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Himachal Pradesh At a Glance

The earliest known inhabitants of the region were tribals called Dasas. Later, Aryans came and they assimilated in the tribes. In the later centuries, the hill chieftains accepted suzerainty of the Mauryan empire, the Kaushans, the Guptas and Kanuaj rulers. During the Mughal period, the Rajas of the hill states made some mutually agreed arrangements which governed their relations. In the 19th century, Ranjit Singh annexed/subjugated many of the states. When the British came, they defeated Gorkhas and entered into treaties with some Rajas and annexed the kingdoms of others. The situation more or less remained unchanged till 1947. After Independence, 30 princely states of the area were united and Himachal Pradesh was formed on 15th April, 1948. With the recognition of Punjab on 1st November, 1966, certain areas belonging to it were also included in Himachal Pradesh. On 25th January, 1971, Himachal Pradesh was made a full-fledged State. The State is bordered by Jammu & Kashmir on North, Punjab on West and South-West, Haryana on South, Uttarakhand on South-East and China on the East. read more...

Chief Minister

chief minister himachal pradesh
Shri Jai Ram Thakur

Born on 6 January, 1965 in Tandi village of Murahag panchayat of Seraj assembly constituency in Mandi district. His father's name was Jethu Ram and mother's name is Briku Devi. Thakur did his primary education from Kurani School and studied in High School Bagsyad near Thunag read more


State Profile

State India
Statehood 25 January 1971
Capitals Shimla
Dharamshala (Second Capital in Winter)
Districts 12
Governor Acharya Dev Vrat
Chief Justice Justice Sanjay Karol (Acting)
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur (BJP)
Legislature Unicameral (68 seats)
Parliamentary constituency 4
Total 55,673 km2 (21,495 sq mi)
Area rank 18th
Population (2011)
Total 6,864,602
Rank 21st
Density 123/km (320/sq mi)
Official Hindi
Additional official English
Time zone (UTC+05:30)
ISO 3166 code IN-HP
HDI rank 2nd (2015)
Literacy 83.78%
Website www.himachal.nic.in
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S. No. District Area in km Population (2011) Headquarters
1 bilaspur 1,167 3,82,056 Bilaspur
2 Chamba 6,528 5,15,844 Chamba
3 Hamirpur 1,118 4,54,293 Hamirpur
4 kangra 5,739 15,07,223 Dharamsala
5 Kinnaur 6,401 84,298 Reckong Peo
6 Kullu 5,503 4,37,474 Kullu
7 Lahaul and Spiti 13,835 31,528 Keylong
8 Mandi 3,950 9,99,518 Mandi
9 Shimla 5,131 8,13,384 Shimla
10 Sirmaur 2,825 5,30,164 Nahan
11 Solan 1,936 5,76,670 Solan
12 Una 1,540 5,21,057 Una


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