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The District Headquarters Putalibazar.
The District Headquarters Putalibazar.
Location of Syangja
Location of Syangja
Country Nepal
Region Western (Pashchimanchal)
Zone Gandaki
Headquarters Putalibazar
 • Total 1,164 km2 (449 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 289,148
 • Density 250/km2 (640/sq mi)
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] as of 2011.[2] It lies in the hilly region at an altitude ranging from about 300 metres along the banks of Kaligandaki river up to a couple of thousands metres 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 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.

People and Places[edit]

Many different ethnicities 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 bazzar. 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.


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.[3]

Geography and Climate[edit]

Climate Zone[4] Elevation Range  % of Area
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.

Village Development Committees (VDCs)[edit]

Map of the VDCs in Syangja District



  1. ^ "National Population Census 2011" (PDF). Central Bureau of Statistics. 
  2. ^ "National Planning Commission Secretariat". Central Bureau of Statistics. 
  3. ^ "Syangja village freed of load shedding". Retrieved 24 February 2012. 
  4. ^ 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 

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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Syangja District Documentary


A Beautiful Syangja (HD)(MOST WATCH)

Syangja Bazaar is the head-quarter of syangja district. The places of Syangja district that keeps their name in history are Sataoun chandi, Manakamana, Bhirkot durbar, Alamdevi, Nuwakot durbar,...

History and brief description about our Syangja District (हाम्रो स्याङ्जा जिल्ला)

Our Syangja Our Pride.... हाम्रो स्यांग्जा को बारे मा केहि जान्नु होस्.

Syangja Nuwakot Documentary ( स्याङ्जा नुवाकोट डकुमेन्ट्री )

Historical, Religious, Archaeological and Touristic Place Syangja Nuwakot . One of the best Land of Syangja District which is the famous in Nepal. एेतिहासिक, धार्मि...

Syangja District 6 VDC Annual Programme In Hong Kong 2012

स्यांग्जा ६ गाविस (राँगभांग, टक्सार, कोल्मा, ओरास्टे, ठुलादी र चिसोपानी) हंग...

Dashain Celeberation -Syangja Pearl Adhikari

It is the celeberation of dashain by Hinduisim in Syangja District Tulsi Bhangjyang Aalam Devi Temple.

Syangja Jilla Full Documentary

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Waling Campus Syangja

Tej prasad kafle talking about his contribution for Waling Bahumukhi Campus,Syangja.He was one of the founder and also principal for long time.This is the best and true source of the establishment...

A Visit to Gulmi, Palpa & Syangja Districts of Nepal by Bhim Upadhyaya.mov

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32 news items

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 ...
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 ...


Sun, 12 Oct 2014 11:19:37 -0700

Those advocating for carving out provinces on north-south alignment argue that Syangja district, for instance, is the richest in terms of non-customs revenue from 144 MW Kali Gandaki A hydropower project. While the district receives uninterrupted power ...
Sun, 15 Jun 2014 04:28:21 -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 ...
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.
E Kantipur
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 21:52:26 -0700

SYANGJA, AUG 15 - Villagers of Jagat Bhanjyang in Syangja district still have to walk for 3 hours to get to the nearest market, but they will not have to carry their produce on their backs anymore. A gravity ropeway system has been built linking the ...
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 18:30:00 -0700

Similarly, party's Seti zonal in-charge Bhanubhakta Joshi and Syangja district chief Padma Aryal also joined Oli panel. Aryal addressed the gathering explaining the reason for her support to Oli's candidacy. The Nepal panel was quick to counter the ...
E Kantipur
Sat, 22 Jun 2013 02:41:01 -0700

SYANGJA, JUN 22 - A canal of the Putpute-II Micro Hydropower Project based in Chitrebhanjyang VDC, the remote area in Syangja district, has been washed away by the recent monsoon flood that has wreaked havoc in several parts of the country.

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