Kakani

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Kakani
ककनी
Village development committee
Kakani.jpg
Kakani is located in Nepal
Kakani
Kakani
Location in Nepal
Coordinates: 27°49′N 85°16′E / 27.817°N 85.267°E / 27.817; 85.267Coordinates: 27°49′N 85°16′E / 27.817°N 85.267°E / 27.817; 85.267
Country    Nepal
Zone Bagmati Zone
District Nuwakot District
Elevation 2,030 m (6,660 ft)
Population (1991)
 • Total 7,816
Time zone Nepal Time (UTC+5:45)
Gurkhas bungalow in Kakani.jpg

Kakani is a settlement in the Nuwakot District of the Bagmati Zone in central Nepal. At the time of the 1991 Nepal census, the Kakani village development committee administered a population of 7816 living in 1343 individual households.[1]

As one of the most accessible settlements from Kathmandu over 2000 meters, this hill station hosts a British Gurkhas welfare bungalow[2] (photo at left) and a number of hotels. The village is also home to a memorial park to the victims of Thai Airways International Flight 311.

A notable local industry is strawberry farming. With the assistance of a United Nations Development Programme project, a local farmers' cooperative now produces close to 250 000 kg of the fruit per year.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nepal Census 2001", Nepal's Village Development Committees (Digital Himalaya), retrieved 15 November 2009 .
  2. ^ British Gurkhas Nepal Guide to Preparation and Arrival British Army 1 Feb 2010
  3. ^ New morning in Kakani! UNDP Micro-Enterprise Development Programme 05-01-2010

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