Bhaktapur District

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Bhaktapur District
Kathmandu Valley, Bhaktapur District
Kathmandu Valley, Bhaktapur District
Location in Bagmati Province
Location in Bagmati Province
Coordinates: 27°40′20″N 85°25′40″E / 27.672222°N 85.427778°E / 27.672222; 85.427778
ProvinceBagmati Province
 • Total119 km2 (46 sq mi)
 • Total304,651
 • Density2,600/km2 (6,600/sq mi)
 2001 pop.: 225,461
1991 pop.: 172,952
1981 pop.: 159,767
Time zoneUTC+5:45 (NPT)
Area code(s)+977-1

Bhaktapur district (Nepali: भक्तपुर जिल्लाAbout this soundListen ; Nepal Bhasa : ख्वप देश (जिल्ला) located in the eastern part of Kathmandu valley, is the smallest district among the seventy-seven districts of Nepal. It is part of Bagmati Province. The district, with Bhaktapur as its district headquarters, covers an area of 119 km2 (46 sq mi) and in 2011 had a population of 304,651[3] of whom 9,701 people were absent (mostly working abroad).[4]


Bhaktapur has been making tremendous achievements in educational sector.

The average literacy rate of Bhaktapur is 81.68, where male – 90.48 and female – 72.65 which is growing with the educational awareness among peoples.

The governmental schools in Bhaktapur are making remarkable improvement in its educational quality.[5] The government schools have been starting to facilitate students by teaching in both English and Nepali medium. Private schools too are well known for providing quality education.

Despite topping other districts in SLC with highest enrolments, the higher studies of the Bhaktapur is not quite satisfactory. There is not enough college in Bhaktapur rendering qualitative services. That's why, students of Bhaktapur complete their higher studies in colleges of Kathmandu and Lalitpur. However, their academic performance in those college cannot be neglected. Khwopa College situated in Dekocha Bhaktapur is one of topmost college in Nepal. The academic results of this college is outstanding. This college is established and managed by Bhaktapur municipality. One of the schools in Bhaktapur genuine secondary school is also good in its techniques of teaching. It was established by municipality.

Health care[edit]

Bhaktapur lags behind to Kathmandu District and Lalitpur District when it comes to medical service. Bhaktapur does not have enough hospitals rendering Qualitative medical facilities.

However, the only cancer hospital Bhaktapur Cancer Hospital,[6] National Tuberculosis Centre and Ayurvedic Centre is located in Bhaktapur.Recently, the Government of Nepal has decided to transfer Bir hospital, the oldest hospital in Nepal, to Duwakot, Bhaktapur.

Geography and Climate[edit]

Climate Zone[7] Elevation Range % of Area
Subtropical 1,000 to 2,000 meters
3,300 to 6,600 ft.
Temperate 2,000 to 3,000 meters
6,400 to 9,800 ft.


At the time of the 2011 Nepal census, Bhaktapur District had a population of 304,651. Of these, 46.5% spoke Nepali, 41.6% Newari, 7.8% Tamang, 1.1% Maithili, 0.5% Magar and 0.5% Bhojpuri as their first language.

47.2% of the population in the district spoke Nepali, 1.8% English and 0.4% Newari as their second language.[8]


The district is divided into four municipalities:

Places of interest[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "National Planning Commission Secretariat, Central Bureau of Statistics. Nepal". Archived from the original on 16 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Statistical Year Book of Nepal – 2011" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 March 2016. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  3. ^ "National Population and Housing Census 2011(National Report)" (PDF). Central Bureau of Statistics. Government of Nepal. November 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 April 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2012.
  4. ^[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "District Education Office, Bhaktapur".
  6. ^ "Bhaktapur Cancer hospital".
  7. ^ The Map of Potential Vegetation of Nepal – a forestry/agroecological/biodiversity classification system (PDF), . Forest & Landscape Development and Environment Series 2-2005 and CFC-TIS Document Series No.110., 2005, ISBN 87-7903-210-9, retrieved 22 November 2013
  8. ^ 2011 Nepal Census, Social Characteristics Tables

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