Gorkha, Gandaki Province, Nepal

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🇳🇵 Gorkha (गोर्खा), formerly known as Prithbinarayan Municipality, is a municipality in Gorkha District in Gandaki Province of Nepal created in 1996. It was initially named "Prithibinarayan" after King Prithvi Narayan Shah, who was born in Gorkha and united and founded modern Nepal. In 2009, the name was changed to "Gorkha" municipality after the end of the monarchy in Nepal. 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 Royal Palace itself was destroyed in the 2015 earthquake. However the Gorakhnath shrine and Kalika temple are open with no entrance charges. 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.

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Demographics At the time of the 2011 Nepal census, Gorkha Municipality had a population of 50,684. Of these, 85.8% spoke Nepali, 3.4% Gurung, 2.9% Urdu, 2.0% Magar, 1.6% Kumhali, 1.5% Tamang, 0.8% Bhojpuri, 0.8% Newar, 0.3% Ghale, 0.2% Hindi, 0.1% Maithili, 0.1% Rai, 0.1% Tharu and 0.1% other languages as their first language.

In terms of ethnicity/caste, 21.1% were Chhetri, 15.5% Magar, 12.8% Hill Brahmin, 10.1% Sarki, 8.8% Newar, 6.8% Gurung, 5.8% Kami, 4.7% Kumal, 3.2% Musalman, 2.7% Damai/Dholi, 2.4% Tamang, 1.4% Sanyasi/Dasnami, 0.8% Gharti/Bhujel, 0.7% Thakuri, 0.6% Darai, 0.5% Ghale, 0.3% Brahmu/Barahmo, 0.2% Badi, 0.2% Gaine, 0.2% Nuniya, 0.2% Tharu, 0.1% other Dalit, 0.1% Koiri/Kushwaha, 0.1% Limbu, 0.1% Majhi, 0.1% Rai, 0.1% Teli and 0.3% others.

In terms of religion, 87.8% were Hindu, 4.5% Christian, 4.4% Buddhist, 3.1% Muslim and 0.1% others.

In terms of literacy, 76.1% could both read and write, 1.9% could read but not write and 22.0% could neither read nor write.

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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.

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Transport Palungtar Airport, also known a Gorkha Airport, is an out of service airport that lies in the neighboring Palungtar Municipality. Gorkha is road accessible from all parts of Nepal. Gorkha has direct bus service from Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan

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Gorkha has a population of over 53,285 people. Gorkha also forms the centre of the wider Gorkha District which has a population of over 271,061 people.

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Twin Towns, Sister Cities Gorkha has links with:

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Antipodal to Gorkha is: -95.367,-28

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🇳🇵 Gorkha Municipality 84.628,27.996 d: 0.7  

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🇳🇵 Hetauda 85.033,27.417 d: 75.9  

🇳🇵 Kirtipur 85.267,27.667 d: 72.5  

🇳🇵 Kathmandu 85.314,27.708 d: 74.4  

🇳🇵 Patan 85.317,27.667 d: 76.7  

🇳🇵 Lalitpur 85.35,27.703 d: 77.8  

🇳🇵 Syāngjā 83.817,28.083 d: 80.7  

Antipodal to: Gorkha -95.367,-28

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🇨🇱 Concepción -73.05,-36.817 d: 17709.7  

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🇵🇪 Ica -75.733,-14.067 d: 17462.1  

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