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Which of the following Indian states has the maximum number of common borders with other Indian states?
1. Rajasthan
2. Andhra Pradesh
3. Uttar Pradesh
4. Madhya Pradesh

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : Uttar Pradesh

The correct answer is Uttar Pradesh.

  • Uttar Pradesh has the maximum number of common borders with other Indian states.
  • Uttar Pradesh shares borders with nine different states.
  • These are –
    • Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh in the northwest
    • Delhi, Haryana, and Rajasthan in the west
    • Madhya Pradesh in the south
    • Chhattisgarh in the southeast
    • Bihar, and Jharkhand in the east.
  • Please note that UP also shares an international border with Nepal.

  • Assam comes in the second position in terms of sharing boundaries with maximum states (7 states).
  • Rajasthan is bordered by five states: Punjab to the north; Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to the northeast; Madhya Pradesh to the southeast; and Gujarat to the southwest.
  • Andhra Pradesh shares its borders with five states- Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu.
  • Madhya Pradesh borders with five states- Uttar Pradesh to the northeast, Chhattisgarh to the southeast, Maharashtra to the south, Gujarat to the west, and Rajasthan to the northwest.

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