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Tashigang Village in HP Gets the Distinction of the Highest Polling Station

Tashigang, a small Himachal Pradesh village has got the distinction of the highest polling station in the world.
Tashigang Village in HP Gets the Distinction of the Highest Polling Station
  • Tashigang is located at an altitude of 15,256 feet.

About Tashigang Polling Station:

  • Tashigang polling station falls in Buddhist-dominated Lahaul-Spiti and forms part of the Mandi Lok Sabha seat.
  • Tashigang is situated at about 29 km from the India-China border and the polling station covers two villages- Tashigang and Gete.
  • The polling station has 48 voters, of which 30 are men and 18 women.
  • Even though Tashigang has all necessary facilities like power and water supply but lacks mobile connectivity and election officials will use a satellite phone during polls on May 19.

Interesting to know:

  • Initially, election 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.

Question:

Q. Which Himachal Pradesh village has got the distinction of the highest polling station in the world?
a. Tashigang

b. Kashigang
c. Rashigang
d. Hashigang
Tashigang Village in HP Gets the Distinction of the Highest Polling Station Tashigang Village in HP Gets the Distinction of the Highest Polling Station Reviewed by Shweta Kashyap on March 30, 2019 Rating: 5

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