Dhading District

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Dhading
धादिङ
District
Location of Dhading
Location of Dhading
Country    Nepal
Region Central (Madhyamanchal)
Zone Bagmati
Headquarters Dhading Besi
Area
 • Total 1,926 km2 (744 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 336,067
 • Density 170/km2 (450/sq mi)
Time zone NPT (UTC+5:45)

Dhading District (Nepali: धादिङ जिल्लाAbout this sound Listen , a part of Bagmati Zone, is one of the seventy-five districts of Nepal, a landlocked country of South Asia. The district, with Dhading Besi as its district headquarters, covers an area of 1,926 km², had a population of 338,658 in 2001 and 336,067 in 2011.

Geography and Climate[edit]

The district spreads from 27'40" E to 28'17" E and 80'17"N to 84'35"N.[1] The mountain range "Ganesh" is the predominate mountain range located within Dhading. Some of the peaks are over 7,000 metres. The 8,000-plus-metre mountain "Manaslu" is clearly visible from much of Dhading, although it is located within the bounds of Gorkha. The transnational "King Prithivi Highway" connecting Kathmandu and Pokhara runs through the southern portion of the district making for easy access too the Kathmandu valley. The road parallels the "Trishuli" River.

The western border with Gorkha is bisected by the "Budhi Gandaki" river and this river valley is a great entrance to the Himals of Gorkha (with views of the Ganesh range), not to mention one of the prettier rivers of Nepal. The towns of Salantar and Arun Ghat should get you pointed in the right direction.

The district is bounded by-

  • East:Kathmandu, Rasuwa, Nuwakot
  • West: Gorkha
  • North:Rasuwa and Tibet
  • South: Makwanpur and Chitwan

Dhading District, a part of Bagmati Zone, is one of the seventy-five districts of Nepal, a landlocked country of South Asia. The district, with Dhading Besi as its district headquarters, covers an area of 1,926 km² and has a population (2001) of 338,658. The mountain range "Ganesh" is the predominated mountain range located within Dhading. All of the peaks are over 7,000 metres with some approaching 8,000. The 8,000-plus-metre mountain "Manaslu" is clearly visible from much of Dhading, although it is located within the bounds of Gorkha. The transnational "King Prithivi Highway" connecting Kathmandu and Pokhara runs through the southern portion of the district making for easy access too the Kathmandu valley. The road parallels the "Trishuli" River.

Dhading is 80% farmland and 20% forest; unfortunately most of the protected forest is located near or next to the road which doesn't make for great trekking. But, the western border with Gorkha is bisected by the "Buri Gandaki" river and this river valley is a great entrance to the Himals of Gorkha (with views of the Ganesh range), not to mention one of the prettiest rivers of Nepal. The towns of Salantar and Arun Ghat should get you pointed in the right direction.

Climate Zone[2] Elevation Range  % of Area
Upper Tropical 300 to 1,000 meters
1,000 to 3,300 ft.
39.7%
Subtropical 1,000 to 2,000 meters
3,300 to 6,600 ft.
35.1%
Temperate 2,000 to 3,000 meters
6,400 to 9,800 ft.
10.8%
Subalpine 3,000 to 4,000 meters
9,800 to 13,100 ft.
 7.7%
Alpine 4,000 to 5,000 meters
13,100 to 16,400 ft.
 3.2%
Nival above 5,000 meters  2.5%

The people of the district are primarily Bhramin and Chetri in the south and Tamang and Gurung in the north, with much of the center Newari. Gurkha route, the birth place of founder of Nepal King Prithivi Naryan Shah crosses through Dhading.

Rivers[edit]

The main rivers of the district are Trishuli river and Budhi Gandaki river. Budhi Gandaki separates the district from Gorkha district. There are 25 small rivers, the main being Charoudi, Malekhu, Galtukhola, Belkhukhola, Chirandikhola, Maheshkhola, Thopal, Manukhola, Kastekhola, Mastekhola, Surgandhi, Ankhusalyantar. Besides these, there are over 1743 smaller rivers, springs and seasonal streams.[3]

Demography[edit]

The people of the district are primarily Brahmin and Chhetri in the south and Tamang and Gurung in the north, with much of the center Newari. The famous King Prithivi Naryan Shah/Gurkha route crosses through Dhading.

Tourism[edit]

Dhading is getting popularity in the tourism industry. The district is famous for rafting adventure. Ganesh Himal and Ganga Jamuna are the major touristic destinations. Ruby Valley trekking is newly introduced trekking trail in this district. Ganesh Himal trekking is famous for religious purpose. Visitors can observe different ways of life, their culture and be able to contact with rural people in the small villages. More than 65 percent inhabitants in this region are Tamang (semi Mongolian).Thus, Ganesh Himal Trekking is often called as Tamang culture trekking. The district has also possibility of Chepang Home-stay tourism. भक्त के.सी.

Towns and villages[edit]

Map of the VDCs in Dhading District

Agnichok  · Baireni  · Baseri  · Benighat  · Bhumesthan  · Budhathum  · Chainpur  · Chhatre Dyaurali  · Darkha  · Neelakantha  · Dhola  · Dhussa  · Majhimtar  · Bharpang  · Dhuwakot  · Gajuri  · Gaunkharka  · Gerkhu  · Ghussa  · Goganpani  · Gumdi  · Jeewanpur  · Jharlang  · Jogimara  · Jyamaruk  · Kalleri  · Katunge  · Kebalpur  · Khalte  · Khari  · Kiranchok  · Kumpur  · Lapa  · Mahadevsthan  · Maidi  · Marpak  · Mulpani  · Murali Bhanjyang  · Nalang  · Naubise  · Nilkantha  · Phulkharka  · Pida  · Ree Gaun  · Salang  · Salyankot  · Salyantar  · Sangkosh  · Satyadevi  · Semjong  · Sirtung  · Sunaula Bazar  · Tasarpu  · Thakre  · Tipling  · Tripureswor

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dhading in facts and figures, CBS Publications, Nepal
  2. ^ The Map of Potential Vegetation of Nepal - a forestry/agroecological/biodiversity classification system, . Forest & Landscape Development and Environment Series 2-2005 and CFC-TIS Document Series No.110., 2005, ISBN 87-7803-210-9, retrieved Nov 22, 2013 
  3. ^ Book:Jilla Bastugat Biwaran:Dhading-2064, Page 3, Language: Nepali, Nepal Government Publication

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°52′0″N 84°55′0″E / 27.86667°N 84.91667°E / 27.86667; 84.91667