Hamirpur district, Himachal Pradesh

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Hamirpur district
हमीरपुर जिला
District of Himachal Pradesh
Location of Hamirpur district in Himachal Pradesh
Location of Hamirpur district in Himachal Pradesh
Country India
State Himachal Pradesh
Headquarters Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh
Tehsils 5
Area
 • Total 1,118 km2 (432 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 454,768
 • Density 410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Website Official website

Hamirpur district (Hindi: हमीरपुर जिला) is one of the 12 districts of the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. The headquarters of the district is in the Hamirpur town. The district occupies an area of 1,118 km². It is smallest district of Himachal pradesh. It is also known as Martyr's Land(Veer Bhumi).

It is most educated District of Himachal and has highest density of roads amongst all districts of India.

History[edit]

Carved out from the Kangra district in 1972, the district is closely associated with the Katoch dynasty. It was the part of old Jalandhar-Trigarta empire. Panin referred to the people of this kingdom as great warriors and fighters. Even today Army is the largest employer for Hamirpuris, who form large bulks of Dogra, Granadiers, Jakrif regiments as well as paramilitary forces especially Assam Rifles. In addition to their repute for being brave and professional soldiers they are well known for the hardiness characteristic of hill people thus earning the name VeerBhumi for Hamirpur as rest of Himachal calls itself Dev Bhumi.

The Katoch dynasty predominated during the period of Raja Hamir Chand who ruled from 1700 to 1740. It was Raja Hamir Chand who built the fort at Hamirpur and the present town derived its name from this ruler.

Geography[edit]

Hamirpur District is situated between 31°25′N and 31°52′N and between 76°18′E and 76°44′E. Situated at an altitude of 785 meters, Hamirpur is the district headquarters.

Climate[edit]

It is not a typical "Hilly & Chilly" type of climate in district Hamirpur, as it is closer to the plains. During winter, the climate is cold but pleasant when woollens are required. During summer the temperature is hot and cottons are recommended. Temperature does sometimes cross the 44 degree Celsius mark in summers.

Divisions[edit]

The district comprises 4 sub-divisions: Hamirpur, Barsar, Nadaun and Bhoranj. Hamirpur sub-division consists 2 tehsils: Hamirpur and Sujanpur. Barsar, Nadaun and Bhoranj sub-divisions comprise only one tehsil: Barsar, Nadaun and Bhoranj respectively. looks like himachal pradesh police is more active and responsible, taking sound action against anti socialists in remote villages of state ..... http://himachalpradesh.punjabkesari.in/hamirpur/fullstory/28386846_153980

There are five Vidhan Sabha constituencies in this district: Bhoranj, Sujanpur, Hamirpur, Nadaun and Barsar. All of these are part of Hamirpur Lok Sabha constituency.

Demography[edit]

According to the 2011 census, Hamirpur district has a population of 454,768,[1] roughly equal to the nation of Malta.[2] This gives it a ranking of 550th in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 407 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,050 /sq mi).[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 10.19%.[1] Hamirpur has a sex ratio of 1095 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 88.15%.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2014-08-30. 
  2. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Malta 408,333 July 2011 est." 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 31°38′N 76°31′E / 31.633°N 76.517°E / 31.633; 76.517