Himachal Pradesh State Static GK

Read this article to know about the important Static GK related to Himachal Pradesh.

Static GK is an important topic from exam point of view and must be done nicely to score great marks in different competitive exams like UPSC, State Services, Defense, SSC etc. State Specific Static GK is another important aspect of the Static GK and one must prepare it nicely to score good marks. In this space, we will be covering the Himachal Pardesh State static GK and all the relevant and important information related to this state which is important from exam point of view is provided here.

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Himachal Pradesh: Background

Given below are some of the facts related to the Background of the Himachal Pardesh:

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S.No Description Answer
1. Attained Full statehood 1971
2. Also Known As Devbhumi
3 Located Northern India

Himachal Pradesh:Museums

Given below are some of the famous Museums in Hmachal Pradesh:

S.No Name City
1. Library of Tibetan Works and Archives Dharamsala
2. Shivalik Fossil Park Saketi

Himachal Pradesh: Geographical Structure

This beautiful state is situated in the western Himalayas. Given below are some of the facts related to the Geographical structure of Himachal Pradesh:

Description Summary
Total Area 55,673 square kilometres (21,495 sq mi)
Population 6,864,602
The rank of the state Area wise:- 18th
Population wise:- 21st
Population Density 123/km2 (320/sq mi)
State Bounded By
  • Jammu & Kashmir on North
  • Punjab on the west
  • Haryana on the south-west
  • Uttrakhand on the southeast
Soil & Major Mineral  Black soil
Laterite soil
Minerals

  • Lead
  • Zinc
  • Gold (in Bilaspur, Kangra, Mandi and Kinnaur District )
  • Mica
Major Crops
  • Wheat
  • Rice
  • Maize
  • Barley
Forest Area 14696km2
Climate varies from hot and subhumid tropical to cold
Major Flora
  • pine
  • Himalayan
  • oak
  • Apple
Major Fauna
  • Tibetan antelope
  • black and brown bears
  • musk deer
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Himachal Pradesh: Mountain Peaks

Given below are some of the Mountain Peaks that are situated in Himachal Pradesh:

Name of the peak Location
Shilla kinnaur
Reo Purgyil Kinnaur
Gya Lahaul and Spiti
Leo Pargial / Reo Purgyil North Peak Kinnaur
Ninjeri Kinnaur
Undung Kangri Lahaul and Spiti
Parvati Parvat Lahaul and Spiti, Kullu
Manirang Kinnaur, Lahaul and Spiti
Granite Peak Kinnaur
Rangrik Rang Kinnaur
Kullu Pumori Lahaul and Spiti
Mulkila Lahaul and Spiti
Jorkanden Kinnaur
Menthosa Chamba
Papsura Kullu, Lahaul and Spiti
Dharamsura Kullu, Lahaul and Spiti
Gyagar Lahaul and Spiti
Dibibokri Pyramid Kullu
Gyephang Lahaul and Spiti
Phawarang Kinnaur
Kangla Tarbo 1 Lahaul and Spiti
Chau Chau Kang Nilda Lahaul and Spiti
Baihali Jot Lahaul and Spiti, Chamba
Gang Chua Kinnaur
Shigrila Lahaul and Spiti
Indrasan Kullu
Shikar Beh Lahaul and Spiti, Kangra
Ramabang Lahaul and Spiti
Mount Yunum (mountain)
Mukar Beh Lahaul and Spiti, Kangra
Gepang Goh Lahaul and Spiti
Shipki Kinnaur
Kinnaur Kailash Kinnaur
Sanakdeik Jot Chamba, Lahaul and Spiti
Deo Tibba Kullu
Solang Kullu
Pir Panjal Chamba
Maiwa Kandinu Kullu
Hanuman Tibba Kullu/Kangra
Bara Kanda Chamba
Pishu Kinnaur, Shimla
Manimahesh Kailash Chamba
Saltu Da Par Lahaul and Spiti
Gushu Kinnaur, Shimla
Raldang Kinnaur
Shitindhar Kullu
Srikhand Mahadev Kullu
Thamsar Chamba
Lachalunga Lahaul and Spiti
Murangla Lahaul and Spiti
Shringla Lahaul and Spiti
Inder Kila Kullu
Pin Parbati Kullu
Ghoralantinu Kullu/Kangra
Chanshal Peak Shimla
Patalsu Kullu
Gauri Devi Ka Tibba Chamba
Nagru Mandi
Hargaran Lahaul and Spiti
Narshing Tibba Chamba
Choordhar Shimla/Sirmaur
Shacha Kullu
Hatu Peak Shimla
Shikari Devi Mandi
Cholang Kangra
Kuppar Peak Shimla
Kamlodi Top Shimla
Kamrunag Mandi
Billing Top Kangra
Derthu Top Shimla
Devidarh Mandi
Shali Tibba Shimla
Nag Tikkar Shimla
Prashar Mandi
Winch Camp Mandi

Himachal Pradesh: Passes

Given below are the two famous passes in Himachal Pradesh:

S.No. Name  Connects
1. Rohtang Pass Manali and Lahul
2. Shipki La Shimla with Tibet

Himachal Pradesh: Hill Stations

Given below are some of the Hill stations that attracts wide tourism in this state:

S.No. Name Located in
1. Manali Kullu Valley
2. Dalhousie Dhauladhar range

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Himachal Pradesh: Rivers

Given below is the list of Rivers that flows in this state:

In east In West
  • Yamuna
  • Tons
  • Pabbar
  • Giri
  • Satluj
  • Beas
  • Ravi
  • Chenab

