- Headquarters of Kangra District – Dharamshala
- Total Area of Kangra District – 5,739 sq km
- Population wise Kangra is the largest district of Himachal Pradesh
- Kangra District looks like a giant in a sitting posture.
- Kangra valley is the meeting point of the Eastern & Western monsoon, which causes high rainfall in Dharamshala & adjoining areas.
- Villages – 3906
- Languages – Hindi, Pahari
- Population – 1,510,075
Kangra District Tehsil
Kangra district has 20 tehsils
- Nagrota Bagwan
Kangra District Map
- It forms the boundary of district Kangra with Kullu to a distant point below Sari Pass, then enters Bara Bhangal area, thereafter runs parallel to Hathi Dhar which forms a boundary between Chamba & Kangra district.
- The Paprola range separates Bir Bhangal from Kangra valley & after crossing Binwa, it enters Mandi district where it is called Sikandar Dhar.
- It originates from the Pir Panjal range near Rohtang Pass
- Binwa is a tributary of the Beas river, which originates above Baijnath & joins Beas above Sandhol.
- Neugal meets River Beas opposite Tira Sujanpur.
- Chakki river forms the boundary of district Kangra with district Pathankot of Punjab.
- River Beas flows through Kullu, Mandi, Hamirpur & Kangra.
- At Mirthal ghat, beyond hajipur, it leaves Kangra & enters the Gurdaspur district of Punjab.
- Lahaul Spiti was also a part of Kangra upto 1960 AD (then created as a separate district)
- Kullu was a Tehsil of Kangra district up to 1962 AD
- Kangra became the district of Himachal Pradesh on 1st November 1966 on the recommendation of the Shah Commission.
- The present district of Kangra came into existence on 1st September, 1972 by carving out Una & Hamirpur as separate districts.
- The village Har of Nurpur Tehsil & Dharamshala among the towns of the district is the biggest in terms of population.
- Brajeshwari temple in Kangra town, then known as Nagarkot, was looted & razed to the ground by the forces of Mahmud Ghazni.
Some of the famous temples in the Kangra district are-
- Rock cut temples of Masroor
- Shiva Temple of Bhawan
- Bhimtal near Chetru
- Temple Basheshwar Mahadev in upper Dharamsala
- Temple of Jwalamukhi
- Thakurdwara of Fatehpur
- Chamunda Mata Temple