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A map showing where the location of Himachal Pradesh is in the Republic of India
Map of Himachal
|• Legislature||Unicameral (295* seats)|
|• Total||56,019 km2 (21,629 sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+05:30 (IST)|
|Official languages||Punjabi · English|
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 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.
Provincial symbols of Himachal Pradesh
- Official website of Himachal Pradesh Government
- Himachal Pradesh Development Report
- Himachal Tourism Website
- Himachal's Daily news website