Total states of India in 1952

There were a total of 28 states in India in 1952.

India became an independent country on August 15, 1947, and at that time, it was divided into 14 states and 6 union territories. The Constitution of India was adopted on January 26, 1950, and it provided for the reorganization of states on linguistic lines. The first such reorganization took place in 1956 when some states were reorganized and the total number of states was increased to 26. However, in 1956, the Union Territory of Himachal Pradesh was created by merging a number of hilly districts of Punjab and it became a full-fledged state in 1971. Therefore, as of 1952, there were 28 states in India. These were:
  1. Andhra Pradesh
  2. Assam
  3. Bihar
  4. Bombay
  5. Central Provinces and Berar
  6. Coorg
  7. Hyderabad
  8. Jammu and Kashmir
  9. Madhya Bharat
  10. Madras
  11. Mysore
  12. Orissa
  13. Patiala and East Punjab States Union (PEPSU)
  14. Rajasthan
  15. Saurashtra
  16. Travancore-Cochin
  17. Ajmer
  18. Bhopal
  19. Bilaspur
  20. Cutch
  21. Delhi
  22. Himachal Pradesh (as a part of Punjab)
  23. Kutch
  24. Manipur
  25. Tripura
  26. Vindhya Pradesh
  27. Andaman and Nicobar Islands (UT)
  28. Laccadive, Minicoy, and Amindivi Islands (UT)

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