Gulmi District

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Gulmi District

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Country   Nepal
Admin HQ.Tamghas
 • TypeCoordination committee
 • BodyDCC, Gulmi
 • Total1,149 km2 (444 sq mi)
 • Total280,160
 • Density240/km2 (630/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+05:45 (NPT)
Main Language(s)Nepali

Gulmi District (Nepali: गुल्मी जिल्लाAbout this soundListen ), a part of Province No. 5, is one of the seventy-seven districts of Nepal. The district, with Tamghas as its headquarters, covers an area of 1,149 km², had a population of 296,654 in 2001, 280,160 in 2011 and 268,597 in 2016.[1]


The Gulmi District is renowned for coffee and Orange farming. Ruru, now also known as Ridi, is a market center where many temples are situated. Maghe Sankranti and other festivals are celebrated here and are popular among both tourists and locals. Landmarks include Dhurkot's Bichitra Cave; Resunga, with its rich biodiversity and historic value; along with the religious and historical sites Gyawa Kshetra, Charpala, Musikot, Isma, Wami Taksar and Purtighat. Dhurkot rural municipals ward number 1 Nayagaun and ward number 2 Pipaldhara is famous for Orange and they export orange to India and also sell in the main market of Nepal around value of more than 10 crores per year. This district gave birth to the many political icon who have been directly involved in Nepali politics such as Gokarna Bista, Pradip Gyawali, Chandra Bhandari, Amrit G. C., Ramkumari Jhakri, Maina Bhandari and others.

The district government offices are in Tamghas, a small town and the first municipality of Gulmi, situated at the bottom of two hills, Resunga and Arjun. There are 10 rural municipals and two municipalities, namely: i. Resunga ii. Musikot. Gulmi is rich in natural resources such as cobalt as well as naturally beautiful views that attract tourists in this district.


There are 76 post offices in the district including one main district post office and 14 area police offices. There are nine telecenters,[2] six FM radio stations, and eight cable TV networks. According to Nepal Telecom, there were 82,318 GSM mobile subscribers in the district as of 2015.

Geography and climate[edit]

Climate Zone[3] Elevation Range % of Area
Upper Tropical 300 to 1,000 meters
1,000 to 3,300 ft.
Subtropical 1,000 to 2,000 meters
3,300 to 6,600 ft.
Temperate 2,000 to 3,000 meters
6,400 to 9,800 ft.


At the time of the 2011 Nepal census, Gulmi District had a population of 280,160. Of these, 96.2% spoke Nepali, 2.0% Magar and 0.9% Newari as their first language.[4]


  1. ^ "National Population and Housing Census 2011(National Report)" (PDF). Central Bureau of Statistics. Government of Nepal. November 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-05-25. Retrieved November 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help); Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ "Telecenters in Nepal". TechSansar. Retrieved October 18, 2015.
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ 2011 Nepal Census, Social Characteristics Tables

Coordinates: 28°4′N 83°15′E / 28.067°N 83.250°E / 28.067; 83.250