Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh

Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh

Infobox Indian Jurisdiction
native_name = Hamirpur | type = town | latd = 31.68 | longd = 76.52
locator_position = right | state_name = Himachal Pradesh
district = Hamirpur
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altitude = 738
population_as_of = 2001
population_total = 17,219| population_density =
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Hamirpur is a town and the district headquarters of Hamirpur district in the Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh, India. Hamirpur is located in a relatively warmer region with a lower altitude as compared to the other districts of the state.


The exact geographical co-ordinates of Hamirpur is coord|31.68|N|76.52|E|, [ [http://www.fallingrain.com/world/IN/11/Hamirpur.html Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Hamirpur] ] and the average elevation is 738 metres (2421 feet).


As of 2001 India census, [GR|India] Hamirpur had a population of 17,219. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Hamirpur has an average literacy rate of 81%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 83%, and female literacy is 79%. In Hamirpur, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Una and Hamirpur were created mainly as a result of trifurcation of the erstwhile Kangra district on 1st September, 1972, as a consequence whereof two more new districts namely Also from the then existing districts of Mahasu and Shimla, new districts of Shimla and Solan were formed by re-organising the boundaries of old districts.


Hamirpur has recently emerged as an educational hub of Himachal Pradesh.. Following is the list of leading educational institutions.Now a days Hamirpur is the second educated region in india, male literacy is 83%, and female literacy is 79%.=University/College=

#National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur: It is a national level public technical university wholly funded by Government of India.It offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programmes.
# Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Memorial Government Postgraduate College; It offers ungraduate courses BA/BSc/BCom and few postgraduate courses in Social Sciences/Languages. This college is affiliated to Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla.


Following is the list of notable Institutes/schools:

# Government Senior Secondary School (Boys)
# Government Senior Secondary School (Girls)
# Kendriya Vidyalaya
# D.A.V Senior Secondary School
# Him Academy Public School
# Blue Star Senior Secondary School


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