Simikot

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Simikot
सिमिकोट
District Headquarters
Simikot.jpg
Simikot is located in Nepal
Simikot
Simikot
Location in Nepal
Coordinates: 29°58′18″N 81°49′15″E / 29.97167°N 81.82083°E / 29.97167; 81.82083Coordinates: 29°58′18″N 81°49′15″E / 29.97167°N 81.82083°E / 29.97167; 81.82083
Country    Nepal
Development Region Mid-Western
Zone Karnali
District Humla
Elevation 2,910 m (9,550 ft)

Simikot is the administrative headquarters of Humla District of Karnali Zone in the mountain region of northwestern Nepal.

Transport[edit]

Access to Simikot from developed parts of Nepal is mainly by air. Simikot Airport's relatively short 549 metres (1,800 ft) runway at nearly 3,000 metre elevation requires passenger planes with STOL characteristics such as Dornier Do 28 and de Havilland Twin Otter.

Roads from the south have only reached Jumla 86 kilometres (53 mi) to the southeast, however a rough road has been built from the Tibet Autonomous Region border crossing at Hilsa, 51 kilometres (32 mi) WNW

Media[edit]

Simikot has two Community radio Stations: Radio Karnali Aawaz at 94.2 MHz and Radio Kailash at 103.4 MHz.

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