Clockwise from top: Skyline at Shimla Southern Side, Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Town Hall, night view of Shimla and Christ Church
Queen of Hills
|Named for||Hindu goddess Shyamala Devi|
|• Type||Municipal Corporation|
|• Body||Shimla Municipal Corporation|
|• Deputy Commissioner||Aditya Negi, IAS|
|• Municipal Commissioner||Ashish Kohli|
|• Mayor||Satya Kaundal|
|• City||35.34 km2 (13.64 sq mi)|
|Elevation||2,276 m (7,467 ft)|
|• Rank||1 (in HP)|
|• Density||4,800/km2 (12,000/sq mi)|
|• Additional official||Sanskrit, English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Telephone code||91 177 XXX XXXX|
|ISO 3166 code||ISO 3166-2|
|Vehicle registration||HP-03, HP-07, HP-51, HP-52, HP-62, HP-63|
|Precipitation||1,577 mm (62 in)|
|Avg. annual temperature||17 °C (63 °F)|
|Avg. summer temperature||22 °C (72 °F)|
|Avg. winter temperature||−6–0 °C (21–32 °F)|
Shimla, also known as Simla, is the capital city of the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The city is up in the mountains at around 2,200 metres (approximately 7,234 feet). Shimla is a popular tourist destination in India.
In 1864, Shimla was made the summer capital of British India. After Indian independence, the city became the capital of Punjab and was later named the capital of Himachal Pradesh. It is the main commercial, cultural and educational centre of Himachal Pradesh.
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