Shimla district

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Shimla district
Nickname(s): 
The Queen of Hills
Shimla District
Country India
State Himachal Pradesh
HeadquartersShimla
Government
 • Deputy CommissionerAditya Negi, IAS[1]
 • Superintendent of PoliceMohit Chawla, IPS
 • Lok Sabha ConstituenciesShimla
 • Vidhan. Sabha Constituencies
Area
 • Total5,131 km2 (1,981 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total814,010
 • Rank3rd
 • Density160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Demographics
 • Sex ratio916
 • Literacy84.55
 • Literacy: male90.73
 • Literacy: female77.80
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Area code(s)91 177 xxxxxxx
ISO 3166 codeIN-HP
Largest cityShimla
ClimateETh (Köppen)
Precipitation1,520 millimetres (60 in)
Avg. annual temperature17 °C (63 °F)
Avg. summer temperature22 °C (72 °F)
Avg. winter temperature4 °C (39 °F)
Websitehpshimla.nic.in/welcome.asp

Shimla is a district in the state of Himachal Pradesh in northern India. Its headquarters is the state capital of Shimla. Neighbouring districts are Mandi and Kullu in the north, Kinnaur in the east, Uttarakhand in the southeast, Solan to the southwest and Sirmaur in the south. The elevation of the district ranges from 987 metres (3,238 ft) to 4,500 metres (14,764 ft).

As of 2011 it is the third most populous district of Himachal Pradesh (out of 12), after Kangra and Mandi.[2] It is the most urbanized district of Himachal Pradesh.

The most commonly practised religion in the district is Hinduism. Hindi and Pahari are the languages spoken. Tourism and agriculture/horticulture are the majors source of income.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Profile | Shimla District, Government of Himachal Pradesh | India". hpshimla.nic.in. Retrieved 24 March 2021.
  2. "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011.