Chitlang

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Chitlang
चिलं/चिलिम(In Nepal Bhasa)
चित्लाङ (In Nepali)
Village development committee
Map of the Chitlang
Map of the Chitlang
Chitlang is located in Nepal
Chitlang
Chitlang
Location within Nepal
Coordinates: 27°39′N 85°10′E / 27.65°N 85.17°E / 27.65; 85.17Coordinates: 27°39′N 85°10′E / 27.65°N 85.17°E / 27.65; 85.17
Country    Nepal
Zone Narayani Zone
District Makwanpur District
Population (1991)
 • Total 5,830
Time zone Nepal Time (UTC+5:45)

Chitlang (Nepali:चित्लाङ, Nepal Bhasa:चिलं/चिलिम])) is a VDC located in Makwanpur District, Narayani Zone, CDR, Nepal.

Geography[edit]

Chitlang is located to the south west of Kathmandu valley in mid-hills called Mahabharat range.[1]

The VDC is bounded by-

History[edit]

Chitlang VDC is located in ancient Newar settlement. Inscriptions dating back to Lichchavi era have been found in this place.[2]

An inscription was found in Toukhel, Ward 6 of Chitlang VDC, established by king Amshubarma (in sambat 37). According to the inscription, Amshubarma had given the land to shepherds and established a settlement for shepherds in Toukhel, Nhulgaun, Kunchhal etc. of Chitlang.[3] Some historians believe that these people called Gopalis are the descendants of rulers of the Gopal era.[3] In Chitlang there are different cultures: in ward no 1 there is Tamang culture in ward no. 2 Khas, in ward nos 3, 4, 5, 6 and 10 there is the Newari culture; ward nos. 8, 7 and 9 has a mixed culture. There are many visiting places like "Majhagau" specially newari people and culture, Swachhand Vairavr Temple and Satdhaea, and soon Argenacik resort.

Demographics[edit]

According to 2013 census of Nepal, there were 2013 houses in Chitlang and 7680 people.[4] The main ethnic populations are Newar, Tamang, Khas,[Bahun]etc.

Culture[edit]

Chitlang has a rich Newar culture. The Chitlang dialect of Nepal Bhasa is spoken almost exclusively in this region.[5] The Balami language is one such language.

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