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Latitude 30o 22' 40" N to 33o 12' 40" N
Longitude 75o 45' 55" E to 79o 04' 20" E
Area 55,673 sq. km
Number of Districts 12
Population 6.13 Million
Females per 1000 Males 976
Birth Rate (per 1000) 23
Death Rate (per 1000) 8
Per Capital Income (1996-97) Rs. 9603
Literacy [1991] 63.88%
Male 75.36%
Female 52.13%
Total Villages Electrified 100%
No. of Bank branches 695
Airports Kullu, Shimla, Dharamsala
Capital Shimla
Main Languages Hindi, Pahari
State Animal Musk Deer
State Bird Monal
Major Rivers Sutlej, Beas, Ravi, Parbati
Average Rainfall 1469 mm
Maximum Temperature 30°C
Minimum Temperature 2°C
Best time to visit mid-May to mid-October, late December to March
Religion Hinduism (95.89 %), Buddhists, Others
Urbanization Ratio 8.7% (1991) 

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