The population of the 29 states of India varies widely. The most populous state is Uttar Pradesh, with a population of 199 million people as of 2020. Maharashtra is the second most populous state with a population of 122 million people. Bihar ranks third in terms of population with 117 million people, followed by West Bengal (90 million) and Rajasthan (72 million). Other populous states in India include Madhya Pradesh (70 million), Gujarat (68 million), Andhra Pradesh (50 million), Tamil Nadu (47 million), Karnataka (67 million) and Telangana (35 million). Kerala is the least populous state with 33 million people. The total population of 29 states and 2 Union Territories (Delhi and Puducherry) is 1.3 billion as of 2020.
In terms of population density, Delhi is the most densely populated state with 11,320 people per square kilometer, followed by Chandigarh (9,258). Kerala has the lowest population density at 859 people per square kilometer. The population density of other states ranges from 400 to 1,000 people per square kilometer.
The 29 Indian states are divided into six Union Territories and 23 states. Each state has its own unique culture and traditions, which make it a fascinating destination for tourists from all over the world. India is a vibrant country with an immense diversity of culture, customs and languages.
India is the second most populous country in the world, with a population of over 1.3 billion people as of 2020. The population of India is expected to reach 1.5 billion by 2025. The population growth rate in India has been on the decline since 2011, falling from its peak of 21.3% in 2011 to 17.7% in 2019. The decline is attributed to improved healthcare, increased access to education and economic development. India is projected to become the world’s most populous country by 2030 with a population of 1.6 billion people.
The 29 states of India are home to an incredibly diverse range of people, cultures, languages and traditions. With its growing population and increasing economic development, India is poised to become one of the most influential countries in the world.
State | Population (2020 - est.)
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Uttar Pradesh | 199 million
Maharashtra | 122 million
Bihar | 117 million
West Bengal | 90 million
Rajasthan | 72 million
Madhya Pradesh | 70 million
Gujarat | 68 million
Andhra Pradesh | 50 million
Tamil Nadu | 47 million
Karnataka | 67