Himachal Pradesh

Indian state

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.

Himachal Pradesh

ਹਿਮਾਚਲ ਪ੍ਰਦੇਸ਼
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
Country India
RegionNorth India
Government
 • LegislatureUnicameral (295* seats)
Area
 • Total56,019 km2 (21,629 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total6,856,509
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Official languagesPunjabi · English
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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 55 sub-divisions, 82 tehsils and 35 sub-tehsils.[1]

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