Gorkha Municipality

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Gorkha
Municipality
Hill station
Old royal palace of the Shah dynasty on a hill in Gorkha
Old royal palace of the Shah dynasty on a hill in Gorkha
Gorkha is located in Nepal
Gorkha
Gorkha
Location in Nepal
Coordinates: 28°0′0″N 84°38′0″E / 28.00000°N 84.63333°E / 28.00000; 84.63333Coordinates: 28°0′0″N 84°38′0″E / 28.00000°N 84.63333°E / 28.00000; 84.63333
Country    Nepal
Zone Gandaki Zone
District Gorkha District
Government
 • Type Mayor–council government
 • Mayor Rajan Raj Panta
 • Deputy Mayor Bina Kumari Shrestha
Population (2011)
 • Total 32,500
Time zone NST (UTC+5:45)
Postal code 34000
Area code(s) 064
Website gorkhamun.gov.np
you can log on www.hamrogorkha.com

Gorkha (Nepali: गोर्खा, formerly known as Prithbinarayan Municipality) is a municipality in Gorkha District in Province No. 4 of Nepal created in 1996[citation needed]. It was initially named "Prithibinarayan" after King Prithvi Narayan Shah, who was born in Gorkha and united and founded modern Nepal.[1] In 2009, the name was changed to "Gorkha" municipality after the end of the monarchy in Nepal.[citation needed] At the time of the 2011 Nepal census it had a population of 49,272 people living in 13,127 individual households.[2] In 2014, the neighboring Village development committees Nareshwar and Phinam were merged into the municipality.

The old royal palace (Gorkha Durbar), Gorakhnath and Kalika (temple of the goddess Kali) are the main attractions. The lower palace (Tallo Durbar) and a modern park are other major attractions. It is also the starting point of the Manasalu Himal (Mount Manasalu) and Mount Ganesh trekking route. Gorkha Hospital is the hospital and Drabya Saha Multiple Campus and Gorkha Education Campus are the two campuses serving the population.[citation needed]

Media

To promote local culture Gorkha has three Community radio stations, Radio Manaslu - 103.9 MHz, Radio Gorkha - 92.8 MHz and Radio Deurali F.M - 106.4 MHz.

Transportation

Palungtar Airport, also known a Gorkha Airport, is an out-of-service airport that lies in the neighboring Palungtar.[3]


References

  1. ^ Major Tourism Sites in Nepal
  2. ^ "National Population and Housing Census 2011" (PDF). Central Bureau of Statistics. November 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2018. 
  3. ^ "Tikapur Airport" (PDF). Civil Aviation authority of Nepal. Retrieved 1 May 2018. 
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