Bidur

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Bidur

बिदुर नगरपालिका
Bidur is located in Nepal
Bidur
Bidur
Location in Nepal
Coordinates: 27°53′24″N 85°9′35″E / 27.89000°N 85.15972°E / 27.89000; 85.15972Coordinates: 27°53′24″N 85°9′35″E / 27.89000°N 85.15972°E / 27.89000; 85.15972
Country   Nepal
ZoneBagmati Zone
DistrictNuwakot District
Population
(2011[1])
 • Total26,750
 • Religions
Hindu
Time zoneUTC+5:45 (NST)
Postal code
44900, 44908
Area code(s)010
Websitewww.munbidur.gov.np

Bidur is the capital of Nuwakot District in Bagmati Zone, Nepal. At the time of the 1991 Nepal census it had a population of 18694 and had 3736 houses in it.[2]

In February 2008 terrorists damaged the town's water supply plant.[3]

Media[edit]

To promote local culture Bidur has three community radio stations. They are Radio Trishuli - 88.4 MHz, Radio Nuwakot F.M. 106.8 MHZ and Radio Abhiyan - 103.4 MHz.

2015 Nepal earthquake[edit]

During the earthquake on 25 April 2015, a 37-year-old resident of Bidur named Shiva Shrestha was buried in a landslide and was rescued alive 98 hours afterwards. He was on his way to a picnic with fourteen of his friends, eleven of whom were buried during the massive landslide. Shrestha sustained several injuries on the head and body, and said he survived by drinking muddy water.[4][5]

After the earthquake, Bidur is still in the phase of rebuilding. Due to lack of concerned focus on re-establishment, it is late in the process.

School[edit]

There are several government and private schools in Bidur. Recently, with the advent of Christianity, some Christian based schools have also been opened, especially in the Colony area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ General Bureau of Statistics, Kathmandu, Nepal, November 2012
  2. ^ "Nepal Census 2001". Nepal's Village Development Committees. Digital Himalaya. Archived from the original on 12 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-01.
  3. ^ Maoist destroyed the source of drinking water project
  4. ^ "Indian Team Pulls Out Man Alive 98 Hours After Nepal Quake". The New Indian Express. The New Indian Express. 30 April 2015. Archived from the original on 1 May 2015. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  5. ^ Adhikari, Prakash (30 April 2015). "Man rescued alive after 98 hours in Nuwakot". Ekantipur. Ekantipur. Archived from the original on 1 May 2015. Retrieved 3 September 2016.