The Population of India’s States Compared with Countries
In a world with eight billion people, even the numbers of the largest population centers like China and India can start to lose their impact.
The visualization above looks to give people a different frame of reference to think about the country’s massive population figures.
The Population Breakdown
Similar to other big countries, the gap between India’s largest and smallest states is quite wide.
Uttar Pradesh is the most populous country subdivision in the world at 232 million people, while Sikkim, in the northeast of the country, is the least populated state in India (0.7 million).
Here are India’s 28 states and 8 union territories compared to other countries and territories with comparable sizes:
|State||Population (2022)||Country||Population (2022)|
|Uttar Pradesh||232M||Brazil + Ecuador||234M|
|Andhra Pradesh||92M||Dem. Rep. of the Congo||96M|
|Rajasthan||80M||Ukraine + Poland||81M|
|Telangana||38M||Malaysia + Singapore||39M|
|Punjab||31M||Australia + New Zealand||31M|
|Jammu and Kashmir||15M||Zimbabwe||15M|
|Himachal Pradesh||7.5M||Hong Kong||7.6M|