Shimla

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Shimla

(shĭm`lə), formerly

Simla,

town (1991 pop. 110,360), capital of Himachal PradeshHimachal Pradesh
, state (2001 provisional pop. 6,077,248), 21,629 sq mi (56,019 sq km), NW India, in the W Himalayas, bordered by the Tibet region of China on the east. Shimla is the capital.
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 state, NW India. It is situated on a forested ridge (c.7,100 ft/2,165 m high) in the W Himalayas. Shimla is a summer resort and a large market for potatoes; an airport is nearby. There is handloom weaving, brewing, and some light manufacturing. The town is the seat of Hamachal Univ.