Shimla District

Shimla District

Shimla district lies between the longitude 77.00" and 78.19" east and latitude 30.45" and 31.44" north. It is surrounded by Mandi and Kullu in the north, Kinnaur in the east, Uttarakhand in the south, Sirmaur in the west. The elevation of the district ranges from convert|300|m|ft|0|lk=on to convert|6000|m|ft|0|lk=on. The topology is rugged and tough. Shimla district derives its name from Shimla town which used to be a small village. Shimla district came into existence from 1 September, 1972 on the reorganisation of the districts of the state.

The most commonly practised religion in the district is Hinduism. Hindi and Pahari are the languages spoken here. Agriculture is the major source of income.

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