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Baglung

Baglung
बाग्लुङ
City
Hill station
Baglung Bazar seen from Bhakunde VDC with views of Mt. Dhaulagiri
Baglung Bazar seen from Bhakunde VDC with views of Mt. Dhaulagiri
Baglung is located in Nepal
Baglung
Location in Nepal
Coordinates:
Country    Nepal
Admin. division Dhaulagiri Zone
District Baglung District
Municipality Baglung Nagarpalika
Government
 • Mayor Vacant
Elevation 1,020 m (3,350 ft)
Population (2011)census
 • Total 29,360
 • Ethnicities Chhetri, Magar, Newar, Bramhin, Thakali, Dalit
 • Religions Hindu, Buddhist and Hindu-Buddhist Mixed
Postal code 33300
Area code(s) 068

Baglung, is a municipality in western Nepal, 275 km west of Kathmandu. It is the administrative headquarters of Baglung District and Dhaulagiri Zone. Baglung is a major business, financial, educational, and healthcare center for the people of Kali Gandaki valley. It is mostly known as city of bridges and is also famous for its map which is similar to the map of Nepal.

Contents

  • Geography and climate 1
  • Transportation 2
  • Demographics 3
  • Economy 4
  • Places of interest 5
  • Culture 6
  • Media 7
  • 2015 Nepal earthquake 8
  • References 9
  • External links 10

Geography and climate

  • www.kalikabaglung.com.np
  • www.ebaglung.com
  • www.baglungcity.com
  • [Hyperlink Cyber Baglung]

External links

  1. ^ Aryal, D., R. Rehgmi and N. Rimai (Eds.) 1982. Nepal District Profile:Nepal Research Asíooc/a/eí. Kathmandu, Nepal.
  2. ^ http://www.nagariknews.com/society/nation/13251-2010-05-11-11-45-12.html
  3. ^ Arya, Shishir (27 April 2015). "Nepalis in Nagpur await news from kin back home". Times of India. Times of India. Archived from the original on 1 May 2015. Retrieved 1 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "West Dorset couple who survived Nepal earthquake staying on to help in the aftermath". Dorset ECHO. Dorset ECHO. 30 April 2015. Archived from the original on 1 May 2015. Retrieved 1 May 2015. 

References

The town shook during earthquake on 25 April 2015. However, the town only felt light tremors and the town was still largely standing after the earthquake.[3][4]

2015 Nepal earthquake

To Promote local culture Baglung has many FM radio stations. Some of them are Baglung FM - 96.4 MHz ,Dhaulagiri FM - 98.6 MHz which are Community radio Station. Recently, Dhaulagiri Television is broadcasting as a first television in Dhaulagiri zone.

Media

Baglung and adjacent areas are well known for the folk Nepali music. The area has given rise to some of the more prominent names in folk music. Annual folk song competition held during the Chaitre Dashain festival attracts artists from all over the nation. In recent years music by artists such as The Sky Band, S K Shrestha, Bikash Sharma and Godhuli Band have gained main stream success.

Culture

Very good views of Dashain and Chaitre Dashain. Trekking, biking, and rafting make it an ideal location for thrill seekers. Kalika is also the vantage point for trekkers to Mustang, Dolpa and Mt. Dhaulagiri. Baglung has the only hunting reserve in Nepal. Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve is a prime habitat for blue sheep and snow leopard.

Baglung kalika temple

Places of interest

Baglung, being the zonal and district headquarters, has a large presence of government and non-governmental institutions. Administrative as well as service centers are located within the city limits. A number of governmental, non-governmental as well as political conferences and rallies are held throughout the year. There is a significant presence of Nepal Army, Nepal Police and Armed Police Force of Nepal in the area. Baglung is also a Banking and financial hub of the region. In the recent years many national banks have opened branches and regional offices. A large number of people are employed overseas and in neighboring India. People from Baglung and nearby have a tradition of enlisting in the British and the Indian Army. Baglung and the region receive one of the highest amounts of remittance earned from foreign employment in Nepal. As of 2010, pension fund alone distributed to ex-servicemen of the Indian Army by the Pension Paying Office at Baglung stands at around US$20 million.[2] There are many shops and restaurants catering to the locals and occasional visitors. The town is bustling with many grocery stores, newsstands, repair shops, tailors, beauty parlors, clothing and electronics outlets. There are few small scale industries. Most of the manufacturing work is revolved around production of construction materials and home furnishings. Schools and institutions of higher education also employ a significant number of people.

Economy

Baglung is a multicultural and multiracial community. Majority of the population belongs to ethnic communities of Brahmin, Magar, Chhettri, Chhantyal,and Dalits. Smaller groups of Newar, Gurung and Thakali also live in the area. Majority of people from Baglung practice Hinduism. Other religions practiced in the area include Buddhism and Islam. There is also a small Tibetan refugee camp located at Dhorpatan.

There are around 29,360 inhabitants (census 2011) in Baglung. Annual population growth rate is 3.03%. It is the 38th largest municipality in Nepal, up from 47th in 2001. Apart from Nepali, other languages spoken include Newari, Gurung, Thakali, Tibetan and Magar.

Demographics

Mt. Dhaulagiri seen from Baglung

Baglung is connected to Beni Bazar of Myagdi to the north and Kusma Bazar of Parbat which are located 13 km to the north and 12 km to the south-east, respectively. A paved highway connects the town with Pokhara, 72 km to the east. Tracks for the highways to connect Tibet to the north via Mustang, Rukum to the west via Burtibang and Sera Bazar to the south via Balewa airport have been completed recently. There is ongoing work to open track along the Kali Gandaki valley to connect Baglung directly with the southern border towns. Upon completion of these road projects Baglung will be at the crossroads of the north-south highway linking India with Mustang and the 'middle hill' east-west highway linking eastern and western halves of the country. In addition to major highways, narrow seasonal dirt roads connect the town with adjoining rural areas. Baglung airport (code: BGL), in Balewa, is located 12 km to the south of the town across the valley from Kusma. With the completion of the Pokhara-Baglung highway this airport has fallen into disuse. Water transportation is virtually absent. However, the adjoining Kali Gandaki river offers some of the best white-water rafting in Nepal and attracts a decent number of thrill seekers every year.

Transportation

Rainfall is heavily affected by the Monsoon and most of it occurs during the months of June through September. Rest of the year is mostly dry and sunny. Snowfall is extremely rare though surrounding mountains see occasional snow during the winter months. [1]

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