India is amongst the largest countries in the world, taking up 2.4% of the world area, and it has a total of 29 states and 7 union territories, which vary in size, area and population. Population wise also, the country is one of the largest growing countries and is poised to become a world power very soon.
Here is a list of top 10 largest states of India by area wise
In terms of area, Chhattisgarh is the tenth largest state in the country, occupying 135191 sq km of area. The state came into existence in 2007 and has its border connected with 7 other states. It has as many as 27 districts in all, with Dantewada being the largest one.
With the total area of 155707 sq km, Odisha comes up on number 9 in the list of top 10 largest states on India by area wise. This state was set up in 1936 and comes up as the mineral hub of the country, with abundance in natural resources such as coal, bauxite and chromite.
8. Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh registers itself as the eighth largest state of the country by area, with a total of 160205 sq km occupied by it. This South Indian state was recently divided in 2014, with the northern part of it separated into a separate state called Telangana.
The next name on the list of top 10 largest Indian states by area wise is that of Karnataka, the state known for its rapid development, with its capital city Bangalore getting the status of the IT capital of India. Established in 1956, Karnataka is spread over an area of 191791 sq km.
Gujarat is the Indian state, which has recently come to the forefront for its booming industrial and economic development in the last few years. It also happens to be the sixth largest state of India, with an area of 196021 sq km. Gujarat was formulated in 1946 and is home to Amul, the country’s largest dairy product industry.