List of Capitals, Chief Ministers, Governors, Lt. Governors & Administrators of All States & Union Territories of India

List of Capitals, Chief Ministers, Governors, Lt. Governors & Administrators of All States & Union Territories of India

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List of Capitals, Chief Ministers, Governors, Lt. Governors & Administrators of All States & Union Territories of India

Check the comprehensive list of Indian states, capitals, Chief Ministers, Governors and Lt. Governors & Administrators of India in 2024. Also, get to know more interesting facts about the list here.

The capitals, Chief Ministers, Governors, Lt. Governors and Administrators of various states and union territories of India forms a crucial part, particularly in the General Awareness/Static General Knowledge section in various government competitive exams such as Bank, Insurance, SSC, Railways, PSC and other recruitment exams. This information is comprehensively covered here in this blog post under the Static GK part, in particular focusing on the names of the states and union territories of India,  their capital cities, Chief Ministers, Governors, Lt. Governors and Administrators. We’ve also included some interesting facts regarding capitals, chief ministers and governors here for further study that will be used for your exam revision.

Indian States, Union Territories & Capitals

India, situated on the expansive Asian peninsula, boasts a wealth of history and culture. To facilitate governance, India is divided into states and union territories. Every state and union territory in India has its own capital city. In total, India is a union of 28 States & 8 Union Territories (as of 1 Jan 2024).

Each state in India has a Chief Minister who wields executive authority over that particular state. The responsibilities of the Chief Minister of a state are outlined under Article 167 of the Indian Constitution. Currently, there are 36 Chief Ministers presiding over 28 states and 2 union territories in India.

Every state in India must have a governor as mentioned in Article 153 of the Indian Constitution. The Governor of a state officially wields the executive power. Governors are appointed by the President of India.

To be eligible to be appointed as a Governor of state, a person should be a recognised Indian citizen with age 35 years or more. The person should not be a Member of the Parliament or Legislature. He/She should not have any office or business. The primary role of the Governor of a state is to protect, preserve and defend rightfully and to maintain the dignity of the Indian Constitution and its law at all costs.

A union territory in India is assigned a Lieutenant Governor or an Administrator, similar to that of a Governor of a state.

Important Facts & Figures on States, Capitals, Governors & Chief Ministers:

Newest Union Territory:

India currently has 8 Union Territories as of 1 January 2024. The Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu emerged as the newest union territory of India on 26 January 2020 with the merger of the union territories of Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli. The Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu (Merger of Union Territories) Bill 2019 was passed by both the upper and lower house of the Parliament during the Winter Session in 2019.

Dadra and Nagar Haveli became a part of India in 1961 while Daman and Diu was part of the union territory of Goa from from 1961 to 1987. Daman and Diu became a separate union territory in 1987 when Goa was declared a separate state.

Smallest State in India (in terms of Area):

With 3,702 sq. km. of area, Goa remains the smallest state in India (in terms of area). It was formed as a separate state in 1987. It also leads as the state with the highest per capita income in India in 2023. Goa also has the unique distinction of housing Asia’s only naval museum, located in Bogmalo, with thirteen decommissioned aircraft.

Smallest State in India (in terms of Population):

Sikkim, with a total population of 6,10,577, emerges as the smallest state in India (in terms of population). Sikkim has six districts namely Gangtok, Mangan, Namchi, Gyalshing, Pakyong and Soreng. It became part of India in 1975 and is the home to the  Kanchenjunga Peak, which is the highest peak in India. The state declared itself as a fully organic state in 2016. Sikkim is often referred to as the ‘Land of Monasteries’ since it houses more than 200 monasteries within its realm.

Only Female Chief Minister: (as of 1 Jan 2024)

At present (as of 1 Jan 2024), Mamta Banerjee remains the sole female Chief Minister of a state in India. She has been serving as the Chief Minister of the state of West Bengal since 2011.

