States and union territories of Indiawikipedia
India is a federal union comprising 29 states and 7 union territories, for a total of 36 entities.
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List of districts in India

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The states and union territories are further subdivided into districts and smaller administrative divisions. Andhra State was created on 1 October 1953 from the Telugu-speaking northern districts of Madras State.
A district (zilā) is an administrative division of an Indian state or territory.

Himachal Pradesh

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Most were merged into existing provinces; others were organised into new provinces, such as Rajputana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Bharat, and Vindhya Pradesh, made up of multiple princely states; a few, including Mysore, Hyderabad, Bhopal, and Bilaspur, became separate provinces.
Himachal Pradesh (literally "snow-laden province") is a state in northern part of India.

Vindhya Pradesh

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Most were merged into existing provinces; others were organised into new provinces, such as Rajputana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Bharat, and Vindhya Pradesh, made up of multiple princely states; a few, including Mysore, Hyderabad, Bhopal, and Bilaspur, became separate provinces.
Vindhya Pradesh was a former state of India.

Madhya Bharat

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Most were merged into existing provinces; others were organised into new provinces, such as Rajputana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Bharat, and Vindhya Pradesh, made up of multiple princely states; a few, including Mysore, Hyderabad, Bhopal, and Bilaspur, became separate provinces.
Madhya Bharat also known as Malwa Union, was an Indian state in west-central India, created on 28 May 1948 from twenty-five princely states which until 1947 had been part of the Central India Agency, with Jiwajirao Scindia as its Rajpramukh.

India

IndiaIndianRepublic of India
India is a federal union comprising 29 states and 7 union territories, for a total of 36 entities.
India is a federal republic governed under a parliamentary system and consists of 29 states and 7 union territories.

Union territory

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India is a federal union comprising 29 states and 7 union territories, for a total of 36 entities.
Unlike the states of India, which have their own governments, union territories are federal territories ruled directly by the union government (central government), hence the name "union territory".

Odisha

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Orissa was renamed as Odisha in 2011.
Odisha (also known by the former name Orissa, ) is one of the 29 states of India.

West Bengal

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Rajasthan and Punjab gained territories from Ajmer and Patiala and East Punjab States Union respectively and certain territories of Bihar was transferred to West Bengal.
West Bengal is an Indian state, located in Eastern India on the Bay of Bengal.

Madras State

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Andhra State was created on 1 October 1953 from the Telugu-speaking northern districts of Madras State.
Madras State was a state in the Republic of India.

Bihar

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Rajasthan and Punjab gained territories from Ajmer and Patiala and East Punjab States Union respectively and certain territories of Bihar was transferred to West Bengal.
There is an ongoing movement in the Maithili speaking region of Bihar for a separate Indian state of Mithila.

Hyderabad State (1948–56)

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Mysore State was re-organized with the addition of districts of Bellary and South Canara (excluding Kasaragod taluk) and the Kollegal taluk of Coimbatore district from the Madras State, the districts of Belgaum, Bijapur, North Canara and Dharwad from Bombay State, the Kannada-majority districts of Bidar, Raichur and Gulbarga from Hyderabad State and the province of Coorg. Bombay State was enlarged by the addition of Saurashtra State and Kutch State, the Marathi-speaking districts of Nagpur Division of Madhya Pradesh and Marathwada region of Hyderabad State.
Hyderabad State was a state in Independent India, formed after the accession of the princely state of Hyderabad into the Indian Union on 24 November 1949.

Patiala and East Punjab States Union

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Rajasthan and Punjab gained territories from Ajmer and Patiala and East Punjab States Union respectively and certain territories of Bihar was transferred to West Bengal.
The Patiala and East Punjab States Union (PEPSU) was a state of India uniting eight princely states between 1948 and 1956.

Manipur

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North-eastern states of Manipur, Meghalaya and Tripura were formed on 21 January 1972.
Manipur is a state in Northeast India, with the city of Imphal as its capital.

Tripura

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North-eastern states of Manipur, Meghalaya and Tripura were formed on 21 January 1972.
Tripura is a state in Northeast India.

Federalism

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India is a federal union comprising 29 states and 7 union territories, for a total of 36 entities.
The Government of India (referred to as the Union Government) was established by the Constitution of India, and is the governing authority of a federal union of 29 states and 7 union territories.

Delhi

DelhiNational Capital Territory of DelhiNational Capital Territory
A union territory, the political administration of the NCT of Delhi today more closely resembles that of a state of India, with its own legislature, high court and an executive council of ministers headed by a Chief Minister.

President of India

PresidentPresidentialpresident of India
The president is indirectly elected by an electoral college comprising the Parliament of India (both houses) and the legislative assemblies of each of India's states and territories, who themselves are all directly elected.

Andhra Pradesh

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Andhra Pradesh was created with the merger of Andhra State with the Telugu-speaking districts of Hyderabad State in 1956.
Andhra Pradesh is one of the 29 states of India.

States Reorganisation Act, 1956

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The States Reorganisation Act of 1956 reorganised the states based on linguistic lines resulting in the creation of the new states.
The States Reorganisation Act, 1956 was a major reform of the boundaries of India's states and territories, organising them along linguistic lines.

Telugu language

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Andhra State was created on 1 October 1953 from the Telugu-speaking northern districts of Madras State.
It stands alongside Hindi, English and Bengali as one of the few languages with official primary language status in more than one Indian state.

Madhya Pradesh

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Bombay State was enlarged by the addition of Saurashtra State and Kutch State, the Marathi-speaking districts of Nagpur Division of Madhya Pradesh and Marathwada region of Hyderabad State.
Later, Harsha (c. 590–647) ruled the northern parts of the state.

Coimbatore district

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Mysore State was re-organized with the addition of districts of Bellary and South Canara (excluding Kasaragod taluk) and the Kollegal taluk of Coimbatore district from the Madras State, the districts of Belgaum, Bijapur, North Canara and Dharwad from Bombay State, the Kannada-majority districts of Bidar, Raichur and Gulbarga from Hyderabad State and the province of Coorg.
Coimbatore District is a district in the Kongu Nadu region of the state of Tamil Nadu.

Karaikal

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The Union Territory of Puducherry was created in 1954 comprising the previous French enclaves of Pondichéry, Karaikal, Yanam and Mahé.
Karaikal (kāraikkāl) is a major port city of east coast of India and a municipality in Karaikal district in the Union Territory of Puducherry, India.

Uttara Kannada

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Mysore State was re-organized with the addition of districts of Bellary and South Canara (excluding Kasaragod taluk) and the Kollegal taluk of Coimbatore district from the Madras State, the districts of Belgaum, Bijapur, North Canara and Dharwad from Bombay State, the Kannada-majority districts of Bidar, Raichur and Gulbarga from Hyderabad State and the province of Coorg.
Uttara Kannada ಉತ್ತರ ಕನ್ನಡ is a district in the Indian state of Karnataka.