Himachal at a Glance: "Snow-laden Region"

08-JAN-2016 10:24

    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 km⊃2; for population of 68.65 Lakh.


    Source: http://www.go2india.in/himachal/

    Facts about Himachal Pradesh:

    1. Area

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

    2. Population

    68.64 lakh (2011 census)


    25 Jan. 1971

    4. Principal official Language

    Hindi, Punjabi, English

    5. Capital 


    6. Members of Lok Sabha




    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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