Hamirpur district, Himachal Pradesh

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Hamirpur district
District of Himachal Pradesh
Location of Hamirpur district in Himachal Pradesh
Location of Hamirpur district in Himachal Pradesh
Country India
State Himachal Pradesh
Administrative division 5
Headquarters Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh
Tehsils 5
Government
 • Lok Sabha constituencies 1
 • Assembly seats 5
Area
 • Total 1,118 km2 (432 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 454,768
 • Density 410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Literacy 100%
Website Official website

Hamirpur district is one of the twelve 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 square kilometres or 432 square miles. It is the smallest district of Himachal Pradesh. It is also known as “Martyr's Land” (Veer Bhumi).

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

History[edit]

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. infact hamirpuris are also in large no of paramiltary forces. 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. Even in the modren days there are many well educated youth seeking jobs in the Indian Army Due to the high attitude of Hamirpuris and integrity since immemorial, the Armed Forces prefer this location.

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 is very lovely city.here people are very simple and honest.

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. It shares borders with the neighbouring districts of Mandi to North, Bilaspur to South and South West, Una to West and Kangra to North West. River Beas separates Hamirpur from Kangra and is a Parent river to two of 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 district is most eco friendly and cleanest district in india after mandi

Climate[edit]

Hamirpur does not have the typical “Hilly & Chilly” type of climate found in most of Himachal Pradesh, 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. In January 2012, some parts of Hamirpur district received moderate snowfall after 44 years.

Divisions[edit]

The district comprises four 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. 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 7 tehsils. 1. Hamirpur Sadar 2. Nadaun 3. Sujanpur 4. Badsar 5. Touni Devi 6. Bhoranj 7. Dhatwal ( Bijhari)

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

Demography[edit]

Religions in Hamirpur District
Religion Percent
Hindus
  
98.82%
Muslims
  
0.82%

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 100%.[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