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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|
|Percantage of total Population||0.57%||0.59%|
|Child Sex Ratio||909||896|
|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 %|
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'.
|Not Available||8,094||0.12 %|
|Other Religion||856||0.01 %|
Himachal Pradesh Urban/Rural Population 2011
|Population (%)||89.97 %||10.03 %|
|Population Growth||12.65 %||15.61 %|