Chamoli Gopeshwar

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Chamoli Gopeshwar
city
Gopeshwar Chamoli.jpg
Chamoli Gopeshwar is located in Uttarakhand
Chamoli Gopeshwar
Location in Uttarakhand, India
Coordinates: 30°25′N 79°20′E / 30.42°N 79.33°E / 30.42; 79.33Coordinates: 30°25′N 79°20′E / 30.42°N 79.33°E / 30.42; 79.33
Country India
StateUttarakhand
DistrictChamoli
Government
 • TypeNagar palika
Area
 • Total30 km2 (10 sq mi)
Elevation
1,550 m (5,090 ft)
Population
 • Total105,000 (2,011)
Languages
 • OfficialHindi, Garhwali
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
246401
Vehicle registrationUK-11
Websiteuk.gov.in

Gopeshwar is a township in the Garhwal hills and a municipal board within Chamoli district. It is the administrative headquarters of the Chamoli District of Uttarakhand in India. Located 1,400 m (4,600 ft) above sea level, it is famous for its weather (pleasant most of the year, but very cold in December and January) and its temples. It is the largest town in Chamoli district.

Famous places in Gopeshwar include Pt. Dindayal Park, Kunds, the Gopinath Temple, and the Telephone Tower House. The only T.B. Hospital in Chamoli District is located in Gopeshwar. A sports stadium is located on a portion of the property making up the police grounds. Major colonies are Pwd Colony, Jal Nigam, Wireless Colony, Police Colony, Kund Colony, Post Office, Basant bihar, Saraswati Bihar, Subhash Nagar, Haldapani, Negwar, Mandir Colony, Teacher Colony, Hospital Colony, and Polytechnic Colony

Geography[edit]

Gopeshwar is located at 30°25′N 79°20′E / 30.42°N 79.33°E / 30.42; 79.33.[1] It has an average elevation of 1,550 m (5,090 ft). Gopeshwar is 8.4 km (5.2 mi) away from Chamoli which is located on the banks of Alaknanda river and along NH 58. Gopeshwar is able to captivate any visitor with its mystic charm and pristine beauty. There are multiple snow-capped hills and peaks visible from Gopeshwar.

Climate[edit]

Classified by Köppen-Geiger system as humid subtropical climate (Cwa).

Climate data for Chamoli Gopeshwar
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 13.4
(56.1)
15.9
(60.6)
20.5
(68.9)
26
(79)
29.3
(84.7)
28.3
(82.9)
25
(77)
24.4
(75.9)
24.2
(75.6)
22.4
(72.3)
18.3
(64.9)
14.8
(58.6)
21.9
(71.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) 8.6
(47.5)
10.4
(50.7)
14.7
(58.5)
19.1
(66.4)
22.5
(72.5)
22.8
(73.0)
21.3
(70.3)
20.9
(69.6)
20.1
(68.2)
17.1
(62.8)
13
(55)
9.8
(49.6)
16.7
(62.0)
Average low °C (°F) 3.8
(38.8)
4.9
(40.8)
9
(48)
12.3
(54.1)
15.7
(60.3)
17.4
(63.3)
17.6
(63.7)
17.4
(63.3)
16
(61)
11.8
(53.2)
7.8
(46.0)
4.9
(40.8)
11.5
(52.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 74
(2.9)
76
(3.0)
77
(3.0)
36
(1.4)
48
(1.9)
140
(5.5)
322
(12.7)
271
(10.7)
150
(5.9)
66
(2.6)
12
(0.5)
33
(1.3)
1,305
(51.4)
Source: Climate-Data.org[2]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census,[3] Chamoli Gopeshwar had a population of 21,447. The total number of households are 5513.[4] Males constitute 56% of the population and females 44%. Chamoli Gopeshwar has an average literacy rate of 81%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy at 85% and female literacy at 75%. 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.

How to Reach[edit]

Gopeshwar is well connected by road and is accessible throughout the year. The nearest airport is located in the Jolly Grant, Dehradun and is around 227 kilometers away from Gopeshwar. The nearest railway station is Rishikesh at a distance of around 210 kilometers.[5]

Places of interest[edit]

Gopeshwar is surrounded by four famous temples: Tungnath, Anasuya Devi, Rudranath, and Badrinath. The holy town of Kedarnath is also nearby.

A famous temple of Lord Shiva, now known as Gopinath Mandir, is situated there.There is also a kund(pond) known as vaitrani. There are many parks like as Eco Park, Deen dayal park, Sri Chakrdhar Tiwari Park.

Media and communications[edit]

All India Radio has a local station in Gopeshwar which transmits various programs of mass interest.

Schools and colleges[edit]

Gopeshwar is the famous education hub in district Chamoli. There are many schools, colleges and coaching centres

Schools-

  • Subodh Prem Vidya Mandir[1]
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya Gopeshwar
  • Sri Guru Ram Rai Public School
  • shri Ram chandra bhatt vidya mandir inter college.
  • Peace Public School
  • Christ Academy
  • Sharada Suman children Academy
  • National Public School
  • Himalayan Public School
  • Gopinath Children's Academy
  • Uttarakhand Public School
  • Nalanda Public School
  • Adarsh Vidya Mandir
  • Sharswati Vidya Mandir
  • Govt Girls Inter College
  • Govt Inter College

Higher education college-

  • IT Gopeshwar
  • Govt. P.G. college Gopeshwar
  • Govt. Law college Gopeshwar
  • Govt. Polytechnic Gopeshwar

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Gopeshwar
  2. ^ "Climate: Chamoli Gopeshwar - Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 27 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  4. ^ http://www.censusindia.gov.in/pca/SearchDetails.aspx?Id=46669
  5. ^ "How to reach Gopeshwar by Train, flight and Road - Goibibo". www.goibibo.com. Retrieved 13 September 2018.

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