Himachal Pradesh

Capital

-

Region

NI

Total Area

0 sq. km.


Quick Facts

Date Of Establishment

1971-01-25

Pin Prefix

17

Population(Male)

3481873

Population(Female)

3382729

Literacy Rate(Male)

93.42

Literacy Rate(Female)

74.25


About State

Himachal Pradesh is a state in the northern part of India. Situated in the Western Himalayas, it is bordered by states of Jammu and Kashmir on the north, Punjab on the west, Haryana on the southwest, Uttarakhand on the southeast, and Tibet on the east. At its southernmost point, it also touches the state of Uttar Pradesh. The state's name was coined by Acharya Diwakar Dutt Sharma, one of the state's eminent Sanskrit scholars. Jammu and Kashmir is not the only state with two capitals anymore. In 2017, Dharamsala was declared as HP's winter capital, which means it'll have two capital cities i.e. Shimla and Dharamshala.Dharamshala is also the hometown of Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama.