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State Info – Himachal Pradesh

CAPITAL : Shimla (Dharmasal, 2nd Capital in winter)

ESTABLISHED : January 25, 1971

CHIEF MINISTER : Virbhadra Singh(As per Nov 2017).

GOVERNOR : Acharya Dev Vrat(As per Nov 2017).

RULING PARTY : Congress


HIGH COURT : Shimla, 1971

DISTRICTS : 12

LANGUAGES : Hindi, Punjabi, Pahari, Kinnauri,

POPULATION : 68, 64, 602 (21st)

[Males = 34, 81, 873 & Females = 33, 82, 729]

M : F = 1000 : 974

AREA : 55, 673 sq km (18th) Density: 123 per sq. km

LITERACY : 82. 80%

ASSEMBLY : 68

LOKSABHA : 4

RAJYASABHA : 3

BOUNDARY STATES : Haryana, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Jammu & kasmir, China

STATE ANIMAL : Snow leopard

STATE BIRD : Western Trogo Pan

STATE TREE : Deodar

STATE FLOWER : Rhododendron

STATE DANCE : Munjra, Gidha parhaun, Luddi, Charba, Kariyala kayanga, Mahasu, Kinnauri, Thali, Nati, Jadda, Namgeri

TRIBES : Dasasu

FESTIVALS : Minjar Mela, Jwalamukti fair, Dasara, Lohri, Namdas, Gudma

RIVERS : Ravi, Beas, Satlej, Chenab, Yamuna

LAKES : Govinda sagar lake, Chandra Taal lake, Suraj Taal lake

POWER PLANTS 

Rothang power plant

Nathpajakri hydro power plant

Mandi Hydro power plant Girinagar Hydel project

Binwa Hydel Project

Rangtong Hydel Project

Baner and Neugal Project

PROJECTS/ DAMS

Bhakra Nangal dam (Sutlej River)

Pong dam (Beas river)


Parbatti dam (Parbatti)

Pandoh Dam (Beas River)

Nathpa Jhakri Dam (Sutlej River)

Chamera Dam (Ravi)

Gobind Sagar Reseroir (Chenab River).

NATIONAL PARKS & SANCTUARIES 

Rohlo N.P( Kulu)

Shikari devi sanctuary( Mandi)

Pin Valley National Park Great Himalayan National Park

Inderkilla National Park

Simbalbara National Park Bandli Wild Life Sanctuary

Daranghati Wild Life Sanctuary

Pong Dam Lake Wild Life Sanctuary

Dhauladhar Wild Life Sanctuary

Nargu Wild Life Sanctuary

Shilli Wild Life Sanctuary

Talra Wild Life Sanctuary

INDUSTRIES : Bio – technology, Brewery, Fruit processing, Electronics, Cement

MAIN CITIES : Kulu, Manali, Dalhausi, Mandi, Baddi, Chamba, Dharmasala, Sahib, Nahan, Solan, Sundarnagar

Central Potato Research Institute = Shimla

Switzerland of India = Manali

Indian Institute of Advance Study = Shimla

Indian Institute of Management = Sirmar

HPCA Cricket Stadium = Dharmashala

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