Himachal Pradesh (Hindi: हिमाचल प्रदेश) (Punjabi: ਹਿਮਾਚਲ ਪ੍ਰਦੇਸ਼) is a state in northern India. Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh. It covers an area of 56,019 km² (21,629 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 the disputed Indian-occupied territory of Indian-administered Kashmir to the north.
State of India
Kangra Fort, 20 kilometres from the town of Dharamshala
A map showing where the location of Himachal Pradesh is in the Republic of India
Map of Himachal
|• Legislature||Unicameral (295* seats)|
|• Total||56,019 km2 (21,629 sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+05:30 (IST)|
|Official languages||Punjabi · English|
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 55 sub-divisions, 82 tehsils and 35 sub-tehsils.
Provincial symbols of Himachal PradeshEdit
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- Official website of Himachal Pradesh Government Archived 2011-07-09 at the Wayback Machine
- Himachal Pradesh Development Report Archived 2010-05-02 at the Wayback Machine
- Himachal Tourism Website
- Himachal's Daily news website