Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra are the top two most populated states of India. The following is a comparison between these two states. Let’s read.
Uttar Pradesh vs Maharashtra – Indian states comparison
Which state is larger in area, Uttar Pradesh or Maharashtra?
Maharashtra has a larger area as compared with Uttar Pradesh. It is almost 1.3 times larger than Uttar Pradesh.
- Area of Uttar Pradesh – around 243,290 sq km
- Area of Maharashtra – around 307,700 sq km
Which state is more populous, Uttar Pradesh or Maharashtra?
Uttar Pradesh is the most populated state in India. Maharashtra ranks number 2 in terms of population.
- Population of Uttar Pradesh – around 20 crores (2011 census)
- Population of Maharashtra – around 11.25 crores (2011 census)
Maharashtra ranks number 1 in terms of GDP in India. Uttar Pradesh ranks number 5 currently (2023).
|Area||around 243,290 sq km||around 307,700 sq km|
|Population||around 20 crores (2011 census)||around 11.25 crores (2011 census)|
|Statehood||24 January 1950||1 May 1960|
|Most spoken language||Hindi||Marathi|
|Region||Northern India||Western India|
|Major River||Ganga, Yamuna, Sharda, Ghaghara, Gomti, Chambal, Betwa, etc.||Godavari, Bhima, Krishna, Tapi, Purna, etc.|
|Bordering states||Haryana, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand||Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Telangana, and Goa|
|Highest mountain||Kalsubai (1,646 m)|
|Forest cover (2021)||6.15 %||16.51 %|
|Major soil type||Alluvial||Black|
|International border||Yes with Nepal||No|
|Coastline||No||Yes with Arabian Sea|
|State bird||Sarus Crane||Yellow-footed Green Pigeon|
|State animal||Barasingha (Swamp Deer)||Indian giant squirrel|
|State tree||Ashoka tree||Mango|
|Popular places to visit||Varanasi, Vrindavan, Agra, Lucknow, Prayagraj, Fatehpur Sikri, etc.||Mumbai, Pune, Ajanta and Ellora caves, Nagpur, Nashik, Mahabaleshwar, etc.|
|Tourism ranking (domestic) (2023)||1st||6th|
|Tourism ranking (international) (2023)||5th||2nd|