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
 • TypeCoordination committee
 • BodyDCC, Lalitpur
 • Total350 km2 (140 sq mi)
 • Total468,132
 • Density1,300/km2 (3,500/sq mi)
 2001 pop.: 337,785
1991 pop.: 257,086
1991 pop.: 184,341
Time zoneUTC+05:45 (NPT)

Lalitpur District (Nepali: ललितपुर जिल्लाAbout this soundListen , 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 385 km2 (149 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.
Subtropical 1,000 to 2,000 meters
3,300 to 6,600 ft.
Temperate 2,000 to 3,000 meters
6,400 to 9,800 ft.


At the time of the 2011 Nepal census, Lalitpur District had a population of 468,132. Of these, 47.7% spoke Nepali, 29.7% Newari, 11.3% Tamang, 2.5% Maithili, 1.5% Magar, 1.1% Rai, 1.0% Bhojpuri, 0.7% Tharu, 0.6% Gurung, 0.6% Limbu and 0.5% Hindi as their first language.

44.4% of the population in the district spoke Nepali, 1.9% English and 0.5% Newari as their second language.[5]

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]


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


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


  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. ^[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. ^ 2011 Nepal Census, Social Characteristics Tables

External links[edit]

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