Lalitpur District, Nepal

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Lalitpur District
ललितपुर जिल्ला
Location of district in province
Location of district in province
Country   Nepal
Admin HQ.Lalitpur
Government
 • TypeCoordination committee
 • BodyDCC, Lalitpur
Area
 • Total396.92 km2 (153.25 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1][2]
 • Total468,132
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
 2001 pop.: 337,785
1991 pop.: 257,086
1991 pop.: 184,341
Time zoneUTC+05:45 (NPT)
Websitewww.ddclalitpur.gov.np

Lalitpur District (Nepali: ललितपुर जिल्लाListen , a part of Bagmati Province, is one of the seventy-seven districts of Nepal. The district, with Lalitpur as its district headquarters, covers an area of 396.92 km2 (153.25 sq mi) and has a population (2001) of 337,785. It is one of the three districts in the Kathmandu Valley, along with Kathmandu and Bhaktapur. Its population was 466,784 in the initial 2011 census tabulation.[3] It is surrounded by Makwanpur, Bhaktapur, Kathmandu and Kavre.

Geography and climate[edit]

Climate Zone[4] Elevation Range % of Area
Upper Tropical 300 to 1,000 meters
1,000 to 3,300 ft.
 9.9%
Subtropical 1,000 to 2,000 meters
3,300 to 6,600 ft.
79.3%
Temperate 2,000 to 3,000 meters
6,400 to 9,800 ft.
10.8%

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census yearPop.±% p.a.
1981 184,341—    
1991 257,086+3.38%
2001 337,785+2.77%
2011 468,132+3.32%
2021 548,401+1.60%
Source: Citypopulation[5]
Religion in Lalitpur District (2011)
Religion Percent
Hinduism
74%
Buddhism
19%
Christianity
5%
Others
2%

[6]

Languages[edit]

language in Lalitpur District

  Nepali (47%)
  Newari (30%)
  Tamang (11%)
  Maithili (2%)
  Others (10%)

At the time of the 2011 Census of Nepal, 47% of the population in the district spoke Nepali, 30% Newari, 11% Tamang, 2% Maithili, and 10% spoke other languages as their first language.[7]

Administrative division[edit]

There are six municipalities in Lalitpur District, including three Rural Municipalities and one Metropolitan city:

Former Village Development Committees[edit]

Prior to federal restructuring, the following Village development committees were also part of the district. By 2017, they were all merged into municipalities or rural municipalities or were included into Lalitpur Metropolitan City.

Other places[edit]

Education[edit]

Lalitpur District has adequate education facilities in comparison to other districts, including:

Sports[edit]

Lalitpur is also home to several notable sporting organisations and grounds such as:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Planning Commission Secretariat, Central Bureau of Statistics. Nepal". Archived from the original on 2016-08-16.
  2. ^ "STATISTICAL YEAR BOOK OF NEPAL - 2011" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-26. Retrieved 2016-09-06.
  3. ^ http://census.gov.np/images/pdf/Preliminary%20Leaflet%202011.pdf[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ 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 Nov 22, 2013
  5. ^ "NEPAL: Administrative Division". www.citypopulation.de.
  6. ^ "NepalMap profile: Lalitpur". NepalMap. Retrieved 16 July 2022.
  7. ^ "NepalMap profile: Lalitpur". NepalMap. Retrieved 16 July 2022.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°40′N 85°19′E / 27.667°N 85.317°E / 27.667; 85.317