Eastern India includes the states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa and West Bengal. The total population of these states is 226,925,195. The Eastern zone covers a total area of 418, 323 Sq.km. Bengali is the dominant language in the state of West Bengal whereas Oriya and Hindi are the principal languages in the states of Orissa and Jharkhand respectively.
The Western region of India covers a total area of 508, 052 Sq.km. Some of the popular states of western India are Gujarat, Goa, Maharashtra and Rajasthan along with the Union Territories of Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli. Mumbai, the financial capital of India is the capital city of Maharashtra. The states of western India have a prosperous economy with relatively high standard of living.
Southern India covers states like Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Goa, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and the union territory of Lakshadweep. Over 48% of South India's population is engaged in agriculture.Bangalore , the capital of Karnataka is known as the 'Silicon Valley of India' because it is India's leading exporter in IT sector.
North east India includes the seven sister states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam , Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur and Nagaland. Sikkim is also a part of northeast India. There is great ethnic and religious diversity within the seven sister states. The Central zone of India primarily refers to Madhya Pradesh and the newly formed state of Chhattisgarh.
Last Updated on : July 9, 2014
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