Facts About India
When we travel to another country, we want to know everything there is to know about that place. But how well do we know our own country? Let’s find out some important Facts About India.
I bet 99% of us will not be able to get these very basic Facts About India correct. Let’s get to know India better.
Fact 1: India has 28 States!
Yes you heard it right! India has 28 states and not 29 states.
In June 2014, Telangana was separated from Andhra Pradesh to form the 29th state of India. We all remember that.
But what happened in October 2019? The State of Jammu & Kashmir was split into 2 – Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh each as 2 separate Union Territories.
So now with Jammu & Kashmir no longer as a state, the final count of how many states are there in India is 28.
Fact 2: India has 8 Union Territories!
As of 2020, India has 8 Union Territories.
When the constitution of India was adopted in 1949, we had only one union territory – Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Over the period, Delhi, Chandigarh, Lakshwadeep and others were added to up the count to 7.
This was until October 2019, when the state of Jammu & Kashmir was reconstituted to form 2 new union territories – Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh. Which brought the number of union territories in India to 9.
Then in January 2020, 2 Union Territories of India, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu were merged to form 1 single union territory called Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu (DNHDD) with Daman as their capital. Hence final count on how many union territories are there in India is 8. This is one interesting fact about India, very few would know.
Also Read: 5 Best Places to Visit In Ladakh.
Fact 3: The Northernmost State of India is Himachal Pradesh!
With Jammu & Kashmir no longer a state, Himachal Pradesh becomes the northernmost state of India.
Fact 4: The Southernmost State of India Is Tamil Nadu!
Yes, It’s Tamil Nadu and not Kerala. Kanyakumari (Cape Comorin) in Tamil Nadu, is the southernmost point of the Indian Mainland. And Indira point in Great Nicobar Island in the southernmost point of India.
Fact 5: The Easternmost State of India Is Arunachal Pradesh!
Most of us get confused when it comes to the seven sisters. These beautiful states are very close to each other, geographically and culturally and hence most of us confuse one for another.
Arunachal Pradesh is the biggest of the seven sisters and also Kibithu in Arunachal Pradesh is the easternmost point of India.
Fact 6: Only 3 Indian States Share A Border With Pakistan!
Again remember what happened in October 2019? Jammu & Kashmir are no longer considered a state hence we will count only Gujarat, Rajasthan and Punjab as states that share a border with Pakistan. But now Pakistan also shares a border with 2 Indian Union Territories, Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh.
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Fact 7: India Shares Its International Border With 7 Countries And Not 6!
The most obvious ones we already know – Pakistan, China, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Myanmar.
But India also shares a very small border with Afghanistan of about 106kms. This border falls in Gilgit Baltistan region, which is in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir.
How many of these facts about India did you really know? Let us know in the comments. Also, we would love to know if you have any facts about our country which you think most people might not know.
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