Himachal Pradesh

• Himachal Pradesh is located on the northern part of India at the foot of lower Himalayas.

• The state is also popularly known as the Devbhumi, "Land of the Gods".

• It is bounded by the state of Jammu and Kashmir to the north, by the Tibet to the east, and by the states of Uttarakhand to the southeast, Haryana to the south, and Punjab to the west.

• The population of the state is around 68 lakhs as per 2011 census.

• Total geographical area of Himachal Pradesh is 55,673 sq. km.

• Density in the state is 123 persons per sq km.

• Shimla is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh.

• There are total 12 districts in Himachal Pradesh.

• Total number of state assembly constituencies is 68, while for Lok Sabha election it has 4 constituencies allocated.

• Literacy rate in the state is 83.78 %.

• There are total 32 Wild Life Sanctuaries in the state.

• Sutlej, Beas, Ravi, Parbati are the major river in Himachal Pradesh.

• The economy of the state mainly depends on tourism, agriculture and hydroelectric project.

• Himachal Pradesh is rich in Flora and fauna. More than 1000 bird species and 300 animal species found in Himachal Pradesh.

• Hindi is the official and mostly spoken language of Himachal Pradesh. Some of the most commonly spoken languages include Pahari, Dogri, Mandyali, Kinnauri.

• There are tribal populations in the state which mainly comprise Kinnars, Pangawals, Sulehria, and Lahaulis.

• Rajgarh valley, Pragpur, Sujanpur Tihra, Chail, Kangra Fort, Great Himalayan National Park are the main tourist attraction in Himachal Pradesh.

Districts of Himachal Pradesh
District Headquarters Area (km2) Population (2011) Population Density (/km2)
Bilaspur Bilaspur 1,167 3,82,056 327
Chamba Chamba 6,528 5,18,844 80
Hamirpur Hamirpur 1,118 4,54,293 406
Kangra Dharamshala 5,739 15,07,223 263
Kinnaur Reckong Peo 6,401 84,298 13
Kullu Kullu 5,503 4,37,474 79
Lahaul and Spiti Keylong 13,835 31,528 2
Mandi Mandi 3,950 9,99,518 253
Shimla Shimla 5,131 8,13,384 159
Sirmaur Nahan 2,825 5,30,164 188
Solan Solan 1,936 5,76,670 298
Una Una 1,540 5,21,057 328

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