Chitwan District is one of 77 districts of Nepal and is located in the southwestern part of Bagmati Pradesh with Bharatpur, the fourth largest city of Nepal, as its district headquarter. It covers an area of 2,238.39 km2. In 2011 had a population of 579,984 (279,087 male and 300,897 female) people.
Bharatpur is a commercial and service centre of central south Nepal and a major destination for higher education, health care and transportation in the region. The people inhabiting the Chitwan District are predominantly peasant farmers cultivating mainly food and cash crops such as rice, maize, wheat, beans, lentils, mustard and Vegetables.
This district is famous in Nepal for mustard growing and production of mustard oil. This popularity of the mustard in Chitwan is attributed to the predominant soil type silt, resulting from the flooding of the Narayani River and tributaries. This district is also profusely spotted with clay lands, which are very good for growing rice, wheat and vegetables such as cabbage, cauliflower, radish, potato, broccoli, cucumbers, pumpkins, and carrot.
Chitwan is very popular for tasty Taas, a spicy fried goat meat dish served with bhuja or cheura available in many restaurants. Momo, sukuti Khaja Set and other Newari cuisine and Tharu food and Bhuteko Bhat are also popular. Dal bhat is the staple food of the area, meat and dairy products are also widely consumed.
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