Galkot

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Galkot
(गल्कोट)
Rajya
Country Nepal
Headquarters Galkot
Area
 • Total 1,100 km2 (400 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 73,595
 • Density 67/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+5:45 (NPT)
Main language(s)
Website Official website

Galkot (Nepali: गल्कोट) is a town in Baglung district, Nepal. It consists of several VDCs. Nearby cities include Gulmi and Pokhara. Its geographic coordinates are 28°13'24"N 83°25'29"E.

It was one of the Chaubisi_rajya that existed before unification of Nepal initiated by Prithvi Narayan Shah. It is around 25 Km far in the South-Western direction from the headquarter of Baglung district. Today the blacktopped road connects the headquarter to the rural areas of Galkot.

Geography

Galkot is located in the mid-region of Baglung disctrict, which itself is located in Gandaki State, Nepal.

The region is surrounded by:

Geography and Climate

Climate Zone[1] Elevation Range % of Area
Upper Tropical 300 to 1,000 meters
1,000 to 3,300 ft.
2.8%
Subtropical 1,000 to 2,000 meters
3,300 to 6,600 ft.
37.1%
Temperate 2,000 to 3,000 meters
6,400 to 9,800 ft.
39.4%
Sub-Alpine 3,000 to 4,000 meters
9,800 to 13,000 ft.
18.6%
Alpine 4,000 to 5,000 meters
13,000 to 16,500 ft.
2.1%

Demographics

The total population is 73,595 out of which 33,215 are males and 40,480 are females living in 14,367 households. The majority of the people in this region are Magars, Chhetris, Brahman and Dalits. They depend on agriculture and livestock for living. Besides, many people have fled abroad for employment. It is the highest remittance generating region in the country.


Economy

The majority of population depend upon agriculture and livestock for living. Besides, many people have fled abroad for employment. It is the highest remittance generating region in the country. It is also the commercial and transit hub of the headquarter and western districts. People have started to use modern and commercial farming techniques.

Education

By 2060, Galkot had 14 secondary schools, 2 Boarding Schools and 2 higher secondary schools, the oldest one being Galkot Higher Secondary School (Established: 2008 Chaitra 8 BS). The numbers have increased significantly now. However, many students go to nearby headquarter, Pokhara, Kathmandu or abroad to pursue their studies.

Administration

Galkot consists of 13 VDCs. These are as follows:

  • Dudilabhati
  • Narethanti
  • Hatiya
  • Harichaur
  • Malma
  • Kandebaas
  • Righa
  • Pandavkhani
  • Hila
  • Amarbhumi
  • Argal
  • Sishakhani
  • Tarakhola

See also

References

  1. ^ 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 

External links

  • UN.org: UN map of Administrative Boundaries of Nepal

Coordinates: 28°12′N 83°25′E / 28.200°N 83.417°E / 28.200; 83.417

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