Himachal Pradesh

Indian state

Himachal Pradesh (Hindi: हिमाचल प्रदेश) is a state in northern India. Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh. It covers an area of 55,673 km² (21,495 mi²), although the border with China is still disputed. The land contains high mountains. In traditional Indian geography it falls under the North Indian zone. It borders to Jammu and Kashmir to the north.

Himachal Pradesh

हिमाचल प्रदेश
State of India
Kangra Fort, 20 kilometres from the town of Dharamshala
Kangra Fort, 20 kilometres from the town of Dharamshala
A map showing where the location of Himachal Pradesh is in the Republic of India
A map showing where the location of Himachal Pradesh is in the Republic of India
Map of Himachal
Map of Himachal
Coordinates: 31°6′12″N 77°10′20″E / 31.10333°N 77.17222°E / 31.10333; 77.17222Coordinates: 31°6′12″N 77°10′20″E / 31.10333°N 77.17222°E / 31.10333; 77.17222
Country India
RegionNorth India
Government
 • BodyGovernment of Himachal Pradesh
 • GovernorBandaru Dattatreya[1]
 • Chief JusticeLingappa Narayana Swamy[2]
 • LegislatureUnicameral (68* seats)
 • Chief MinisterJai Ram Thakur (BJP)
 • Chief SecretaryAnil Kumar Khachi[3]
Area
 • Total55,673 km2 (21,495 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total6,856,509
Language
 • OfficialHindi[4]
 • Additional officialSanskrit[5]
 • Native
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
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Himachal Pradesh was part of Indian Punjab before 1966.

The State of HP is divided into three Divisions, namely Mandi Division, Kangra Division, Shimla Division. The divisions are further sub-divided into 12 districts. These are further divided into 73 sub-divisions, 172 tehsils and 35 sub-tehsils.[6][7]

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Provincial symbols of Himachal PradeshEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Reddy, R. Ravikanth (1 September 2019). "Telangana's 'people's leader' Bandaru Dattatreya appointed Himachal Pradesh Governor". The Hindu. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  2. IANS (6 October 2019). "Justice Lingappa Narayana Swamy Takes Oath As Himachal Chief Justice". NDTV.com. Retrieved 6 October 2019.
  3. "Himachal Pradesh Chief Secretary". himachalservices.nic.in. 1 January 2020. Retrieved 3 January 2020.
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  6. "Himachal At A Glance - Information Data centre". Archived from the original on 2013-08-16. Retrieved 2013-07-25.
  7. "Top five places you should visit in Himachal Pradesh". Top five places you should visit in Himachal Pradesh. Archived from the original on 2021-04-22. Retrieved 2021-04-22.

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