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Himachal Fast Facts

Geographical Area
55673sq km
latitude 30 ”22’-33 12’, longitude 75 47’-79 04’.
North : Tibet, South : Punjab and Haryana , East : Uttrakhand, West: Jammu
 and Kashmir
350m to 7000m.
Mountain ranges
Shivalik, Dhauladhar, Pir Panjal, Zanskar. Highest Peak in Himachal is Leo Purgil(6816m)
Satluj, Beas, Ravi, Chenab and Yamuna. All are snow fed and perennial.
The majority are Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs , Muslims and Christians have small but significant presence.
Hindi, Punjabi and several Local dialects of Pahari. English is also
commonly understood.
State Bird
Western Himalayan Tragopan
State Animal 
Snow Leopard
State Flower 
White Rhododendron
Administrative set up
State Capital : Shimla , 12 districts: Bilaspur, Chamba, Hamirpur, Kangra,Kullu, Lahaul Spiti, Kinnaur, Mandi, Shimla, Sirmaur, Solan and Una.
Nearest international Airport: Delhi. Airports in Himachal are at
Jubberhatti (Shimla), Bhuntar (Kullu) and Gaggal (Kangra).
Nearest broad gauge stations are at Kalka, Pathankot and Una.

Shimla – Kalka (96km) and Jogindernagar- Pathankot (113km) are two narrow gauge lines and Nangal Dam – Una (16km) is broad gauge line.
Total road length including Highways in Himachal is 31371km. Road
transport is the principal mode of transportation in the state.

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