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Himachal Pradesh at a Glance

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Established 25th January 1971
Area 55,673 sq km
Capital Shimla
Largest city Shimla
Legislature (seats) Unicameral (68)
Governor Urmila Singh
Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal
Official language Hindi
Population 6,077,900
Literacy 77.13%, Male: 86.03%, Female: 68.08%.
Climate Summer: 28 °C (82 °F), Winter: 7 °C (45 °F).
Average Rainfall 1469 mm
Reserved Forests Area 1896 sq kms
Protected Forests Area 43043 sq kms
Major Rivers Sutlej, Beas, Ravi and Parbati
Major Lakes Renuka, Rewalsar, Khajjiar, Dal, Beas Kund, Dasaur, Brighu, Prashar, Mani Mahesh, Chander Tal, Suraj Tal, Kareri, Sreolsar, Gobind Sagar, Nako
Major Communities Brahmins, Gujjars, Rathis, Jats, Rajputs Gaddis, Ghirth(choudhary), Kanets, and Kolis.
Other Major languages Punjabi, Mahasui, Kulluyi, Lahauli, Kinnauri, Chambyali, Sirmauri, Gojri (by Gujjars), Bilaspuri, Pahari, Dogri, Kangri.
Airports Shimla Airport, Bhuntar Airport serving Kullu and Manali.
Gaggal Airport serving Kangra and Dharamsala.
Government himachal.gov.in
Tourism himachaltourism.gov.in
Districts Districts 12, Sub-Divisions 52.