Tanahun District is a part of Gandaki Pradesh, is one of the seventy-seven districts of Nepal. The district, with Damauli as its district headquarters, covers an area of 1,546 km2. It has a population (2011) of 323,288.
Previously the town of Bandipur was its district headquarter. This district lies in the middlemost of country Nepal. The postal code of Tanahun is 33900.
Bhanubhakta Acharya was a Nepalese poet and writer who translated the great epic Ramayana from Sanskrit to Khas language. His birthplace is Chundi Ramgha Tanahun Nepal. Bhanubhakta Acharya was born on 29 Ashar, 1871B.S. in Tanahun district of Nepal. Acharya was born to a Very Brahmin family and received an education with a strong leaning towards religion from his grandfather at home.
He is honoured with the title Adikabi for the contributions he has made in the field of poetry and Khasi literature and every year, his birthday is celebrated as a festival of Bhanujayanti (29th of Ashad) by conducting various programs, usually academics and poem recitation. Chimkeswori is the highest hill in this district.
At the time of the 2011 Nepal census, this District had a population of 323,288. Of these, 61.9% spoke Nepali, 20.8% Magar, 8.3% Gurung, 4.1% Newari, 1.1% Darai, 0.8% Urdu and 0.7% Tamang as their first language.
35.5% of the population in the district spoke Nepali, 0.6% Magar and 0.5% Gurung as their second language.
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