Kinnaur is one of twelve administrative districts of Himachal Pradesh, India. Administrative headquarter for Kinnaur district is at Reckong Peo
Geography of Kinnaur
Geographical area of Kinnaur district is 6,553 sq km. Kinnaur district shares international boundary on the East side with Tibet. Uttar Kashi district on the South and South Eastern sides, Shimla district on the Western side and Lahaul and Spiti on the North and North-West side bounds Kinnaur.
Rivers and Lakes in Kinnaur
Latitude of Kinnaur city : 31° 05' 50'' and 32° 05' 15'' North
Longitude of Kinnaur city : 77° 45' and 79° 00' 35'' East
About Kinnaur District
The district came into being as an independent district w.e.f. 1st May, 1960 with its administrative head quarter located at Reckong Peo. The people of Kinnaur are the followers of Buddhism and Hinduism. Kinnauri, Hindi, English and Tibetan are the common languages spoken.
Sub-Division in Kinnaur District
In Kinnaur District there is 3 sub division
Tehsils in Kinnaur District
Kinnaur District divide into 5 Tehsils
Blocks in Kinnaur District
In Kinnaur District there is 3 Blocks
Transportation in Kinnaur District
Nearest Railway Station is Shimla and the Nearest Airport is also located in Shimla .
Bus Station in Kinnaur District
Rekong Peo Bus Station
Tourist places in Kinnaur District
Temple and Monastery in Kinnaur District
Brelengi Gompa at Brelengi near Peo
Mathi Temple at Chhitkul
Chandika Temple Kothi
Rarang Monastery at Rarang
Durga Temple at Ropa
Maheshwar Temple at Sungra
Chango Temples at Chango
Wildlife Sanctuaries in Kinnaur District
Lippa Asrang Sanctuary
Rupi Bhabha Sanctuary
Colleges in Kinnaur District
Himachal Institute of Teacher Eduaction,Kinnaur
Government College, Reckong Peo
Gian Jyoti Institute of Bachelor Education,Kangra
Economy of Kinnaur District
Mostly people engaged in Handlooms and Handicrafts work. Shawls, Pattis, Carpets are woven on Handllooms and Wooden/Metal Craft depicting various features of Tibetan Art is prevalent in district Kinnaur.Steel and Wooden , Furniture, Food Processing, Auto Repair, Oil Extraction Units, Wool Carding etc are the small industries in this district.
Major Crops of Kinnaur District
Maize, Rajmash, Mash, Wheat, Barley, Olga, Fafra, Koda, Cholai are the main crops of this district.
Horticulture : Apples, Almonds, Walnuts, Chilgoza, Apricots, Pears, Grapes, Figs, Kiwi fruit.
Vegetables : Tomato, Cauliflower, Onion, Peas, Reddish, Turnip, Chilies, Brinjal, Cabbage,Capsicum, Potatoes.