Himachal Pradesh Census 2011 and Profile

Himachal Pradesh Census 2011

Himachal Pradesh is popularly called as ‘Abode of God’ , ‘Devbhoomi’ and the ‘Fruit bowl of India’. Himachal Pradesh as a full-fledged state came into existence in 1971 as the 18th state of India. It accounts for 1.7 % of the total geographic area of India and is the 17th largest state in terms of area. Also, As per Census 2011, it constitutes 0.57% of the total population of India. In terms of Population, it is the ranks 20th among the 28 states of India.


Himachal Pradesh at a Glance:

  • Geographic Profile:
Capital Shimla
Geographical Area 55673 sq. Kms
Area Under Forests 37,033 sq. Kms
Percentage of Area under Forests 66.5%
Percentage of Area to total Area of India 1.7%
Maximum Altitude 7026 m
  • Administrative Profile:
Official Language Shimla
No. of Sub-divisions 55673 sq. Kms
No. of Development Blocks 37,033 sq. Kms
No. of Tehsils 66.5%
No. of Sub-Tehsils 1.7%
No. of Villages 7026 m
Lok Sabha seats 4
Rajya Sabha seats 3
Total Vidhan Sabha Seats 68
Poverty Rate (2011-12) 8.06%
  • Himachal Pradesh  Census 2011:
Population ( Census 2011) 68,64,602
Percentage of Population to Total Population of India 0.57%
Population in Urban areas 10.03%
Population in Rural areas 89.97%
Sex Ratio 972
Population Density 123
Literacy Rate 83.78%
Male Literacy 90.83%
Female Literacy 76.60%
Infant Mortality Rate(2010) 40/1000
Death Rate(2010) 6.7/1000
Birth Rate(2010) 16.2/1000
Decennial Growth Rate ( Census 2001 – 2011) 12.94%
SC Population(in %) 25.2%
ST Population (in %) 5.7%
Child Sex Ratio 909
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Himachal Pradesh Census 2011  in HPAS exams:

Every Year one or two questions are included in HPPSC- HPAS exam. Also, HP Census 2011 data is asked in other himachal pradesh state recruitment exams. Therefore, it is very important to memorize all the above data carefully.

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