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Smallest state in India?

India being a seventh-largest country in the world as per the area is politically divided into 28 states and 8 union territories as on 26 Jan, 2020. Among these 28 states, the smallest state as per population and area is discussed here below.

Which is the smallest state in India ( area wise )?

Goa is the smallest state of India. Panaji city is the capital of Goa.

Main features of Goa

Area of Goa

Goa state has covered an area of 3,702 square kilometres. Goa occupies only 0.11% portion of the total land area of the India. It is located on the west coast of Arabian sea. If we talk about population of Goa then it stands in the fourth position in Indian states. Panaji is the capital of Goa and Vasco da Gama is the largest city of Goa.

Main attraction in Goa

Tourism is the main attraction of this state. The main appeals of Goa are the flora, fauna, beaches, indo-western culture of Goa,  churches, World Heritage-listed architecture.

Boundaries of Goa

Goa is surrounded by Karnataka and Maharashtra. Terekhol river separates it from Maharashtra in North, Karnataka State in the East and South and Arabian Sea is in the West. The Goa lies on the Indian Western Coast and is around 594 Km away from Mumbai city (by road).

Which is the smallest state in India ( population wise ) ?

As per state census 2011 the Sikkim is the smallest state in India as per population with a population of 6,07,688. Sikkim is the least populous state among all Indian states. Sikkim is the part of the Eastern Himalaya and is known for its biodiversity, which includes alpine and subtropical climates.

Kangchenjunga, the India’s highest mountain and world’s third-highest peak is located in Sikkim. Gangtok is the capital of Sikkim state and also the largest city of the state. UNESCO World Heritage Site the Khangchendzonga National Park, covers around 35% area of the state.

Features of Sikkim

The Largest City In Sikkim
Gangtok is the largest city of Sikkim which is also capital city of the state. Gangtok is a very attractive tourist place in Sikkim.

Sikkim is the least populated and second-smallest state among all Indian states as per the census of 2011.

Boundaries of Sikkim

In north and northeast Sikkim shares its borders with China, Nepal in the west, Bhutan in the east, and West Bengal in the south. The most famous and UNESCO World Heritage Site the Khangchendzonga National Park covers almost 35% area of the state.

Economy of Sikkim

Agriculture and tourism are the major contributors in the economy of Sikkim. The state has the third-smallest GDP among Indian states as per data of 2014. The clean city, snow-covered mountains, valleys, rivers and flower garden are some tourist places which also contributes to the economy for the state.

Smallest state in India FAQs

Which is the smallest state in India area wise? Goa is the smallest state of India area wise.
Which is the smallest in India population wise? Sikkim is the smallest state of India population wise.
What is the capital of Goa? Panaji is the capital of Goa.
What is the capital of Sikkim? Gangtok is the capital of Sikkim.
Which is the largest state in India area wise? Rajasthan is the largest state of India (area wise).
What is the area of Goa ? Area of Goa state is 3,702 square kilometres.
What is the area of Sikkim ? Area of Sikkim state is 7,096 square kilometres.
Where is Khangchendzonga National Park Khangchendzonga National Park is in Sikkim.
How much area of Sikkim is covered by Khangchendzonga national park ?  35% area of Sikkim is covered by Khangchendzonga National Park.
How many states in India ? India have 28 states and 8 union territories
Most populated state in India ? Utter Pradesh is largest populated state of India

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