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Kangra District : Himachal Pradesh

About District

Kangra district is situated in Western Himalayas between 31° 21' to 32° 59' N latitude and 75° 47' 55? to 77° 45' E longitude. The district has a geographical area of 5,739 km. which constitutes 10.31 % of geographical area of the State. The district is bounded by Chamba to the north, Lahul and Spiti to the northeast, Kullu to the east, Mandi to the southeast, and Hamirpur and Una to the south. The district shares a border with the states of Punjab on the southwest, and Jammu and Kashmir on the northwest. Due to the hilly terrain, not very much of the land is cultivated. The region is covered with uniform patches of barren land, as well as small forests. There is a reasonably good network of roads across the district. As per Census 2011, Kangra had total population of 1,507,223 of which male and female were 748,559 and 758,664 respectively. Kangra district is divided into 9 Sub-Divisions, 19 Tehsils and 15 Development Blocks for administrative reasons. The places of tourist interests in the district are Dal Lake, Pong Dam, Kangra, Dharamshala, Palampur, Dehra-Gopipur and Baijnath.


District at a Glance

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