Mapped: The Population of Indiaโ€™s States Compared with Countries


This post is by Nick Routley from Visual Capitalist


Infographic map showing the population of India's states and territories compared to countries

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:

StatePopulation (2022)CountryPopulation (2022)
Uttar Pradesh232M๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท Brazil + ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ Ecuador234M
Bihar129M๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ Mexico132M
Maharashtra125M๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Japan126M
West Bengal101M๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ Egypt107M
Andhra Pradesh92M๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Dem. Rep. of the Congo96M
Madhya Pradesh85M๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท Turkey87M
Tamil Nadu84M๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany84M
Rajasthan80M๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ukraine + ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ Poland81M
Gujarat70M๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ Thailand70M
Karnataka70M๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง UK69M
Odisha47M๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain47M
Jharkhand40M๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถ Iraq42M
Telangana38M๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ Malaysia + ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Singapore39M
Assam36M๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada39M
Kerala35M๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Saudi Arabia36M
Chhattisgarh32M๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช Peru34M
Punjab31M๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Australia + ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand31M
Haryana29M๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ช Venezuela28M
Delhi19M๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด Romania19M
Jammu and Kashmir15M๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ Zimbabwe15M
Uttarakhand12M๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ด Bolivia12M
Himachal Pradesh7.5M๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Hong Kong7.6M
Tripura4.2M๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท Croatia4.0M
Meghalaya3.8M๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ท Eritrea3.7M
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