Changu Narayan Municipality
Changu Narayan Municipality, with an area of 62.98 square kilometers addressed it as the largest municipality of Bhaktapur district. The municipality is named after the oldest temple of Nepal, Changu Narayan Temple.
The temple was also enlisted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979 A.D. That is now turned into a very popular touristic destination.
This municipality has never been a municipality before. In 27 Falgun, 2073, with a merge of the two municipalities named Changu Narayan and Nagarkot municipalities, the former municipality was formed. That has now 9 wards.
The most popular figures of the municipality are the Temple of Changu Narayan and the Nagarkot. Both of them lie on the top of the hills. Since the altitude range of the municipality is 1372 to 2191m, it passes a cool preferable climate. Especially, perfect for the hikes.
The total population of the municipality is 55,430, according to the records of the 2011 Nepal Census. That somehow also clarifies that it has less population than the Bhaktapur Municipality. Though it is very large in an area.
This municipality is famous for the Changu Narayan Temple and Nagarkot. But far from that, it also gets a little of famed from its water supplies business. Plus, the fertile soils there provokes the agriculture. To plant more development onto this land, Mr. Som Prasad Mishra currently is serving as the mayor of the municipality.