Kathgodam

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Kathgodam
काठगोदाम
town
Kathgodam Railway Station
Kathgodam Railway Station
Kathgodam is located in Uttarakhand
Kathgodam
Kathgodam
Location in Uttarakhand, India
Coordinates: 29°16′N 79°32′E / 29.27°N 79.53°E / 29.27; 79.53Coordinates: 29°16′N 79°32′E / 29.27°N 79.53°E / 29.27; 79.53
Country  India
State Uttarakhand
District Nainital
Elevation 554 m (1,818 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 129,140
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Kathgodam is a town in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand state of India. It is part of the twin township of Haldwani-Kathgodam, and is immediately north of Haldwani.

Geography[edit]

Kathgodam is located at 29°16′N 79°32′E / 29.27°N 79.53°E / 29.27; 79.53.[1] It has an average elevation of 554 metres (1,483 feet). It is situated on the banks of the Gaula river.

Kathgodam is one of the most picturesque locations situated in the Bhabhar region, the foothills of Kumaon Himalayas.

Local Attractions[edit]

Situated close to Kathgodam are beautiful temples called 'Sheetla devi' and 'Kalichaud' which attract large numbers of devotees from the surrounding region during festivals. Kathgodam also leads a way to one of the beautiful ashram called as Hairakhan.

There is a beautiful dam which is built on the Gola River.

Schools include the Maharishi school, Nirmala Convent High School,St. Theresa School, St. Paul's Senior Secondary School, Naini Valley School and Inspiration School (these arranged in the manner from katghodam to haldwani).

College include Kumaun Institute of Information Technology[KIIT] is located at Nainital road, Kathgodam: Pahal Institution for capasity building also running close to railway stattion, Kathgodam a convenient and prominent area of Kumaun hills on National Highway - 84, 1/2 km from Kathgodam railway station & 4 km from Haldwani

Demographics[edit]

As per provisional data of 2011 census Haldwani-cum-Kathgodam urban agglomeration had a population of 252,060, out of which males were 121,363 and females were 110,697. The literacy rate was 85.17 per cent.[2]

Religions in kathgodam
Religion Percent
Hindus
  
70%
Muslims
  
27%
Jains
  
0.7%
Others†
  
2.3%
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (0.2%), Buddhists (<0.2%).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Kathgodam
  2. ^ "Urban Agglomerations/Cities having population 1 lakh and above". Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011. Retrieved 2012-07-07. 

Best School-Nirmala Convent Sr. Sec. School Kathgodam website - www.nirmalaconventkgm.com