Gulmi District

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Gulmi Jilla
District
Location of Gulmi
Location of Gulmi
Country Nepal
Region Western (Pashchimanchal)
Zone Lumbini
Headquarters Tamghas
No. of VDC/s 79
Area
 • Total 1,149 km2 (444 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 280,160
 • Density 240/km2 (630/sq mi)
Time zone NPT (UTC+5:45)
Main language(s) Nepali
Website ddcgulmi.gov.np

Gulmi District (Nepali: गुल्मी जिल्लाAbout this sound Listen ), a part of Province No. 5, is one of the seventy-five districts of Nepal. The district, with Tamghas as its headquarters, covers an area of 1,149 km², had a population of 296,654 in 2001, 280,160 in 2011 and 268,597 in 2016.[1]

Introduction[edit]

The Gulmi District is renowned for coffee farming. Ruru, now also known as Ridi, is a market center where many temples are situated. Maghe Sankranti and other festivals are celebrated here and are popular among both tourists and locals. Landmarks include Dhurkot's Bichitra Cave; Resunga, with its rich biodiversity and historic value; along with the religious and historical sites Gyawa Kshetra, Charpala, Musikot, Isma, Wami Taksar and Purtighat.

The district government offices are in Tamghas, a small town and the only municipality of Gulmi, situated at the bottom of two hills Resunga and Arjut. There are only 75 VDCs along with one Municipality: Resunga. Gulmi is rich with natural resources such as cobalt as well as naturally beautiful views that favour tourism.

Communications[edit]

There are total of 76 post offices in the district including 1 main district post office and 14 ilaka police offices. There are nine telecenters,[2] six FM radio stations, and eight cable TV networks. According to Nepal Telecom, there are 82,318 GSM mobile subscribers in the district as of 2015.

Geography and climate[edit]

Climate Zone[3] Elevation Range  % of Area
Upper Tropical 300 to 1,000 meters
1,000 to 3,300 ft.
23.5%
Subtropical 1,000 to 2,000 meters
3,300 to 6,600 ft.
71.9%
Temperate 2,000 to 3,000 meters
6,400 to 9,800 ft.
 4.6%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Population and Housing Census 2011(National Report)" (PDF). Central Bureau of Statistics. Government of Nepal. November 2012. Retrieved November 2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ "Telecenters in Nepal". TechSansar. Retrieved October 18, 2015. 
  3. ^ The Map of Potential Vegetation of Nepal - a forestry/agroecological/biodiversity classification system (PDF), . Forest & Landscape Development and Environment Series 2-2005 and CFC-TIS Document Series No.110., 2005, ISBN 87-7903-210-9, retrieved Nov 22, 2013 

Coordinates: 28°4′N 83°15′E / 28.067°N 83.250°E / 28.067; 83.250