Gorkha District

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The district Gorkha ( Nepali: गोर्खा जिल्ला ), is one of 75 districts in Nepal. It lies with its main town, Gorkha in the Gandaki Zone. It is the territory of the former principality of Gorkha, was pooled from the from Nepal and which was also named after the famous Gurkha soldiers. In the district there is the Manakamana Temple.


The 3610 km ² large district located in the Central Himalaya directly to the Tibetan border in the center of Nepal. His district neighbors are: Lamjung, Manang, Tanahu, Dhading and Chitwan. Four major rivers run into and along the district: Chepe, Daraudi, Marsyangdi and Budhi Kola. In the northern mountainous regions of the district is the large Annapurna conservation area. The highest peak in the district of Gorkha is the Manaslu with 8.163 meters, making it the eighth highest mountain in the world. More high mountains in Gorkha Himal Chuli are, 7.893 m and the Ngadi Chuli, 7,871 m.


The district is named after the Gorkhareich, originally based on the outskirts of the city of Gorkha. For this kingdom was formed in the 18th century, the basis of the modern state of Nepal. By 1930, Gorkha remained the official name of Nepal. The historic town of Gorkha was home of the Shah dynasty. Prithvi Narayan Gurkhakönig conquered the Kathmandu Valley in 1768 and succeeded to the throne of Nepal. The city Ghorka is a popular tourist destination.


According to the census, the district had in the year 2001 288.134 inhabitants and a population density of 79.8 persons / km ². The largest ethnic group in this district are the Gurkha, but also live Gurung and Tamang in Gorkha.


The cable car to Manakamana Temple.

The Manakamana Temple.

The Manaslu, the highest peak in the district of Gorkha.