Ramgram, Nepal

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Rāmgrām (Parāsī)

रामग्राम नगरपालिका (परासी)
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
ZoneLumbini Zone
DistrictNawalparasi District
Government
 • MayorNarendra Gupta (NC)
 • Deputy MayorRambha Kunwar (NC)
Population
(2011)
 • Total25,990[1]
Time zoneUTC+5:45 (NST)
Postal code
33000
Area code(s)078
ClimateCwa
Websitehttp://ramgrammun.gov.np

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.[1] 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.[2]

Media[edit]

To promote the local culture, Parasi has one FM radio station named Radio Parasi - 90.2 MHZ MHz Which is a Community radio station. Radio Parasi is located in Ramgram- ward no.3, Sangamtole. Radio Parasi operates many programs for all age groups. To promote the culture, it operates programs in many languages which are spoken on this district. Their educational programs help the students in their exam time too. They also operate the musical program in which they play the songs of all categories which are latest in the market.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b General Bureau of Statistics, Kathmandu, Nepal, Nov. 2012
  2. ^ Centre, UNESCO World Heritage. "Ramagrama, the relic stupa of Lord Buddha - UNESCO World Heritage Centre". whc.unesco.org. Retrieved 9 September 2018.