Shimla India
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Shimla Facts

One of the most beautiful hill stations of India, Shimla is a place that should not be missed at any cost if you are visiting India. This beautiful hill station was a small, unknown village before the British discovered it in the year 1819. Around the year 1864, the British declared it the summer capital of India. Even today, it is one of the most preferred hill stations for tourists. In order to know more about this place, check out this section on "Shimla facts and figures" that will tell you interesting facts about Shimla.

Area: 25 square kilometers
Altitude: 2130 meters above sea level
Currency: Indian Rupee
Language spoken: Himachali, English and Hindi
Location: 31.06° North to 77.13° East
Population: 163,000 (according to 2001 census)
Religion: Domination of Hinduism
STD (Standard Trunk Dialing) Code: 0177
Summers: April to June (16o - 28o Celsius)
Monsoons: July to September (12o - 22o Celsius)
Winters: November to February (-7o - 10o Celsius)
Time: IST (Indian Standard Time) +5.5 hours