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Last Updated On: 25/07/2017  

Languages Spoken: People  of  the  Hamirpur  district speak dialects of western Pahari.  These dialects are akin to  other  dialects  spoken  in  the adjoining areas  of  Mandi ,Bilaspur and Kangra districts.  According to the classification languages made  by  the  Linguistic  Survey  of India, Pahari  comes under Indo-European family of languages.  It has further been classified as a language belonging to  Aryan  Subfamily, Indo-Aryan  Branch,  Inner Sub-Branch,Pahari Group and Western Pahari Sub-Group (Census of India 1961, Vol.I.India,Part II-C (ii)  Language Tables,p.CLXX).    Western  Pahari  includes  a  number  of  district dialects.  Besides Western Pahari, bulk of the population of Hamirpur district can speak Hindi.


Living & Food Habits: Generally,  people  have the pucca houses in the district and are double storeyed. This is primarily because stone  is  available in  abundance  and  slates  for  roofs  are  also available in nearby quarries in the adjoining districts.  People, indeed, have developed a taste for good  houses  and  the  traditional  stones  are  getting replaced by bricks corrugated sheets and marvel fastly. About 92% population of this district live in the Rural areas and they are agriculturist. They grow wheat, Barley, Gram, Masar etc. in the Rabi season and Maize, Paddy, Blackgram, Kulth etc. in  the Kharif season.  People like Wheat, Rice as well as Maize Roties with Lassi and Sarson Ka Sag. They also like Curry. Some people  also  eat meat and  drink.  Fish is easily available in the Rivers, khads and Nullahs, which flow through the district. Population  living  in  the rural  areas keep Goats and Sheep and some people in rural as well as urban areas are also running Poultry  Forms  which  easily  meet  the demand of  the district. To meet out the heavy demand of the fish in  the urban areas, Fishery Department also import  the  fish  from  the neighbouring districts viz; Bilaspur and Una.   

     

River System: The  river  is drained by a number of perennial streams which are tributaries of either river Beas or river Satluj. Bakar  Khad, Kunha  Khad  and Man Khad drain into river Beas, while sukar Khad and Mundkhar Khad drain into Seer Khad which ultimately mingles into  the  river Satluj.


Fauna & Flora: The  various species of plants and forest trees are generally found in the districts such as  Kikar,  Khair,  Bil,  Sirish,  Ambla, Neem, Karal,  Taur,  Kasmal,  etc. The species of animals commonly found in the district are namely leopard,  hare,  wild  boar,  jackal kakar, monkey and sambhar.  Among the birds commonly found are namely chakor,  crow,  jungli  murga, kala titar, safed titar and woodpecker etc.

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