Gulmi District is 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. It had a population of 296,654 in 2001, 280,160 in 2011 and 268,597 in 2016.
Gulmi District is renowned for coffee and orange farming. This district is rich in natural resources such as cobalt, and its natural environment attracts tourists.
Local celebrations of Maghe Sankranti and other festivals are popular among both tourists and locals. Landmarks include Bichitra Cave in Dhurkot, Resunga, with its rich biodiversity and historic value. The religious and historical sites Gyawa Kshetra, Charpala, Musikot, Isma, Wami Taksar and Purtighat.
Ruru, now also known as Ridi, is a market centre where many temples are situated. Dhurkot’s rural municipality wards number 1 and 2, Nayagaun and Pipaldhara, are known for their orange production. They export oranges to India and also sell more than 10 crores (100 million) rupees’ worth of oranges in the main market of Nepal.
The district government offices are in Tamghas, a small town situated at the bottom of two hills, Resunga and Arjun. Historically Tamghas was the first municipality established in Gulmi. Currently, there are ten rural municipalities, plus the two municipalities of Resunga and Musikot.
There are 76 post offices in the district including one main district post office and 14 area police offices. There are nine telecenters, 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.
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