India – States, Chandigarh, Dadra Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Lakshadweep, Pondicherry

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India - States

Chandigarh

  • Area: 114 sq.km.

  • Capital: Chandigarh

  • Growth rate: 40.33% (1991-2001)

  • Density per sq.km.: 7,903

  • Population: 900,914 (2001)

  • Sex ratio: 773 (per 1000 males)

  • Literacy rate: 81.76%

  • Males: 85.65%

  • Females: 76.65%

  • Principal Languages: Hindi, Punjabi and English

  • Legislature: None

  • Location: Chandigarh is in the Foot hills of Shivalik hills and is the most beautiful city in India. The city was created by French architect, Le Corbusier. Chandigarh is the capital of both Punjab & Haryana states. It is bounded on North and West by Punjab and on the East and South by Haryana.

Dadra Nagar Haveli

  • Area: 491 sq.km.

  • Capital: Silvassa

  • Growth rate: 59.20% (1991-2001)

  • Density per sq.km.: 449

  • Population: 220,451 (2001)

  • Sex ratio: 811 (per 1000 males)

  • Literacy rate : 60.03%

  • Males: 73.32%

  • Females: 42.99%

  • Principal Languages: Gujarati and Hindi.

  • Legislature: None

  • Location: The Union Territory is located between Gujarat and Maharashtra. Vapi, located 15 km away from Silvassa, is the nearest railway station.

Daman and Diu

  • Area: 112 sq.km.

  • Capital: Daman

  • No. of Districts: 2

  • Population: 158,059 (2001)

  • Growth rate: 55.59% (1991-2001)

  • Density per sq.km.: 1,411

  • Sex ratio: 709 (per 1000 males)

  • Literacy rate: 81.09%

  • Males: 88.40%

  • Females: 70.37%

  • Principal Language: Gujarati

  • Location: Daman lies on the Gujarat Coast, 193 km North of Mumbai, while Diu lies off the South-East coast of Kathiawar in Gujarat. The two are located on the West coast of India in the Arabian Sea.

Lakshadweep

  • Area: 32 sq km.

  • Growth rate: 17.19% (1991-2001)

  • Capital: Kavaratti

  • Density per sq.km.: 1,894

  • Population: 60,595 (2001)

  • Sex ratio: 947 (per 1000 males)

  • Literacy rate: 87.52%

  • Males: 93.15%

  • Females: 81.56%

  • Principal Language: Malayalam & English.

  • Legislature: None

  • Location: Lakshadweep lies about 220 to 440 kms from the coastal city of Cochin in Kerala. It is an archipelago consisting of 12 atolls, three reefs and five sub merged banks. Out of its 36 Islands covering an area of 32 sq.kms. Only 10 are inhabited.

Pondicherry

  • Area: 492 sq km.

  • Population: 973,829 (2001)

  • Capital: Pondicherry

  • Growth rate : 20.56% (1991-2001)

  • No. of Districts: 4

  • Density per sq.km. : 2,029

  • Sex ratio: 1,001 (per 1000 males)

  • Literacy rate : 81.49%

  • Males : 88.89%

  • Females: 74.13%

  • Legislature: Unicameral;

  • Principal Languages: Tamil, French, Telugu, Malayalam and English.

  • Location: The Union Territory of Pondicherry encompasses an area of only 492 sq.km. With Pondicherry town and its villages covering 293 sq.km. Surrounded by the South Arcot District, Karaikal town and its villages covering 160 sq.km. Surrounded by Thanjavur District, Mahe and its villages covering 9 sq.km. Surrounded by the Kerala State and Yanam covering 30 sq.km. Within the East Godavari District in Andhra Pradesh. Pondicherry lies 162 km Worth of Chennai and 22 km North of Cuddalore. Karaikal is 150 km of South of Pondicherry. Yanam is 840 kms North-East of Pondicherry Mahe is 653 kms away on the West Coast.

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