Gulmi district has an area of 1149 sq. km. It extends from latitudes 270.57’ to 280.16’ and longitudes 830.31’ to 830.01’. Gulmi district lies between 610 and 3050 meters above the sea level. Gulmi is in Lumbini zone of the Western Development Region. The district borders Baglung district in the north, Pyuthan district in the west, Arghakhanchi, Palpa and Syanja districts in the south and Parbat district in the east. Gulmi has 79 VDCs and 3 electoral constituencies. The headquarters of the district is Tamghas. It has 184.54 kms road access. There is paved road access up to district headquarters.
Gulmi has total population 296654 of which 133771 are female according to population census 2001. Of the total population, ethnically Brahmin constitute majority (28.47%) followed by Chhetri (23.14%), Magar (19.93%), Kami (9.46%), Sarki (3.37%), Damai/Dholi(3.20%), Kumal (2.51%), Kewar (1.84%), Unidentified Dalit (1.63%), Sanyasi (1.57%), Thakuri (1.18%) and Sonar (0.77). According to the 2001 census, 4 major languages are spoken in the district. Among the languages, Nepali is spoken by 94.70 percent; Magar by 3.30 percent; Newar by 1.08 percent, Gurung by 0.38 percent.
Ridi bazaar and Resunga are renown as a historical religious place. Resunga is a high hill and jungle where we can find many Hindu religious Temples and saints.
I was born in Badagaun VDC-3, Upallo Dajakot, Gulmi Nepal. At present, I am in United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) in Kathmandu. Previously, I worked in UNICEF and Dalit NGO Federation (DNF) for 6 years.
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