Chamoli district

Chamoli district is a district of the Uttarakhand state of India.[3] It is bounded by the Tibet region to the north, and by the Uttarakhand districts of Pithoragarh and Bageshwar to the east, Almora to the south, Pauri Garhwal to the southwest, Rudraprayag to the west, and Uttarkashi to the northwest. The administrative headquarters of Chamoli district is in Gopeshwar.

Chamoli Garhwal
Location in Uttarakhand
Coordinates: 30.42°N 79.33°E / 30.42; 79.33
CountryIndia
StateUttarakhand
DivisionGarhwal
Established24 February 1960
HeadquartersChamoli Gopeshwar
Tehsils12
Government
  Lok Sabha constituencyGarhwal
  Vidhan Sabha constituenciesBadrinath, Karnaprayag , Tharali(SC)
Area
  Total8,030 km2 (3,100 sq mi)
Area rankI in the state
Highest elevation7,816 m (25,643 ft)
Lowest elevation800 m (2,600 ft)
Population
  Total391,605
  Density49/km2 (130/sq mi)
Language
  OfficialHindi[1]
  RegionalGarhwali[2]
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationUK 11
Websitechamoli.nic.in

Chamoli hosts a variety of destinations of pilgrim and tourist interest including Badrinath, Hemkund Sahib and Valley of Flowers. Chipko movement was first started in Chamoli.


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