(Last Updated on : 02/04/2015)
Solan district is the 12th district of Himachal Pradesh
town in Solan District is the administrative headquarters of the district.
Location of Solan District
Solan District is located in the north Indian state, Himachal Pradesh, owns the picturesque beauty of nature, where one can find peace in the mind. Solan District occupies an area of 1936 square kilometres.
History of Solan District
The territory of the present-day Solan 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. Solan 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. Its name comes from Mata Shoolini Devi. It's said that Shoolini Devi saved Solan District from been destroyed.
Administration of Solan District
Solan District is divided into four 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. Solan District comprises of five Vidhan Sabha constituencies: Arki, Nalagarh, Doon, Solan and Kasauli
. All of these are part of Shimla Lok Sabha constituency.
Demography of Solan District
According to the Population Census in the year 2011, Solan district has a population of 576,670. This gives it a ranking of 532nd in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 298 inhabitants per square kilometre. Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 15.21%. Solan has a sex ratio of 884 females for every 1000 males. The literacy rate of Solan District is 85.02%.
Tourism in Solan District
There many places of tourism in Solan District. Some of the few place of interest in Solan District are Mata Shoolini Devi temple, Andaar Bazar, Jatoli Temple, Mohan Meakin Breweries and many other places. Mata Shoolini devi Temple near Andaar bazaar, Jatoli Mandir on Rajgarh Road, Children's park on Mall Road, Jawahar Park, on top of a hill, Mohan Meakin Breweries the oldest distillery in India and one of the oldest in the world. The toy train also passes from Solan on Kalka-Shimla
Route. It is a heritage train and route.