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Vyas Municipality (Damauli)

Madi River at Damauli
Madi River at Damauli
Country   Nepal
ZoneGandaki Zone
DistrictTanahun District
 • Total55,000 estimated
Time zoneUTC+5:45 (Nepal Time)
Postal code
Area code(s)065

Damauli, today Byas Municipality, is the headquarter of Tanahun District in the Gandaki Zone of Western Nepal. At the time of the 1991 Nepal census it had a population of 18,099 people residing in 3604 individual households. Today the estimated population is above 50,000. Different castes like Magar, Darai, Brahmin, Chhetris, Dura, Gurung live here. Rajamama Kusunda, the only surviving Kusunda who speaks Kusunda language lives in Vyas Municipality.It's one of the well planned towns in Nepal.The beautiful town is growing fast to be one of the major cities in the country. Majority of the population are engaged in some kind of business. It is easily recognizable because it is located on the confluence of two major rivers the Madi and the Seti. Many tourists come here for rafting in the Madi river The Manung hill is another important geographical landmark overlooking the Town.Similarly,it is a birth place of lord ved vyas who is considered as an initiative of teaching in the world[1]

History of Damauli[edit]

Damauli is referred as the birthplace Famous Rishi ved Vyas where he was born on the meet of two rivers Seti and Madi, although it is not certain. The place is named after him as vyas.


  1. ^ "Nepal Census 2001", Nepal's Village Development Committees, Digital Himalaya, archived from the original on October 12, 2008, retrieved 23 February 2019.

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Coordinates: 27°59′N 84°16′E / 27.983°N 84.267°E / 27.983; 84.267