Himachal Pradesh state map:

Himachal Pradesh state capital city is Shimla. The total area of the state is 55,673 Km.Sq. According to recent census the total population of the state was 6,077,900 among them male population is 3,087,940 and female population is 2,989,960. Sex ratio of the state is 972 females per 1000 males and literacy rate is 83.78 %.

Himachal Pradesh state vehicle registration code is HP.

Chief Minister of the state is Virbhadra Singh and Governor is Acharya Dev Vrat.

Quick Facts:

State Himachal Pradesh
Meaning of Himachal Pradesh Land of the snow-clad mountains
Country India
Time Zone IST (UTC+05:30)
State Formation Day Monday, January 25, 1971
Capital City Shimla
People of the state called as Himachali
Area 55,673 Km.sq
Population 6,077,900
Male Population 3,087,940
Female Population 2,989,960
Females per 1000 Males 972
Literacy Rate 83.78 %
State Vehicle Registration Code HP
Languages Hindi
No. of districts 12
Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh
Governor Acharya Dev Vrat
Assembly Constituencies 68
Parliamentary Constituencies 4
State Animal Snow leopard
State Flower Common Rhododendron
State Bird Western Tragopan (Jujurana)
State Tree Deodar
Important Festivals of the state:

Pori, Holi, Dussehra, Baisakhi, Halda, Lossar, Lohri, Phulaich, Diwali and International Himalayan Festival are the major festivals celebrated in Himachal Pradesh state.

Top tourist places in Himachal Pradesh:

Manali- Beas River, Triund Hill, Norbulingka Institute (Dharamsala), Spiti Valley, Kali Ka Tibba (Chail), Viceregal Lodge (Shimla), Dainkund Peak (Dalhousie), Rohtang Pass, Prashar Lake (Mandi), Indian Institute of Advanced Study (Shimla), Hadimba Devi Mandir (Manali), Solang Valley (Manali), Kalka - Shimla Railway (Shimla), Hatu Peak (Narkanda), Annandale (Shimla), Chhitkul (Kinnaur District), Jakhu Temple (Shimla), Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex (Shimla), Dalai Lama Temple Complex (Dharamsala), Manikaran Gurudwara (Manali), Rakcham (Sangla), The Mall (Shimla) are the major tourist attractions of the state.

Agriculture:

wheat, maize, rice and barley are the major crops that are cultivated mostly in the state.

Important Rivers of the state:

Yamuna, Satluj, Beas, Ravi, Chenab and Himurja are the major rivers that flow in Himachal Pradesh.

Himachal Pradesh Cuisine:

Chha Meat, Bathu Ki Khir, Sepu Badi, Khatta Kaddu, Channa Madra, Chicken Anardana, Mal Puda, Siddu Ghee, Kachalu Ka Salan, Ghandyali Ka Kkatta, Dham, Mittha, Sidu, Babru, Chana Madra, Auriya Kaddoo, Chha Gosht, Mash Daal, Patande, Kullu Trout, Akotri, Tudkiya Bhath, Bhey are few of the many varieties of Himachal Pradesh.

Demographics:

Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Punjab and Haryana are the neighbouring states of Himachal Pradesh.

Districts in the state and their information is given below.

District Population Male Female
Bilaspur 382056 192827 189229
Chamba 518844 260848 257996
Hamirpur 454293 216742 237551
Kangra 1507223 748559 758664
Kinnaur 84298 46364 37934
Kullu 437474 224320 213154
Lahul & Spiti 31528 16455 15073
Mandi 999518 496787 502731
Shimla 813384 424486 388898
Sirmaur 530164 276801 253363
Solan 576670 306162 270508
Una 521057 263541 257516
Banks and their branches:
Sno. Bank Name No. of branches
1 Allahabad Bank 15
2 Andhra Bank 6
3 Axis Bank 6
4 Bank Of Baroda 24
5 Bank Of India 20
6 Bank Of Maharashtra 5
7 Bharatiya Mahila Bank Limited 2
8 Canara Bank 55
9 Catholic Syrian Bank Limited 1
10 Central Bank Of India 56
11 Corporation Bank 16
12 Dena Bank 7
13 HDFC Bank 68
14 ICICI Bank Limited 19
15 IDBI Bank 20
16 Indian Bank 8
17 Indian Overseas Bank 10
18 Indusind Bank 2
19 ING Vysya Bank 2
20 Jammu And Kashmir Bank Limited 4
21 Oriental Bank Of Commerce 29
22 Punjab And Sind Bank 26
23 Punjab National Bank 313
24 Reserve Bank Of India 1
25 South Indian Bank 1
26 State Bank Of Bikaner And Jaipur 1
27 State Bank Of Hyderabad 1
28 State Bank Of India 228
29 State Bank Of Patiala 130
30 Syndicate Bank 10
31 The Kangra Central Cooperative Bank Limited 200
32 UCO Bank 168
33 Union Bank Of India 18
34 United Bank Of India 4
35 Vijaya Bank 8
36 YES Bank 228