Location of Gulmi
|No. of VDC/s||79|
|• Total||1,149 km2 (444 sq mi)|
|• Density||240/km2 (630/sq mi)|
|Time zone||NPT (UTC+5:45)|
Gulmi District (Nepali: गुल्मी जिल्ला Listen (help·info)), 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.
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 is popular among both tourists and locals. Landmarks include Dhurkot's Bichitra Cave; Resunga, with its rich biodiversity and historic value; the religious and historical site 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 Arju t. 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.
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, 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
|Climate Zone||Elevation Range||% of Area|
|Upper Tropical||300 to 1,000 meters
1,000 to 3,300 ft.
|Subtropical||1,000 to 2,000 meters
3,300 to 6,600 ft.
|Temperate||2,000 to 3,000 meters
6,400 to 9,800 ft.
- "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:
- "Telecenters in Nepal". TechSansar. Retrieved October 18, 2015.
- 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
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