Longest Serving Chief Minister: (as of 1 Jan 2024)

Sikkim’s former Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling holds the record of helming a state for the longest time — 24 years and 166 days between the period December 1994 and May 2019. Odisha’s Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik became the second longest-serving Chief Minister of a state in India with a tenure of 23 years and 139 days in 2023 surpassing the record of former West Bengal Chief Minister Jyoti Basu.

List of States, Capitals, Chief Ministers & Governors - India

State

Capital

Chief Minister

Governor

Andhra Pradesh

Amaravati

Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy

Justice (Retd.) S. Abdul Nazeer

Arunachal Pradesh

Itanagar

Pema Khandu

Lt. Gen. Kaiwalya Trivikram Parnaik (Retd.)

Assam

Dispur

Himanta Biswa Sarma

Gulab Chand Kataria

Bihar

Patna

Nitish Kumar

Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar

Chhattisgarh

Raipur

Vishnu Deo Sai

Biswa Bhusan Harichandan

Goa

Panaji

Pramod Sawant

P. S. Sreedharan Pillai

Gujarat

Gandhinagar

Bhupendra Patel

Acharya Dev Vrat

Haryana

Chandigarh

Manohar Lal

Bandaru Dattatraya

Himachal Pradesh

Shimla

Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu

Shiv Pratap Shukla

Jharkhand

Ranchi

Hemant Soren

C. P. Radhakrishnan

Karnataka

Bengaluru

Siddaramaiah

Thaawarchand Gehlot

Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram

Pinarayi Vijayan

Arif Mohammed Khan

Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal

Mohan Yadav

Mangubhai Chhaganbhai Patel

Maharashtra

Mumbai

Eknath Shinde

Ramesh Bais

Manipur

Imphal

N. Biren Singh

Sushri Anusuiya Uikye

Meghalaya

Shillong

Conrad Kongkal Sangma

Phagu Chauhan

Mizoram

Aizwal

P. U. Lalduhoma

Dr. Kambhampati Haribabu

Nagaland

Kohima

Neiphiu Rio

La. Ganesan

Odisha

Bhubaneshwar

Naveen Patnaik

Raghubar Das

Punjab

Chandigarh

Bhagwant Singh Mann

Banwarilal Purohit

Rajasthan

Jaipur

Bhajan Lal Sharma

Kalraj Mishra

Sikkim

Gangtok

P. S. Golay

Lakshman Prasad Acharya

Tamil Nadu

Chennai

M. K. Stalin

R. N. Ravi

Telangana

Hyderabad

A. Revanth Reddy

Tamilisai Soundararajan

Tripura

Agartala

Dr. Manik Saha

Indra Sena Reddy Nallu

Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow

Yogi Aditya Nath

Anandiben Patel

Uttarakhand

Dehradun

Pushkar Singh Dhami

Lt. Gen. Gurmit Singh (Retd.)

West Bengal

Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee

Dr. C. V. Ananda Bose

List of Union Territories, Lt. Governors & Administrators - India

Union Territory

Capital

Chief Minister

Lt. Governor & Administrator

Delhi (NCT)

Delhi

Aravind Kejriwal

Vinai Kumar Saxena

Puducherry

Puducherry

N. Rangaswamy

Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan (Addl. Charge)

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Port Blair

Admiral D. K. Joshi

Chandigarh

Chandigarh

Banwarilal Purohit (Administrator)

Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu

Daman

Praful Patel (Administrator)

Jammu & Kashmir

Jammu (Winter), Srinagar (Summer)

Manoj Sinha

Lakshadweep

Kavaratti

Praful Patel (Administrator)

Ladakh

Leh

Brig. (Dr.) B. D. Mishra (Retd.) (Lieutenant Governor)

List of Chief Ministers of States Elected in 2023

State

Chief Ministers

Tripura

Manik Saha

Meghalaya

Conrad Sagma

Nagaland

Neiphiu Rio

Karnataka

Siddaramaiah

Mizoram

Lalduhoma

Chhattisgarh

Vishnu Deo Sai

Madhya Pradesh

Mohan Yadav

Rajasthan

Bhajan Lal Sharma

Telangana

Revanth Reddy

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