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Village development committee
Purkot is located in Nepal
Location in Nepal
Coordinates: 28°04′N 84°28′E / 28.07°N 84.46°E / 28.07; 84.46Coordinates: 28°04′N 84°28′E / 28.07°N 84.46°E / 28.07; 84.46
Country    Nepal
Zone Gandaki Zone
District Tanahu District
Population (1991)
 • Total 7,256
Time zone Nepal Time (UTC+5:45)

Purkot is a village development committee in Tanahu District in the Gandaki Zone of central Nepal. At the time of the 2011 Nepal census it had a population of 7,188! among them 3,044(male) 4,144(female). This VDC is located on the highway called vanu highway(Dumre-besishahar) and has a small town called Baishjangar where Police station, health posts, schools and some other major facilities available.This village is somehow called as a transit for another neighbouring districts Lamjung and Gorkha. Well famous river Marshyandi flows through this place. The village consists of various casts of people such as major Tamang-Gurung including, Newar, bramhin and Chettris etc. and equally celebrates their festivals each other.Purkot: ward numer: 1-9 Baishjangar (ward no. 3/ 5) which is main city(bazar). Police station and school: ward no. 5 in Kharpani. Purkot has some major high school in the town which are Shree Kalika higher secondary school and Karmada secondary school. b[1]

Remittance send from Kingdom of Saudi Arabia can be easily get from Baisjangar, Tanahun. A bachelor level education had already started at Baishjangar.

Temples of five Hindu gods (Pancha Mandir) of Shiva, Bishnu, Krishna, Surya and Krishna Mandir is located aside Marsyangdi River coast at Baisjangar Tanahun. Marriage ceremony, Ekadasi Bratha, Purans are celebrated at this temple. A bus service to go Thanika than Temple is also available from Baishjangar.


  1. ^ "Nepal Census 2001", Nepal's Village Development Committees (Digital Himalaya), retrieved 15 November 2009 .

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