Garhwal division

Garhwal (IPA: /ɡəɽʋːɔɭ/) is one of the two administrative divisions of the Indian state of Uttarakhand.[2] Lying in the Himalayas, it is bounded on the north by Tibet, on the east by Kumaon, on the south by Uttar Pradesh state, and on the northwest by Himachal Pradesh state. It includes the districts of Chamoli, Dehradun, Haridwar, Pauri Garhwal, Rudraprayag, Tehri Garhwal, and Uttarkashi. The people of Garhwal are known as Garhwali and speak the Garhwali language. The administrative center for Garhwal division is the town of Pauri. The Divisional Commissioner is the administrative head of the Division, and is a senior Indian Administrative Service officer. As the administrative head of the division, the Commissioner is overall incharge of the 7 districts in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, and is aided in his duties by an Additional Commissioner and the District Magistrates. Vinod Sharma is currently the Divisional Commissioner of the Garhwal Division.

Garhwal
Kedarkhand
Clockwise from top:
Kedarnath Mandir, Bedni Bugyal, Valley of Flowers, Mt. Nanda Devi, Confluence of Bhagirathi and Alaknanda at Devaprayag, Mussoorie covered with snow, Lakshman Jhula on Ganges at Rishikesh, Auli Ski Resort
Location in India
Country India
StateUttarakhand
Established1969[1]
HeadquarterPauri
Largest CityDehradun
Districts
Area
  Total32,887 km2 (12,698 sq mi)
Population
 (2011 census)
  Total5,857,294
  Density180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Garhwali
Languages
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Highest peak of Garhwal divisionNanda Devi (7,816 m (25643 ft)
Websitehttps://garhwal.uk.gov.in/

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