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You have multi region demographics in the state of Himachal Pradesh. HP comes with lots of cultural combinations and its multilingual status is no doubt exceptional. The prime communities of HP are the Brahmins, the Kannets, the Kolis, the Rajputs and the Rathis. In fact, the major political and economic podium is being dominated and influenced by the classes of Rajputs, Mahajans and the Brahmins. The lower division of the society forms only twenty four percent of the entire population.

The artisans are generally referred to as the low cast people in Himachal Pradesh. The sort of population has to depend on the higher castes in matters of livelihood. In Himachal Pradesh the bigger section of the population is known as the Rajputs. The second comes the Brahmins and they are mainly the priests in the society. The Brahmins even serve under the Rajputs. Among the Brahmins you have sections like the Dixits, the Panch Karmas, the Shrotriyas, the Nagas and the Padhes. Next in queue are the Ghirats. The Ghirats are known as decedents of the Kirats. Moreover, the business communities of the Soods and Mahajans are even spread in all parts of the society.

In Himachal Pradesh around 6,856,509 people forms the entire population. Among the total you have 3,382,617 of females and around 3,473,892 are men. This has been proved by the Census analysis of 2011. However, the congregation forms only 0.57 percent of the total Indian population. There has been only an increment of 12.81 percent. Here women are found to be less fertile and the TFR rate per woman is 1.8.

In Himachal Pradesh the rate of literacy is around 83.78 percent and the ratio of gender is 974/1000. This has again been estimated and determined by the Census of 2011.

In the population chart Himachal Pradesh occupies the 21st position and it is being followed by Tripura. Kangra was supposed to have the main hold in the rate of population and the strength was estimated to be around 21.98%. In Mandi District population is around 14.58%. Solan has a population of around 8.41%. Sirmaur District is known to have a population of around 7.73%. Chamba is known to have 7.57%. Una has 7.60%. Kullu boasts of a population of 6.38%. Hamirpur stands perfect with people strength of 6.63%. Kinnaur has a less population of 1.23%. Total people living in Bilaspur are around 5.57%. At the end Lahul Spiti is said to have a local strength of 0.46%, and this is perhaps the lowest of all.

The prime communities of Himachal Pradesh are the Rajputs, Brahmins, Ghirth and the Rathis. You find the Ghirth community in the Kangra District. Tibetans live in great numbers in HP. 95% people living in Himachal Pradesh are Hindus. Sikhs and the Buddhists form the minor section of the population. Buddhists are primarily found in the Lahaul and the Spiti Districts. In the Una region around 10% of the total populations are Sikhs. In Shimla which is being considered as the state capital, you would find 17% Sikhs living at the place. The tribal sections and the natives of HP are mainly Buddhists, and they mainly belong to the community of Lahaul and Spiti. However, a major section of the Buddhists in Himachal Pradesh has come from Tibet. The numbers of Muslims are quite less in HP. They form around 2% of the total HP population. The tribal people of the state include Kinnars, Pangawals, Spitians, Gaddis, Gujjars and the Lahaulis. The Gaddis are the shepherds and they are known to have come from the alpine pastures and have settled in the low regions on the onset of winter. The Kinnars belong to the Kinnaur Region and they are traditionally known to have professed polygamy and polyandry. The Gujjars form the nomad class and they have their living through the rearing of the buffaloes.

You find ample Tibetans living in Himachal Pradesh. These are people wearing lengthy gowns and trousers but you would find no mandarin sleeves in the gown. These are people wearing boots constructed out of leather or grass. By looking at the cap you can say to which part of HP the people belong. In Himachal Pradesh you even have people from several sects and religious groups. You find mixed population of Punjabi, Kulluyi, Kinnauri, Sirmauri, Pahari, Kangri, Hindi, Mahasui, Lahauli, Chambyali, Bilaspuri and Dogri.

Population of Himachal Pradesh

In the northern part of India Himachal Pradesh is counted as one of the best and the most popular visiting destination in this part of the world. Himachal Pradesh holds a total number of 6,077,248 people and it is counted as one of the most peaceful territory of India. People living at the place are mostly Buddhists and they are absolutely peace loving in nature.

Simplicity is the real mode of living for people in Himachal Pradesh. They are even fond of making merriment and they are even quite fun seeking. The people love participating in several communal get together and they like meeting each other on occasions of marriage and festivals. They love passing time through music and dance, and with the wearing of stylish and colorful garments they attempt to make moments eternal and blissful.

The main source of income for the people of Himachal Pradesh comes from agriculture. However, the landowners are the people who belong to the upper section of the society. People here are extremely stringent in matters of caste and class division. These days as most people are getting into innovative and different professionals the caste and class related stringency is becoming less important. The Rajputs enjoy supremacy as they are the most in numbers. In addition the Brahmins and the Ghirats occupy essential status in the Himachal society.

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