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Dhauladhar mountain range, Himachal Pradesh, India
Dhaula Dhar mountain range in the northern part of Himachal Pradesh is a southern branch of the Outer Himalaya.
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About Himachal Pradesh

Seal of Himachal PradeshSatellite view is showing Himachal Pradesh, a state within the Indian Union, located in the western Himalayas bordered by Punjab (India) in west and south-west, Jammu and Kashmir in north, Haryana in south, Uttarakhand in south-east and the Tibet Autonomous Region (China) in east.

Key Gompa monastery, Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh, India
Key Gompa, the Tibetan Buddhist monastery is in the Spiti Valley of Himachal Pradesh at an altitude of 4,166 m.
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After the Partition of India in 1947, Himachal Pradesh was joined by 21 former Punjab hill states to form a union territory on 15 April 1948. The territory was enlarged several times afterward. In 1970 the union territory became the 18th state of the Indian Union.
Today the state is divided into into three divisions, Shimla, Kangra and Mandi.

With an area of 55,673 km² Himachal Pradesh is about the size of Croatia, or about twice the size of Massachusetts.

Reo Purgyil, a peak at the southern end of the Zanskar Range on the Himachal Pradesh/Tibetan border is with 6,816 m (22,362 ft) the highest mountain in the state. Main rivers are the Chenab, the Ravi, and the Yamuna, the Sutlej and the Beas river form the Gobind Sagar, a reservoir in Bilaspur District created by the Bhakra dam, one of the world's highest gravity dams.

Capital and largest city is Shimla (Simla). The state has a population of 6.8 million people (2011 census).
Spoken languages are Hindi, Punjabi, and in some parts Pahari.

The map shows Himachal Pradesh with borders, cities and towns, expressways, main roads and streets, and the location of Shimla Airport (IATA code: SLV).

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