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With the tremendous natural beauty,cultural heritages,famous tourist sites, beautiful hills, Panauti has always made it’s own identity as a beautiful cultural city of our country.Panauti is very famous for jatras,makar mela(take place once in 12 years) Indreshwar mahadev, Bhadrakali,Badrinath,Kedarnath etc.It was originally a small state given by king Bhupatintra Malla as a dowry to his sister.
Panauti municipality was founded in 2053 magh 11 BS with 13 wards which includes malpi,khopasi,sunthan,sarada, taukhal,devisthan,subbagaon and various VDCs with an area of 33.78 square kilometers.It lies at an altitude of 1300-1600 m with latitude of 850 32’ and longitude of 270 38’.The city experiences the maximum temperature of around 32 degree celcius to minimum of 5 degree celcius with an average rainfall of 1200 mm.
The town has a population of around 30,000 among which 50.1% female and 48.5% male which is growing at a rate of 2.07%.The main source of income is agriculture.Potato,paddy,orange,milk etc are the main agricultural products.Besides these people have taken small scale industries, business,animal husbandary as the source of income.Altough the municipality is facilitated with some basic infrastructures, however an organized and full development of infrastructures has not yet reached upto the people.