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Solan district
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Location of Solan district in Himachal Pradesh
State Himachal Pradesh,  India
Headquarters Solan
Area 1,936 km2 (747 sq mi)
Population 5,00,557 (2001)
Population density 258.6 /km2 (669.8/sq mi)
Urban population 18.22%
Literacy 66.41%
Sex ratio 852
Tehsils 1. Solan, 2. Kasauli, 3. Nalagarh, 4. Arki and 5. Kandaghat
Lok Sabha Constituencies Shimla (Lok Sabha constituency) (shared with Sirmour and Shimla districts)
Assembly Seats 5
Average annual precipitation 1253 mm
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Solan district is one of the twelve districts of Himachal Pradesh state in northern India. Solan town is the administrative headquarters of the district. The district occupies an area of 1936 km².

History

The territory of the present-day district comprises the territories of the erstwhile princely states of Bhagal, Bhagat, Kunihar, Kuthar, Mangal, Beja, Mahlog, Nalagarh and parts of Keonthal and Kothi and hilly areas of the erstwhile Punjab State which were merged with Himachal Pradesh on 1 November, 1966. This district came into existence on 1 September, 1972. The district was carved out by amalgamating Solan and Arki tehsils of the erstwhile Mahasu district and Kandaghat and Nalagarh tehsils of the erstwhile Shimla district.

Divisions

The district is divided into 4 sub-divisions: Solan, Nalagarh, Arki and Kandaghat. Solan sub-division comprises Solan and Kasauli tehsils. Nalagarh, Arki and Kandaghat sub-divisions comprise Nalagarh, Arki and Kandaghat tehsils respectively.

The district comprises 5 Vidhan Sabha constituencies: Arki, Nalagarh, Doon, Solan and Kasauli. All of these are part of Shimla Lok Sabha constituency.

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Solan is one of the districts of Himachal Pradesh India. It contains the town of the same name called Solan.

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