List of districts of Himachal Pradesh

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A district of Himachal Pradesh is an administrative geographical unit, the Revenue department of which is headed by a Deputy Commissioner or District Magistrate, an officer belonging to the Indian Administrative Service. The district magistrate or the deputy commissioner is assisted by a number of officers belonging to Himachal Administrative Service and other Himachal state services.

A District Judge serves as the head of the Judiciary of the district. Courts subordinate to him include those of the Civil Judges, Senior Civil Judges, and Judicial Magistrates.

A Superintendent of Police, an officer belonging to the Indian Police Service is entrusted with the responsibility of maintaining law and order and related issues of the district. He is assisted by the officers of the Himachal Police Service and other Himachal Police officials.

A Deputy Conservator of Forests, an officer belonging to the Indian Forest Service is responsible for managing the Forests, environment and wild-life related issues of the district. He is assisted by the officers of the Himachal Forest Service and other Himachal Forest officials and Himachal Wild-Life officials.

Sectoral development is looked after by the district head of each development department such as PWD, Health, Education, Agriculture, Animal husbandry, etc. These officers belong to the various State Services.


S. No. District Area in km² Population Headquarters
1 Bilaspur 1,167 2,95,387 Bilaspur
2 Chamba 6,528 3,93,386 Chamba
3 Hamirpur 1,118 3,69,128 Hamirpur
4 Kangra 5,739 11,74,072 Dharamsala
5 Kinnaur 6,401 71,270 Reckong Peo
6 Kullu 5,503 3,02,432 Kullu
7 Lahaul and Spiti 13,835 31,294 Keylong
8 Mandi 3,950 7,76,372 Mandi
9 Shimla 5,131 6,17,404 Shimla
10 Sirmaur 2,825 3,79,695 Nahan
11 Solan 1,936 3,82,268 Solan
12 Una 1,540 3,78,269 Una