Bhaktapur District

Bhaktapur at a Glance

Area: 138.46sq .km (the smallest district of the country)

East West length: 16 k .m

North South Length: 2.2 k .m

Latitude: 27 degree 36’ to 27 degree 44’ north

Longitude: 85 degree 21’ to 85 degree 32’ east

Temperature: Maximum 32’ C. Minimum -2’ C

Major Rivers: Monohara, Hanumante, Mahadev, Ghatte Khola, Khasyangkhusung, Tabaya Khusi

Average Annual Rainfall: 56mm

 

Nearest district

East                Kavre Palanchwok District

West              Kathmandu & Lalitpur District

North            Kathmandu & Kavre Palanchwok District

South            Lalitpur District

 

 

Political and Administrative Division

Development Region   :   Central

Zone    :    Bagmati

District Headquarter    :    Bhaktapur

Parliamentary Constituency    :    2

VDC    :    16

Municipality    :    2

 

 

Land Use Pattern (As of 2006)

Description Area (Sq. Km )       Area (%)
Agricultural Land 96.57 80.1
Forest Land 12.46 10.32
Bushes 6.82 5.65
Settlement 2.67 2.21
Others 2.18 1.81

 

Irrigation Facilities (As of 2006)

Total Agricultural Land    3322Hector

 

Population (As of 2006)

Total Population                        225461

Male                                            114798(50.92%)

Female                                        110633(49.08%)

Population Growth Rate          2.71%

 

Literacy Rate (As of 2006)

Total Literacy Rate      59.15%

Male                              69.20%

Female                          49.08%

Population Distribution (As of 2006)

Religion

1. Hindu                        92.1%

2. Buddhist                   7.4%

3. Others                       0.4%

 

Caste

1. Newar                        62.8%

2. Brahman                   10.20%

3. Chettri                       18.2%

4. Tamang                     4.7%

 

Language

1. Newar                       60.9%

2. Nepali                       34.4%

3. Tamang                      3.8%

 

Major Crops and Production (As of 2006)

Paddy 25,850 metric ton per year
Corn 6300 metric ton per year
Wheat 15025 metric ton per year
Pulse (dal) 545 metric ton per year
Millet 200 metric ton per year

 

 

Major Fruits

Orange, Lemon, Guava, Pears, Junar, Haluwabed

 

Major Vegetable

Cauliflower, Peas, Beans, Cucumber, Pumpkin, Carrot, Ginger, Garlic, Cabbage, Tomato.

 

Major Animal Farming

Cow, Buffalo, Goat, Sheep, Pig, Poultry, Rabbit.

 

Road Facilities (As of 2006)

Black Topped: 82 km

Graveled:  42.75 km

Earthened: 192.49 km

 

Postal Services

District Post Office:  1

Ilaka Post Office: 8

Additional Post Office: 13

 

Telecommunication Facilities

Digital Telephone Lines: 8853 (digital), 15 (VHF/ Marts)

Existing Telephone Exchanges: 4 (Gathaghar, Bhaktapur Municipality, Nagarkot, Nankhel)