Tamghas

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Tamghās
तम्घास
Tamghas
Tamghas
Tamghās is located in Nepal
Tamghās
Tamghās
Location in Nepal
Coordinates: 28°4′N 83°15′E / 28.067°N 83.250°E / 28.067; 83.250Coordinates: 28°4′N 83°15′E / 28.067°N 83.250°E / 28.067; 83.250
Country    Nepal
Admin. division Lumbini Zone
District Gulmi District
Population (2001)
 • Total 10,680

Tamghas, also Gulmi Tamghas or Tamghas Bazaar (Nepali: तम्घास) is a town in Resunga Municipality of Gulmi District, Nepal. It is the headquarters of Gulmi District. It is located at 28°4'0N 83°15'0E with an altitude of 1838 metres (6033 feet). As of 2001 it had a population of 10, 680. [1][2]There are significant cobalt reserves in the area.[3][4]In the 1970s a road was planned between Tamghas and Palpa District.[5]The village of Arkhale is located just to the northwest.

Notable landmarks[edit]

Tamghas contains the main educational institutions in Gulmi District including Brilliant United Academy, Gandaki Boarding School, Vujelkharka School, Siddababa Higher Secondary School, Donbosco School, Buddha Lower Secondary School, Resunga Higher Secondary School, Mahendra Higher Secondary School and Readers Public School.[6] The district government offices [7]and the police headquarters is located in the town and the Nepalese Army also have a base here.[6] The town is served by Tamghas Hospital, located just south of Tamghas Jail.[6]Notable places of worship in Tamghas are Shivalaya, Bhagawati Mandir, Tamghas Vagawati Mandir and Siddhababa Mandir.[6]

Media[edit]

To Promote local culture Tamghas has two FM radio stations Radio Sky - 88.4 MHz and Radio Resunga 106.2 MHz, Which are Community radio Stations.

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Report 2001, Central Bureau of Statistics - Government of Nepal
  2. ^ Gautam, Ram Prasad (2008). Development profile of Nepal 2008. Informal Sector Research and Study Center. ISBN 978-99946-944-1-9. Retrieved 31 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Natural resources of Nepal. S. Sharma. 1978. Retrieved 31 July 2011. 
  4. ^ Geological Survey of India (1962). Records of the Geological Survey of India. The Survey. Retrieved 31 July 2011. 
  5. ^ Nepal press digest. Regmi Research Project. 1975. Retrieved 31 July 2011. 
  6. ^ a b c d Google Maps. Maps (Map).
  7. ^ Rai, Kavitā (10 August 2005). Dam development: the dynamics of social inequality in a hydropower project in Nepal. Cuvillier Verlag. p. 68. ISBN 978-3-86537-576-6. Retrieved 31 July 2011. 

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