Dera Gopipur

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Dehra Gopipur
Dehra Gopipur
city
Dehra Gopipur is located in Himachal Pradesh
Dehra Gopipur
Dehra Gopipur
Location in Himachal Pradesh, India
Dehra Gopipur is located in India
Dehra Gopipur
Dehra Gopipur
Dehra Gopipur (India)
Coordinates: 31°54′N 76°13′E / 31.90°N 76.22°E / 31.90; 76.22Coordinates: 31°54′N 76°13′E / 31.90°N 76.22°E / 31.90; 76.22
Administrative Country

Dehra Gopipur

 India
State Himachal Pradesh
District Kangra
Government
 • Body Municipal Council
Area
 • Total 5 km2 (2 sq mi)
Elevation 503 m (1,650 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 4,816
 • Density 960/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN 177101
Telephone code 01970
Vehicle registration HP-36

Dehra Gopipur is a town, a Municipal Council, and a Tehsil in Kangra district in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India.

Geography[edit]

Dehra Gopipur is located at 31°54′N 76°13′E / 31.90°N 76.22°E / 31.90; 76.22.[1] It has an average elevation of 503 metres (1,650 feet). River Beas also flows past Dehra. Pong reservoir (Maharana Pratap reservoir) is also a nearby major structure.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Dehra Gopipur had a population of 4336. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Dehra Gopipur has an average literacy rate of 79%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 82% and, female literacy is 76%. In Dehra Gopipur, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Places of interest[edit]

Bagulamukhi temple, devoted to the goddess Bagulamukhi. President of India Sh. Pranav Mukherjee has also paid his obedience in this temple.

Pragpur, a small beautiful hamlet in the Dehra Gopipur, has been listed as the only World Heritage village in India. It is famous for its pristine history as well as for an executive clan of 'Sood' (some write it as 'Sud') community. Three other wonderful hamlets, named Garli, Nagrota Bagwan and Chamba Pattan lie in close vicinity to Paragpur.

Other notable towns in the close by areas are Jawalamukhi (A very famous temple and one of the most respected and visited religious shrines of Hindus); Hamirpur (the commercial hub of Himachal Pradesh); Kangra (Famous for its forts, temples and rich cultural heritage); and Nadaun (a place still remembered for having a Sikh's Gurdwara which was built to commemorate Guru Gobind Singh's victory in the Battle of Nadaun. Kaleshwar Temple: At a distance of around 15 km, this place has got great religious importance as pandavas stayed here during exile. Temple here has excellent architecture and a holy bath in pond is believed to be very sacred. Baisakhi fair is held on every 13 April, is an event to watch. Pong river basin is a bird sanctuary included in Ramsar Wetlands list. Millions of Siberian birds visit it every year. Boating and water-sports is available in Dehra and Chambapattan, Kaleshwar. Dehra has great potential for water sports and tourism, but various governments had failed to develop it.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Dehra Gopipur
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.

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