25 Important Facts About Himachal Pradesh For All Exams

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25 Important Facts About Himachal Pradesh: Himachal Pradesh is a state in northern part of India. It is also spelled as HP. Its capital city is Shimla. It covers an area of about 55,673 square kilometers. Here are the list of 25 important facts about Himachal Pradesh.

25 Important Facts About Himachal Pradesh

1. Himachal Pradesh is a state in the northern part of India. It is situated in the western Himalayas.

2. Himachal Pradesh shares borders with Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh to the north, Punjab to the west, Haryana to the southwest, Uttarakhand to the southeast, and Uttar Pradesh to the south.

3. Himachal Pradesh also shares an international border to the east with China.

4. Himachal Pradesh is also known as Dev Bhoomi (Land of Gods) and Veer Bhumi (Land of the Brave).

5. Shimla is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh.

6. Himachal Pradesh was formed as a union territory on 15th April 1948, but it became a full-fledged state on 25th January 1971.

7. The official languages of Himachal Pradesh are Hindi and Pahari.

8. The abbreviated form of Himachal Pradesh is HP.

9. Himachal Pradesh covers an area of about 55,673 square kilometers.

10. Reo Purgyii is the highest mountain peak in Himachal Pradesh.

11. Himachal Pradesh Horticultural Produce Marketing and Processing Corporation Ltd. (HPMC) is a state body that markets fresh and processed fruits.

12. Western Tragopan is the state bird of Himachal Pradesh. It is locally known as the jujurana.

13. Snow Leopard is the state animal of Himachal Pradesh.

14. Himachal Pradesh is divided into 3 divisions and 12 districts.

15. Hill stations like Shimla, Manali, Dharamshala, Dalhousie, Chamba, Khajjiar, Kullu and Kasauli are located in Himachal Pradesh.

16. The Great Himalayan National Park is in Kullu districts of Himachal Pradesh.

17. There are 3 domestic airports in Himachal Pradesh are Kullu-Manali Airport, Kangra Airport, and Shimla Airport.

18. Himachal Pradesh is a popular destination for winter sports like skiing and ice skating.

19. Kalka-Shimla Railway is a narrow-gauge railway. It connects Kalka to Shimla. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

20. The Rohtang Pass is a high mountain pass that connects the Kullu Valley with the Lahaul and Spiti Valleys.

21. Beautiful lakes like Dal Lake, Suraj Tal, and Chandratal are in Himachal Pradesh.

22. The world’s highest post office is located at Hikkim in Spiti Valley of Himachal Pradesh.

23. Renuka Lake is the largest natural lake in Himachal Pradesh. It is named after Renuka, mother of Parshuram.

24. The Pin Valley National Park is in Himachal Pradesh.

25. Dharamshala is the winter capital of Himachal Pradesh.

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