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    This article is about the union territories of India. For other uses, see Federal territory and Union territory (disambiguation).

    Union territory National Capital Territory Jammu and Kashmir Ladakh Andaman and Nicobar Islands Chandigarh

    Dadra and Nagar Haveli and

    Daman and Diu Lakshadweep Puducherry

    Category Federated states

    Location Republic of India

    Number 8 (as of 2022)

    Populations Lakshadweep - 64,473 (lowest); National Capital Territory of Delhi - 31,181,376 (highest)

    Areas 32 km2 (12 sq mi) Lakshadweep – 59,146 km2 (22,836 sq mi) Ladakh

    Government Union government Subdivisions

    Districts, Divisions

    A union territory is a type of administrative division in the Republic of India. Unlike the states of India, which have their own governments, union territories are federal territories governed, in part or in whole, by the Union Government of India.[1][2][3] There are currently eight union territories in India, namely Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Lakshadweep and Puducherry.


    1 History 2 Administration

    3 Constitutional status

    4 Current union territories

    5 Former union territories

    6 Proposed union territories

    6.1 Mahe 6.2 Panun Kashmir 6.3 Chakmaland 6.4 Coorg 7 See also 8 References 9 External links


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    Comparison of the administrative divisions of India in 1951 and 1956

    Districts of Jammu and Kashmir and List of districts of Ladakh as of November 2019.

    When the Constitution of India was adopted in 1949, the Indian federal structure included:

    Part C states, which were chief commissioners' provinces and some princely states, each governed by a chief commissioner appointed by the President of India. The ten Part C states were Ajmer, Bhopal, Bilaspur, Coorg, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Cutch, Manipur, Tripura and Vindhya Pradesh.

    One Part D state (Andaman and Nicobar Islands) administered by a lieutenant governor appointed by the central government.[4]

    After the States Reorganisation Act, 1956, Part C and Part D states were combined into a single category of "Union territory". Due to various other reorganisations, only 6 union territories remained:

    Andaman and Nicobar Islands

    Laccadive, Minicoy & Amindivi Islands (later renamed Lakshadweep)

    Delhi Manipur Tripura Himachal Pradesh

    By the early 1970s, Manipur, Tripura, and Himachal Pradesh had become full-fledged states, and Chandigarh became a union territory. Another three (Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu and Puducherry) were formed from acquired territories that formerly belonged to non-British colonial powers (Portuguese India and French India, respectively).

    In August 2019, the Parliament of India passed Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019. The act contains provisions to reconstitute the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories, one to be eponymously called Jammu and Kashmir, and the other Ladakh on 31 October 2019.

    In November 2019, the Government of India introduced legislation to merge the union territories of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu into a single union territory to be known as Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu.[5][6][7]


    The Parliament of India can pass a law to amend the constitution and provide a Legislature with elected Members and a Chief Minister for a union territory, as it has done for Delhi and Puducherry. In general, the President of India appoints an administrator or lieutenant governor for each UT.[1]

    Delhi, Puducherry and Jammu and Kashmir operate differently from the other five. They were given partial statehood and Delhi was redefined as the [National Capital Territory] (NCT) and incorporated into a larger area known as the National Capital Region (NCR). Delhi, Puducherry and Jammu and Kashmir have an elected legislative assembly and an executive council of ministers with a partially state-like function.[8]

    Due to the existence of union territories, many critics have resolved India into a semi-federal nation, as the central and state governments each have their domains and territories of legislation. Union territories of India have special rights and status due to their constitutional formation and development. The status of "union territory" may be assigned to an Indian sub-jurisdiction for reasons such as safeguarding the rights of indigenous cultures, averting political turmoil related to matters of governance, and so on. These union territories could be changed to states in the future for more efficient administrative control.[9]

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    [Solved] Which one of the following is NOT a Union Territory of India

    The correct answer is Manipur. Key Points There are currently 28 states and 8 union territories in India. Manipur is a northeast state in India.

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    The correct answer is Manipur.

    Key Points

    There are currently 28 states and 8 union territories in India.

    Manipur is a northeast state in India.

    Union territories are federal territories governed directly by the Central Government of India.

    The President of India appoints an administrator or lieutenant governor for each Union Territory.

    Union Territories in India are:

    National Capital Territory of Delhi.

    Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

    Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu.

    Chandigarh. Jammu and Kashmir. Lakshadweep. Ladakh. Puducherry.

    Delhi, Puducherry, and Jammu, and Kashmir were given partial statehood among 8 union territories.

    These three union territories have their own locally elected legislative assembly and government.

    Ladakh became the union territory of India on 31st October 2019

    Ladakh is the largest union territory of India.

    Also called Little Tibet.

    Current Lieutenant Governor: Radha Krishna Mathur.

    Lakshadweep is the smallest Union Territory of India.

    Formed on 1st November 1956.

    Adopting the official name as Lakshadweep in 1973.

    Administrator: Praful Patel

    The union territories of Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli merged into a single union territory known as Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu on 26th January 2020.

    Jammu and Kashmir was stripped of its state status on 31 October 2019 and is now a Union Territory. The former state was bifurcated into two UTs-- Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh. Unlike Ladakh, the UT has its own Legislature.

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    Which of the following is not a union territory?

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    Hint: In India, union territories are administrative units which unlike the states, do not have a government of their own but are federally governed by the Central government of India. Currently, in 2020, there are 28 states (the last one was Telangana added in 2014) and 8 union territories (the last two, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, were added in August 2019) The states and union territories are further subdivided into districts and smaller administrative units.Complete answer: Option A: is incorrect. Lakshadweep is a union territory located in the form of a group of islands in the Arabian Sea south-west off the western coastline of India. The capital of Lakshadweep is Kavaratti.

    Option B: is incorrect. Pondicherry or Puducherry is a union territory formed out of the four former territories of the French in India. These include Pondicherry, Karaikal, Mahé and Yanam. Puducherry has also been given partial statehood along with Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir

    Option C: is correct. Nagaland is not a union territory but a state located in the north-east region of India. Its capital is Kohima and the largest city in the state is Dimapur.

    Option D: is incorrect. Daman and Dui is a union territory located on the coastline of Gujarat. In 2020, the legislation to merge Daman and Dui along with a former separate union territory Dadra and Nagar Haveli came into effect. These former Portuguese territories in India are now a union territory together with Daman as their capital.

    Hence, The correct answer is Option C.Note: Partial statehood has only been given to 3 union territories. They have an elected legislative assembly and an executive council of ministers headed by the Chief Minister. The legislative assemblies serve a term of five years similar to the states. One of them is Delhi which is also known as the National Capital Territory because it contains New Delhi, the capital of India.

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