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Ranking of Indian States by Population (in descending order)
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Ranking of Indian States by Population (in descending order) 

Population of India

The Indian Census is providing reliable statistical information on various characteristics of the population of the country since 1972. The first census was conducted in 1881 for the entire country, since then it is conducted every ten years. It is conducted by the Office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Census 2011 is the 7th National Census of the country after independence and 15th National Census since 1872. The Census 2011 was conducted in 2 phases: house listing and population.

As per the Census of 2011, the population of India is 1.21 billion which makes India the second largest country in the world by population, after China.

Ranking of Indian States by population, in descending order:

Sr. No. (Rank) Name of the State Population (2011 Census)
1 Uttar Pradesh 199,581,477
2 Maharashtra 112,372,972
3 Bihar 103,804,637
4 West Bengal 91,347,736
5 Madhya Pradesh  72,597,565
6 Tamil Nadu 72,138,958
7 Rajasthan 68,621,012
8 Karnataka 61,130,704
9 Gujarat 60,383,628
10 Andhra Pradesh 49386799
11 Odisha 41,947,358
12 Kerala 33,387,677
13 Jharkhand 32,966,238
14 Assam 31,169,272
15 Punjab 27,704,236
16 Haryana 25,353,081
17 Chhattisgarh 25,540,196
18 Jammu and Kashmir 12,548,926
19 Uttarakhand 10,116,752
20 Himachal Pradesh 6,856,509
21 Tripura 3,671,032
22 Meghalaya 2,964,007
23 Manipur 2,721,756
24 Nagaland 1,980,602
25 Goa 1,457,723
26 Arunachal Pradesh 1,382,611
27 Mizoram 1,091,014
28 Sikkim 607,688

After studying the above table, we can say that Uttar Pradesh is the State with highest population and Sikkim is the state with the lowest population in India as per 2011 Census.

Sr. No. (Rank) Union Territories of India  Population (2011 Census) 
1 Delhi 16,753,235
2 Puducherry 1,244,464
3 Chandigarh 1,054,686
4 Andaman and Nicobar Islands 379,944
5 Dadra and Nagar Haveli 342,853
6 Daman and Diu 242,911
7 Lakshadweep 64,429

After studying the above table, we can say that Delhi is the union territory with the highest population and Lakshadweep is the union territory with the lowest population in India as per 2011 Census.

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