☼ Sixteen Mahajanapadas:-
During the sixth century B.C. a good number of small and big kingdoms emerged in northern india. These kingdoms were situated in the gangetic plains, in modern Uttar Pradesh and Bihar region. As many as sixteen states emerged in the said Gangetic plains, of which some were monarchies and others being republics. These sixteen states taken together are known as Sorasamahajanapadas or Sixteen Mahajanapadas.