Tatopani, Sindhupalchok

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Tatopani

तातोपानी
Suspension bridge over the Kali Gandaki river near Tatopani.
Suspension bridge over the Kali Gandaki river near Tatopani.
Tatopani is located in Nepal
Tatopani
Tatopani
Location in Nepal
Coordinates: 27°59′N 85°56′E / 27.98°N 85.93°E / 27.98; 85.93Coordinates: 27°59′N 85°56′E / 27.98°N 85.93°E / 27.98; 85.93
Country   Nepal
ZoneBagmati Zone
DistrictSindhupalchok District
Population
(1991)
 • Total3,102
 • Religions
Buddhist
Time zoneUTC+5:45 (Nepal Time)

Tatopani is a village in Sindhupalchok District in the Bagmati Zone of central Nepal. At the time of the 1991 Nepal census it had a population of 3102 and had 613 houses in the village. Majority people are of ethnic Sherpa and Tamang. Historically and today, it is a huge trading post between Nepal and China. People living here speak Nepali and Tibetan.[1] The actual border crossing is at Kodari.

2015 Nepal earthquake[edit]

The village was affected by the earthquake on 25 April 2015. A joint coordination committee among all political parties in the three constituencies of the Sindhupalchok district was formed to carry out a rescue mission in the village.[2] On 1 May, a Nepali Army rescue helicopter went 65 kilometres to Tatopani from Kathmandu to rescue 40 people.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nepal Census 2001". Nepal's Village Development Committees. Digital Himalaya. Retrieved 2008-08-24.
  2. ^ "Death toll in quake-hit Sindhupalchok stands at 1‚820". The Himalayan. The Himalayan. 1 May 2015. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  3. ^ Sriram, Jayant (1 May 2015). "Army finds it tough to reach aid to Nepal villages". The Hindu. The Hindu. Archived from the original on 2015-05-01. Retrieved 1 May 2015.