India – States, Uttaranchal, West Bengal, Union Territories, National Capital Territories – Delhi

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India - States

Uttaranchal

  • Area: 55, 845 sq.km.

  • Capital: Dehradun

  • No. of Districts: 13

  • Population: 8,479,562 (2001)

  • Growth rate: 19.20% (1991-2001)

  • Density per sq.km.: 159

  • Sex ratio: 964 (per 1000 males)

  • Literacy rate: 72.28%

  • Males: 84.01%

  • Females: 60.26%

  • Principal Language: Hindi

  • Legislature: Unicameral.

  • Location: Uttaranchal is bounded by Tibet (China)in the North and Uttar Pradesh in the South, Nepal in the East & Himachal Pradesh in the West.

West Bengal

  • Area: 88, 752 sq.km.

  • Population: 80,221,171 (2001)

  • Capital: Kolkata

  • Growth rate: 17.84% (1991-2001)

  • No. of Districts: 18

  • Density per sq.km.: 904 27

  • Sex ratio: 934 (per 1000 males)

  • Literacy rate: 69.22%

  • Males: 77.58%

  • Females: 60.22%

  • Principal Language: Bengali

  • Legislature: Unicameral.

  • Location: Located in North-East India, West Bengal is bounded North by Sikkim and Bhutan, East by Assam Nicobar Islands are situated to the South of the and Bangladesh, South by the Bay of Bengal and Orissa, Andamans, 121 km from Little Andaman. There are 19 West by Bihar and Jharkhand and North-West by Nepal.

Union Territories

National Capital Territories - Delhi

  • Area: 1, 483 sq.km.

  • Capital: Delhi

  • No. of Districts: 9

  • Population: 13,782,976 (2001)

  • Growth rate: 46.31% (1991-2001)

  • Density per sq.km.: 9,294

  • Sex ratio: 821 (per 1000 males)

  • Literacy rate: 81.82%

  • Males: 87.37%

  • Females: 75.00%

  • Principal Languages: Hindi, Punjabi & Urdu.

  • Legislature: Unicameral

  • Location: Delhi lying in the Northern part of the country is surrounded by Haryana on all sides except the East where it borders with Uttar Pradesh. It has become the National Capital Territory in 1991.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

  • Area: 8, 249 sq.km.

  • Capital: Port Blair

  • No. of Districts: 2

  • Population: 356,256 (2001)

  • Growth rate: 26.94% (1991-2001)

  • Density per sq.km.: 43

  • Sex ratio: 846 (per 1000 males)

  • Literacy rate: 81.18%

  • Males: 86.07%

  • Females: 75.29%

  • Principal Languages: Nicobarese, Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu & Malayalam.

  • Legislature: None

  • Location: The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a group of more than 3000 islands out of which 265 are uninhabited. The Andaman Islands lie in the Bay of Bengal 1,255 km from Kolkata & 1,190 km from Chennai. The islands are 193 km from Cape Negrais in Burma. Five large islands grouped together are called the Great Andamans & to the South is the Island of Little Andaman. There are some 204 islets, the 2 principal groups being the Ritchie Archipelago and the Labyrinth Islands. The total area is about 6,408 sq km. The Great Andaman group is about 467 km long & at the widest, 51 km broad. The NicobarIslands are situated to the South of the Andamans, 121 km from Little Andaman. There are 19 islands, 7 uninhabited, with a total area of 1, 841 sq km. The islands are usually divided into three sub-groups (southern, central and northern), the chief islands in each being. Respectively, Great Nicobar, Camotra with Nancowrie & Car Nicobar. There is a fine landlocked harbour between the islands of Camotra & Nancowrie, known as Nancowrie Harbour.

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