Barkot, Uttarakhand

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Barkot is located in Uttarakhand
Location in Uttarakhand, India
Coordinates: 30°49′N 78°12′E / 30.82°N 78.20°E / 30.82; 78.20Coordinates: 30°49′N 78°12′E / 30.82°N 78.20°E / 30.82; 78.20
Country  India
State Uttarakhand
District Uttarkashi
 • Total 6 km2 (2 sq mi)
Elevation 1,220 m (4,000 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 16,568
 • Rank 28
 • Density 2,500/km2 (6,000/sq mi)
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Barkot is a town and a nagar palika in Uttarkashi District in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It is located on the banks of the Yamuna river. Barkot is located 48 km from Yamunotri. NH-123 and NH-94 are major highways connecting in Barkot.


Barkot is located at 30°49′N 78°12′E / 30.82°N 78.20°E / 30.82; 78.20.[1] It has an average elevation of 1,220 metres (4,003 feet).


As of 2001 India census,[2] Barkot had a population of 16568. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Barkot has an average literacy rate of, higher than the national average of 84.5%; with 93% of the males and 77% of females literate. 54% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Barkot is also known as shastrabahu ki nagari . in Barkot tehsil ,thana , diet.,hospital , jal nigam/sansthaan , degree college in market. it is situated on the way of yamunotri . you can reach here via mussorie and via vikash nagar both roads meet at yamuna bridge . before nainbaagh . Barkot is most beautifull valley . there are many place/hotels to stay .many temple which have old civilization . and near so many places for ancient civilization . most common name near 12 km ganagani where the saint jamdagnee rishi leaving . and worship daily .kalpvriksh is situated near gangani . also have a ancient lord shiva temple .


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