Himachal at a Glance: "Snow-laden Region"

Himachal Pradesh is (known as Devabhoomi, the abode of the Gods) a state in Northern India. Its area is 21,495 sq mt. (55,670 km2) and is bordered by Jammu and Kashmir on the north, Punjab on the west, Haryana on the south-west, Uttarakhand on the south-east and by the Tibet Autonomous Region on the east. Himachal Pradesh is famous for its abundant natural beauty. it was founded in January 25, 1971, with capital at Shimla covers the Area 55,673 km² for population of 68.65 Lakh.
Created On: Jan 8, 2016 10:24 IST

Himachal Pradesh is (known as "Devabhoomi", the abode of the Gods) a state in Northern India. Its area is 21,495 sq mt. (55,670 km2) and is bordered by Jammu and Kashmir on the north, Punjab on the west, Haryana on the south-west, Uttarakhand on the south-east and by the Tibet Autonomous Region on the east. Himachal Pradesh is famous for its abundant natural beauty. it was founded in January 25, 1971, with capital at Shimla covers the Area 55,673 km² for population of 68.65 Lakh.

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Facts about Himachal Pradesh:

1. Area

55,673 sq km  (established on 30 May 1987)

2. Population

68.64 lakh (2011 census)

3.Establishment

25 Jan. 1971

4. Principal official Language

Hindi, Punjabi, English

5. Capital 

Shimla

6. Members of Lok Sabha

4

7.Districts

12



8. Legislature

Unicameral (68 Seats)

9. Airports

Jubbarhathi (near shimla)

10. Major Cities

Shimla, Solan, Dharmshala, Mandi, Sundar Nagar, Chamba

11. Festivals

Dussehra in Kullu – October, Phulaich Festival in Kinnaur – September, Baisakhi in Mandi – April, Dussehra, Holi, Lorhi and Baisakhi

12. Economy  Size

US$ 16.162 billion,

Over 93% of the population in Himachal depends directly upon agriculture which provides direct employment to 71% of its people.

13.Main Crops

Wheat, Maize, Tea, Fruit, Barley and Poppy

14. Literacy

82.80 %

15.Sex Ratio (as per 2011 census)

972 per thousand male

16.Child Sex Ratio

909 girls/ 1000 boys

17. Principal Folk Dances

Kinnauri Nati,Namgen, The Gugga Dance,The Jhamakada Dance,The Chhanak Chham Dance,The Ghurehi,The Dandras,The Thoda dance,The Kullu Natti.

18. Tourist Spots

Kullu, Manali (Jogini Waterfall), Shimla, Chamba (Khajjiar Lake,Chamera Lake,Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary), Dharmshala, Dalhousie, Mangra, Kasuali

19. State Density

123person/ km2

20. Religion in Himachal Pradesh  (2011)

  Hinduism (95.16%)

  Islam (2.18%)

  Sikhism (1.16%)

  Buddhism (1.14%)

  Christianity (0.18%)

  Jainism (0.02%)

  Other or none (0.2%)

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