Bhaktapur District

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भक्तपुर जिल्ला
Kathmandu Valley, Bhaktapur District
Kathmandu Valley, Bhaktapur District
Nickname(s): Khowpa
The Bagmati Zone
The Bagmati Zone
Coordinates: 27°40′20″N 85°25′40″E / 27.672222°N 85.427778°E / 27.672222; 85.427778
Country Nepal
Zone Bagmati
Development Region Central
District Bhaktapur
Headquarters Bhaktapur
 • Total 119 km2 (46 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 304,651[1][2]
  2001 pop.: 225,461
1991 pop.: 172,952
1981 pop.: 159,767
Time zone NPT (UTC+5:45)
Area code(s) +977-1

Bhaktapur district(Nepali: भक्तपुर जिल्लाAbout this sound Listen ; Nepal Bhasa : ख्वप देश (जिल्ला) ) located in the eastern part of Kathmandu valley, is the smallest among the seventy-five districts of Nepal. It is part of Province No. 3. 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. It has been enrolling most of the students in SLC.[5] In fact, The students of Bhaktapur have top the board exams.

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

The governmental schools in Bhaktapur are making remarkable improvement in its educational quality.[6] 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 enrollments, 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.

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,[7] 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[8] 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.


As of 2014, there are no more Village Development Committees in the district.


  • Total Population 304,651
  • Male 154,884
  • Female 149,767
  • Sex ratio 103.4
  • No. of household 68,636
  • Average household size 4.44
  • Area 119 square kilometers
  • Population density 2,560[3][9]

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See also[edit]

Zones of NepalNepalNepalNepaNepalNepalNepalNepa

Patan Durbar SquareSquare

Kathmandu Durbar Square


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