Demographic Structure Of Himachal Pradesh

State symbols

AnimalSnow leopard
BirdJujurana
FlowerRhododendron
TreeDeodar

Fact sheet

Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
State capital Shimla
Languages Hindi, Pahari
Latitude 30o 22' 40" N to 33o 12' 40" N
Longitude 75o 45' 55" E to 79o 04' 20" E
Elevation 350m to 6975m
Geographical Area (2001) 55,673 km².
Area55673 km2
Total Population6,856,509
Males3,473,892
Females3,382,617
Population Density123
Sex Ratio974
Rural Population6,167,805
Urban Population688,704
Scheduled Caste Population1,502,171
Scheduled Tribe Population244,587
Literacy Rate83.78%
Male Literacy90.83%
Female Literacy76.60%
Districts12
Sub-Division55
Tehsils82
Sub-Tehsils35
Developmental Block77
Towns59
Panchayats3,243
Panchayat Smities77
Zila Parishad12
Urban Local Bodies49
Nagar Nigam1
Nagar Parishad25
Nagar Panchayats23
Census Villages20,690
Inhabited Villages17,495
Health Institutions3,866
Educational Institutions17,000
Motorable Roads33,722 km
National Highways8
Identified Hydroelectric Potential23,000.43 MW in five rivers basins i.e. (Yamuna, Satluj, Beas, Ravi, Chenab and Himurja)
Potential harnessed6726 MW
Food grain production15.79 lakh tonnes
Vegetable production9 lakh tonnes
Fruit Production10.27 lakh tonnes
Per Capita Income. 36,783 (2006–2007) Expected
Social security Pension237,250 Persons
Annual Expenditure Over  60 crore
Investment in Industrial Area27,380 crore
Employment OpportunitiesOver 337,391
Employment generated in Government Sector80,000