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Dhading District

Dhading District, a part of Bagmati Zone, is one of the seventy-five districts of Nepal, a landlocked country of South Asia. The district, with Dhading Besi as its district headquarters, covers an area of 1,926km² and has a population (2001) of 338,658. The mountain range "Ganesh" is the predominate mountain range located within Dhading. All of the peaks are over 7,000 meters with some approaching 8,000. The 8,000+ meter mountain "Manaslu" is clearly visible from much of Dhading, although it is located within the bounds of Gorkha. The transnational "King Prithivi Highway" connecting Kathmandu and Pokhara runs through the southern portion of the district making for easy access too the Kathmandu valley. The road parallels the "Trishuli" River.

Dhading besi is a district headquarter of the district Dhading in Nepal. The word besi in the Nepali language means lowlands, the reason many people settled here. It is a small town situated along the banks of two rivers, Arung and Thopal khola (khola means a small river in Nepali). The town has three major market hubs- Bus park bazaar, Bich Bazaar, and Bijuli Bazaar.

Being a district headquarter, most of the governmental offices are located here. As of 2000, plans were in place to pave the road leading to King Prithvi Highway.

Dhading is 80% farmland and 20% forest; unfortunately most of the protected forest is located near or next to the road which doesn't make for great trekking. But, the western border with Gorkha is bisected by the "Buri Gandaki" river and this river valley is a great entrance to the Himals of Gorkha (with views of the Ganesh range), not to mention one of the prettier rivers of Nepal. The towns of Salantar and Arun Ghat should get you pointed in the right direction.

The people of the district are primarily Bhramin and Chetri in the south and Tamang and Gurung in the north, with much of the center Newari. The famous King Prithivi Naryan Shah/Gurkha route crosses through Dhading.

Towns and villages
Agnichok · Baireni · Baseri · Benighat · Bhumesthan · Budhathum · Chainpur · Chhatre Dyaurali · Darkha · Dhading Besi · Dhola · Dhussa · Dhuwakot · Gajuri · Gaunkharka · Gerkhu · Ghussa · Goganpani · Gumdi · Jeewanpur · Jharlang · Jogimara · Jyamaruk · Kalleri · Katunge · Kebalpur · Khalte · Khari · Kiranchok · Kumpur · Lapa · Mahadevsthan · Maidi · Marpak · Mulpani · Murali Bhanjyang · Nalang · Naubise · Nilkantha · Phulkharka · Pida · Ree Gaun · Salang · Salyankot · Salyantar · Sangkosh · Satyadevi · Semjong · Sirtung · Sunaula Bazar · Tasarpu · Thakre · Tipling · Tripureswor


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