Formation dates of Indian States


India well-known for its kaleidoscopic variety and rich cultural heritage.

Before moving on to the discussion of the formation dates and years of the Indian States, firstly know that the historical background of the demarcation, annexation and formation of Indian states.

Before independence, India was divided into 565 princely states. These princely states believed in independent governance, which was the biggest obstacle in building a strong India.

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During that time India had three types of states:

  • Territories of British India
  • Princely states
  • Colonial territories of France and Portugal

After the Indian independence; majority of princely states had nodded to join the Indian Confederation except Hyderabad, Junagadh, Bhopal and Kashmir.Since the Indian independence the boundaries of the Indian states keep on changing year by year. Now, there are 28 states and 8 Union territories in the country.

Andhra Pradesh

  • Formation date: 1 October
  • Year: 1953

Telangana

  • Formation date: 02 June
  • Year: 2014

Arunachal Pradesh

  • Formation date: 20 February
  • Year: 1987

Assam

  • Formation date: 15 August
  • Year: 1947

Bihar

  • Formation date: 01 April
  • Year: 1936

Chhattisgarh

  • Formation date: 01 November
  • Year: 2000

Goa

  • Formation date: 30 May
  • Year: 1987

Gujarat

  • Formation date: 01 May
  • Year: 1960

Haryana

  • Formation date: 01 November
  • Year: 1966

Himachal Pradesh

  • Formation date: 25 January
  • Year: 1971

Jharkhand

  • Formation date: 15 November
  • Year: 2000

Karnataka

  • Formation date: 01 November
  • Year: 1956

Kerala

  • Formation date: 01 November
  • Year: 1956

Maharashtra

  • Formation date: 01 May
  • Year: 1960

Manipur

  • Formation date: 21 January
  • Year: 1972

Meghalaya

  • Formation date: 21 January
  • Year: 1972

Mizoram

  • Formation date: 20 February
  • Year: 1987

Nagaland

  • Formation date: 1 December
  • Year: 1963

Odisha

  • Formation date: 01 April
  • Year: 1936

Punjab

  • Formation date: 01 November
  • Year: 1966

Rajasthan

  • Formation date:01 November
  • Year: 1956

Sikkim

  • Formation date: 16 May
  • Year: 1975

Tamilnadu

  • Formation date: 26 January
  • Year: 1950

Telangana

  • Formation date: 02 June
  • Year: 2014

Tripura

  • Formation date: 21 January
  • Year: 1972

Uttar Pradesh

  • Formation date: 26 January
  • Year: 1950

Uttarakhand

  • Formation date: 9 November
  • Year: 2000

West Bengal

  • Formation date: 01 November
  • Year: 1956

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