Gandaki Zone,Syangja District

September 14, 2008 at 12:54 pm Leave a comment

Syangja District
Syangja District, a part of Gandaki Zone, is one of the seventy-five districts of Nepal, a landlocked country of South Asia. The district, with Syangja as its district headquarters, covers an area of 1,164km² and has a population (2001) of 317,320.

Syangja in 1994 under the auspices of the South Asia Poverty Alleviation Programme (SAPAP) of the UNDP, received million of dollars of international investment and has become a model for national development. Syangja’s model has proved so successful that the Government of Nepal joined forces with the SAPAP to extend the project to other districts and make it a model for national development. It has been initiated or implemented in at least 200 Village Development Councils (VDCs) of 45 districts of Nepal.

The other main feature of this district is the Siddhartha Highway named after Gautam Buddha. The highway crosses this district in the east to Sarketari and in the west to the boarder Palpa district, Lumbini Zone. Its is famous for Maoists rebel’s attacks closing the road. As recently as Feb. 2005 the highway was obstructed by the Maoists for five days.

Many different ethnicities of people live in this district. The major groups consists of Brahmin, Kshatriya, Gurung, Magar and others. The people are famous for their unique identity. Brahmin and chetri (Kshatriya) are renowned by their representation in the governmental jobs and Indian army respectively. Gurungs and Magars are famous because of their involvement in British Army Gurkhas and Military of India. Wild leopards roam free in less developed areas.

The places of Syangja district that keeps their name in history are Sataoun chandi, Manakamana, Bhirkot durbar, Jaisidanda etc. Jaisidanda is famous for its hold in the politics of Syangja District for a long time.

Waling is a municipality in western Syangja. It is a longitudinal valley along the beautiful Adhikhola river.

Syangja District, a famous district in Nepalese Bureaucracy, has producing intelligent bureaucrats of the country.

Syangja District
Map of with Syangja District highlighted
Area     1,164 km²
Population (2001)
Density     317,320 /km²
Time zone     NPT (UTC+5:45)


Entry filed under: Gandaki Zone.

Gandaki Zone,Manang District Gandaki Zone ,Syangja Dist (Syangja)

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