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चिलं/चिलिम(In Nepal Bhasa)
चित्लाङ (In Nepali)
Village development committee
Map of the Chitlang
Map of the Chitlang
Chitlang is located in Nepal
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.


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

The VDC is bounded by-


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.


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.


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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