Kangra district

Kangra District

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Kangra is the most populous district of the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. Dharamsala is the administrative headquarters of the district.


Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh is situated in Western Himalayas between 31°2 to32°5 N and 75° to 77°45 E. The district has a geographical area of 5,739 km. which constitutes10.31 % of geographical area of the State. According to 2001 census, the total populationof the district was 13,39,030 which is highest in the state (22.50% of the population). Thedistrict has varying altitude ranging from 427 to 6401m above mean sea level, with someplain areas touching Gurdaspur district of Punjab in the West and Una district of H.P. in theSouth. In the East it touches Mandi district, in North with Kullu and Chamba. The districthas considerable diversity in its soils, physiography, land use pattern and cropping system.On the basis of these, the district has further been divided into five-sub -situations i.e. Pir Panjal, Dhauladhar, Kangra Shiwalik, Kangra Valley and Beas Basin.

The Beas is one of the larger rivers of this district, and contributes to the fertility of the land here. The district is bounded by the Himachal Pradesh districts of Chamba to the north, Lahul and Spiti to the northeast, Kullu to the east, Mandi to the southeast, and Hamirpur and Una to the south. The district shares a border with the states of Punjab on the southwest, and Jammu and Kashmir on the northwest. Due to the hilly terrain, not very...
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