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A Union Territory is a sub-national administrative division of India, in the federal framework of governance. Unlike the states of India, which have their own elected governments, union territories are ruled directly by the federal government; the President of India appoints an Administrator or Lieutenant-Governor for each territory.[1]

As of 2009, there are seven union territories.[2] Delhi, the capital of India, the then Union territory of Delhi and Puducherry have been given partial statehood. Delhi is redefined as National Capital Territory. Delhi and Puducherry have their own elected legislative assemblies and the executive councils of ministers, but their powers are limited; certain legislation must be reserved for the "consideration and assent" of the President of India.

The following are the current union territories of India:

The following is the National Capital Territory of India:


  1. ^ Union Territories at the National Portal of India
  2. ^ Union Territories at the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs


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