The District headquarters Tansen.
|Province||Province No. 5|
|• Type||Coordination committee|
|• Body||DCC, Pālpā|
|• Total||1,373 km2 (530 sq mi)|
|• Density||190/km2 (490/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+05:45 (NPT)|
Palpa District (Nepali : पाल्पा जिल्ला
Palpa District is not far from Pokhara and easily reached by bus. The ancient hill town of Tansen in this district offers a more tranquil atmosphere where laid back lifestyle is infectious. Walk down the cobbled streets in the old bazaar to discover a way of life. Explore the Shreenagar Hills or do a day hike to the Rani Mahal, once a vibrant palace on the banks of the Kali Gandaki River. Palpa was the seat of the Sen kingdom that ruled over this region from 16th century for almost 300 years so Headquarter of Palpa is called "Tansen" (Nepali: तानसेन)
|Climate Zone||Elevation Range||% of Area|
|Lower Tropical||below 300 meters (1,000 ft)||0.3%|
|Upper Tropical||300 to 1,000 meters|
1,000 to 3,300 ft.
|Subtropical||1,000 to 2,000 meters|
3,300 to 6,600 ft.
At the time of the 2011 Nepal census, Palpa District had a population of 261,180. Of these, 62.1% spoke Nepali, 34.1% Magar, 2.0% Newari and 0.6% Kumal as their first language.
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