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Himachal Pradesh . India

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No. of Districts - 12

Population - 6,864,602

Area - 55,673 sqkm

Pop. Density - 123/km2 (320/sq mi)

GDP - 1.82 lakh crore (US$26 billion)

Literacy Rate - 82.8%

Gender Ratio - 972

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Himachal Pradesh Districts (12)


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Lahaul and Spiti

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About - Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh is a state located in the northern part of India, nestled in the western Himalayas. Here are some key facts about Himachal Pradesh:

  1. Capital: The capital city of Himachal Pradesh is Shimla, which was once the summer capital of British India.

  2. Geography: Himachal Pradesh is known for its diverse topography, including mountain ranges, valleys, and rivers. It shares borders with Jammu and Kashmir to the north, Punjab to the west, Haryana to the southwest, Uttarakhand to the southeast, and Tibet to the east.

  3. Languages: The predominant languages spoken in Himachal Pradesh are Hindi and Pahari. However, several other dialects and languages are spoken by different communities across the state.

  4. Tourism: Himachal Pradesh is a popular tourist destination, attracting visitors with its picturesque landscapes, snow-capped mountains, serene valleys, and adventure sports opportunities such as trekking, skiing, and paragliding. Famous tourist destinations include Shimla, Manali, Dharamshala, and Kullu.

  5. Economy: Agriculture and tourism are the primary drivers of the economy in Himachal Pradesh. The state is known for its apple orchards and other horticultural products. Hydroelectric power generation is also significant, owing to the state's numerous rivers and water bodies.

  6. Culture: Himachal Pradesh has a rich cultural heritage, with influences from various ethnic groups and traditions. The state celebrates numerous festivals throughout the year, including Diwali, Dussehra, and Lohri, along with local festivals like Himachal Day and Shimla Summer Festival.

  7. Government: Himachal Pradesh has a parliamentary system of government, similar to the rest of India, with a governor appointed by the President of India and a Chief Minister who heads the state government.

  8. Wildlife: The state is home to several wildlife sanctuaries and national parks, providing habitats for various species of animals and birds, including the elusive snow leopard, Himalayan brown bear, musk deer, and numerous bird species.

  9. Education: Himachal Pradesh has made significant strides in education, with a growing network of schools and institutions of higher learning. The state boasts institutions like Himachal Pradesh University in Shimla and the Indian Institute of Technology Mandi.

  10. Transportation: The state has a network of roads connecting its various towns and cities, although many areas remain inaccessible by road. Shimla also has a historic railway line known as the Kalka-Shimla Railway, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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