List of districts of Himachal Pradesh

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The northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh is divided into 12 districts, 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 Headquarters Established Area (km2) Population (2011 census)[1] Population density (/km2) Map
1 Bilaspur Bilaspur 1954 1,167 381,956 327 Bilaspur in Himachal Pradesh (India).svg
2 Chamba Chamba 1948 6,522 519,080 80 Chamba in Himachal Pradesh (India).svg
3 Hamirpur Hamirpur 1972 1,118 454,768 407 Hamirpur in Himachal Pradesh (India).svg
4 Kangra Dharamsala 1966 5,739 1,510,075 263 Kangra in Himachal Pradesh (India).svg
5 Kinnaur Reckong Peo 1960 6,401 84,121 13 Kinnaur in Himachal Pradesh (India).svg
6 Kullu Kullu 1963 5,503 437,903 80 Kullu in Himachal Pradesh (India).svg
7 Lahaul and Spiti Kyelang 1960 13,835 31,564 2 Lahaul & Spiti in Himachal Pradesh (India).svg
8 Mandi Mandi 1948 3,950 999,777 253 Mandi in Himachal Pradesh (India).svg
9 Shimla Shimla 1972 5,131 814,010 159 Shimla in Himachal Pradesh (India).svg
10 Sirmaur Nahan 1948 2,825 529,855 188 Sirmaur in Himachal Pradesh (India).svg
11 Solan Solan 1972 1,936 580,320 300 Solan in Himachal Pradesh (India).svg
12 Una Una 1972 1,540 521,173 338 Una in Himachal Pradesh (India).svg