Parasi || A district located in Province Five


Parasi District is a district located in Province No. 5 of Nepal. It is 1 out of 12 districts of Province No. 5. The headquarter of the district is located in Ramgram.

Formerly, Parasi was part of Nawalparasi District, which split into two districts, Nawalpur District and Parasi, after the state’s reconstruction of administrative divisions as of 20 September 2015.

The total area of Nawalparasi District is 634.88 square kilometres (245.13 sq mi) and the total population of this district as of 2011 Nepal census is 321058 individuals.

The district is divided into 7 local level body in which 3 are an urban municipality and 4 are rural municipality.

Ramgram is a town and municipality and headquarters of Parasi District in the Province No. 5 of Nepal. At the time of the 2011 Nepal census, it had a population of 25,990 in 4,972 households. The former name of Parasi is still widely used.

Ramgram is about 9 km from the Mahendra Highway, the arterial roadway of Nepal, connected through Sunwal Municipality. This roadway is also called Tanka Prasad Acharya Marga. The regular jeep and bus run through this roadway from Sunwal Jeep Station. Nowadays it is also connected through highway, 5 km from bumahi, a small town connected to Mahendra Highway.

Ramgram is mainly Hindu but also an important place for Buddhists because it is the location of Ramagrama stupa. This stupa, which was constructed around 2,500 BCE, contains one of the relics of Buddha.

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