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सोलुदूधकुण्ड नगरपालिका
A view from Salleri
A view from Salleri
Divisions of Solukhumbu.png
Solududhkunda is located in Province No. 1
Location in Province No.
Solududhkunda is located in Nepal
Solududhkunda (Nepal)
Coordinates: 27°30′16″N 86°35′11″E / 27.50444°N 86.58639°E / 27.50444; 86.58639Coordinates: 27°30′16″N 86°35′11″E / 27.50444°N 86.58639°E / 27.50444; 86.58639
ProvinceProvince No. 1
No. of wards11
Established3 December 2014
Incorporated (VDC)Salleri, Garma, Loding Tamakhani, Beni, Taksindu, Kerung, Gorakhani, Tapting, Tingla
 • TypeMayor–council
 • BodySolududhkunda Municipality
 • MayorNamgel Jangbu Sherpa (NC)
 • Deputy MayorKalpana Rai (NCP)
 • MP & ConstituencySolukhumbu 1
Hem Kumar Rai (NCP)
 • MLA & ConstituencySolukhumbu 1(B)
Buddhi Kumar Rajbhandari (NCP)
 • Total565.06 km2 (218.17 sq mi)
 • Total24,323
 • Density43/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5:45 (NPT)

Solududhkunda (Nepali: सोलुदुधकुण्ड नगरपालिका) (earlier:Dudhkunda) is the only municipality of Solukhumbu District. Located in Province No. 1 of Nepal. The town of Salleri, which is located within the municipality is the headquarter of Solukhumbu District[1] It was formed in 2014[2] by merging four VDCs: Salleri, Garma, Loding Tamakhani and Beni and was divided into 9 wards. Total area of the municipality had 254.3 square kilometres (98.2 sq mi) and population of municipality had 20,399 individuals living in 5,368 households (2011 Nepal census).[3][4]

In March 2017, restructuring of local level units in Nepal[5] brought some changing in area and population. More VDCs added to the municipality: Takasindu, Kerung, Gorakhani and Tapting. After adding more VDCs to the municipality, total area of the municipality increased to 538.09 square kilometres (207.76 sq mi) and population increased to 20,399 people.[4]

Tingla VDC was added again to this municipality on 26 February 2018 and finally the total area of this municipality became 565.06 square kilometres (218.17 sq mi) and population became 24,323 people.[4][6]


Solududhkunda is a combination of two words "Solu" and "Dudhkunda". "Solu" is a river which flows in this region and "Dudhkunda" is a lake located east of Solu river. The municipality has gain her name on river and lake which are famous in this region.


Salleri is the main town or centre of Solududhkunda Municipality. It was a separate local level rural unit before 2014. According to the 2011 Nepal census it had total population of 6,590 individuals living in 1,682 households.[7]

Salleri is now divided into three wards. Ward no. 4, 5 and 6 of Solududhkunda Municipality were part of Salleri Village development committee. Headquarters of Solududhkunda municipality is situated at ward no. 5.


To promote local culture, Solududhkunda Municipality has two community radio stations – Radio Dudhkoshi (94.6 MHz) and Solu FM (101.2 MHz).[8][9]


Most parts of Dudhkunda municipality have access to local roads. Phaplu Airport is located Phaplu in the northern part of the municipality.


  1. ^ "Districts of Nepal – Statoids".
  2. ^ "Government announced 61 municipalities". 2 December 2014. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Nepal Census 2001". Nepal's Village Development Committees. Digital Himalaya. Retrieved 14 November 2008.
  4. ^ a b c "Official website of Solududhkunda". Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  5. ^ "New local level structure comes into effect from today". The Himalayan Times. 10 March 2017. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Tingla to be merged with Solududhkunda". The Himalayan Times. 27 January 2018. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  7. ^ "VDC level report of Solukhumbu" (PDF). Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  8. ^ "FM Radio Details of Nepal". Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Radio Solu". Retrieved 21 October 2018.

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