Union Territories of India

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Union Territories of India

Union Territories of India

Union Territories of India

Andaman and Nicobar Island

Capital: Port Blair

Area (Approx): 8,249 sq. km.

Population: 3,79,944

Population Density: 46 persons per sq. km.

Sex Ratio: 878 females per thousand males.

Literacy Rate: 86.27%

Decadal Growth Rate: 6.68% (2001-2011)

Major Rivers: Alexandria, Galathia, Doyma, Kaplong, etc.

Major Languages: Hindi, Nicobarese, Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu.

Important Towns and Cities: Shyamnagar, Nabagram, etc.

N.B. Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a group of more than 500 islands in the Bay of Bengal, the great majority of which (about 265) are uninhabited. As forest covers 7,171 sq. km. of the total area wood-based industries have come up.

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Chandigarh

Capital: Chandigarh

Area (Approx): 114 sq. km.

Population: 10,54,686

Population Density: 9252 persons per sq. km.

Sex Ratio: 818 females per thousand males.

Literacy Rate: 81.38%

Decadal Growth Rate: 17.10% (2001-2011)

Major Rivers: Markand, Ghaggar, Sutlej, Yamuna, Tangri, etc.

Major Languages: Hindi and Punjabi.

Important Towns and Cities: Chandigarh.

N.B. Chandigarh is one of the most beautiful and well-planned places in India. It was designed by Le Corbusier, a well-known French architect. It also serves as a joint of Punjab and Haryana.

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Dadra and Nagar Haveli

Capital: Silvassa

Area (Approx): 491 sq. km.

Population: 3,42,853

Population Density: 698 persons per sq. km.

Sex Ratio: 775 females per thousand males.

Literacy Rate: 65.93%

Decadal Growth Rate: 55.50% (2001-2011)

Major Rivers: Daman Ganga, Sakartod, etc.

Major Languages: Gujarati, Hindi, Bhili and Bhilodi.

Important Towns and Cities: Silvasa.

N.B. Dadra and Nagar Haveli is a rural area having about 79% population of tribals. Total 40% of the area is covered by forests.

Daman and Diu

Capital: Daman

Area (Approx): 112 sq. km.

Population: 2,42,911

Population Density: 2,169 persons per sq. km.

Sex Ratio: 618 females per thousand males.

Literacy Rate: 87.07%

Decadal Growth Rate: 53.54% (2001-2011)

Major Rivers: Bhagwan, Kalem, Daman Ganga, etc.

Major Languages: Gujarati and Marathi.

Important Towns and Cities: Daman and Diu.

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Lakshadweep

Capital: Kavarathi

Area (Approx): 32 sq. km.

Population: 64,429

Population Density: 2,013 persons per sq. km.

Sex Ratio: 946 females per thousand males.

Literacy Rate: 92.28%

Decadal Growth Rate: 6.23% (2001-2011)

Major Languages: Malayalam.

N.B. Lakshadweep is an archipelago consisting of 12 atolls, three reefs and five submerged banks. Of its 36 islands covering an area of 36 sq. km. only 10 are inhabited. Agriculture is the mainstay of Lakshadweep’s economy. Coconut is the only crop of economic importance in Lakshadweep.

Puducherry

Capital: Puducherry

Area (Approx): 479 sq. km.

Population: 12,44,464

Population Density: 2,598 persons per sq. km.

Sex Ratio: 1,038 females per thousand males.

Literacy Rate: 86.55%

Decadal Growth Rate: 27.72% (2001-2011)

Major Rivers: Gingee, Pennaiyar, etc.

Major Languages: Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, English and French.

Important Towns and Cities: Puducherry, Karaikal and Mahe. 0 0 0

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