Information about Himachal Pradesh

State Information
ISO Code HP
Vehicle Code HP
Capital Shimla
Largest City Shimla
Formation Date Jan 25, 1971 (46 years ago)
Population 6,864,602
Area 55,673 km2
Official Languages Hindi
Other Official Languages English
Information about the name Himachal Pradesh
Name in State Language हिमाचल प्रदेश (Hindi)
Meaning of the name Land of the snow-clad mountains
Additional Information In Sanskrit, hima means "snow" and achal "mountain".
Information about Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh
Name of the Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh
Chief Minister since Dec 25, 2012 (4 years ago)
Party Name Indian National Congress
Information about Governor of Himachal Pradesh
Name of the Governor Acharya Dev Vrat
Governor since Aug 12, 2015 (2 years ago)