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Himachal Pradesh


 

Quick Information

State Area (Sq. Km.)

55,673

State Capital

Shimla

Major Language(s)

Hindi and Pahari

Number of Districts

12

Population

6,077,305

Males

3,085,313

Females

2,991,992

Growth Rate 1991-2001

17.53 %

Density

109

Urban Population

9.79 %

Sex Ratio (Females per 1000 Males)

970

Literacy Rate

77.13 %

Males

86.02 %

Females

68.08 %

Legislature

Legislative Assembly

Judicature

High Court, Chandigarh

Governor

Justice Vishnu Sadashiv Kokje

Address

Raj Bhawan, Himachal Pradesh, Shimla

Office No.

0177-2624840, 0177-2624451

Residence No.

0177-2624440

Fax

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Chief Minister

Sri Virbhadra Singh

Address

Himachal Pradesh Sectt., Shimla

Office No.

0177-2625400, 2625819

Residence No.

0177-2803074, 2808600

Fax

0177-2625011

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Chief Secretary

Sri S.S. Parmar , IAS/ HP : 71

Address

Shimla-171002

Office No.

0177-2621022

Residence No.

0177-2656097, 2621707

Fax

0177-2621813

  

  

General Information

Location

Himachal Pradesh is bounded north by Jammu and Kashmir, south by Uttranchal and Uttar Pradesh, Tibet (China) in the east and Punjab in the west.

Geography

Himachal Pradesh is dominated by mountains and their associated rivers and valleys.  Himachal Pradesh can be easily segregated by its valleys.  Lahaul consists of the Chandra and Bhaga valleys.  Further east, the Spiti river joins the Sutlej river in Kinnaur and flows all the way to the Punjab.  In the west, the beautiful Kangra valley stretches from Mandi to Shahpur, near Pathankot.

History

Himachal Pradesh came into being on April 15, 1948 and comprised 30 former hill States.  The State of Bilaspur was merged with Himachal Pradesh in 1954.  The six original districts were: Mahasu, Sirmur, Mandi, Chamba, Bilaspur and Kinnapur.  On November 1, 1966 under the Punjab Reorganisation Act, 1966 certain parts of the State of Punjab were transferred to Himachal Pradesh. These comprise the districts of Shimla, Kulu, Kangra, Lahaul and Spiti, and parts of Hoshiarpur and Ambala districts.  Himachal Pradesh attained full statehood on January 25, 1971 as the 18th State of the Union.

 

Reference:

Manorama Year Book - 2007

 

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