Beni, Myagdi

Beni is a municipality and the district headquarters of Myagdi District in Dhaulagiri Zone, Nepal. Municipality was announced by merging the then Ratnechaur, Jyamrukot, Arthunge, Ghatan, Pulachaur, Singa village development committees since 18 May 2014.[1]

Beni Municipality
बेनी नगरपालिका
Beni Bazaar
Aerial view of the municipality in 2012
Aerial view of the municipality in 2012
Motto(s): 
दुई खोलाको संगम
Beni Municipality is located in Gandaki Province
Beni Municipality
Beni Municipality
Location in Nepal
Beni Municipality is located in Nepal
Beni Municipality
Beni Municipality
Beni Municipality (Nepal)
Coordinates: 28°21′0″N 83°34′0″E / 28.35000°N 83.56667°E / 28.35000; 83.56667Coordinates: 28°21′0″N 83°34′0″E / 28.35000°N 83.56667°E / 28.35000; 83.56667
Country   Nepal
ZoneDhaulagiri Zone
DistrictMyagdi District
Government
 • MayorHari Kumar Shrestha (NC)
 • Deputy MayorRanju Baruwal Thapa (RPP)
Area
 • Total52.77 km2 (20.37 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total28,511
 • Density540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5:45 (NST)
Postal code
33200
Area code(s)069
Websitehttp://benimun.gov.np/

Beni is located at the confluence of the Kali Gandaki River and Myagdi River at an altitude of 899 meters. Being the northernmost of the Tri-cities area of Nepal, it is located 12 km to the north of Zonal headquarters Baglung. It is mainly divided into two parts by the Kali Gandaki River. The Western Part lies in Myagdi District and the main offices lie there. The other part lies in Parbat District and is relatively small.

HistoryEdit

Beni meaning the place where two rivers meet was the winter headquarters of Parvat Rajya. It was on the Tibet-Nepal trading route before the invasion of Parvat Rajya.[2]

EducationEdit

Beni municipality has many private, community as well as government schools. Some of them are as follows.

  • Beni Community Higher Secondary School
  • West point College
  • Beni Boarding Secondary School
  • Prakash Higher Secondary School, Beni
  • Little Garden Academy
  • Shree Ramchandra Secondary School
  • Mount Everest Secondary School
  • Shree Galeshwor Higher Secondary School
  • Dhawalagiri Secondary High School
  • Shree Arjun Secondary School
  • Bhanu Higher Secondary School
  • Shree Paulastya Higher Secondary School
  • Lokdeep Secondary Boarding School
  • Rastriya Secondary School
  • Shree Jayanti Secondary School
  • Shree Musung Dhole Aadarbhut School
  • Deep Shikha Higher Secondary School
  • Jamunakharka Higher Secondary School

Tourist AttractionEdit

Although Beni is small but it is really beautiful. Some of the popular tourist destinations are:

  • Kaligandaki Rafting
  • Galeshwor Temple
  • Lovely Hill
  • Myagdi River Rafting
  • Gateway of Mustang

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