[List] 16 Mahajanapadas with Capitals Present Locations

16 mahajanapadas were ancient kingdom arose in the northern India and Pakistan during 6th century BCE.

Here is a list of 16 Mahajanapadas with their capitals and Present locations. You may read the full details of 16 Mahajanapadas here.

MahajanapadasCapitalPresent Location
KashiVaranashiDistrict: Banaras
State: Uttar Pradesh
KosalaSaravastiDistrict: Faizabad
State: Uttar Pradesh (Eastern)
AngaChampa/ChampanagariDistrict: Munger and Bhagalpur
State: Bihar
MagadhaRajagriha (Girivraj)
Patliputra (Later)
District: Patna, Gaya, Shahabad
State: Bihar, Some part of West Bengal
VatsaKausambiDistrict: Allahabad Mirzapur
State: Uttar Pradesh
AvantiUjjain/MahismatiDistrict: Ujjain 
Region: Malwa region
MallaKushinagar/PabaDistrict: Vaishali
State: Uttar Pradesh
ChediSuktimatiRegion: Bundelkhand
State: Madhya Pradesh
VajjiVaishaliDistrict: Vaishali, Mithila region
State: Bihar
KuruHastinapurRegion: Northern India
State: Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh
PanchalaAhichhtra (Western Part)
Kampilya (Eastern Part)
Division: Rohilkhand
State: Uttar Pradesh (Western)
MatsyaViratnagarDistrict: Jaipur
State: Rajasthan
SursenaMathuraRegion: Brij or Brijbhoomi
State: Uttar Pradesh
AsmakaPotana /PataliRegion: banks of Godavari Yamuna River
State: Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra
GandharaTaksashilaRegion: Kabul, Rawalpindi, Peshawar
Country: Pakistan Afganistan
KambojRajpurDistrict: Punch, Hazara
State: Kashmir
list of sixteen Mahajanapadas pdf
16 mahajanapadas

Friends, today I am sharing the history of India, in which the names of 16 notable Mahajanapadas with their then capital and present location are very nicely listed. Questions come from this part in government job exams like WBCS or other exams. Because it is one of the chapters of Indian history. So it is necessary to know about the sixteen Mahajanapadas.

16 Mahajanapadas list for UPSC, SSC, Railway, PSC, WBCS, and more competitive examinations. You may download this document as a pdf format.

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