Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh (Hindi: हिमाचल प्रदेश Punjabi: ਹਿਮਾਚਲ ਪਰਦੇਸ਼) [ɦɪmaːtʃəl prəd̪eːʃ] ( listen)) is a state in Northren Indie.

Himachal Pradesh
Location o Himachal Pradesh in Indie
Location o Himachal Pradesh in Indie
Map o Himachal Pradesh
Map o Himachal Pradesh
Coordinates (Shimla): 31°6′12″N 77°10′20″E / 31.10333°N 77.17222°E / 31.10333; 77.17222
Established25 Januar 1971
Lairgest ceetyShimla
 • GovrenorUrmila Singh
 • Chief MeenisterPrem Kumar Dhumal[1] (BJP)
 • LegislaturUnicameral[2] (68 seats)
 • Parliamentary constituency4
 • Heich CourtHimachal Pradesh Heich Court
 • Total55673 km2 (21,495 sq mi)
Area rank17t
2319 m (7,608 ft)
 • Total6,856,509
 • Rank21st
 • Density123/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 codeIN-HP
HDIIncrease 0.652 (medium)
HDI rank3rd (2011)
Offeecial leidsHindi, Punjabi

Himachal Pradesh is kent tae be abundant in natural brawnnie.[3] Efter the war atween Nepal an Britain kent as the Gurkha War an aw, the Breetish colonial govrenment came intae pouer. In 1950 Himachal wis declared as a union territory but efter the State o Himachal Pradesh Act 1971, Himachal emergit as the 18t state o the Republic o Indie. Hima means snaw in Sanskrit, an the literal meanin o the state's name is In the lap o Himalayas.[4] It wis namit bi ane o the great Sanskrit scholars o Himachal Pradesh, Acharya Diwakar Datt Sharma.


  1. Chief Minister Archived 2010-12-15 at the Wayback Machine, Himachal Pradesh
  2. "Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha". Hpvidhansabha.nic.in. 18 Apryle 2011. Archived frae the original on 20 Julie 2011. Retrieved 15 Juin 2011.
  3. Singh 2000, p. 1.
  4. "Literal meaning of Himachal Pradesh". www.himachalpradesh.us. Archived frae the original on 10 Juin 2007. Retrieved 20 Mey 2007.