Parbat District

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Parbat
पर्वत
District
kusma
kusma
Country Nepal
Region Western (Pashchimanchal)
Zone Dhaulagiri (धौलागिरी)
Area
 • Total 494 km2 (191 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 145,586
 • Density 290/km2 (760/sq mi)
Time zone NPT (UTC+5:45)
Website www.ddcparbat.gov.np

Parbat District (Nepali: पर्वत जिल्लाAbout this sound Listen , is a hilly area of Nepal. It is a part of Province No. 4 and one of the seventy-five districts of Nepal, a landlocked country of South Asia. The district, with Kusma as its district headquarters, covers an area of 494 km² and has a population (2001) of 157,826. It is the fourth smallest district of Nepal with 47 VDCs currently (before Kushma Municipality was formed, total VDCs remained 55.). It is mainly famous for the Gupteshwar Cave, which is visited by thousands of pilgrims during Shivaratri. Patheshwari Temple is the most famous temple of Kushma located at Katuwa Chaupari of Kushma-13. Patheshwori Mandir has lots of sub-temples inside like Ram Janaki Mandir, Bhagwati, Devi, Hanuman, and others. Alapeshwar cave is a famous cave in this district, it is also noted for the Dahere Deurali Temple, which is visited by thousands of pilgrims during Balachaturdanshai. Kamadhenu Mandir is another famous temple of Parbat district which is located in Khurkot development committee. Recently the Modi hydro project of 10 M.W. has been constructed in this district. Parbat's biggest playground lies in Phalewas village named Majhi Chour and Indra Chour.

Map of Parbat showing new and old Local level structure

Geography and Climate[edit]

Parbat district is a beautiful district with diversified geographical features, it extends from 280 00’ 19” N to 280 23’ 59” N latitude and 830 33’ 40” E to 830 49’ 30” E longitude

Climate Zone[1] Elevation Range  % of Area
Upper Tropical 300 to 1,000 meters
1,000 to 3,300 ft.
17.8%
Subtropical 1,000 to 2,000 meters
3,300 to 6,600 ft.
66.9%
Temperate 2,000 to 3,000 meters
6,400 to 9,800 ft.
14.0%
Subalpine 3,000 to 4,000 meters
9,800 to 13,100 ft.
 1.4%

Political Division[edit]

Entire Parbat district which had earlier 55 VDCs is now divided into 2 municipalities and 5 rural municipalities (gaunpalika) as listed below:

  1. Kushma Municipality
  2. Phalewas Municipality
  3. Jaljala Rural Municipality
  4. Paiyun Rural Municipality
  5. Mahashila Rural Municipality
  6. Modi Rural Municipality
  7. Bihadi Rural Municipality

Village development committees (VDCs) and municipalities[edit]

Map of the VDCs in Parbat District

See also[edit]

References[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. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 28°14′0″N 83°31′0″E / 28.23333°N 83.51667°E / 28.23333; 83.51667