Dera Gopipur

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Dehra Gopipur
Dehra Gopipur
city
Dehra Gopipur is located in Himachal Pradesh
Dehra Gopipur
Dehra Gopipur
Location in Himachal Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 31°54′N 76°13′E / 31.90°N 76.22°E / 31.90; 76.22Coordinates: 31°54′N 76°13′E / 31.90°N 76.22°E / 31.90; 76.22
Country  India
State Himachal Pradesh
District Kangra
Elevation 503 m (1,650 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 4,336
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 177101
Telephone code 01970
Vehicle registration HP 36

Dehra Gopipur is a town a Municipal Council and a Tehsil in Kangra district in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India.

Geography[edit]

Dehra Gopipur is located at 31°54′N 76°13′E / 31.90°N 76.22°E / 31.90; 76.22.[1] It has an average elevation of 503 metres (1,650 feet). River Beas also flows past Dehra. Pong reservoir (Maharana Pratap reservoir) is also a nearby major structure.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Dehra Gopipur had a population of 4336. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Dehra Gopipur has an average literacy rate of 79%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 82% and, female literacy is 76%. In Dehra Gopipur, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Places of interest[edit]

Paragpur, a small beautiful hamlet in the Dehra Gopipur, has been listed as the only World Heritage village in India. It is famous for its pristine history as well as for an executive clan of 'Sood' (some write it as 'Sud') community. Three other wonderful hamlets, named Garli, Nagrota Bagwan and Chamba Pattan lie in close vicinity to Paragpur.

Other notable towns in the close by areas are Jawalamukhi (A very famous temple and one of most respected and visited religious shrines of Hindus); Hamirpur (the commercial hub of Himachal Pradesh); Kangra (Famous for its forts, temples and rich cultural heritage); and Nadaun (a place still remembered for having a Sikh's Gurdwara which was built to commemorate Guru Gobind Singh's victory in the Battle of Nadaun.

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