Interesting Facts about Indian States

Comparative Interesting Facts about Indian States as per 2011 Census

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Literacy Facts about Indian States

  • Among all Indian states Kerala is the most literate state with literacy rate of 93.91 % as against national average of 74.04 %.
  • Among all Indian states Bihar is the least literate with 63.82 % literacy rate.

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Sex Ratio comparison

  • Among all Indian states Haryana has least sex ratio of 877 (National average 940 females per 1000 male)
  • Among all Indian states Kerala has maximum sex ratio of 1084.

Population comparison of Indian States

  • Among all Indian States Sikkim has least population of 6,07,688 which is equal to 0.05 % of total India’s Population.
  • Among all Indian States UP has maximum population of 19,92,81,477 which is equal to 16.49 % of total India’s population.

Interesting Facts about Indian States in terms of Population Density

  • Among all Indian states Bihar state has maximum population density of 1102/sq km.
  • Among all Indian states Arunachal Pradesh state has least population density of 17/sq km

Interesting Facts about Indian States in terms of Area

  • Among all Indian states Goa has least area of 3702 Sq Km
  • Among all Indian states Rajasthan has largest area of 3,42,239 Sq Km

Decadal Growth (in the decade 2001 to 2011) of Indian States

  • Among all Indian states Nagaland  has least decadal population growth -0.5 %(negative growth in Nagaland which means population drop).
  • Among all Indian states Meghalaya has maximum decadal population growth of 27.8 %.
  • Maximum decadal growth rate in literacy among all Indian states is observed in Bihar with 16.82 % increase from 2001 to 2011 census.  In 2001 census literacy rate in bihar was 47 % and in 2011 it was 63.82 %.
  • Minimum decadal growth rate in literacy is observed in Mizoram with just 2.78 % increase from 2001 to 2011.

GDP and GDP per Capita comparison of Indian States

  • Indian state with lowest GDP ( in successive years 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15) is Mizoram.
  • Indian state with second lowest GDP (in successive years 2010-11,11-12, 12-13, 13-14) is Sikkim
  • Indian state with third lowest GDP is Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Indian state with highest GDP (in successive years 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14) is Maharashtra
  • Indian state with second highest GDP ( in successive years 2010-11, 11-12, 12-13, 13-14) is Uttar Pradesh.
  • Indian state with third highest GDP is Tamil Nadu.
  • Indian state with lowest GDP per capita in all successive years(2004 to 2014) is Bihar.
  • Indian state with second lowest GDP per capita is Uttar Pradesh.
  • Indian state with third lowest GDP per capita is Manipur.
  • Indian state with highest GDP per capita in all successive years from 2004 to 2014 is Goa.
  • Indian state with second highest GDP per capita is Haryana.
  • Indian state with third highest GDP per capita is Arunachal Pradesh.

Human Development Index Rate of Indian States

  • As per 2008 Human Development Index report Kerala stands first with HDI of 0.79.
  • As per 2008 Human Development Index report Himachal Pradesh stands second with HDI of 0.652.
  • As per 2008 Human Development Index report Odisha is second last  with HDI of 0.362
  • As per 2008 Human Development Index report Chhattisgarh is at bottom with HDI of 0.358