Gorkha Municipality

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Gorkha

गोरखा
Old royal palace of the Shah dynasty on a hill in Gorkha
Old royal palace of the Shah dynasty on a hill in Gorkha
Gorkha is located in Nepal
Gorkha
Gorkha
Location in Nepal
Coordinates: 28°0′0″N 84°38′0″E / 28.00000°N 84.63333°E / 28.00000; 84.63333Coordinates: 28°0′0″N 84°38′0″E / 28.00000°N 84.63333°E / 28.00000; 84.63333
Country   Nepal
ZoneGandaki Zone
DistrictGorkha District
Government
 • MayorRajan Raj Panta (NC)
 • Deputy MayorBina Kumari Shrestha (NC)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total32,500
Time zoneUTC+5:45 (NST)
Postal code
34000
Area code(s)064
Websitegorkhamun.gov.np
you can log on www.hamrogorkha.com

Gorkha (Nepali: गोर्खा, formerly known as Prithbinarayan Municipality) is a municipality in Gorkha District in Gandaki Pradesh of Nepal created in 1996[citation needed]. It was initially named "Prithibinarayan" after King Prithvi Narayan Shah, who was born in Gorkha and united and founded modern Nepal.[1] In 2009, the name was changed to "Gorkha" municipality after the end of the monarchy in Nepal.[citation needed] At the time of the 2011 Nepal census it had a population of 49,272 people living in 13,127 individual households.[2] In 2014, the neighboring Village development committees Nareshwar and Phinam were merged into the municipality.

The old royal palace (Gorkha Durbar), Gorakhnath and Kalika (temple of the goddess Kali) are the main attractions. The Royal Palace itself was destroyed in the 2015 earthquake. However the Gorakhnath shrine and Kalika temple are open with no entrance charges[3]. The lower palace (Tallo Durbar) and a modern park are other major attractions. It is also the starting point of the Manasalu Himal (Mount Manasalu) and Mount Ganesh trekking route. Gorkha Hospital is the hospital and Drabya Saha Multiple Campus and Gorkha Education Campus are the two campuses serving the population.[citation needed]

Media[edit]

To promote local culture Gorkha has three Community radio stations, Radio Manaslu - 103.9 MHz, Radio Gorkha - 92.8 MHz and Radio Deurali F.M - 106.4 MHz.

Transportation[edit]

Palungtar Airport, also known a Gorkha Airport, is an out of service airport that lies in the neighboring Palungtar.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Major Tourism Sites in Nepal
  2. ^ "National Population and Housing Census 2011" (PDF). Central Bureau of Statistics. November 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Gorkha Durbar Guide". The Longest Way Home. Retrieved 15 October 2019.
  4. ^ "Tikapur Airport" (PDF). Civil Aviation authority of Nepal. Retrieved 1 May 2018.