THARU ARCHAIC SHRINE MANPUR DANG-DEUKHURI DISCTRICT NEPAL SHRINE

THARU SHRINE MANPUR DANG DISTRICT

 
Collection: Fürer-Haimendorf
Manpur, Dang district, Nepal February 1966

 

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Copyright: SOAS, Nicholas Haimendorf
 
SOAS Library PPMS19_6_THAR_0017
SOAS Library PPMS19_6_THAR_0067

Catalogue reference

PPMS19_6_THAR_0017
PPMS19_6_THAR_0067

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Dang-Deukhuri District is an Inner Terai district some 280 km west of Kathmandu in Rapti Zone of Nepal’s Mid-Western Region.

Dang-Deukhuri covers an area of 2,955 km² with population (2001) of 462,380.

Tribhuwannagar (usually called Ghorahi) is the district’s administrative center.

This district consists of the larger easterly and upstream portions of parallel Inner Terai valleys, Dang and Deukhuri,
plus enclosing ranges of hills and mountains. Downsteam, both valleys cross into Banke District, Bheri Zone.

To the south, the district borders Uttar Pradesh, India — specifically Balarampur and Shravasti districts of Awadh.
Because the international border follows the southern edge of the outermost Siwalik foothills called the Dudhwa Range,
there is no Nepalese Outer Terai extending onto the main Ganges Plain in this district. The permeable geology of the
Siwaliks does not support moisture retention or soil development so they are covered with unproductive scrub forest.

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Towns and villages

Amritpur
Baghmare, Bela, Bijauri
Chailahi, Lamahi
Dhanauri, Dharna, Dhikpur, Duruwa
Gadhawa, Gangaparaspur, Goltakuri, Gobardiya
Halwar, Hansipur, Hapur, Hekuli,
Kabhre, Koilabas
Lalmatiya, Laxmipur, Loharpani
Manpur
Narayanpur
Panchakule, Pawan Nagar, Phulbari, Purandhara,
Rajpur, Rampur,
Saigha, Satbariya, Saudiyar, Shantinagar, Shreegaun, Sisahaniya, Sonpur, Syuja
Tarigaun, Tribhuwan Nagar, Tulsipur
Urahari

(SOURCE WIKIPEDIA).

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