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Chhaling is located in Nepal
Location in Nepal
Coordinates: 27°42′0″N 85°27′36″E / 27.70000°N 85.46000°E / 27.70000; 85.46000Coordinates: 27°42′0″N 85°27′36″E / 27.70000°N 85.46000°E / 27.70000; 85.46000
ProvinceProvince No. 3
 • Total8,129
 • Religions
Time zoneUTC+5:45 (Nepal Time)
temple of trishuldada

Chhaling (Nepali: छलिङ) is a village and former Village Development Committee that is now part of Changunarayan Municipality in Province No. 3 of central Nepal. At the time of the 2011 Nepal census it had a population of 8,129 with 1,817 houses in it.[1]It is situated at about a distance of 20 kilometers from the capital city Kathmandu.

The name "Chhaling" is believed to be derived from two words- "Chhala" meaning-skin and "Gaun" meaning-village as it was believed to be a major production area of animal skin and leather materials during the 18th century.[citation needed]

Most of the people are Brahmins and Chhetris also including a major number of population of "Sanyasi" meaning Saints and Newars. There are also few number of people from Mongolian descents living in the upper part of the hill.[citation needed]

In ancient times of kirat and lichhavi dynasty it was known by Gopal dranga. It was under king Prathav mall of Bishal nagar.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-01-24. Retrieved 2012-11-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)