Kavrepalanchok District

Kavrepalanchok District (Nepali: काभ्रेपलाञ्चोक जिल्ला; IAST: Kābhrepalāñcok pronounced [kabʱrepʌˈlant͡sok] ) is one of the 77 districts of Nepal. The district, with Dhulikhel as its district headquarters, covers an area of 1,396 km2 (539 sq mi). It is a part of Bagmati Province and has a population of 364,039.[1]

Kavrepalanchok District
काभ्रेपलाञ्चोक जिल्ला
Kuntabesi Valley
Kuntabesi Valley
Location of district in province
Location of district in province
Country Nepal
ProvinceBagmati Province
Admin HQ.Dhulikhel
 • TypeCoordination committee
 • BodyDCC, Kavrepalanchok
 • Total1,396 km2 (539 sq mi)
 • Total364,039
 • Density260/km2 (680/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+05:45 (NPT)

Information Technology Park is also located in this district.[2]

Geography and climate edit

Climate Zone[3] Elevation Range % of Area
Lower Tropical below 300 meters (1,000 ft)  0.1%
Upper Tropical 300 to 1,000 meters
1,000 to 3,300 ft.
Subtropical 1,000 to 2,000 meters
3,300 to 6,600 ft.
Temperate 2,000 to 3,000 meters
6,400 to 9,800 ft.

Demographics edit

Historical population
Census yearPop.±% p.a.
1981 307,150—    
1991 324,329+0.55%
2001 385,672+1.75%
2011 381,937−0.10%
2021 364,039−0.48%
Source: Citypopulation[4]

At the time of the 2021 Nepal census, Kavrepalanchok District had a population of 364,039.

As their first language, 50.5% spoke Nepali, 34.0% Tamang, 11.1% Newari, 1.6% Danuwar, 1.4% Magar, 0.4% Majhi, 0.2% Maithili, 0.1% Bhojpuri, 0.1% Hindi, 0.1% Rai and 0.1% other languages.[5]

Ethnicity/caste: 34.5% were Tamang, 21.5% Hill Brahmin, 13.3% Chhetri, 13.2% Newar, 3.8% Magar, 2.4% Kami, 1.9% Sarki, 1.8% Danuwar, 1.5% Damai/Dholi, 0.9% Gharti/Bhujel, 0.8% Thakuri, 0.9% Pahari, 0.9% Sanyasi/Dasnami, 0.7% Majhi, 0.3% other Dalit, 0.3% Gurung, 0.3% Rai, 0.1% Bhote, 0.1% Limbu, 0.1% Musalman, 0.1% other Terai, 0.1% Tharu and 0.2% others.[6]

Religion: 62.6% were Hindu, 34.6% Buddhist, 1.8% Christian, 0.6% Prakriti, 0.1% Muslim and 0.3% others.[7]

Literacy: 69.3% could read and write, 2.8% could only read and 27.9% could neither read nor write.[8]

Administration edit

The district consists of 13 Municipalities, out of which six are urban municipalities and seven are rural municipalities. These are as follows:[9]

Rank Name Population (2021) Area (km2) Density (/km2) Major Neighbourhoods and Places
1 Banepa Municipality 67,690 54.60 1,240 Chandeshwori, Sanga, Mahendrajyoti, Nala
2 Bethanchok Rural Municipality 14,959 101 148 Dhunkharka, Chyamrangbesi, Chalal Ganeshsthan
3 Bhumlu Rural Municipality 15,678 91.49 171 Jyamdi, Salle Bhumlu, Choubas, Dolalghat
4 Chauri Deurali Rural Municipality 14,076 97.85 144 Majhi Feda, Kartike Deurali, Madan Kundari, Birtadeurali
5 Dhulikhel Municipality 33,726 54.62 617
6 Khani Khola Rural Municipality 12,201 131.7 93 Phalametar, Salmechakala
7 Mahabharat Rural Municipality 16,079 186 86 Gokule, Banakhu Chor
8 Mandandeupur Municipality 30,381 88.62 343
9 Namobuddha Municipality 26,160 102.4 255 Methinkot
10 Panauti Municipality 51,504 118.2 436 Indreswor
11 Panchkhal Municipality 35,521 102.9 345 Palanchok, Koshidekha, Hokse Bazar
12 Roshi Rural Municipality 23,790 176.3 135 Sipali, Walting, Bhimkhori
13 Temal Rural Municipality 16,957 88.85 191 Narayansthan, Bolde, Parsel

