Chainpur, Seti

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Chainpur is located in Nepal
Location in Nepal
Coordinates: 29°33′N 81°12′E / 29.550°N 81.200°E / 29.550; 81.200Coordinates: 29°33′N 81°12′E / 29.550°N 81.200°E / 29.550; 81.200
Country    Nepal
Zone Seti Zone
District Bajhang District
Population (1991)
 • Total 4,143
 • Religions Hindu
Time zone Nepal Time (UTC+5:45)
Postal code 10500
Area code(s) 092

Chainpur is an ancient town in Jaya Prithvi Municipality and headquarters of Bajhang District in the Seti Zone of north-western Nepal. The formerly Village Development Committee was merged to form new municipality from 18 May 2014. At the time of the 1991 Nepal census it had a population of 4,143 and had 759 houses in the village.[1] It has a grass runway in town with limited flights. From 1990-2002 the Peace Corps operated in Chainpur.

Pop culture[edit]

Sydney Wignall's 'Prisoner in Red Tibet'[2] and 'Spy on the Roof of the World':[3] the story starts and finishes in Chainpur.


To Promote local culture Chainpur has two Community radio Station. one is Seti Samudayik FM - 93.6 MHz and Bajhang FM.


  1. ^ "Nepal Census 2001". Nepal's Village Development Committees. Digital Himalaya. Archived from the original on 2008-10-12. Retrieved 2008-08-27. 
  2. ^ Wignall, Sydney. "Prisoner In Red Tibet". London: Hutchinson, 1957
  3. ^ Wignall, Sydney. "Spy On The Roof Of The World". Edinburgh: Canongate, 1996. ISBN 0-86241-580-2