Gandaki State: Overview
Gandaki, which covers 21,504 sq. km, lies in western part of the country bordered by Tibet autonomous region of China in the north, 5 No. State in the south, 3 No. State in the east and 5 No., Karnali State in the west.
The State consists of eleven administrative districts and two federal namely Pokhara and Baglung. The State spans from the highest himalayas and mountains in the north to southern.
Gandaki State Police Headquarter is in Pokhara, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal. It is also known as the tourist capital noted for its tranquil atmosphere and the beauty of the surrounding countryside.
Pokhara has become a major tourist hub of Nepal, known as the gateway to the trekking route "Round Annapurna". The reason has many attractive natural sites including mount. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Machapuchere which are among the highest mountains in the world.
Mustang, the forbidden kingdom is located in the northern side of the State.
Besides this, Fewa lake, Begnas lake, Tilicho lake, Muktinath temple, Manakamana temple, Gorakhanath temple and Gorkha palace are other natural and historical sites of the State.
Historically, the State has many small mountainous kingdoms namely baiserajya (22 kingdoms) and chaubiserajya (24 kingdoms) before the unification of great Nepal by king Prithivinarayan Shah.
Majority of the peoples are ethnic Magars, Gurungs and Thakalis in the mountains and Tharus in the Tarai. Brahmans, Chetris, Newars and Muslims are others living in the region mainly practicing Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam. Majority of people are involved in agriculture and farming. Some of them are in government service, tourism, military, British army, Indian army and foreign employment.
|East||3 No. State|
|West||5 No. and Karnali State|
|South||5 No. State|
|Area||21,504 Sq. k.m.|
|Total Border Pillar||23 China (Good Condition : 19, Broken Condition :2 Remain to Build : 2)|
|Total Population||24,13,907 Persons|
|Number of District||
11 (Gorkha, Manang, Lamjung, Tanahu, Kaski, Syangja (in Gandaki),
Mustang, Myagdi, Baglung and Parbat (in Dhaulagiri) Nawalparasi (half)
|Number of Constituency||18|
|Total Police Manpower||7017|
Area - per police : 3.42 Square kilometers
Population - per police : 383 People
|1||Gandaki SPO Pokhara||1||1||1||4||8||15||20||25||38||0||4||117|
|2||RPTC State Gandaki||0||1||0||1||4||12||15||31||61||92||14||231|
|4||RRCPB State Gandaki||0||0||1||1||6||18||24||76||297||27||450|
|5||STOP State Gandaki||0||0||1||1||2||3||5||7||16||1||36|
|6||NP School Tanahun||0||0||0||0||1||1||3||8||7||5||25|
|15||DPO Nawalprasi (East)||1||2||9||25||52||100||269||16||474|