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Kinnaur, which is also Known as Kinner Desh, is the mythological land of Kinner. Kinnaur was previously known as chini Tehsil of Mahasu District and came into being as independent district from Ist May 1960, Geographically, it is one of the border district of the Country with 640 sq km. of area, and wholly a tribal district. According to the census of India 2001, its population is 77007,which is 1.27 percent of the total population of the State. The entire population of district is rural and is very scanty. Located 260 km from shimla. Reckong Peo is the District headquarter having a panoramic view of Kinnaur Kailash. The Configuration of district shows that Kinnaur is mainly inhabited only on the banks of Satluj and other large streams. It has peculiarities of language, Culture and natural phenomenon, For a better understanding of ethnic and Culture distribution the Kinnaur district may be classified into Two territorial units. These are namely lower, and upper Kinnaur. Lower Kinnaur comprise area between Chora at the boundary of Kinnaur distt. With Rampur Bushahar Distt. Shimla to Ropa Valley including Nichar , Sangla, Moorang Tehsil and some part of Pooh Tehsil.