Nuwakot District

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Nuwakot District

नुवाकोट जिल्ला
Nuwakot district location.png
Country   Nepal
ProvinceProvince No. 3
Admin HQ.Bidur
 • TypeCoordination committee
 • BodyDCC, Nuwakot
 • Total1,121 km2 (433 sq mi)
 • Total277,471
 • Density250/km2 (640/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+05:45 (NPT)
Postal Codes
44900, 44908
Main Language(s)Nepali, Tamang, Newar, Magar, Sherpa

Nuwakot District (Nepali: नुवाकोट जिल्लाAbout this soundListen , a part of Province No. 3, is one of the seventy-seven districts of Nepal, a landlocked country of South Asia. The district, with Bidur as its district headquarters, covers an area of 1,121 km2 (433 sq mi) and had a population of 288,478 in 2001 and 277,471 in 2011.[citation needed] It is historically important district in Nepal. Prithvi narayan shah was died in Devighat of Nuwakot. It is home district of different ethnic groups.

The district contains places of historical significance such as Nuwakot 7-storey old palace located at the top of hill named after the district itself, the village of Devighat located at the confluence of the Tadi and Trishuli Rivers. Kakani is quite popular among Nepalese people as a touristic place and picnic spot. Nuwakot holds the different reminance from the unification movement pioneered by late king prithvi Narayan shah to the present situation.


The name, 'Nuwakot', is made up of two words 'nawa' and 'kort'. 'Nawa' means nine in Nepali and 'kort' means sacred religious sites at the top of hill. The district accordingly has 9 nine hills over which various deities are said to dwell thus overseeing and protecting Nuwakot. This has led Nuwakot often being called "City of nine hills". Referring to the pages of history, the Gorkhali king Prithivi Narayan Shah invaded Nuwakot which was under the ruling of Jaya Prakash Malla and made Nuwakot as the capital of his ruling area.[citation needed]

Geography and Climate[edit]

Climate Zone[1] 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.
Subalpine 3,000 to 4,000 meters
9,800 to 13,100 ft.
Alpine 4,000 to 5,000 meters
13,100 to 16,400 ft.
Nival above 5,000 meters  0.3%


At the time of the 2011 Nepal census, Nuwakot District had a population of 277,471. Of these, 54.6% spoke Nepali, 39.9% Tamang, 2.0% Newari and 0.9% Lepcha as their first language.

38.2% of the population in the district spoke Nepali as their second language.[2]


The district consists of 12 Municipalities, out of which two are urban municipalities and ten are rural municipalities. These are as follows:[3]


Nuwakot, being a hilly area with very less plains, most of the areas are still undeveloped. In last few years, huge changes are observable. The city areas are provided with schools, colleges, hospitals and the road infrastructure is also developed. Two hydro power stations are currently in operation. People are dependent on agriculture, teaching, foreign economy, livestock farming, business, hotels, Agro Tourism,Eco Tourism and Khadya Bank etc.

Special Economic Zone[edit]

Jiling is recognized as SEZ Area where as lots of business is coming and going to grow business and economy of Nuwakot. NEPAL KHADYA BANK LTD. has established at Kashitar to serve farmers in Food Security,Food Banking,Grain Storage,Supply and Distribution .NKBL is planning to partner with government to provide Duty Free Ration all over Nepal ,Introducing Ration Card in Nepal.[citation needed]


Nuwakot, Bagmati : A seven storey palace lies on the top of Bidur Municipality. Beautiful sceneries of Nuwakot can be observed from the spot.

Saat Talle Durbar

Trishuli River : One of the major river of Saptagandaki passes right through mid area of Nuwakot. Stunning view of the river and the local villages can be entertaining.

Kakani : One of the gateway from Kathmandu to Nuwakot. The place is perfect for observing sunset and the mountains.

Devighat : Near the union of Trishuli and Suryamati(Tadi) river lies devighat. This place is historically important. The death place of the great king Prithvi Narayan Shah lies here.

Kashitar : One of the major place where people can enjoy and work in Eco Tourism,Agri Tourism and Food Security.

It is best place for work ,play and enjoy .

Religious places[edit]

Nuwakot, consisting hindu religion as major, is provided with many historically as well as religious important places.

Bhairavi Temple

Jalpa devi Temple

Dupcheshwar Mahadev Temple

Chimteshor Mahadev

Bandevi Temple

Panchakanya Temple

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 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 SeriesNo.110., 2005, ISBN 87-7903-210-9, retrieved Nov 22, 2013
  2. ^ 2011 Nepal Census, Social Characteristics Tables
  3. ^ "स्थानिय तह" (in Nepali). Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
"Districts of Nepal". Statoids.

Coordinates: 27°55′N 85°15′E / 27.917°N 85.250°E / 27.917; 85.250