Chamoli Gopeshwar

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Gopeshwar Chamoli
गोपेश्वर चमोली
Gopeshwar
city
Gopeshwar Chamoli is located in Uttarakhand
Gopeshwar Chamoli
Gopeshwar Chamoli
Location in Uttarakhand, India
Coordinates: 30°25′N 79°20′E / 30.42°N 79.33°E / 30.42; 79.33Coordinates: 30°25′N 79°20′E / 30.42°N 79.33°E / 30.42; 79.33
Country  India
State Uttarakhand
District Chamoli
Elevation 1,293 m (4,242 ft)
Population (2011)[citation needed]
 • Total 100,606
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration uk11

Chamoli Gopeshwar is a township in garhwal hills and a municipal board in Chamoli district. It is the administrative headquarters of the Chamoli District of Uttarakhand in India. Located 1300 meters above sea level, it is famous for its weather (pleasant most of the year, but very cold in December and January) and its temples.It is largest town in chamoli district. Famous places at Gopeshwar are Pt. dindayal park, Kunds, Gopinath temple,telephone tower house. The only T.B. Hospital in chamoli district is situated here. A sports stadium in the form of the land forming part of police ground is also situated here. Major colonies are Jal Nigam,Wireless colony,police colony,kund colony,post office,basant bihar,saraswati bihar,subhash nagar,haldapani,negwar,Mandir colony,teacher colony,hospital colony,polytechnic colony.

Educational Colleges are Govt. Institute of Engineering Gopeshwar for b.tech, Govt. P.G. college, Govt. Law college, Govt. Girls Polytechnic, Govt. Inter College, Govt. Girls inter college, Convent School, SGRR Public school, Saraswati Vidhya Mandir Inter College, Sharada Suman children Academy, Aadarsh vidhya Mandir Inter college, National Public School, Peace Public school, himalyan public school, Subodh Prem Vidhya Mandir, Gopinath children academy,Uttarakhand Public school,Nalanda Public School, Christ Academy.

Geography[edit]

Gopeshwar is located at 30°25′N 79°20′E / 30.42°N 79.33°E / 30.42; 79.33.[1] It has an average elevation of 1,293 m (4,242 ft). Gopeshwar is said to be able to captivate any visitor with its mystic charm and pristine beauty. There are many snow-capped hills and peaks that can be witnessed from Gopeshwar.

Climate[edit]

Classified by Köppen-Geiger system as humid subtropical climate (Cwa).

Climate data for Chamoli Gopeshwar
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 13.4
(56.1)
15.9
(60.6)
20.5
(68.9)
26
(79)
29.3
(84.7)
28.3
(82.9)
25
(77)
24.4
(75.9)
24.2
(75.6)
22.4
(72.3)
18.3
(64.9)
14.8
(58.6)
21.88
(71.38)
Daily mean °C (°F) 8.6
(47.5)
10.4
(50.7)
14.7
(58.5)
19.1
(66.4)
22.5
(72.5)
22.8
(73)
21.3
(70.3)
20.9
(69.6)
20.1
(68.2)
17.1
(62.8)
13
(55)
9.8
(49.6)
16.69
(62.01)
Average low °C (°F) 3.8
(38.8)
4.9
(40.8)
9
(48)
12.3
(54.1)
15.7
(60.3)
17.4
(63.3)
17.6
(63.7)
17.4
(63.3)
16
(61)
11.8
(53.2)
7.8
(46)
4.9
(40.8)
11.55
(52.78)
Precipitation mm (inches) 74
(2.91)
76
(2.99)
77
(3.03)
36
(1.42)
48
(1.89)
140
(5.51)
322
(12.68)
271
(10.67)
150
(5.91)
66
(2.6)
12
(0.47)
33
(1.3)
1,305
(51.38)
Source: Climate-Data.org[2]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census,[3] Chamoli Gopeshwar had a population of 100606. Males constitute 56% of the population and females 44%. Chamoli Gopeshwar has an average literacy rate of 81%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 85% and female literacy of 75%. 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Places of interest[edit]

Gopeshwar is surrounded by four famous temples: Tungnath, Anusuya Devi, Rudranath, and Badrinath. The holy town of Kedarnath is also nearby.

A famous temple of Lord Shiva, now known as Gopinath Mandir, is situated here. A story tells of a king named Sagar (for whom a nearby village is named) who was there in ancient times. His cow always came to this place and gave his milk to a Shivling; one day Sagar saw it and he constructed a temple there.

http://www.facebook.com/mygopeshwar

Media and communications[edit]

All India Radio has a local station in Gopeshwar which transmits various programs of mass interest.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Gopeshwar
  2. ^ "Climate: Chamoli Gopeshwar - Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 27 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 

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