Reckong Peo

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Reckong Peo
Town
Main street, Reckong Peo, 2010
Main street, Reckong Peo, 2010
Reckong Peo is located in Himachal Pradesh
Reckong Peo
Reckong Peo
Location in Himachal Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 31°32′25″N 78°16′20″E / 31.540278°N 78.272222°E / 31.540278; 78.272222Coordinates: 31°32′25″N 78°16′20″E / 31.540278°N 78.272222°E / 31.540278; 78.272222
Country  India
State Himachal Pradesh
District Kinnaur
Population
 • Total 9,010
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Nearest city Rampur, Kalpa, Pooh, Rohru, Chaupal, Ani, Nichar, Morang
Lok Sabha constituency Shimla
Vidhan Sabha constituency Kinnur
Downtown Rekong Peo

Reckong Peo, is also spelled Rekong Peo and simply known as Peo by the local inhabitants, is headquarters of Kinnaur district, one of the twelve administrative districts of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.

At a height of 2,290 metres (7,513 ft), Reckong Peo is 260 kilometres (162 miles) from Shimla and seven kilometres (4⅓ miles) from Powari[disambiguation needed]. Earlier Kalpa was the headquarters later changed to Reckong Peo, named after group of people who used to own this place in ancient times.[citation needed]

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