.63 Croatia 127
14 West Bengal 88,752 34,267 2.70 Jordan 112
UT1 A. & N. Islands 8,249 3,185 0.25 Cyprus 170
UT4 Chandigarh 114 44 0.00347 Jersey 224
UT2 D.& N. Haveli 491 190 0.015 Andorra 491
UT5 Daman & Diu 111 43 0.00338 Jersey 224
NCT Delhi 1,483 573 0.045 Faroe Islands 182
UT6 Lakshadweep 30 12 0.00091 Macau 236
UT3 Puducherry 490 189 0.015 Andorra 491
India 3,287,4691,269,298---
indian states area