Parbat District

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Location of Parbat
Location of Parbat
Country Nepal
Region Western (Pashchimanchal)
Zone Dhaulagiri (धौलागिरी)
 • Total 494 km2 (191 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 157,826
 • Density 320/km2 (830/sq mi)
Time zone NPT (UTC+5:45)

Parbat District (Nepali: पर्वत जिल्लाAbout this sound Listen , is a hilly area of Nepal. It is a part of Dhaulagiri Zone and one of the seventy-five districts of Nepal, a landlocked country of South Asia. The district, with Kusma as its district headquarters, covers an area of 494 km² and has a population (2001) of 157,826. It is the fourth smallest district of Nepal.[1] It is mainly famous for the Gupteshwor Cave, which is visited by thousands of pilgrims during Shivaratri. Patheshwori Temple is the most famous temple of Kushma located at Katuwa Chaupari of Kushma-13. Patheshwori Mandir has lots of sub-temples inside like Ram Janaki Mandir, Bhagawati, Devi, Hanuman, and others. Alapeshwor cave is also the famous cave of this district. It is also noted for the Dahere Deurali Temple, which is visited by thousands of pilgrims during Balachaturdanshai.The bridge in the high place also lies in this district.Recently the modi hydro project of 10 M.W. has been constructed.

Geography and Climate[edit]

Climate Zone[2] 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.

Village development committees (VDCs)[edit]

Map of the VDCs in Parbat District

See also[edit]


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  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 87-7803-210-9, retrieved Nov 22, 2013 
Districts of Nepal at

Coordinates: 28°14′0″N 83°31′0″E / 28.23333°N 83.51667°E / 28.23333; 83.51667