Himachal Pradesh: Lakes

Given below are some of the famous lakes of Himachal Pradesh:

Lakes

  • Brighu Lake
  • Dashair and Dhankar Lake
  • Kareri and Kumarwah lake
  • Khajjiar Lake
  • Macchial Lake
  • Manimahesh Lake
  • Nako Lake
  • Pandoh Lake
  • Prashar Lake
  • Renuka Lake
  • Rewalsar Lake
  • Seruvalsar and Manimahesh Lake

Himachal Pradesh: National Parks

Given below are some of the famous National Parks of Himachal Pradesh:

Name
Inderkilla National Park
Great Himalayan National Park
Khirganga National Park
Pin Valley National Park
Simbalbara National Park

Himachal Pradesh: Dams

Given below are some of the dams built in this state:

S.No. Name River
1. Pandoh  Beas
2. Bhakra Nangal
Sutlej
3. Nathpa Jhakri Dam  Sutlej
4. Chamera Dam  Ravi
5. Pong Dam  Beas

Himachal Pradesh: Water Falls

Given below are some of the famous water falls of Himachal Pradesh:

S.No. Name District Height
1. Palani Falls Kullu 150 metres (490 ft)
2. Bundla Falls Kangra 100 metres (330 ft)

Himachal Pradesh: Administrative Structure

Himachal pardesh is a very progressive state and it has 3 divisions and 12 12 Districts each under the administrative control of a District Collector. Given below is the facts related to the Administrative Structure of Himachal Pradesh:

Description Summary
Capital Shimla (Second capital-Dharamshala)
Administrative HQ Dharamshala
Chief Ministers Jai Ram Thakur
Governor Kalraj Mishra
State Animal Snow leopard
State Bird Western Tragopan
State Flower Rhododendron campanulatum
State Tree Deodar Cedar
Rajaya Sabha Seats 03
Loksabha Seats 04
Divisions 03
No. of District 12

Himachal Pradesh: Airports

Himachal Pradesh has only three airports, the following table shows its name and location.

S.No. Name  Location
1. Jubbarhatti Airport Shimla
2. Bhuntar Airport Bhuntar
3. Gaggal Airport Gaggal(Kangra district)

Himachal Pradesh: Arts & Culture

Himachal Pradesh is culturally diverse state and is famous for many arts. Some of them are given below:

S.No Description Summary
1. Traditional Music
  • Dammama
  • Damanght
  • Gajju
  • Doru
  • Dhaunsa
  • Nagara
  • Dholku
2.  Major Festival
  • Kullu Dussehra
  • Shivratri fair
  • Shoolini Mela
  • Chhari Yatra
3. Cuisine (Famous Food)
  • Dham
  • Mittha
  • Sidu
  • Babru
  • Chana Madra
  • Auriya Kaddoo or Kadoo ka Khatta
  • Chha Gosht
4. Traditional Dress Men-kurta,Dhoti, Pahadi topi
Women-Ghagris, choli, suits

Himachal Pradesh: Stadiums

Himachal Pradesh has one major stadium for big tournaments as listed below:

S.No. Name City Sport
1. HPCA Stadium Dharamshala Cricket

Himachal Pradesh: Economy

The economy of a state reflects the success of various policies and also the administrative system of that specific state. Given below is the Static points related to Himachal Pradesh Economy:

S.No Description Summary
1. State GDP 1.25 trillion (US$ 18.67 billion).
2. Growth rate 11.48%
3. Per capita income 147,277
4. Major Industries
  • Textile
  • pharmaceuticals
  • food procurement and processing
  • light engineering
  • Hydropower
5. Major Imports
  • Wheat
  • Rice
  • Maize
  • Barley
6. Major exports
  • Apples
  • Potatoes
7. GDP by sectors Agriculture 13%
Industry 43%
Services 42%

Himachal Pradesh: Education

The literacy rate has gone upto 83.78% in 2011 after Independence. Given below statistics reveal the current Education condition of this state:

S.No Description Summary
1. Literacy Rate 83.71%
2.  Male 90.83%
3. Female 76.60%
5. No. of School 12,879 Approx
6. Affiliation Board CBSE,ICSE,Himachal Board
7. No. of University 19
8. No. of colleges 354

Himachal Pradesh: Heritage Sites

Himachal Pradesh is famous for its heavenly hill stations and this also attracts a lot of tourism in this state:

S.No Description Summary
1. Major Tourist Places
  • Shimla
  • Manali
  • Kullu
  • Kasol
2. Major Attraction
  • Naina Devi temple
  • Chintpurnu
  • Chamunda Devi Temple

Himachal Pradesh: Wild Life Sanctuaries

Given below are some of the famous Wildlife Sanctuary in Himachal Pradesh:

Wild Life Sanctuaries

  • Bandli Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Chail Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Chandratal Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Churdhar Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Daranghati Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Dhauladhar Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Gamgul Siyabehi Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kais Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kalatop-Khajjiar Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kanawar Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khokhan Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kugti Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Lippa Asrang Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Majathal Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Manali Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Pong Dam Lake Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Renuka Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Rupi Bhaba Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Sainj Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Sangla Valley (Rakchham Chitkul) Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Sech Tuan Nala Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Shikari Devi Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Shimla Water Catchment Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Talra Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Tirthan Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Tundah Wildlife Sanctuary

Himachal Pradesh: Bird Sanctuaries

Given below are some of the famous Bird Santuaries in Himachal Pradesh:

S.No. Name Area
1. Himalayan Bird Park
2. Pong Dam Bird Sanctuary 475 km2
3. Gobind Sagar Bird sanctuary Over 10 hectares

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