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Syangja
स्याङ्जा
District
The District Headquarters Putalibazar.
The District Headquarters Putalibazar.
Location of Syangja
Location of Syangja
Country Nepal
Region Western (Pashchimanchal)
Zone Gandaki
Headquarters Putalibazar
Area
 • Total 1,164 km2 (449 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 289,148[1]
Time zone NPT (UTC+5:45)
Website Official Website

Syangja District (Nepali: स्याङ्जा जिल्लाAbout this sound Listen ), a part of Gandaki Zone, is one of the seventy-five districts of Nepal, a landlocked country of South Asia. The district, with Syangja bazzar (a small town) as its district headquarters, covers an area of 1,164 km² and had a population of 289,148[1] It lies in the hilly region at an altitude ranging from about 300 meters along the banks of Kaligandaki river up to a couple of thousands meters above the sea level. It lies at about latitude 28°4'60 North and longitude 83°52'0 East.

Syangja in 1994 under the auspices of the South Asia Poverty Alleviation Program (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 (VDC/s) of 45 districts of Nepal.

People and Places[edit]

Many different ethnicity of people live in this district. The major groups consisting of Brahmin, kshetri, Gurung, Magar and others. The people are famous for their unique identity. Brahmin and Chhetri (Kshetriya) 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. There is a popular saying that "when you go to Syangja and hit randomly a house with a stone that house surely belongs to Section-Officer."

The headquarters of Syanga district lies at Syangja bazaar. Some places of historical interest in this district are Satahun Chandi, Manakamana, Bhirkot durbar, Alamdevi, Nuwakot durbar, Chhangchhangdi, Ridi Ruru Kshetra on the banks of Kaligandaki river among others. Chhangchhangdi (Chaya-kshetra) is mentioned in the Swasthani vrata-katha, considered to be a part of the Skanda Purana, as the place where the last organ of dead Satidevi fell when she was being carried by Lord Shiva. Among the two municipalities, Putalibazar municipality lies in the eastern side whereas Waling municipality in the western Syangja. The later is a longitudinal valley along the banks of the beautiful Aandhikhola river. According to one popular folk legend, Aandhikhola river is believed to be originated from the tears of Shrawan Kumar of the Ramayana . The largest valley in Syangja is Ramkosh.

Road Connection[edit]

Syangja was connected to Pokhara and Bhairahawa, two of the most prominent cities of Western Nepal, after the construction of the Siddhartha Highway. The highway enters this district in the North from Kubhinde and leaves in the South to Ramdi of Palpa district.

Hydroelectricity[edit]

The Kaligandaki A Hydroelectric Power Station built in the Kali Gandaki river is the largest hydro electricity project in Nepal with an installed capacity of 144 MW. Besides this there are some other smaller Hydel projects being commenced in this district. Syangja is the district in whole Nepal which suffers from least problem of loadshedding. While the nation suffers 16 hours a day, the district Syangja suffers just 2 hours a week of load-shedding.[2]

Geography and Climte[edit]

Climate Zone[3] Elevation Range  % of Area
Upper Tropical 300 to 1,000 meters
1,000 to 3,300 ft.
53.6%
Subtropical 1,000 to 2,000 meters
3,300 to 6,600 ft.
45.3%

Demographics[edit]

Religions in Syangja
Religion Percent
Hindus
  
86.07%
Muslims
  
0.58%
Buddhism
  
12.47%
Christianity
  
0.07%
Jain
  
0.01%
Distribution of religions
Includes Others (0.08%).

Village Development Committees (VDC/s)[edit]

Map of the VDC/s in Syangja District

Municipalities[edit]

2015 Nepal earthquake[edit]

The district was affected by an earthquake on 25 April 2015. At least one house was destroyed.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Population and Housing Census 2011(National Report)" (PDF). Central Bureau of Statistics. Government of Nepal. November 2012. Retrieved November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Syangja village freed of load shedding". Retrieved 24 February 2012. 
  3. ^ 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 87-7803-210-9, retrieved Nov 22, 2013 
  4. ^ "Tricity Nepalese collect funds, relief material". nyoooz. nyoooz. 27 April 2015. Archived from the original on 1 May 2015. Retrieved 1 May 2015. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 28°05′49″N 83°49′19″E / 28.09694°N 83.82194°E / 28.09694; 83.82194


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26 news items

HydroWorld

HydroWorld
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 08:00:00 -0700

Kaligandaki is about 187 mi west of Kathmandu near Mirmi in the district of Syangja District and Chilime is in the district of Rasuwa, which is 83 mi north of Kathmandu. Kaligandaki's dam and headworks are situated on the Gandaki River at the ...

Circle of Blue WaterNews

Circle of Blue WaterNews
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 13:05:46 -0700

The two facilities have not been visited by inspectors. Kaligandaki, Nepal's largest hydropower plant, is about 300 kilometers (187 miles) west of Kathmandu near Mirmi in Syangja District. Chilime is in the district of Rasuwa, which is 133 kilometers ...
 
Fulton News
Tue, 23 Jun 2015 09:55:30 -0700

Sister Nirmala was born Kusum Regme, into a large Hindu family from Syangja district in central Nepal. When she was a year old her family, led by her father Mahananda Regmi, migrated to India. He had been in search of a job but ended up serving in the ...
 
HydroWorld
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:51:27 -0800

Nepal's King Gyanendra inaugurated Kali Gandaki A in 2004 in Syangja District, about 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu. Requiring three years, rehabilitation of Kali Gandaki A is to involve dam safety, civil and electro-mechanical works, and automation ...

E Kantipur

E Kantipur
Fri, 10 Apr 2015 20:56:15 -0700

POKHARA, APR 11 - A permanent resident of Chilaunebas in Syangja district, Phandindra Poudel managed to realise his long-held dream of providing quality education to his children and build a house of his own in the tourist hub of Pokhara two years ago ...
 
Times of India
Sun, 26 Apr 2015 19:01:06 -0700

CHANDIGARH: A day after thousands of people lost their lives and lakhs their houses and businesses after a massive earthquake in Nepal, 12 members of Nepali Welfare Society gathered in their Manimajra office to discuss the relief fund to be sent to the ...
 
Republica
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:29:30 -0700

KATHMANDU, July 22: While two Nepali security guards were killed another was left seriously injured when a Taliban suicide bomber riding a motorbike blew himself outside the main entrance of US compound in northern Kabul Tuesday morning.
 
The Union Leader
Sun, 15 Jun 2014 10:02:33 -0700

Knudsen is living in the Syangja District, which is about two hours from the city of Pokhara. On a daily basis, she helps maintain a kitchen garden, carries water from a stream, cooks over an open fire and frequently travels to the capital to meet with ...
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