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Tarakeshwar Municipality
Phutung is located in Nepal
Location in Nepal
Coordinates: 27°46′N 85°19′E / 27.77°N 85.31°E / 27.77; 85.31Coordinates: 27°46′N 85°19′E / 27.77°N 85.31°E / 27.77; 85.31
Country    Nepal
Zone Bagmati Zone
District Kathmandu District
Population (2011)
 • Total 4,792
Time zone Nepal Time (UTC+5:45)

Phutung is a village in Kathmandu District in the Bagmati Zone of central Nepal. At the time of the 2011 Nepal census it had a population of 4792 and had 1064 households in it.[1]

Although the etymological roots of the word “phutung” is unknown, the word is perhaps related to Tibeto-Burman kirati root meaning “subsidiary”. Accordingly, if its kirati root is true, the name may date back to 500 BC during the era when Tibeto-Burman speaking kirati people ruled the Kathmandu Valley. Please read the history of Kathmandu valley for ancient history of the Kathmandu valley.

The village is the source of name for a technological research institute named Phutung Research Institute [2] for the word rhymes with word photon, the name for the smallest packet of electromagnetic energy.


  1. ^ "Nepal Census 2001". Nepal's Village Development Committees. Digital Himalaya. Retrieved 2008-08-28. 
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