Besisahar

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Besishahar

वेसीशहर
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Main street of Besishahar Municipality in the morning.
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Besishahar
Location in Nepal
Coordinates: 28°13′52″N84°22′39″E / 28.23111°N 84.37750°E / 28.23111; 84.37750 Coordinates: 28°13′52″N84°22′39″E / 28.23111°N 84.37750°E / 28.23111; 84.37750
CountryFlag of Nepal.svg    Nepal
Province Gandaki Pradesh
District Lamjung District
Established15 May 2014
Government
  Type Mayor–council government
   Mayor Guman Singh Aryal (NCP)
   Deputy Mayor Laxmi Devi Adhikari (NCP)
Area
  Total127.64 km2 (49.28 sq mi)
Elevation
760 m (2,490 ft)
Population
 (2011)
  Total39,356
  Density310/km2 (800/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+5:45 (NST)
Postal Code
33600
Area code(s) 066
Climate Cwa
Website besishaharmun.gov.np

Besishahar (Nepali : बेसीशहर नगरपालिका ) is a municipality and the district headquarters of Lamjung District in Gandaki Pradesh, Nepal. [1] The Besishahar Municipality was formed by merging the existing Village Development Committees i.e. Besishahar, Gaunshahar, Udipur, Chandisthan, Baglungpani (3,4,7,8 & 9 wards), Bajhakhet, Hiletaksar (9 no. ward) and Chiti and have 11 wards. [2] Here are different castes and religions. So they have different culture. This municipality has a sub-tropical climate with deciduous forests. Annapurna II, Machhapuchhre, Lamjung Himal can be viewed from north of Besishahar Municipality.[ citation needed ]

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Population

At the time of the 2011 Nepal census it had a population of 39,356 including Besishahar, Gaunshahar, Udipur, Chiti, Baglungpani, Bajhakhet and Chandisthan. [3]

Transportation and communications

Dumre–Besishahar–Chame Highway connects the city to various parts of Nepal. The proximity of this city from Kathmandu (178.8 km), Pokhara (108.9 km), Bharatpur (104 km), Birganj (234 km), Damauli (59 km) and Prithbinarayan(Gorkha) (76 km). Bus, Micro Bus, Taxi and other land transportation are available to go out of the city, for internal transportation Bus, Minibus and Car/Jeep hiring is available.

Attractions

Religious and cultural landmarks

Educational and institutions

Hospitals

2015 earthquake

The town shook during earthquake on 25 April 2015. Houses made of mud collapsed, while those made of concrete survived. There were no visible cracks on buildings. There was little damage. The town largely escaped the devastation suffered in other places in Nepal. [11] [12] [13]

Photos of Besishahar Municipality

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