Himachal Pradesh at a glance

Himachal Pradesh is a state located in the northern region of India. It is known for its scenic beauty, with the Himalayan mountain range running through the state. The capital of Himachal Pradesh is Shimla. The official language is Hindi and the currency is Indian Rupee. The state is known for its hill stations and adventure sports such as skiing, paragliding, and rafting. The economy of the state is primarily based on agriculture, hydroelectric power generation, and tourism. The population of Himachal Pradesh is approximately 6.9 million as of 2021.

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Himachal Pradesh at a glance
Particulars Description
Capital Shimla (Summer), Dharamshala (Winter)
Established 25th January 1971
Largest City Shimla
Latitude 30o 22’ 40" N to 33o 12’ 40" N
Longitude 75o 45’ 55" E to 79o 04’ 20" E
Area Total 55,673 sq. km
Districts 12
Sub Divisions 71
Blocks 78
No. of Municipal Corporations 5
Total Towns 59
Villages 20690
Total Population (Census 2011) 68,64,602
Male (Census 2011) 34,81,873
Female (Census 2011) 33,82,729
Density (Census 2011) 123 per sq. km
Literacy Rate -Total (Census 2011) 82.80%
Literacy Rate -Male (Census 2011) 89.53%
Literacy Rate -Female (Census 2011) 75.93%
Highest peak Reo Purgyil (22,362 ft)
Official Language Hindi and Sanskrit
State Mammal Snow Leopard
State Bird Western Tragopan
State Flower Pink Rhododendron
State Tree Deodar cedar
State Fruit Apple
Airport Bhuntar, Gaggal and Jubbarhatti
Lok Sabha Constituency 4
Rajya Sabha Seat 3
Vidhan Sabha Constituency 68