Ramgram, Nepal

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Rāmgrām (Parāsī)
रामग्राम नगरपालिका (परासी)
Municipality
Rāmgrām (Parāsī) is located in Nepal
Rāmgrām (Parāsī)
Rāmgrām (Parāsī)
Location in Nepal
Coordinates: 27°32′N 83°40′E / 27.533°N 83.667°E / 27.533; 83.667Coordinates: 27°32′N 83°40′E / 27.533°N 83.667°E / 27.533; 83.667
Country    Nepal
Zone Lumbini Zone
District Nawalparasi District
Population (2011)
 • Total 25,990[1]
Time zone NST (UTC+5:45)
Postal code 33000
Area code(s) 078
Climate Cwa

Ramgram is a town and municipality and headquarter of Nawalparasi District in the Lumbini Zone of southern Nepal. At the time of the 2011 Nepal census it had a population of 25,990 in 4,972 households.[2] The former name of Parasi is still widely used.

Ramgram is about 9 km from the Mahendra Highway, the arterial roadway of Nepal, connected through Sunwal Municipality. This roadway is also called Tanka Prasad Acharya Marga. The regular jeep and bus run through this roadway from Sunwal Jeep Station. Nowadays it is also connected through highway, 5 km from bumahi, a small town connected to Mahendra Highway.

Ramgram is mainly Hindu but also an important place for Buddhists because it is the location of Ramagrama stupa. This stupa, which was constructed some 2500 years BCE, contains one of the relics of Buddha.[3]

Media[edit]

To promote local culture Parasi has one FM radio station Radio Parasi - 90.2 MHZ MHz Which is a Community radio station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ General Bureau of Statistics, Kathmandu, Nepal, Nov. 2012
  2. ^ General Bureau of Statistics, Kathmandu, Nepal, Nov. 2012
  3. ^ Ramagrama, the relic stupa of Lord Buddha - UNESCO World Heritage Centre