Top 10 Least Populated States of India - Population of India

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Get all information, list of Top 10 Least Populated States of India. India has total 28 states and 7 Union territories too. Union territories have also got state level rights but the governance is done by central government. Some union territories have Chief Ministers too while some of them don’t have. There are different constitutional rights given to union territories in Indian constitution. Here is list of Top 10 Least Populated states In India. These states are very important as they create small scale industries and create very good jobs in India. 

As per the Census 2011, India’s total population is 1,210,193,422 which show 17.64% of growth compared to 2001 census data. India’s sex ratio is 940 girl children for every 1000 boy child. India’s 68.84% population lives in rural area while 31.16% population lives in urban areas. Total area of india is 3,287,240 Km2. 

Top 10 Least Populated States of India 

Least Populated States
Rank State Name Population Decade Growth Rural pop Urban pop Area Density Sex Ratio
#10 Goa 14, 57,723 (0.12%) 8.2% 5,51,414 9,06,309 1429 Sq M 394/km2 968
#09 Arunachal Pradesh 13,82,611 25.9% 10,69,165 313,446 32,333Sq M 17/Km2 920
#8 Pondicherry 12,44,464 27.7% 394,341 850,123 185 SqM 2598/km2 1038
#7 Mizoram 10,91,014 22.8% 529,037 561,997 8139 Sq M 52/km2 975
#6 Chandigarh 10,54,686 17.1% 29,004 10,25,682 44 sq M 9252/km2 818
#5 Sikkim 6,07,688 12.4% 455,962 151,726 2740 SQ M 86/km2 889
#4 Andaman & Nicobar Islands 379,944 6.7% 244,411 135,533 3185sqM 46/km2 878
#3 Dadra Nagar Haveli 342,853 55.5% 183,024 159,829 190 SQ M 698/KM2 775
#2 Daman Diu 242,911 53.5% 60,331 182,580 43 SqM 2169/km2 618
#1 Lakshadweep 64,429 6.2% 14,121 50,308 12 Sq M 2013/km2 946



If India wants to achieve 7.8% of GDP growth, we need to consider and give more importance to these small states, less populated states, as developing such states is easy and require less investment. 

Least Populated Sate in india 

As you can see in the above list, Lakshadweep is the most least populated state cum union territory in india. Total population of Lakshadweep is only 64 thousand. After Lakshadweep, Diu daman, Dadra nagar haveli, Andaman Nicobar Island, are least populated states in India. They have very les population compared to any metro city in india. 

Not Union Territories, Which are Least Populated States in Real? 

If we don’t count the union territories, then below are the top 10 states with least population in India;
  1. Sikkim: - Total population is only 6,10,577. Gangtok is capital of Sikkim State.
  2. Mizoram: - Total Population of Mizoram is 10,91,014. Aizawl is capital of Mizoram.
  3. Arunachal Pradesh: - Total Population of Arunchal Pradesh is 13,82,611. Itanagar is capital of Arunchal Pradesh.
  4. Goa: - Total Population of Goa is 14,58,545. Panaji is capital of Goa.
  5. Nagaland:-Total population of Nagaland is 19,78,502. Kohima is capital of Nagaland State.
  6. Manipur: - Total Population of Manipur is 25,70,390. Imphal is capital of Manipur.
  7. Meghalaya: - Total population of Meghalaya is 29,66,889. Shilong is capital of Meghalaya.
  8. Tripura: - Total Population of Tripura is 36,73,917. Agarala is capital of Tripura.
  9. Himachal Pradesh: - Total population of Himachal Pradesh is 68,64,602. Shimla is capital of himachal Pradesh.
  10. Uttarakhand :- Total population of uttarakhand is 1,00,86,292. Dehradun is capital of uttarakhand.
These are the Least populated states of india (union territories wise and full state hood wise). Hope our list will help you to find least populated states of india.

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