Hamirpur district, Himachal Pradesh
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Location of Hamirpur district in Himachal Pradesh
|Headquarters||Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh|
|• Lok Sabha constituencies||Hamirpur.|
|• Vidhan Sabha constituencies||Barsar, Hamirpur, Sujanpur, Nadaun, Bhoranj.|
|• Total||1,118 km2 (432 sq mi)|
|• Density||410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+05:30 (IST)|
Hamirpur district is one of the twelve districts of the state of Himachal Pradesh in northern India. The headquarters of the district is in the town of Hamirpur. WIth an area of 1,118 square kilometres or 432 square miles it is the smallest district of Himachal Pradesh.
Carved out from Kangra District in 1972, Hamirpur 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 Regiment, Jammu and Kashmir Riflespunjab regiment, the grenadiers, Rajput regiment regiment as well as Hodson's Horse and Scinde Horse.
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.
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 780 m Hamirpur is the district headquarters. It shares borders with the neighbouring districts of Mandi to the East, Bilaspur to the South,
Una to the West, and Kangra to the North. River Beas separates Hamirpur from Kangra and is a Parent river to two tributaries, namely Maan Khud and Kunah Khad flowing across either sides of Hamirpur district, to the adjacent Satluj. Hamirpur district has considerable amount of pine forests. Hamirpur is also a home to mango trees.
Hamirpur have the“Hilly & Chilly” type of climate found in most of Himachal Pradesh, . During winter, the climate is cold but pleasant when woolens are required after August upto end of april . During summer the temperature is hot and cottons are recommended. Temperature does sometimes cross the 35 °C mark in summers. In January 2012, some parts of Hamirpur district received moderate snowfall after 44 years.
The district comprises five sub-divisions: Hamirpur, Barsar, Nadaun, Sujanpur and Bhoranj. It appears as if the Himachal Pradesh police is now more active and responsible, taking sound action against anti-socialists in remote villages of the state.
Hamirpur district divided in to 10 tehsils. 1. Hamirpur Sadar 2. Nadaun 3. Sujanpur 4. Badsar 5. Tauni Devi 6. Bhoranj 7. Dhatwal ( Bijhari) 8.Galore 9.Kangoo (Sub Tehsil), Bhota (Sub Tehsil)
According to the 2011 census, Hamirpur district has a population of 454,768, This gives it a ranking of 550th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 407 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,050/sq mi). Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 10.19%. Hamirpur has a sex ratio of 1095 females for every 1000 males,> and a literacy rate of 86%.
- "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 30 August 2014.
- 2011 Census of India, Population By Mother Tongue
- Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901
- Hamirpur district website
- DISTRICT PROFILE
- CULTURAL & TOURISM HERITAGE OF THE DISTRICT
- Developmental Data of the District
- Himachal tourism