Ward No. 11

The majority of the ward's multi-ethnic inhabitants follow the Hindu faith. Most of the people belong to the Newar community, and the feeling of religious tolerance and mutual cooperation runs high. Many temples began to be built in the ward from the time of King Rana Bahadur Shah. There are important religious edifices on the bank of the Bagmati river that forms the ward's southern boundary. Among them, Kalmochan Ghat and Mahadev temple built by Tripura Sundari stand out.

The ward encompasses an area of 183.9 hectares. The ward has the confluence of the Dhobi Khola and the Bagmati on its east, Ward Nos. 12, 21 and 22 on its west, Shahid Gate and Bhadrakali temple on its north and the Bagmati river on its south. Its population in 2001 was 15,244.

Thapathali Engineering Campus and many other educational institutions providing technical instruction so vital to the nation are located in the ward. Hotels and lodges operating in the ward's Bag Durbar and Bhote Bahal area are a big help in the promotion of internal tourism. The government hospital and private nursing homes here have been serving the people by providing them health care. The European architecture that entered the country with the rise of Prime Minister Jung Bahadur Rana can be seen in the ward's historic buildings like Babar Mahal, Bag Durbar, Singha Mahal and Thapathali Durbar. The ward is also proud to have the modern Dasarath Stadium within its borders. Major corporations like Rastriya Bima Sansthan, Agricultural Development Bank and Rastriya Banijya Bank are headquartered here. Many ministries and departments of Nepal Government are situated in the ward, as is the nation's central jail.

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