Demo - Column with rotated labels

Column with rotated labels
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$(function () {
    $('#container').highcharts({
        chart: {
            type: 'column'
        },
        title: {
            text: 'World\'s largest cities per 2014'
        },
        subtitle: {
            text: 'Source: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cities_proper_by_population">Wikipedia</a>'
        },
        xAxis: {
            type: 'category',
            labels: {
                rotation: -45,
                style: {
                    fontSize: '13px',
                    fontFamily: 'Verdana, sans-serif'
                }
            }
        },
        yAxis: {
            min: 0,
            title: {
                text: 'Population (millions)'
            }
        },
        legend: {
            enabled: false
        },
        tooltip: {
            pointFormat: 'Population in 2008: <b>{point.y:.1f} millions</b>'
        },
        series: [{
            name: 'Population',
            data: [
                ['Shanghai', 23.7],
                ['Lagos', 16.1],
                ['Instanbul', 14.2],
                ['Karachi', 14.0],
                ['Mumbai', 12.5],
                ['Moscow', 12.1],
                ['São Paulo', 11.8],
                ['Beijing', 11.7],
                ['Guangzhou', 11.1],
                ['Delhi', 11.1],
                ['Shenzhen', 10.5],
                ['Seoul', 10.4],
                ['Jakarta', 10.0],
                ['Kinshasa', 9.3],
                ['Tianjin', 9.3],
                ['Tokyo', 9.0],
                ['Cairo', 8.9],
                ['Dhaka', 8.9],
                ['Mexico City', 8.9],
                ['Lima', 8.9]
            ],
            dataLabels: {
                enabled: true,
                rotation: -90,
                color: '#FFFFFF',
                align: 'right',
                x: 4,
                y: 10,
                style: {
                    fontSize: '13px',
                    fontFamily: 'Verdana, sans-serif',
                    textShadow: '0 0 3px black'
                }
            }
        }]
    });
});
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/**
 * Grid theme for Highcharts JS
 * @author Torstein Honsi
 */

Highcharts.theme = {
   colors: ['#058DC7', '#50B432', '#ED561B', '#DDDF00', '#24CBE5', '#64E572', '#FF9655', '#FFF263', '#6AF9C4'],
   chart: {
      backgroundColor: {
         linearGradient: { x1: 0, y1: 0, x2: 1, y2: 1 },
         stops: [
            [0, 'rgb(255, 255, 255)'],
            [1, 'rgb(240, 240, 255)']
         ]
      },
      borderWidth: 2,
      plotBackgroundColor: 'rgba(255, 255, 255, .9)',
      plotShadow: true,
      plotBorderWidth: 1
   },
   title: {
      style: {
         color: '#000',
         font: 'bold 16px "Trebuchet MS", Verdana, sans-serif'
      }
   },
   subtitle: {
      style: {
         color: '#666666',
         font: 'bold 12px "Trebuchet MS", Verdana, sans-serif'
      }
   },
   xAxis: {
      gridLineWidth: 1,
      lineColor: '#000',
      tickColor: '#000',
      labels: {
         style: {
            color: '#000',
            font: '11px Trebuchet MS, Verdana, sans-serif'
         }
      },
      title: {
         style: {
            color: '#333',
            fontWeight: 'bold',
            fontSize: '12px',
            fontFamily: 'Trebuchet MS, Verdana, sans-serif'

         }
      }
   },
   yAxis: {
      minorTickInterval: 'auto',
      lineColor: '#000',
      lineWidth: 1,
      tickWidth: 1,
      tickColor: '#000',
      labels: {
         style: {
            color: '#000',
            font: '11px Trebuchet MS, Verdana, sans-serif'
         }
      },
      title: {
         style: {
            color: '#333',
            fontWeight: 'bold',
            fontSize: '12px',
            fontFamily: 'Trebuchet MS, Verdana, sans-serif'
         }
      }
   },
   legend: {
      itemStyle: {
         font: '9pt Trebuchet MS, Verdana, sans-serif',
         color: 'black'

      },
      itemHoverStyle: {
         color: '#039'
      },
      itemHiddenStyle: {
         color: 'gray'
      }
   },
   labels: {
      style: {
         color: '#99b'
      }
   },

   navigation: {
      buttonOptions: {
         theme: {
            stroke: '#CCCCCC'
         }
      }
   }
};

// Apply the theme
var highchartsOptions = Highcharts.setOptions(Highcharts.theme);
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