Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh came into existence as a centrally administered territory on 15 April 1948 by the integration of 30 erstwhile princely states. On 25 January 1971, Himachal Pradesh became the eighteenth State of the Union of India vide the State of Himachal Pradesh Act, 1970

Fact File

location: Himachal is situated in the northern part of india. It is bordered by Jammu & Kashmir on North, Punjab on West and South-West, Haryana on South, Uttar Pradesh on South-East and China/Tibet on the East.

literacy: Himachal has one of the highest literacy rates in India. Hamirpur District is among the top districts in the country for literacy.

districts: Himachal has twelve districts Bilaspur, Chamba, Hamirpur, kangra, Kinnaur, Kullu,Lahul_Spiti, Mandi,Shimla,Sirmour Solana and Una

state capital: Shimla

rivers: Satluj, Beas, Yamuna, Ravi and Chenab. Some of main tributeries are Baspa

area: 55673 Sq Km

population: 6,077,248 persons as per 2001 census

state animal: Musk Deer

state bird: Monal

Himachal Pradesh Map

Himachal Pradesh Map