About District

District Sirmaur   is located in   outer  Himalayas  which is commonly known as Shivalik range.This  district   is bounded  by district Shimla in North Uttrakhand in East, Haryana  in  South  and  Distt. Solan   in North-West.  Like  other parts of Himachal Pradesh , it   has beautiful landscapes,  bracing  climate, big   and   small  game  and  legendry temples which hold abiding attraction for the tourists.

The  river  Giri  is the  biggest  river  in  the district which  originates from  Kotkhai/Jubbal   Tehsil of  Shimla   district and  flows down  in the  south-east  direction. It ultimately joins the river Yamuna near  Paonta  Sahib.  Lot of tributaries join this river in its long  course,  most  important  of  them being Jalal  river  which originates from Dharthi range near  Pachhad and joins the Giri River at Dadahu from  the right  side. The river Giri  is very useful as it a big source of livelihood fishermen in this   district. Another important river  which forms  the   eastern   border of the Sirmour district is the river Tons.

In this District, there are Seven Administrative Sub Divisions, Nine tehsils, Five sub  tehsils, Seven community development blocks, two municipal committees and one notified  area  committee. Out of 259 panchayats  in this   district, 26 are backward declared panchayats.