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Location in Uttarakhand, India
Location in Uttarakhand, India
Location in Uttarakhand, India
Location in Uttarakhand, India
Location in Uttarakhand, India
Mankot (India)
Coordinates: 29°50′09″N 79°49′22″E / 29.8359°N 79.8227°E / 29.8359; 79.8227Coordinates: 29°50′09″N 79°49′22″E / 29.8359°N 79.8227°E / 29.8359; 79.8227
Country India
 • Total136.49 km2 (52.70 sq mi)
520 m (1,710 ft)
 • Total483
 • Density3.5/km2 (9.2/sq mi)
 Sex ratio 1100/1000 /
 • OfficialHindi
 • SpokenKumaoni
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code05963
Vehicle registrationUK 02

Mankot is a Village situated in Bageshwar district in the State of Uttarakhand, India. It is located at a distance of 18 kilometres (11 mi) from Bageshwar on the National Highway 309A. Mankot is a medium-sized village with total 114 families residing.[1][2]


Mankot was the seat of Mankoti kings who ruled the area around 13th century.[3][4][5][6] The kingdom extended between the rivers Saryuganga and Ramganga;[7] and was called Gangavali; which got corrupted to Gangoli over the course of time. The kingdom of Gangoli was invaded by the Chand king, Balo Kalyan Chand, in the 16th century.[7] Following its defeat, Mankot was merged into the Kumaon Kingdom. In Janhavi naula at Gangolihat belonging to 1264 A.D. there is a piece of stone with the names of the Gangoli kings.[8] On the piece of stone of 1352, found in the temple of Baijnath, is written that the kings of Gangoli (Hamirdeo, Lingarajdeo, Dharaldeo) built the kalash of the temple.[8]


Mankot is located at 29.8359°N 79.8227°E in Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand, India at a distance of 18 kilometres (11 mi) from Bageshwar city, the administrative Headquarter of Bageshwar District. It has an average elevation of 520 metres (1,710 ft) above mean Sea Level. Mankot village has a total geographical area of 136.49 hectares.[1]


The Mankot village has population of 483 of which 230 are males while 253 are females as per Population Census 2011.[1][2] In Mankot village population of children with age 0-6 is 56[1] which makes up 11.59% of total population of village.[2] Average Sex Ratio of Mankot village is 1100[2] which is higher than Uttarakhand state average of 963. Mankot village has higher literacy rate compared to Uttarakhand. In 2011, literacy rate of Mankot village was 84.31 %[1] compared to 78.82% of Uttarakhand.[2] In Mankot Male literacy stands at 96.08% while female literacy rate was 73.54%.[2] In Mankot village out of total population, 360 were engaged in work activities.[1] 59.72% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 40.28% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months.[2]


Mankot is well connected by motorable roads with major destinations of Uttarakhand state and northern India. Bus Services are provided by Uttarakhand Transport Corporation and K.M.O.U. Regular Taxis are also available to Bageshwar and Chaukori. Pantnagar Airport, located in Pantnagar is the primary Airport serving entire Kumaon Region. Indira Gandhi International Airport, located in Delhi is the nearest international Airport. Kathgodam railway station is the nearest railway station.


Schools in Mankot are run by the state government or private organisations. Hindi and English are the primary languages of instruction. Schools in Mankot follow the "10+2+3" plan. After completing their secondary education, students typically enroll in Inter Colleges that have a higher secondary facility and are affiliated with the ICSE, the CBSE or the Department of Education of the Government of Uttarakhand. They usually choose a focus on liberal arts, business, or science.

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h District Census Handbook part-B: Bageshwar (PDF). Directorate of Census Operations, Uttarakhand. pp. 101–107. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Mankot Population - Bageshwar, Uttarakhand". Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  3. ^ (India), Uttar Pradesh. Uttar Pradesh district gazetteers. Govt. of Uttar Pradesh. Retrieved 28 March 2017.
  4. ^ Chandra, Ramesh; Ahmad, S. I. (2005). Development and regionalism: anthropological, ecological, and psychological perspective. Kolkata: Anthropological Survey of India, Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India. p. 116. ISBN 9788185579986. Retrieved 29 March 2017.
  5. ^ Ramesh, S; Ramesh, Brinda; Bisht, Jogendra (2001). Kumaon : jewel of the Himalayas. New Delhi: UBS Publishers' Distributors. p. 11. ISBN 9788174763273.
  6. ^ Burman, Savitri Gauba (1999). Resource use and environmental degradation in the Himalayas: the Kali Watershed. New Delhi: Mudrit. p. 67. ISBN 9788187129059. Retrieved 28 March 2017.
  7. ^ a b Handa, O.C. (2002). History of Uttaranchal. New Delhi: Indus Pub. Company. p. 71. ISBN 9788173871344.
  8. ^ a b Pande, Badri Datt (1993). History of Kumaun : English version of "Kumaun ka itihas". Almora, U.P., India: Shyam Prakashan. ISBN 81-85865-01-9.