Union Territories of India: What are the 8 Union Territories of India in 2022?
By : Neha Dhyani
Updated : Apr 21, 2022, 19:19
In India, the union territory is directly governed by the central government, with the Vice Governor representing the President of India as the administrator and appointed by the President on the recommendation of the Prime Minister. India has 8 Union Territories. With the exception of Delhi and Pondicherry, union territories have no representatives in the Rajya Sabha.
The administration of the Union Territories of India is independent of the administration of the other areas. Union Territories are subdivided into smaller administrative divisions to ensure effective governance.
8 Union Territories of India
Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh were officially established as union territories in 2019. This list provides all the details about the 8 union territories, including their capital, population, and area.
Union Territories of India
Year of Foundation
Population according to the 2011 census number
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
1 November 1966
Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu
26 January 2020
603 (with D&D)
1 November 1956
1 November 1954
Jammu and Kashmir
Srinagar in Summer and Jammu in Winter
31 October 2019
31 October 2019
Largest Union Territories of India
In terms of area, Ladakh is the largest union territory with 59,146 km2 of land area.
Population-wise, the largest union territory is Delhi. According to the 2011 Census, the total population of Delhi is 16,787,941.
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1. Andaman and Nicobar Islands
8,249 sq. km
4 lakh (approx)
Hindi, Bengali, , Malayalam, Nicobarese, Tamil, Telugu
2. Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu
603 sq km
4 Lakhs (Approx)
32 sq. km
64,429 ( Approx )
Jeseri (Dweep Bhasha), Malayalam, and Mahal
4. Puducherry (Pondicherry)
479 sq km
Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, English, and French
5. NCT of Delhi
1,483 sq. km
Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, and English
114 sq km
Punjabi, Hindi, and English
59,146 sq km
2.74 lakhs (Approx)
Ladakhi, Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman
8. Jammu and Kashmir
Jammu (winter), Srinagar (summer)
Urdu, Balti, Kashmiri, Gojri, Dogri, Ladakhi, Pahari, and Dari
FAQs on Union Territories of India
Q.1. What are the different types of union territories of India?
India has two types of union territories. They are
- Union territory with legislative bodies: Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Pondicherry
- Union territory without legislature: Andaman and Nicobar, Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Ladakh and Lakshadweep.
Q.2. Which Union Territories were newly added in India?
Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh were newly added to the list of Union Territories of India.
Q.3. Can you name the union territories of India which were integrated into a single UT in 2020?
In 2020, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu were integrated into a single UT, known as Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu.
Q.4. Who is the constitutional head of the 9 union territories of India?
The Governor is the constitutional head and the President of India is the chief executive of the UTs.