19 Facts About Himachal Pradesh

1. Himachal Pradesh currently produces over 4 lacs tones of apple annually in 92.8 thousands Hectare, which grossed about Rs.

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2. Himachal Pradesh has a rich collection of as many as 450 cultivars of apples.

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3. Himachal Pradesh has three domestic airports in Kangra, Kullu and Shimla districts.

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4. Himachal Pradesh hosted the first Paragliding World Cup in India from 24 October to 31 October in 2015.

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5. Himachal Pradesh became a Part 'C' state on 26 January 1950 with the implementation of the Constitution of India and the Lieutenant Governor was appointed.

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6. Himachal Pradesh is spread across valleys with many perennial rivers flowing through them.

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7. Himachal Pradesh is a state in the northern part of India.

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8. Himachal Pradesh is losing over 500 lives annually due to tuberculosis.

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9. Himachal Pradesh hosts a campus of the prestigious fashion college, National Institute of Fashion Technology in Kangra.

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10. Himachal Pradesh is a multireligious, multicultural as well as a multilingual state like other Indian states.

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11. Himachal Pradesh has the highest proportion of Hindu population among all the states and union territories in India.

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12. Himachal Pradesh has a total population of 6,864,602 including 3,481,873 males and 3,382,729 females as per the final results of the Census of India 2011.

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13. Tourism in Himachal Pradesh is a major contributor to the state's economy and growth.

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14. State of Himachal Pradesh is divided into 12 districts which are grouped into three divisions, Shimla, Kangra and Mandi.

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15. Himachal Pradesh is governed through a parliamentary system of representative democracy, a feature the state shares with other Indian states.

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16. Himachal Pradesh has around 463 bird 77 mammalian, 44 reptile and 80 fish species.

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17. Himachal Pradesh is one of the states that lies in the Indian Himalayan Region, one of the richest reservoirs of biological diversity in the world.

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18. Himachal Pradesh provides water to both the Indus and Ganges basins.

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19. Himachal Pradesh became a union territory on 1 November 1956.

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