Kavrepalanchok District

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Kavrepalanchok District

काभ्रेपलाञ्चोक जिल्ला
Kuntabesi Valley
Kuntabesi Valley
Nickname(s): 
Kavre
Location of district in province
Location of district in province
Country   Nepal
ProvinceBagmati Province
Admin HQ.Dhulikhel
Government
 • TypeCoordination committee
 • BodyDCC, Kavrepalanchok
Area
 • Total1,396 km2 (539 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total381,937
 • Density270/km2 (710/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+05:45 (NPT)
Websitedaokavre.moha.gov.np

Kavrepalanchok District (Nepali: काभ्रेपलाञ्चोक जिल्ला; IAST: Kābhrepalāñcok pronounced [kabʱrepʌˈlant͡sok] (About this soundlisten)), simply known as Kavre, is one of the 77 districts of Nepal, The district, with Dhulikhel as its district headquarters, covers an area of 1,396 km2 (539 sq mi). It is a part of Bagmati Province and has a population of 381,937.

Information Technology Park is also located in this district.[1]

Geography and climate[edit]

Climate Zone[2] Elevation Range % of Area
Lower Tropical below 300 meters (1,000 ft)  0.1%
Upper Tropical 300 to 1,000 meters
1,000 to 3,300 ft.
23.6%
Subtropical 1,000 to 2,000 meters
3,300 to 6,600 ft.
65.3%
Temperate 2,000 to 3,000 meters
6,400 to 9,800 ft.
 9.6%

Demographics[edit]

At the time of the 2011 Nepal census, Kavrepalanchok District had a population of 381,937. Of these, 50.9% spoke Nepali, 33.5% Tamang, 11.1% Newari, 1.6% Danuwar and 1.4% Magar as their first language.

42.8% of the population in the district spoke Nepali, 0.8% English and 0.6% Tamang as their second language.[3]

Administration[edit]

The district consists of 13 Municipalities, out of which six are urban municipalities and seven are rural municipalities. These are as follows:[4]

Health Care[edit]

The small health centers in many VDCs are without Auxiliary Health Workers (AHWs), Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANMs) and Community Health Workers (CHWs). So, people seeking emergency health assistance have to travel a long distance to the district headquarters or Kathmandu or end up dying because of lack of treatment. Many people still believe in Dhami and Jhakri and don't always seek medicine or go to the hospital for the treatment. An NGO, PHASE Nepal provides many health care facilities and training programs to Ryale, a VDC of Kavrepalanchok District. Currently PHASE Nepal is working on several projects in this district including community health and education, livelihood, hygiene and sanitation programmes. The main aim of PHASE Nepal is to provide awareness to the local people and help to know about sanitation, livelihood, hygiene and community health and education.[5]

Tourism[edit]

Kavre district has great potential in tourism industry. Kavre district is culturally rich with historical places like Dhulikhel, Sangaswoti - Bangthali, Panauti, Banepa and Chandeni Mandan. Chandeni Mandan contains the lowest and highest points of the district, the Indrawoti river and Thamdanda, respectively; the latter offers hiking and a 360-degree panorama including the top of the world. There are big religious fairs like Chandeshwari Jatra of Banepa, Namobuddha Jatra of Namobuddha which is celebrated on the birth date of Buddha (Buddha Purnima), Kumbha mela of Panauti which happens every twelfth year.

The Long Himalayan Gaurishankar range can be seen from Dhulikhel and Sangaswoti Range. Kavre is famous for short-circuit trekking in places like Dhungkharka-Narayanthan, Dhulikhel-Kavre-Namobuddha-Sankhu-Panauti-Banepa. Some places to visit here in Kavrepalanchok districts are: Saping Siddhi Ganesh Temple,[6] Saping Mulkharka Bhimsenthan, Palanchok Bhagwati, Namobuddha, Dhulikhel, Gaukhureshwar, Hajar Sidhi (1000 Steps to Kali Devi Temple), Devisthan (where Kali Devi Temple is situated), Thulo Bangthali, Talu Dada view Tower, Gosainthan, Banepa, Khopasi, Pasthali, Balthali, Ladkeshwar Mahadev, Nepalthok, Patlekhet, Phulbari, Dapcha and many more.

Koshipari (i.e. east of Dolalghat/Sunkoshi River) has very good prospect in tourism field. There are many adventurous places such as Thulo Bangthali. Recently a new trail known as Sangaswoti range hills trail has been opened for hikers. Though the road network is still under development and a good paved road is lacking, Koshipari can certainly be used as the cycling spots. Once the condition of road is well constructed, this place will quickly be developed into many beautiful tourism spots. However, there are already homestays and lodges in Thulo Bangthali. Many travellers choose Laure-Bangthali trail to reach Shailung and Everest. The wild native forest in Bangthali area is rich in bio-diversity. More than 700 different kind of herbs are found in this jungle. Recently this place has been famous for bird watching and volunteering. Community leader and social entrepreneur Bijay Khadka was able to bring more than 576 tourist to Bangthali in 2018.

Saping Siddhi Ganesh
Saping Siddhi Ganesh Temple (Ramche) Kabhrepalanchok.

Religious places in Kabhrepalanchowk[edit]

  • Mulkharka Bhimsenthan (Saping),
  • Saping Siddhi Ganesh Temple,[7] (Ramche)
  • Khandadevi (Nagregagarche)
  • Kuseshwor Mahadev (Nepalthok)
  • Daneshwor Mahadev (Panauti),
  • Chandeshwori Mata (Banepa),
  • Indrashwor Mahadev (Panauti),
  • ugrachandi Bhagawati (Nala),
  • lokeswor karunamaya nala
  • Dankali Devi (Eklekhet),
  • Timal Narayan dham (Timal),
  • Palanchok Bhagawati (Palanchok),
  • Kedhreshwor Mahadev,
  • Khopasi
  • Fadkeshwor Mahadev,
  • Ladku Ladkeshwor Mahadev.
  • Namo Buddha Monastery

Education[edit]

There are many private and governmental schools providing education to the secondary level within the district.[8]

Kathmandu University, located in Dhulikhel[9] is the third-oldest university in Nepal.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Information Technology Park remains unutilised". Gorkhapatra.org.np. Archived from the original on July 25, 2014. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
  2. ^ The Map of Potential Vegetation of Nepal – a forestry/agroecological/biodiversity classification system (PDF), . Forest & Landscape Development and Environment Series 2-2005 and CFC-TIS Document Series No.110., 2005, ISBN 87-7903-210-9, retrieved November 22, 2013
  3. ^ 2011 Nepal Census, Social Characteristics Tables
  4. ^ "स्थानिय तह" (in Nepali). Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration. Archived from the original on August 31, 2018. Retrieved September 1, 2018.
  5. ^ "Project Area: Kavrepalanchok". PHASE Nepal.
  6. ^ "Saping Siddhi Ganesh Temple". Retrieved May 31, 2018.
  7. ^ "Saping Siddhi Ganesh Temple". sapingsiddhiganeshtemple.blogspot.nl. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
  8. ^ "List of schools in Kavrepalanchowk". A2Z Nepal. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
  9. ^ http://www.ku.edu.np/kusl/

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°37′N 85°33′E / 27.617°N 85.550°E / 27.617; 85.550