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Himachal Pradesh literally "Snow-laden Region" is a state in North India. Its area is 55,673 km2 (21,495 sq mi), and is bordered by Jammu and Kashmir on the north, Punjab on the west, Haryana on the south-west, Uttarakhand on the south-east and by the Tibet Autonomous Region on the east.

Hima means snow in Sanskrit, and the literal meaning of the state’s name is in the lap of the Himalayas. It was named by Acharya Diwakar Datt Sharma, one of the most eminent Sanskrit scholars of Himachal Pradesh.

 

 Himachal Pradesh Population 2011

As per details from Census 2011, Himachal Pradesh has population of 68.65 Lakhs, an increase from figure of 60.78 Lakh in 2001 census. Total population of Himachal Pradesh as per 2011 census is 6,864,602 of which male and female are 3,481,873 and 3,382,729 respectively. In 2001, total population was 6,077,900 in which males were 3,087,940 while females were 2,989,960. 

The total population growth in this decade was 12.94 percent while in previous decade it was 17.53 percent. The population of Himachal Pradesh forms 0.57 percent of India in 2011. In 2001, the figure was 0.59 percent.

Approximate Population 68.65 Lakhs 60.78 Lakh
Actual Population 6,864,602 6,077,900
Male 3,481,873 3,087,940
Female 3,382,729 2,989,960
Population Growth 12.94% 17.53%
Percantage of total Population 0.57% 0.59%
Sex Ratio 972 968
Child Sex Ratio 909 896
Density/km2 123 109
Density/mi2 319 283
Area(Km2) 55,673 55,673
Area mi2 21,495 21,496
Total Child Population (0-6 Age) 777,898 793,137
Male Population (0-6 Age) 407,459 418,426
Female Population (0-6 Age) 370,439 374,711
Literacy 82.80 % 76.48 %
Male Literacy 89.53 % 85.35 %
Female Literacy 75.93 % 67.42 %
Total Literate 5,039,736 4,041,621
Male Literate 2,752,590 2,278,386
Female Literate 2,287,146 1,763,235

Himachal Pradesh Religious Data

Hinduism is majority religion in state of Himachal Pradesh with 95.17 % followers. Islam is second most popular religion in state of Himachal Pradesh with approximately 2.18 % following it. In Himachal Pradesh state, Christinity is followed by 0.18 %, Jainism by 0.03 %, Sikhism by 1.16 % and Buddhism by 1.16 %. Around 0.01 % stated 'Other Religion', approximately 0.12 % stated 'No Particular Religion'. 

DescriptionPopulationPercentage
Hindu 6,532,765 95.17 %
Muslim 149,881 2.18 %
Sikh 79,896 1.16 %
Buddhist 78,659 1.15 %
Christian 12,646 0.18 %
Not Available 8,094 0.12 %
Jain 1,805 0.03 %
Other Religion 856 0.01 %

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Himachal Pradesh Urban/Rural Population 2011

DescriptionRuralUrban
Population (%) 89.97 % 10.03 %
Total Population 6,176,050 688,552
Male Population 3,110,345 371,528
Female Population 3,065,705 317,024
Population Growth 12.65 % 15.61 %
Sex Ratio 986 853

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