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Elections 2019: Himachal Pradesh's Tashigang is world’s highest polling station

 

 

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Himachal Pradesh's Tashigang is world’s highest polling station

Himachal Pradesh's small village 'Tashigang' is now claimed as the highest polling station in the world to witness the Lok Sabha Election-2019.

Tashigang is located at an altitude of 15,256 feet.

Tashigang polling station falls in Buddhist-dominated Lahaul-Spiti and forms part of the Mandi Lok Sabha seat, the second largest constituency in India.

Tashigang is situated at about 29 km from the India-China border and the polling station covers two villages— Tashigang and Gete.

Tashigang polling station has  48 voters, of which 30 are men and 18 women. It has all necessary facilities like power and water supply but lacks mobile connectivity and election officials will use a satellite phone during polls on 19th May 2019.

Initially, ECI officials had intended to set up the polling booth at Gete village but shifted it to Tashigang as the government school building there was not found safe. Earlier the tiny settlement of Hikkim in Himachal Pradesh positioned at an altitude of about 14,400 ft, was the highest polling station in the country.

Himachal Pradesh (India)

Statehood: 

Capital: Shimla & Dharamshala (Winter Capital)

Districts: 12

Chief Minister: Jai Ram Thakur


 

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