The Land of Himachal

Popularly known as the Devbhumi – “Land of the Gods”, Himachal Pradesh is a beautiful hill state in India, nestles in the north-west region of western Himalayas. The state is landlocked with the Tibetan plateau to the east, Jammu and Kashmir to the north, and Punjab to the west. However, the state stands apart from its neighbors in terms of its sheer topographic diversity and breathtaking pristine natural beauty. From vast tracts of high-altitude Trans-Himalayan desert to dense green deodar forests, from apple orchards to cultivated terraces, from snow-capped high Himalayan mountain ranges to snow fed lakes and gushing rivers.

At a Glance

Administrative Structure [2002]

General Data
State Capital Shimla
No. of Districts 12
No. of Sub Divisions 117
No. of Villages 20,690
No. of Towns 59
No. of Parliament Constituencies Lok sabha 4
No. of Parliament Constituencies Lok sabha 3
No.of Assembly Constituencies 68

Development Indicators

General Data
Per Capita Income [2012-13] Rs. 82,611
Literacy [2011] 83.78 %
Male 90.83 %
Female 76.60 %
Total Villages Electrified 100 %
No. of Hospitals 3,866
No. of Primary Schools 10,484
No. of Middle Schools 1,056
No. of High Schools 1,339
Universities 4

Land Use Pattern

General Data
Net Area Sown 6,680.76 Hects.


General Data
Average Rainfall 1,469 mm
State Animal Snow Leopard
State Bird Western Tragopan (Jujurana)
State Flower Pink Rhododendron (Rhododendron campanulatum)
Languages Hindi and Local Dialects
Major Rivers Sutlej, Beas, Yamuna, Ravi, Parbati, Chenab
Major Lakes Renuka, Rewalsar, Kamru Nag Lake, Khajjiar, Dal, Dasaur, Brighu, Prashar, Mani Mahesh,Chandra Tal, Suraj Tal, Kareri, Lam Dal,Sareolsar, Gobind Sagar, Nako.

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