Which is the Least and Highly Populated State in India?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: November 9th, 2023

The Least and Highly Populated States in India are Sikkim and Uttar Pradesh respectively, according to the state census 2011. India is the second most populous country in the world with a population of 1,210,193,422. Uttar Pradesh with a population of 19.96 crores is the most populous state and Sikkim with a population of 6,07,688 is the least populous state.

Least and Highly Populated State in India

Sikkim has the least population in India and it also happens to be the second state in terms of smallest area. On the other hand, the most populous state in India is Uttar Pradesh which is also one of the largest states of India. It is divided into a total of 18 separate divisions which have 75 districts.

Below we have covered the facts related to the least and most highly populated states in India namely Uttar Pradesh and Sikkim.

Population of Uttar Pradesh

As we mentioned above, Uttar Pradesh is the largest populous state in the country, and it is divided into 18 divisions which include 75 districts.

  • The capital of Uttar Pradesh is Lucknow.
  • The area of Uttar Pradesh is 240,928 sq km which is 7.34% of the total area of India.
  • It is the fourth largest state in terms of area.

Population of Sikkim

  • Sikkim is the least populous state in India, and Gangtok is its capital.
  • Sikkim shares its border with Nepal to the west, north, and northeast, Bhutan to the east, and West Bengal to the south with China.
  • Most of the population of Sikkim is dependent on agriculture and tourism.

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