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Population Facts about Indian States

General Points
Among the Indian states, Uttar Pradesh is the most populated state with a population of 19,98,12,341 and Sikkim is the least populated state with a population of 6,10,577.
The second, third, fourth and fifth ranked states are Maharashtra (11,23,74,333), Bihar (10,40,99,452), West Bengal (9,12,76,115) and Madhya Pradesh* (7,26,26,809) respectively. (*Post bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh into Andhra Pradesh and Telangana)
Among the Union Territories, Delhi is the most populated UT with a population of 1,67,87,941 and Lakshdweep is the least populated UT with a population of 64,473.
The population of Delhi is greater than Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura, Mizoram and Manipur
The second most populated UT is Puducherry with a population of 12,47,953 followed by Chandigarh with a population of 10,55,450.
Density of Population
The state with highest density of population is Bihar with a population of 1106 persons per square kilometre.
The state with lowest density of population is Arunachal Pradesh with a population of 17 persons per square kilometre.
The UT with highest density of population is Delhi with a population of 11,320 persons per square kilometre.
The UT with lowest density of population is Andaman and Nicobar Islands with a population of 46 persons per square kilometre.
The district with highest density of population is North East Delhi with a population of 37346 persons per square kilometre.
The district with lowest density of population is Lahaul and Spiti (Himachal Pradesh) with a population of 2 persons per square kilometre.
Gender Composition
Among Indian states Kerala has the highest sex ratio of 1084 females to 1000 males while Haryana has the lowest sex ratio of 877.
Among the Union Territories, Puducherry has the highest sex ratio of 1038 females to 1000 males while Daman and Diu has the lowest sex ratio of 618.
Literacy
Kerala ranks first among Indian states with a literacy rate of 93.91% followed by Mizoram with a literacy rate of 91.58%.
Bihar ranks last among Indian states with a literacy rate of 63.82%. Next is Rajasthan with a literacy rate of 67.06%.
Four States have achieved literacy rate of above 85% which is the target set by the Planning Commission to be achieved by 2011-12. They are Kerala, Mizoram, Tripura and Goa.
Six Union Territories have achieved literacy rate of above 85% which is the target set by the Planning Commission to be achieved by 2011-12. They are Lakshdweep, Daman & Diu, Puducherry, Chandigarh, Delhi and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.


 

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Population Facts & Indian States

1. The least populated state
2. Highest density of population
3. State with highest literacy
4. 2nd most populous state
5. State with lowest density of population
6. Least populated UT
7. State with lowest sex ratio