Which is the Least and Highly Populated State in India?

By Durga Prashanna Mishra|Updated : August 24th, 2022

As per State Census 2011, the Least and Highly Populated States in India are Sikkim and Uttar Pradesh, respectively. As per the consensus of India 2011, India is the second largest populated country in the world, with a population of 1,210,193,422. Uttar Pradesh is the highest populated state with a population of 19.96 crores, and Sikkim is the least populated state with a population of 6,07,688.

Least and Highly Populated State in India

Below we have covered the facts related to Least and Highly Populated States in India namely-Uttar Pradesh and Sikkim.

About Uttar Pradesh

  • As we have mentioned above, Uttar Pradesh is the largest populated state in the country, and it is divided into 18 divisions comprising 75 districts. 
  • The capital of Uttar Pradesh is Lucknow.
  • The area covered by Uttar Pradesh is 240,928 km2 which is 7.34% of the total area of India.
  •  As per area, it is the fourth largest state.

About Sikkim

  • Sikkim is the least populous state in India, and Gangtok is its capital. 
  • Sikkim shares its borders with china in Nepal in the west, north and northeast, Bhutan in the east, and West Bengal in the south.
  • The majority of Sikkim’s population is dependent on agriculture and tourism.

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  • According to the census 2011, Uttar Pradesh is the largest populated state in India, with a population of 19.96 crores.

  • As per Census 2011, Sikkim is the least populated state in India, with a population of 6,07,688.

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