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Palpa District

Pālpā Jillā
पाल्पा जिल्ला
The District headquarters  Tansen.
The District headquarters Tansen.
Location of Palpa
Location of Palpa
Country Nepal
Region Western (Pashchimanchal)
Zone Lumbini
Headquarters Tansen
 • Total 1,373 km2 (530 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 261,180
 • Density 190/km2 (490/sq mi)
Time zone NPT (UTC+5:45)
Website Official Website

Palpa District (Nepali: पाल्पा जिल्ला   , a part of Lumbini Zone, is one of the seventy-five districts of Nepal, a landlocked country of South Asia. The district, with Tansen as its headquarters, covers an area of 1,373 km² and has a population (2011) of 261,180.[1]


  • Geography and Climate 1
  • Municipalities and VDCs 2
  • Major Rivers 3
  • Major Lakes 4
  • Places of Attraction 5
  • Trivia 6
  • See also 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9

Geography and Climate

Climate Zone[2] Elevation Range % of Area
Lower Tropical below 300 meters (1,000 ft)  0.3%
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.

Municipalities and VDCs

Map of Palpa District

Major Rivers

Major Lakes

  • Satyawati Lake (1400m above sea level)
  • Pravas Lake
  • Sita Kunda

Places of Attraction

  • Tansen is a historic city with palaces, temples, stupas and historic architecture.
  • Shrinagar Hill is spot for viewing high Himalayas. Dhawalagiri, Tukuche, Nilgiri, Annapurana,Himchuli and other mountains can be viewed from this place.
  • Vhairabsthan Temple is a Shiva temple with huge trident, believed to be largest in Asia.
  • Rishikesh Temple was built by the Kind Manimukunda Sen. According to Hindu mythology, this is the place where some part of body of Satidevei was cremated. It is famous for festival which occurs in 1st of Magh month when hidus come to take bath in Kaligandaki River.
  • Ranighat Palace (Ranimahal) is also called Tajmahal of Nepal due to similar stories behind the construction of this palace. It was constructed by General Khadka for her wife Tejkumari in 1893 AD.
  • Argeli Palace was constructed by Juddha Shamsher and is considered a beautiful palace.
  • Ramdi is a religious place in the bank of Kali Gandaki River. On the 1st of Baisakh there is a festival in this area.
  • Forts like Kalika fort, Nuwakot fort, Bakumgadi Fort are historic place of attraction


The shape of Palpa exactly looks like that of Nepal

See also


  1. ^ "2011 Nepal census (National Report)" (PDF).  
  2. ^ 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,  
Districts of Nepal at

External links

  • UN map of VDC boundaries, water features and roads in Palpa

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