Tanahun District

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Location of Tanahun
Location of Tanahun
Country Nepal
Region Western (Pashchimanchal)
Zone Gandaki
Established 1872
Headquarters Damauli
 • Total 1,546 km2 (597 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 323,288
 • Density 210/km2 (540/sq mi)
Time zone NPT (UTC+5:45)
Website http://ddctanahu.gov.np

Tanahun District (Nepali: तनहुँ जिल्लाAbout this sound Listen ), a part of Province No. 4, is one of the seventy-five districts of Nepal. The district, with Damauli as its district headquarters, covers an area of 1,546 km² and has a population (2011) of 323,288. Previously the town of Bandipur was its district headquarter. This district lies in the middlemost of country Nepal. The postal code of Tanahun is 33900. Maharisi Veda Vyash (महर्षी वेदव्यास), author of the great Hindu epic Mahabharata, was born in Damauli Tanahun at the meeting point of river Seti and Madi. The headquarter of tanahun is named as Vyas Municipality after his name. Vyash gufa (where sage vyash used to meditate) is located near confluence of two rivers seti and madi in Damauli.

Bhanubhakta Acharya (Nepali: भानुभक्त आचार्य; 1814 – 1868) was a Nepalese poet and writer who translated the great epic Ramayana from Sanskrit to Khas language. His birthplace is Chundi Ramgha Tanahun Nepal. Bhanubhakta Acharya was born on 29 Ashar, 1814 in Tanahu district of Nepal. Acharya was born to a Very Brahmin family and received education with a strong leaning towards religion from his grandfather at home. He is honored with the title Adikabi for the contributions he has made in the field of poetry and Khasi literature and every year, his birthday is celebrated as a festival of Bhanujayanti (13 July) by conducting various programs, usually academics and poem recitation.

Coordinates and location type[edit]

  • Latitude: 27.91667
  • Longitude:84.25
  • Latitude (DMS):27° 55' 0 N
  • Longitude (DMS):84° 15' 0 E

Geography and climate[edit]

Climate Zone[1] Elevation Range  % of Area
Lower Tropical below 300 meters (1,000 ft)  2.3%
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.

Major religious spots प्रमुख धार्मिक स्थलहरु[edit]

  • Vyash gufa, Damauli
  • Pancha mandir, Damauli
  • Thanithan, Basantapur
  • Teen Khole Devi Mandir, Khairenitar-8 Jamdi
  • Chabdi barahi, Chabdi
  • Nirjala Mai, Turture
  • Akala Mai
  • Aadhi Mul
  • Dhorbarahi, Dhorphirdi

Municipalities and Village Development Committees (VDCs)[edit]

Map of the VDCs in Tanahu District

Most Famous Festival[edit]

Map Of Tanahun[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ 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 87-7903-210-9, retrieved Nov 22, 2013  horizontal tab character in |series= at position 91 (help)

"Districts of Nepal". Statoids. 

Coordinates: 27°55′N 84°15′E / 27.917°N 84.250°E / 27.917; 84.250