Districts of Himachal Pradesh

Districts of Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh is divided into 12 districts, which are grouped under three divisions. Chamba, Kangra, and Una falls under Kangra division; Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Kullu, Lahaul and Spiti, and Mandi falls under Mandi division; and Kinnaur, Shimla, Sirmaur, and Solan falls under Shimla division. The districts are futther divided into 69 subdivisions, 78 blocks, and 145 tehsils.

Bilaspur
Formation: 1 July 1954
Former Name: Kahlur
Headquarters: Bilaspur
Area: 1167 sq km
Population: 382056
Density: 327 sq km
Sex Ratio: 981
Literacy: 85.67%
Languages: Bilaspuri, Pahari, Hindi, Kahluri

Chamba
Formation: 8th March 1948
Former Name: Champawati
Headquarters: Chamba
Area: 6528 sq km
Population: 519080
Density: 80 sq km
Sex Ratio: 989
Literacy: 73.19%
Languages: Chambali, Hindi, Bharmouri

Hamirpur
Formation: 1st September 1972
Headquarters: Hamirpur
Area: 1118 sq km
Population: 454768
Density: 406 sq km
Sex Ratio: 1095
Literacy: 89.01%

Kangra
Old Name: Trigarta
Headquarter: Dharamshala
Area: 5739 sq km
Population: 1510075 sq km
Density: 263 sq km
Literacy: 86.49%
Headquarter: Dharamshala
Tourist Areas: Dharamshala, Palampur, Pathankot, Jogindernagar
Sex Ratio: 1013

Kinnaur
Formation: 21st April 1960
Headquarter: Reckong Peo
Old Name: Kinnar
Area: 6401 sq km
Population: 84121
Density: 13 sq km
Tourist Places: Kailash, Kopru
Languages: Tibbeti, Kinnauri
Literacy: 80.77%
Sex Ratio: 818

Kullu
Ancient Name: Kulut
Headquarter: Kullu
Area: 5503 sq km
Population: 379865
Density: 79 sq km
Literacy: 80.14%
Sex Ratio: 942

Lahaul-Spiti
Formation: 1960
Headquarter: Kelang
Area: 13833 sq km
Population: 31564
Density: 2.3 sq km
Literacy: 77.24%
Sex Ratio: 916

Mandi
Formation: 15th April, 1948
Headquarter: Mandi
Area: 3951 sq km
Population: 999518
Density: 253 sq km
Literacy: 82.81%
Sex Ratio: 1012

Shimla
Formation: 1948
Area: 5131 sq km
Population: 813384
Density: 159 sq km
Languages: Hindi, Pahari, Punjabi
Literacy: 84.55%
Headquarter: Shimla
Sex Ratio: 916

Sirmaur
Formation: 1972
Headquarter: Nahan
Area: 2825 sq km
Population: 530164
Density: 188 sq km
Literacy: 78.98%
Sex Ratio: 915

Solan
Formation: 1st September 1972
Headquarter: Solan
Area: 1936 sq km
Population: 580320
Density: 300 sq km
Literacy: 85.02%
Sex Ratio: 880
Languages: Hindi, Pahari

Una
Formation: 1st September 1972
Headquarter: Una
Area: 1540 sq km
Population: 521057
Density: 340 sq km
Literacy: 87.23%
Sex Ratio: 977
Languages: Hindi, Punjabi

Source: wikipedia.org; and census2011.co.in