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Himachal Pradesh Facts

Himachal Pradesh is located on a hilly and mountainous area. It was formed on 15th April 1948, after 30 princely states of the area were united. It got the status of a full-fledged independent state on 25th January 1971. It has Jammu & Kashmir to its north, Haryana to its south, Tibet to its east, Uttar Pradesh to its southeast and Punjab to its west. These fast facts given below shall provide you with interesting and important information on Himachal Pradesh.
Altitude above Sea Level: 350 m to 6975 m
Average Rainfall: 1469 mm
Best Time to Visit: April - July and September - November
Geographical Area: 55,673 sq. km
Temperature: Maximum Temperature - 35° Celsius
Minimum Temperature - 2° Celsius
Location: It extends from 30°22' N to 33°12' N and 75°45' E to 79°04' E
Major Languages Spoken: Hindi, Local Dialects
Major Religions: Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism
Major Rivers: River Sutlej, River Beas, River Ravi and River Parbati
State Animal: Snow Leopard
State Bird: Western Tragopan (Jujurana)
State Flower: Pink Rhododendron (gulabi Buransh)
State Tree: Deodar
State Capital: Shimla
WillLife Sanctuaries: 32
Important Cities: Chamba, Dalhousie, Kangra, Dharamsala, Palampur, Hamirpur, Una, Solan, Nahan, Shimla, Mandi, Kullu and Manali