Nuwakot District

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Nuwakot
नुवाकोट जिल्ला
District
Nuwakot district location.png
Country    Nepal
Region Central (Madhyamanchal)
Zone Bagmati
Headquarters Bidur
Area
 • Total 1,121 km2 (433 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 277,471
 • Density 250/km2 (640/sq mi)
Time zone NPT (UTC+5:45)

Nuwakot District (Nepali: नुवाकोट 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 Bidur as its district headquarters, covers an area of 1,121 km² and had a population of 288,478 in 2001 and 277,471 in 2011.

The district contains places of historical significance such as Nuwakot 7 storey old Palace located in the village of Devighat located at the confluence of the Tadi and Trishuli Rivers.

Etymology[edit]

The name, Nuwakot, is made up of two words 'nawa' and 'kort'. Nawa means nine in Nepali and 'kort' means sacred religious site at the top of hill. The district accordingly has 9 nine hills over which various deities are said to dwell thus overseeing and protecting Nuwakot. This has led Nuwakot often being called "City of nine hills".[citation needed]

Geography and Climate[edit]

Climate Zone[1] Elevation Range  % of Area
Upper Tropical 300 to 1,000 meters
1,000 to 3,300 ft.
28.6%
Subtropical 1,000 to 2,000 meters
3,300 to 6,600 ft.
50.8%
Temperate 2,000 to 3,000 meters
6,400 to 9,800 ft.
13.4%
Subalpine 3,000 to 4,000 meters
9,800 to 13,100 ft.
 3.9%
Alpine 4,000 to 5,000 meters
13,100 to 16,400 ft.
 1.3%
Nival above 5,000 meters  0.3%

Towns and markets[edit]

Trishuli ,Bidur, Battaar, Devighat, Gangate, Dhikure, Choughada (Chauwada), Ranipauwa,Betrawati, Bagtaar. Dihi Bazar (Colony)

VDCs in Nuwakot District[edit]

There are 61 Village Development Committes and a municipality. The VDC's are: Bageswori Chokade · Balkumari · Barsunchet · Belkot · Beteni · Bhadrutar · Bhalche  · Budhasing · Bungtang · Charghare · Chaturale · Chaughada · Chauthe · Chhap · Dangsing · Deurali · Ghyangphedi · Duipipal · Fikuri · Ganeshthan · Gaunkharka · Gerkhu · Ghyangphedi · Gorsyang · Jiling · Kakani · Kabilas · Kalikahalde · Kalyanpur · Kaule · Khadgabhanjyang · Kharanitar · Kholegaun Khanigaun · Kintang · Kumari · Lachyang · Likhu · Madanpur · Mahakali · Manakamana · Narjamandap · Okharpauwa · Panchakanya  · Ralukadevi · Ratmate · Rautbesi · Salme · Samari, Nepal · Samundradevi  · Samundratar  · Shikharbesi  · Sikre · Sundaradevi · Sunkhani · Suryamati · Talekhu · Taruka · Thanapati · Thansing · Thaprek · Tupche  · Urleni

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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 
Districts of Nepal at statoids.com

Coordinates: 27°55′N 85°15′E / 27.917°N 85.250°E / 27.917; 85.250