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Chamba district
HimachalPradeshChamba.png
Location of Chamba district in Himachal Pradesh
State Himachal Pradesh,  India
Headquarters Chamba
Area 6,528 km2 (2,520 sq mi)
Population 3,93,386 (2001)
Population density 60.26 /km2 (156.1/sq mi)
Official website
Laxminarayan temple of Chamba
1903 map of Punjab (British India) showing the boundaries of Chamba princely state.

Chamba is the northwestern district of Himachal Pradesh, in India, with its headquarters in Chamba town. The towns of Dalhousie and Khajjhiar are popular hill stations and vacation spots for the people from the plains of northern India.

Chamba was one of the oldest Princely states in present-day Republic of India, having been founded during the late 6th century. It is situated in the bosom of the Himalaya Mountains, and the boundaries are as follows: On the north-west and west, and the north-east is Kashmir; to the east, Lahaul and Bara Bangahlaa; and on the south-east and south, the districts of Kangra and Gurdaspur. The Ravi river flows through this district, and many hydroelectric generating stations have been developed here.

Further reading

  • The Princely and Noble Families of the Former Indian Empire: Himachal Pradesh V. 1, by Mark Brentnall. Published by Indus Publishing, 2006. ISBN 8173871639.

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Laxminarayan temple of Chamba

Chamba is the northwestern district of Himachal Pradesh, in India. The towns of Dalhousie and Khajjhiar, which are popular hill stations are vacation spots for the people from the plains of northern India, are well-known in the district. Chamba is one of the oldest Native States in India, having been founded during the late sixth century. It is situated in the bosom of the Himalaya Mountains, and the boundaries are as follows: On the north-west and west, Jammu and Kashmir; on the north-east and east, Ladakh, Lahul and Bara Bangahal; on the south-east and south, the districts of Kangra and Gurdaspur. The Ravi river flows through this district. Many hydel projects have come up here.

          Geography of Himachal Pradesh          
Lakes Renuka Lake | Maharana Pratap Sagar | Gobind Sagar (more...)
Rivers Beas | Chenab | Ravi | Sutlej | Yamuna
Districts Bilaspur | Chamba | Hamirpur | Kangra | Kinnaur | Kullu | Lahul and Spiti | Mandi | Sirmaur | Shimla | Solan | Una
Other Climate of Himachal Pradesh | Protected areas of Himachal Pradesh | List of peaks in Himachal Pradesh


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Chamba is the northwestern district of Himachal Pradesh state, in north Republic of India, with its headquarters in Chamba town. The towns of Dalhousie and Khajjhiar are popular hill stations and vacation spots for the people from the plains of northern India.

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