Syangja District is a part of Gandaki Pradesh. It is one of the seventy-seven districts of Nepal. The district, with Syangja bazaar as its district headquarters, covers an area of 1,164 km2 and had a population of 289,148.
This district lies in the hilly region at an altitude ranging from about 300 meters. It lies along the banks of Kaligandaki river up to a couple of thousands of meters above the sea level. It lies at about latitude 28°4’60 North and longitude 83°52’0 East.
The district now has five municipalities Waling, Putalibazar, Chapakot, Bhirkot and Galyang. And six village councils Bajhakot, Arjun Chaupari, Biruwa, Fedikhola, Harinas and Kaligandaki.
This district in 1994 under the auspices of the South Asia Poverty Alleviation Program (SAPAP) of the UNDP, received millions of dollars of international investment and has become a model for national development.
This district has the largest hydropower plant in the nation. It is Kali Gandaki A Hydropower located on the Kali Gandaki river in Krishnagandaki Gaunpalika. It has the maximum plant capacity of 144 MW.
Many different ethnicities of people live in this district. The major groups consisting of Brahmin, Chhetri, Gurung, Magar and others. The people are famous for their unique identity.
The headquarters of this district lies at Syangja bazaar. Some places of historical interest in this district are Satahun Chandi, Manakamana, Bhirkot Durbar, Alamdevi, Gahraukalika, Nuwakot Durbar, Chhangchhangdi and Ridi Ruru Kshetra on the banks of Kaligandaki river.
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