Reckong Peo

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Reckong Peo

Main street, Reckong Peo, 2010
Main street, Reckong Peo, 2010
Reckong Peo is located in Himachal Pradesh
Reckong Peo
Reckong Peo
Location in Himachal Pradesh, India
Reckong Peo is located in India
Reckong Peo
Reckong Peo
Reckong Peo (India)
Coordinates: 31°32′25″N 78°16′20″E / 31.540278°N 78.272222°E / 31.540278; 78.272222Coordinates: 31°32′25″N 78°16′20″E / 31.540278°N 78.272222°E / 31.540278; 78.272222
Country India
StateHimachal Pradesh
 • Total2,397 (1,529 males, 868 females)
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Nearest townsBhaba Nagar, Rampur, Kumarsain, Pooh, Kaza.
Lok Sabha constituencyMandi
Vidhan Sabha constituencyKinnaur
Downtown Rekong Peo

Reckong Peo, also spelled Rekong Peo or simply known as Peo by the local inhabitants, is headquarters of Kinnaur district, one of the twelve administrative districts of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.

At a height of 2,290 metres (7,513 ft), Reckong Peo is 260 kilometres (162 miles) from Shimla and seven kilometres (4⅓ miles) from Powari. Earlier Kalpa was the headquarters later changed to Reckong Peo, named after group of people who used to own this place in ancient times.[citation needed]

Reckong Peo is also the commercial and administrative centre of the Kinnaur district as biggest market of entire district is located here and all important governmental as well as administrative offices are located at Reckong Peo. Tourists can take buses to visit all the important villages and other places of district from HRTC Bus Stand at Reckongpeo.


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