() is one of the 12 districts of the state of Himachal Pradesh
. The headquarters of the district is in the Hamirpur
town. The district occupies an area of 1,118 km².
It is most educated District of Himachal and has highest density of roads amongst all districts of India
Carved out from the Kangra district in 1972, the district is closely associated with the Katoch dynasty
. It was the part of old Jalandhar
-Trigarta empire. Panin
referred to the people of this kingdom as great warriors and fighters. Even today Army is the largest employer for Hamirpuris, who form large bulks of Dogra, Granadiers, Jakrif
regiments as well as paramillitary forces especially Assam Rifles
. In addition to their repute for being brave and professional soldiers they are well known for the hardiness characteristic of hill people thus earning the name VeerBhumi for Hamirpur as rest of Himachal calls itself Dev Bhumi.
The Katoch dynasty predominated during the period of Raja Hamir Chand who ruled from 1700 to 1740. It was Raja Hamir Chand
who built the fort at Hamirpur and the present town derived its name from this ruler.
Hamirpur District is situated between 76º18' and 76º 44' east longitudes and between 31º25' and 31º 52' north latitudes. Situated at an altitude of 785 meters, Hamirpur
is the district Headquarters.
It is not a typical "Hilly & Chilly" type of climate in district Hamirpur as it is more closer to plains. During... Read More