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Himachal Pradesh
ਹਿਮਾਚਲ ਪ੍ਰਦੇਸ਼
State of India
Flag of Himachal Pradesh
Flag
A map showing us where the location of Himachal Pradesh is in the Republic of India
A map showing us where the location of Himachal Pradesh is in the Republic of India
Map of Himachal
Map of Himachal
Country  India
Region North India
Area
 • Total 56,019 km2 (21,629 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 6,856,509
Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)
Official languages Punjabi · English
Mountain peaks, Lahul
Mountain Peaks in Lahul, Himachal Pradesh, India
Rothang Pass and Lady
Lady near Rothang Pass,Himachal Pradesh,India

Himachal Pradesh (Hindi: हिमाचल प्रदेश) is a state in northern India. Simla 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.

Himachal Pradesh was part of Indian Punjab before 1966.

Himachal Pradesh is divided into 12 districts. These are further divided into 55 sub-divisions, 82 tehsils and 35 sub-tehsils.

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