Ramkot, Nepal

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Ramkot
रामकोट
Village development committee
Paddy field in Ramkot below a hill
Paddy field in Ramkot below a hill
Ramkot is located in Nepal
Ramkot
Ramkot
Location in Nepal
Coordinates: 27°43′N 85°15′E / 27.717°N 85.250°E / 27.717; 85.250Coordinates: 27°43′N 85°15′E / 27.717°N 85.250°E / 27.717; 85.250
Country    Nepal
Zone Bagmati Zone
District Kathmandu District
Population (1991)
 • Total 5,327
Time zone Nepal Time (UTC+5:45)

Ramkot is a village in Kathmandu District in the Bagmati Zone of central Nepal. At the time of the 1991 Nepal census it had a population of 5327 and had 972 households in it.[1] Ramkot is almost isolated area of Kathmandu when it comes to publicity. Ramkot was named to signify that Lord Ram was here during his exile.According to legends,Lord Ram left his coat here. Sitapaila, an attached VDC is named to show Lordess Sita, wife of Lord Ram was here too. Presently,there is one temple of goddess Sita which contains her footprints.[citation needed]

Location and Area[edit]

Ramkot is a village development committee situated 2.5 kilometers west of Sitapaila in Kathmandu, Nepal. It has 9 wards like Dandapauwa, Taufical, Fasku, Jayantigaun, Dandagaun and Sotigaun .[2] Druk Amitabh mountain with biggest Buddha stupa all over Nepal is one of its center of attraction . It is election centre 9 of Kathmandu. This Village is now turned into a Municipality named Nagarjun.

Infrastructures[edit]

It has many high school i.e. Sitaram Higher Secondary School ,Sishu nikunja heigher secondary school The Schools in this area are Gajurmukhee Secondary Boarding School and Ratna Rajya School. Wonders academy is only pre-primary school and Jyoti Academy is only lower secondary school of this area. It has one playground . Part of Padma Colony, sitapaila lies on it. Brihat housing is one popular colony in Fasku. Temples in this area are Mahankal,Radha-Krishna Mandir and Shyameshwor Mandir. Dandapauwa has one Bitumen factory, one chowmein factory and one grain factory. It also has one Party palace i.e. Ramkot Party Palace.

Politics[edit]

Recently held national election of 2070 BS i.e. Nepalese Constituent Assembly election, 2013 has favoured Nepali Congress as victor. Dhyan Govinda Ranjit of Nepali Congress was elected as a Member of Nepalese Constituent Assembly/Member of Parliament from this area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nepal Census 2001". Nepal's Village Development Committees. Digital Himalaya. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  2. ^ http://cbs.gov.np/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/VDC_Municipality.pdf