District is situated between 76º 18' to 76º 44' East longitude and 31º 25' to 31º 52'
North latitude. The tract is hilly covered by Shivalik range. The elevation varies from
400 meters to 1100 meters having the configuration ranging from the almost flat-lands that
border the portion of rivers Beas
to the lofty heights of cliffs and precipitous
slopes of hill-ranges. There are three principal ranges which run in a
South-Easterly direction. It is situated at lower elevation and
comparatively warmer but has some hilly ranges covered with Pine
forests. This district was made in 1972 by carving it out from the
Kangra district. It is well connected by roads from all sides. At
present the known tourist attractions are
Hamirpur town is the Headquarter of this District, which lies on Shimla Dharamshala
road. Majority of the population here comprise of Hindus. Bulk of the people speak
Pahari. Hamirpur is the most Literate district in Himachal Pradesh. The majority of
its population fluently speaks Hindi.
river flows through the northern part of and Satluj river flows through the southern
district Hamirpur. Both of
these two rivers namely Beas and Satluj are the famous rivers in Himachal Pradesh.