|• Total||3,573 km2 (1,380 sq mi)|
|• Density||3.8/km2 (9.8/sq mi)|
|Time zone||NPT (UTC+5:45)|
Mustang District, a part of Dhaulagiri Zone, is one of the seventy-five districts of Nepal, a landlocked country of South Asia. The district, with Jomsom as its headquarters, covers an area of 3,573 km² and has a population (2001) of 14,981.
The district straddles the Himalayas and extends northward onto the Tibetan plateau. Upper Mustang, the former Lo Kingdom comprises the northern two-thirds of the district. This kingdom was a dependency of the Kingdom of Nepal but was abolished by the republican Government of Nepal on October 7, 2008.
In addition to trekking routes through the Lo Kingdom ("Upper Mustang") and along the Annapurna Circuit in lower Mustang, the district is famous for the springs and village of Muktinath (a popular Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage site), apples, and Marpha brandy. Mustang was a lost kingdom of Tibet where traditions may remain more Tibetan than in Tibet proper following its annexation by China.
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Beauties of Mustang district Natural beauty Mustang district is known as the desert of Nepal but to tell truth it is one of the beautiful district of Nepal .
There are beautiful mountains found in this district , there are lots of trees and plants which make the district greenery , there are found rivers also ,also there are unknown small ponds and lakes.
Different animals are found here like snow leopard ,kasturi deer , ghoral ,wild boar,etc ,
birds like danphe,munal,kalij,etc. There are lots of flowers grown in different color in this district. Lots of people are attracted towards towards to this district by its natural beauty.
Other beauties Not only the natural beauty makes this district beautiful but also the different beautiful monastries/gumba ,walled clay house,tibetan culture etc makes this district very beautiful.
- Districts of Nepal at statoids.com
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