Nuwakot || A District that Stands Over The Trisuli River

Nuwakot

Nuwakot

Nuwakot District is a part of Bagmati Pradesh. It is one of the seventy-seven districts of Nepal, a landlocked country of South Asia. The district, with Bidur as its district headquarters, covers an area of 1,121 km2. It had a population of 288,478 in 2001 and 277,471 in 2011. It is a historically important district in Nepal. Prithvi Narayan Shah died in Devighat of Nuwakot. It is the home district of different ethnic groups.

The district contains places of historical significance such as Nuwakot 7-storey old palace located at the top of the hill named after the district itself, the village of Devighat located at the confluence of the Tadi and Trishuli Rivers.

Kakani is quite popular among Nepalese people as a touristic place and picnic spot. Nuwakot holds the different remanence from the unification movement pioneered by late king Prithvi Narayan shah to the present situation.

The name, ‘Nuwakot’, is made up of two words ‘nawa’ and ‘kort’. ‘Nawa’ means nine in Nepali and ‘kort’ means sacred religious sites at the top of the hill.

At the time of the 2011 Nepal census, Nuwakot District had a population of 277,471. Of these, 54.6% spoke Nepali, 39.9% Tamang, 2.0% Newari and 0.9% Lepcha as their first language.

This district being a hilly area with very fewer plains, most of the areas are still undeveloped. In the last few years, huge changes are observable. The city areas are provided with schools, colleges, hospitals and the road infrastructure is also developed. Two hydropower stations are currently in operation. People are dependent on agriculture, teaching, foreign economy, livestock farming, business, hotels, Agro Tourism, Eco-Tourism and Khadya Bank etc.

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