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Temples And Legends of Himachal Pradesh
Introduction

The Chini tahsil of Mahasu district was made an independent district from May 1, 1960 and came to be known as Kinnaur district. This is one of the smallest districts in India with an area of 6,520 Sq. meters and a population of less than 50,000 persons. The District Headquarters Kalpa at a distance of 260 kilometers from Simla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh is connected by a motorable road, has a population of less than 1500 persons. Any ordinary village in populated Uttar Pradesh or Bihar States has a higher population than the District Headquarters. There are various dialects besides Kinnauri.

The district has on the Eastern boundary Western Tibet, now a part of China. The Southern boundary adjoins Uttar Kashi districts of Uttar Pradesh and the Rohru tahsil of Mabasu district in Himachal Pradesh. The Western boundary has part of Mahasu and Kulu districts of Himachal Pradesh. The Northern boundary adjoins the Spiti Sub Division of Lahul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh.

Author: P.C.Roy Choudary




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