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Gandaki Zone

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Gandaki zone (गण्डकी अञ्चल was one of the fourteen zones of Nepal, located in the Western Development Region. It was named as Sapta Gandaki after the seven tributaries (Kali Gandaki, Trishuli, Budhi Gandaki, Marsyangdi, Madi, Seti Gandaki, and Daraudi) that make up the Gandaki River. Pokhara served as its regional and zonal capital. It was also the birthplace of Bhanubhakta Acharya, first poet of Nepal. The Gandaki Zone was home to multiple cultures which are unique in themselves. Some, like the Magar and Gurung, have attained fame much like the Gurkha people. [1]

32 relations: Annapurna Conservation Area, Annapurna Sanctuary, Besisahar, Bhanubhakta Acharya, Chame, Nepal, Damauli, Development regions of Nepal, Gandaki River, Gorkha District, Gorkha Municipality, Gurkha, Gurung people, Jomsom, Kaski District, Lamjung District, Languages of Nepal, List of districts of Nepal, List of sovereign states, List of zones of Nepal, Magars, Manang, Manang District, Nepal, Marshyangdi, Nepal, Nepal Standard Time, Pokhara, Seti Gandaki River, Syangja, Syangja District, Tanahun District, Trishuli River, Western Development Region, Nepal.

Annapurna Conservation Area

The Annapurna Conservation Area is Nepal's largest protected area covering in the Annapurna range of the Himalayas across the Manang, Mustang, Kaski, Myagdi, and Lamjung districts.

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Annapurna Sanctuary

The Annapurna Sanctuary is a high glacial basin lying 40 km directly north of Pokhara.

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Besishahar (बेसीशहर नगरपालिका) is a municipality and the district headquarters of Lamjung District in Province No. 4, Nepal.

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Bhanubhakta Acharya

Bhanubhakta Acharya (भानुभक्त आचार्य; 1814 – 1868) was a Nepalese poet and writer who translated the great epic Ramayana from Sanskrit to Khas language.

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Chame, Nepal

Chame (चाँमे) is the headquarters of Manang District in the Gandaki Zone of northern Nepal.

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Damauli, today Byas Municipality, is the headquarter of Tanahun District in the Gandaki Zone of Western Nepal.

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Development regions of Nepal

Prior to the promulgation of a new constitution in 2015, Nepal was divided into five development regions (विकास क्षेत्र), 14 administrative zones (अञ्चल) and 75 districts (जिल्ला).

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Gandaki River

The Gandaki River (also known as the Narayani and the Gandak) is one of the major rivers of Nepal and a left bank tributary of the Ganges in India.

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Gorkha District

Gorkha District (गोरखा जिल्ला), a part of Province No. 4, is one of the seventy-seven districts of Nepal and connected historically with the creation of the modern Nepal and the name of the legendary Gurkha soldiers.

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Gorkha Municipality

Gorkha (गोर्खा, formerly known as Prithbinarayan Municipality) is a municipality in Gorkha District in Province No. 4 of Nepal created in 1996.

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The Gurkhas or Gorkhas with endonym Gorkhali (गोरखाली) are the soldiers of Nepalese nationality and ethnic Indian Gorkhas recruited in the British Army, Nepalese Army, Indian Army, Gurkha Contingent Singapore, Gurkha Reserve Unit Brunei, UN Peace Keeping force, and war zones around the world.

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Gurung people

The Gurung people, also called Tamu, are an ethnic group from different parts of Nepal.

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Jomsom (Nepali: जोमसोम), also known as Dzong-Sampa or New Fort, is a town located at an altitude of about 2700 m in Mustang District, Nepal.

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Kaski District

Kaski District (कास्की जिल्ला, a part of Province No. 4, is one of the seventy-six districts of Nepal. The name is disambiguated from Kaskikot, the ancient Kaski Kingdom. The district, with Pokhara as its district headquarter, covers an area of 2,017 square km and had a total population of 492,098 according to 2011 Census. This district lies at the centroid point of the country. The altitude of Kaski district ranges from 450 meters the lowest land to 8091 meters the highest point in the Himalaya range. Kaski District politically has One Metropolitan City, 4 Gaupalika and 3 electoral sectors. The district covers parts of the Annapurna mountain range, and the picturesque scene of the mountains can be observed from most parts of the district. It is one of the best tourist destinations of Nepal. The district is full of rivers such as Seti Gandaki, Modi and Madi along with other rivulets. The district headquarters Pokhara lies about 750 m above the sea level and is one of the best tourist destinations in the world. The district is famous for the Himalayan range with about 11 Himalayas with height greater than 7000 m. The famous Peaks include Machhapuchhre (Virgin Peak - 6993m). The Annapurna Range in the northern side is always full of snow. The beautiful scenery of northern mountains, gorge of Seti River, Davis Falls, natural caves, Fewa Lake, Begnas Lake and Rupa Lake are important natural resources of this district with great tourism values.

