Bhaktapur District

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भक्तपुर जिल्ला
Kathmandu Valley, Bhaktapur District
Kathmandu Valley, Bhaktapur District
Nickname(s): Khowpa
The Bagmati Zone
The Bagmati Zone
Country Nepal
Zone Bagmati
Development Region Central
Geographical Region Mountain
Headquarters Bhaktapur
 • Total 119 km2 (46 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 304,651
 • Density 2,600/km2 (6,600/sq mi)
  1991 pop.: 172,952
1981 pop.: 159,767
Time zone NPT (UTC+5:45)
Area code(s) +977-1

Bhaktapur district(Nepali: भक्तपुर जिल्लाAbout this sound Listen ) located in the eastern part of Kathmandu valley, is the smallest among the seventy-five districts of Nepal. The district, with Bhaktapur as its district headquarters, covers an area of 119 km2 (46 sq mi) and in 2011 had a population of 304,651, of whom 9,701 people were absent (mostly working abroad).[1]

Sidda Pokhari


Geography and Climate[edit]

Climate Zone[2] Elevation Range  % of Area
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.

Municipalities and VDCs[edit]

Map of the VDCs in Bhaktapur District

Bhaktapur and Madhyapur Thimi are the only municipalities in the district, while there are no metropolitan cities. The sixteen VDCs include Bageswori, Balkot, Changunarayan, Chhaling, Chitpol, Dadhikot, Duwakot, Gundu, Jhaukhel, Kautunje, Nagarkot, Nankhel, Sipadol, Sirutar, Sudal, and Tathali.


Total Population 304,651 Male 154,884 Female 149,767 Sex ratio 103.4 No of household 68,636 Average household size 4.44 Area 119 square kilometres Population density 2,560[3]

See also[edit]

Zones of Nepal