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
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