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Lamjung District

Lamjung District (लमजुङ जिल्ला), a part of Province No. 4, is one of the 77 districts of Nepal.

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Languages of Nepal

The 2011 National census lists 123 Nepalese languages spoken as a mother tongue (first language) in Nepal.

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List of districts of Nepal

Districts in Nepal are second level of administrative divisions after provinces.

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List of sovereign states

This list of sovereign states provides an overview of sovereign states around the world, with information on their status and recognition of their sovereignty.

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List of zones of Nepal

Until the establishment of seven new provinces in 2015, Nepal was divided into 14 administrative zones (Nepali: अञ्चल; anchal) and 77 districts (Nepali: जिल्ला; jillā).

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The Magars are one of the ethno linguistic groups of Nepal representing 7.13% of the Nepal's total population as per the census of 2011.

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Manang (मनाङ) is a town in the Manang District of Nepal.

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Manang District, Nepal

Manang District (मनाङ जिल्ला, a part of Province No. 4, is one of the seventy-five districts of Nepal. The district, with Chame as its district headquarters, covers an area of 2,246 km² and had a population (2011) of 6,538. The pass of Thorung La at 5415 meters above the sea connects the district to Mustang District by providing a route between the towns of Manang and Muktinath. Manang district gets least amount of rainfall among districts of Nepal as it lies to the north of the Himalayas which blocks monsoon air. The Manang Valley, which lies close to the Nepal-Tibet border, offers tremendous opportunities due to its rich natural flora and fauna. Three tracks start from here. The first, via Thorangla, Muktinath, and Mustang to Lhasa—a journey that takes four days; the second via Naur Khola and Naurgaon, which takes five days to Lhasa; and finally the third via Larkiya bazar, which is the one most commonly used by the people of Central Nepal. Along with the Marwaris who have migrated from India to Nepal in large numbers, the Manangies are the best known traders of Nepal. They have received special dispensation from the King to trade in South East Asia, and travel abroad with precious stones and metals, musk, herbs and other items. They import ready-made garments, watches and electronic goods. Many of the Manangies spend as much as six months away from home, returning only during the summers. Many of them reside in Kathmandu, where their children study in the English medium schools. The parents' lack of proficiency in the English language is irrelevant as it in no way affects their trading skills. Since the area was opened to outsiders in the late 1970s, many have switched from the traditional agriculture to hoteleering. The trail from Manang to Muktinath has been used by the locals for hundreds of years to transport huge herds of sheep and yak in and out of Manang. It is an important route for the people of the region. The northern parts of Manang Valley are dry, brown and desolate places, very different from the thick forests and brown green valleys of Sikkim and Eastern Nepal.

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The Marshyangdi (or Marsyangdi) (Nepali: मर्स्याङ्दी, marśyāṅdī) is a mountain river in Nepal.

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Nepal (नेपाल), officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal (सङ्घीय लोकतान्त्रिक गणतन्त्र नेपाल), is a landlocked country in South Asia located mainly in the Himalayas but also includes parts of the Indo-Gangetic Plain.

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Nepal Standard Time

Nepal Standard Time (NPT) is the time zone for Nepal.

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Pokhara (पोखरा) is a metropolis, and is the largest city of Nepal in terms of area,http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2017-03-13/pokhara-lekhnath-becomes-largest-metropolitan-city.html and the second largest city in terms of population.

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Seti Gandaki River

The Seti Gandaki River, also known as the Seti River or the Seti Khola, is a river of western Nepal, a left tributary of the Trishuli River.

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Syangja is the main settlement of Putalibazar Municipality, the headquarters of Syangja District in the Gandaki Zone of Nepal.

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Syangja District

Syangja District (स्याङ्जा जिल्ला), a part of Province No. 4, is one of the seventy-five districts of Nepal.

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Tanahun District

Tanahun District (तनहुँ जिल्ला), a part of Province No. 4, is one of the seventy-five districts of Nepal.

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Trishuli River

The Trishuli River (accessdate There is a legend that says high in the Himalayas at Gosaikunda, Shiva drove his trident into the ground to create three springs – the source of the river and hence its name Trisuli.

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Western Development Region, Nepal

The Western Development Region (Nepali: पश्चिमाञ्चल विकास क्षेत्र, Pashchimānchal Bikās Kshetra) was one of Nepal's five development regions.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gandaki_Zone

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