India is a developing country and it is known to the second highest country to have a high population. there has been an incredible growth in India. The GDP of India is known to have grown 7.3%. This GDP is the sum of GDP of all the states of India as well as the union territories. No matter the area and the size of the population of the state it still contributes to the overall growth of India.

India is 7th in the world as far as the area is concerned. India has 29 states in total and each state has a population of lakhs and crores. The list below are the states which are sparsely populated as compared to the other states in India in 2018.

10. Uttarakhand

Least Populated States in India

At the 10th position is the state of Uttarakhand which is to the north of India. The population of this state is somewhere around 1,00,86,291. The state has a total of thirteen districts and amongst these districts the one which is less populated is Rudraprayag. Rudraprayag has a population of approximately 2,36,856. The total area of Uttarakhand is approximately fifty thousand square kilometers. In this area, more than 85 percent is mountain ranges. This state is very popular amongst the tourist because it is known for its pleasant atmosphere and cool climate. This state is also very scenic and hence liked to be visited by many. This state is known as the Lands of God.

9. Himachal Pradesh

Least Populated States in India

At the 9th position is the state of Himachal Pradesh which is situated in the northern part of India. This state since it is situated in the north of India it is a mountainous range. Most of the places are situated at the foot of the Himalayas. It is very scantily populated and not many activities related to agriculture are carried out in comparison to the other states in the country of India. The population of this state is approximately 68,64,600.

8. Tripura

Least Populated States in India

At the 8th position is the state of Tripura which is a state in the northeastern part of India. The total population of Tripura is somewhere around 36,73,917. One unique feature of this state is that it is locked by land on all its sides. It is surrounded by Bangladesh and two of the Indian states of Assam and Mizoram. Most of the population of this state is comprised of the tribal population. This tribal population is the 30% of the overall population of Tripura.

7. Meghalaya

Least Populated States in India

At the 7th position is the state of Meghalaya which is in the northeastern part of the country of India. This state of India is compared to Scotland. Just like any other state in the northeastern part of India, it is occupied mostly by the tribal population. So it is dominated mostly by them. There are numerous tribes in this state but Khasis is the major one. Since it is the largest group. Some of the other tribes are Koch, Boro, Karbi, Dimasa, and Lakhar. The climate is cold almost throughout the year and it very famous amongst the tourist and has become a major destination for the tourist amongst the other states in the northeast. It is also very famous for its natural and scenic beauty. The total population of this state is 30,00,000

6. Manipur

Least Populated States in India

At the 6th position is the state of Manipur which is also situated in the northeastern part of India. This part comprises of both the usual population along with various tribes. More than 40% of the population of this state is that of the tribes. The weather is mostly cold in this part of India throughout the year. It is known for its scenic beauty and animal husbandry is a famous industry which is run by many people over here. Along with this, there are many more industries which people run for earning a decent amount of money. The total population of this state is approximately 25,70,380.

5. Nagaland

Least Populated States in India

At the 5th position is the state of Nagaland in the northeast part of India which is among the seven sisters of India. This area is full of mountain ranges. This state became a part of the country of India in the year of 1963. Just like the other northeastern states this state is also inhabited by tribes. There are 16 prominent tribes and each of them has their own tradition, language, and culture. So in that sense, it is very rich in its culture. This state has a total eleven districts and Pheak is the district which has the least population which is somewhere around 1,48,000. There are more than 36 languages which are spoken by the people of this state. This is the only state in India which has recognised English as the official language. The total population of this state is approximately 20,00,000.

4. Goa

Least Populated States in India

At the 4th position is the state of Goa. Moving towards the western part of India Goa is the most famous tourist destination. It is known for the parties and festivals and is a major attraction of the youths. This is the Indian state which has the top percentage of the population which is located in the urban areas. This comprises of the 50% of the overall population if the state of Goa. It is also well known for the alcoholic beverages which one gets at very cheap rates. The scenic attraction of this place are the beaches which are exotic, vast and beautiful. The total population of Goa is approximately 14,00,000.

3. Arunachal Pradesh

Least Populated States in India

At the 3rd position is the state of Arunachal Pradesh. Another state in the northeastern part of India it has a total population of 13,83,727 approximately. It is a bigger state as compared to the other states in the northeastern part of India. It is known as that state which is linguistically very rich. This state has thirty districts and each of them has a language of its own. It is also known to have a hydroelectric probability which is still untapped and this is used for the purpose of irrigation and power. The state is known for its natural scenic beauty and has numerous visitors throughout the year. This state always makes the headlines of news because it has a common border with the neighbouring country; China.

2. Mizoram

Least Populated States in India

At the second position is the state of Mizoram. It is that state which is mostly occupied by different tribes. The percentage goes up to 95 of the overall population of the state. It is concentrated by the tribal population. Out of the total area of this state, the ninety percent is covered by forest and hence this state is amongst those state which has a vast forest cover. The state of Mizoram has only 8 districts and out of these eight Saiha is known as the one which is less populated than its other district. Mizoram has a total population of approximately 10,98,206.

1. Sikkim

Least Populated States in India

At the top position in the list of the least populated states is the state of Sikkim. Another amongst the seven sisters it is located in the northeast region of India. This minimum populated state became a part state way back in the year of 1975. This is another state which is surrounded by land on all sides. Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan and West Bengal are the places that surround Sikkim. This is another state which is on the list of the favourites amongst the tourist from across the world. It is cool mostly throughout the year. And hence a favoured destination by the people. Other places are also easily accessible from this place. The total population of this landlocked Sikkim is somewhere around 7,00,000.

This is the list of the top 10 states in India which is not densely populated. There can be many reasons for these states to be minimally populated. There can be many reasons for the same such as not having favourable living conditions or people migrating to bigger states for seeking opportunities. Having said that these states make India what it is and they add up to the diversity of this country. The above-mentioned states are the hub for tourism and they attract.

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