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Himachal Pradesh bordering Jammu and Kashmir to the North and NorthWest, Punjab to the SouthWest, Haryana and Uttarpradesh to the South and Uttaranchal to the Southeast is spread in the area of 55,653 sq km. Shimla is the state capital and other major towns are Dharamshala, Kangra, Mandi, Kullu, Chamba, Hamirpur, Dalhousie and Manali.

The state boasts of numerous picturesque tourist destinations, which are responsible for generating much of the revenue for the state. Agriculture, textile and burgeoning hydroelectric power export industry are the other sources of income for the state.

A state in North India, Himachal Pradesh literally means a 'region of snowy mountains'. It is also sometimes referred as 'Dev Bhumi' meaning Abode of Gods. In the year 1950 Himachal Pradesh was declared as one of the Union Territories of India. Later on however, with the passing of Himachal Pradesh Act of 1971, it emerged as the eighteenth state of India. The word 'Hima' actually means snow in Sanskrit terminology. Acharya Diwakar Datt Sharma, an eminent Sanskrit Scholar from Himachal Pradesh named the state.

Himachal Pradesh is among those states in India, which has a very per capita income. The state sells hydro electricity power to Punjab, Delhi and Rajasthan. The economy of Himachal Pradesh depends greatly on tourism, hydroelectric power and agriculture. Shimla serves as the state capital that was earlier the summer capital of the British.

The head of each of the Districts in Himachal Pradesh is a Deputy Commissioner also known as Deputy Magistrate. For administrative purposes, the districts are further divided into sub-divisions, which are controlled by the sub-divisional magistrates. The sub-divisions are further divided into blocks. Blocks comprise panchayats that is the village councils and town municipalities. The law and order in the district is maintained by the Superintendent of Police.

The twelve Districts of Himachal Pradesh are listed as below



A number of pilgrimage centers and Hindu temples are situated in Himachal Pradesh. There are more than two thousand Temples in Himachal Pradesh. These Himachal Pradesh Temples are also magnificent works of architecture. The temples are the centers of attraction for the visitors and tourists. Many of them are also associated with ancient legends.

  • Naina Devi
  • Jawalmukhi
  • Mata Chintpurni & Chamunda Devi/li>
  • Baijnath & Laxmi Narayan Temple


 

Himachal Pradesh at a Glance

 


Himachal Pradesh State Information

CapitalShimla
Date of formation25. Jan. 1971
GovernorVirbhadra Singh
Chief MinisterPrem Kumar Dhumal
Tourist attractionsShimla, Kulu, Manali, Dharamsala
FestivalsPori, Fulaich
Major dance and music formsMala dance, Rakshas Dance
Arts and crafts. Pahari painting is done in the Basohli and Kangra styles; Kullu shawls and woollen caps are famous; the Chamba Rumal has Kangra style paintings embroidered on cloth.
LanguagesHindi, Punjabi, Kinnauri, Pahari
Size55,673 sq. km
Population6,864,602
RiversRavi, Beas, Chenab, Sutlej, Yamuna
Forests and wildlife sanctuariesPin Valley NP, Greater Himalayan NP, Renuka WS, Chail WS, Kalatope Khajjiar WS
State animalSnow leopard
State birdWestern tragopan
State flowerPink rhododendron
State treeDeodar
Major cropsWheat, rice, maize, barley
FactoidsThe world's oldest democracy is believed to be a tiny, isolated village called Malana.
Shimla was the summer capital of british India.
No. of District 12


Last Updated on : September 24, 2014