Health Care edit

The small health centers in many VDCs are without Auxiliary Health Workers (AHWs), Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANMs) and Community Health Workers (CHWs). So, people seeking emergency health assistance have to travel a long distance to the district headquarters or Kathmandu or end up dying because of lack of treatment. Many people still believe in Dhami and Jhakri and don't always seek medicine or go to the hospital for the treatment. An NGO, PHASE Nepal provides many health care facilities and training programs to Ryale, a VDC of Kavrepalanchok District. Currently PHASE Nepal is working on several projects in this district including community health and education, livelihood, hygiene and sanitation programmes. The main aim of PHASE Nepal is to provide awareness to the local people and help to know about sanitation, livelihood, hygiene and community health and education.[10]

Tourism edit

Kavrepalanchok district has great potential in tourism industry. Kavrepalanchok district is culturally rich with historical places like Dhulikhel, Sangaswoti - Bangthali, Panauti, Banepa and Chandeni Mandan. Chandeni Mandan contains the lowest and highest points of the district, the Indrawoti river and Thamdanda, respectively; the latter offers hiking and a 360-degree panorama including the top of the world. There are big religious fairs like Chandeshwari Jatra of Banepa, Namobuddha Jatra of Namobuddha which is celebrated on the birth date of Buddha (Buddha Purnima), Kumbha mela of Panauti which happens every twelfth year.

The Long Himalayan Gaurishankar range can be seen from Dhulikhel and Sangaswoti Range. Kavrepalanchok is famous for short-circuit trekking in places like Dhungkharka-Narayanthan, Dhulikhel-Kavre-Namobuddha-Sankhu-Panauti-Banepa. Some places to visit here in Kavrepalanchok districts are: Saping Siddhi Ganesh Temple,[11] Saping Mulkharka Bhimsenthan, Palanchok Bhagwati, Namobuddha, Dhulikhel, Gaukhureshwar, Hajar Sidhi (1000 Steps to Kali Devi Temple), Devisthan (where Kali Devi Temple is situated), Thulo Bangthali, Talu Dada view Tower, Gosainthan, Banepa, Khopasi, Pasthali, Balthali, Ladkeshwar Mahadev, Nepalthok, Patlekhet, Phulbari, Dapcha and many more.

Koshipari (i.e. east of Dolalghat/Sunkoshi River) has very good prospect in tourism field. There are many adventurous places such as Thulo Bangthali. Recently a new trail known as Sangaswoti range hills trail has been opened for hikers. Though the road network is still under development and a good paved road is lacking, Koshipari can certainly be used as the cycling spots. Once the condition of road is well constructed, this place will quickly be developed into many beautiful tourism spots. However, there are already homestays and lodges in Thulo Bangthali. Many travellers choose Laure-Bangthali trail to reach Shailung and Everest. The wild native forest in Bangthali area is rich in bio-diversity. More than 700 different kind of herbs are found in this jungle. Recently this place has been famous for bird watching and volunteering. Community leader and social entrepreneur Bijay Khadka was able to bring more than 576 tourist to Bangthali in 2018.

Saping Siddhi Ganesh Temple (Ramche) Kabhrepalanchok.

Religious places in Kabhrepalanchowk edit

Education edit

There are many private and governmental schools providing education to the secondary level within the district.[13]

Kathmandu University, located in Dhulikhel[14] is the third-oldest university in Nepal.

References edit

  1. ^ "Population | national_population and housing_census_year results".
  2. ^ "Information Technology Park remains unutilised". Gorkhapatra.org.np. Archived from the original on July 25, 2014. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
  3. ^ The Map of Potential Vegetation of Nepal – a forestry/agroecological/biodiversity classification system (PDF), . Forest & Landscape Development and Environment Series 2-2005 and CFC-TIS Document Series No.110., 2005, ISBN 87-7903-210-9, retrieved November 22, 2013
  4. ^ "NEPAL: Administrative Division". www.citypopulation.de.
  5. ^ NepalMap Language
  6. ^ NepalMap Caste
  7. ^ NepalMap Religion
  8. ^ NepalMap Literacy
  9. ^ "KavrePlanchok District". citypopulation.de. Retrieved February 6, 2024.
  10. ^ "Project Area: Kavrepalanchok". PHASE Nepal. Archived from the original on October 19, 2016. Retrieved August 13, 2014.
  11. ^ "Saping Siddhi Ganesh Temple". Retrieved May 31, 2018.
  12. ^ "Saping Siddhi Ganesh Temple". sapingsiddhiganeshtemple.blogspot.nl. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
  13. ^ "List of schools in Kavrepalanchowk". A2Z Nepal. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
  14. ^ "Kathmandu University | KU".

External links edit

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