Pokhara Metropolitan City (पोखरा महानगरपालिका) was established on May 2017 as a local government of Nepal. The headquarters of this Metropolitan City is located in New Road, Pokhara, Kaski district, Gandaki Province of Nepal. Pokhara is a Metropolitan city and also known as Mahanagarpalika in the Nepali Language. Pokhara is the second largest city in terms of population after the Capital city Kathmandu.
Pokhara Metropolitan City is surrounded by Madi Rural Municipality and Rupa Rural Municipality on the East, Annapurna Rural Municipality, Parbat and Syanja District on the West, Machhapurchhre and Madi Rural Municipality on the North and Syangja and Tanahu on the South.
The total area of this Metropolitan city is 464.24 km2 (179.24 sq mi) and the total population of the municipality is according to 2011 (2068 BS) Nepal census is 600,759 individuals. The density of this rural municipality is 892.1/km2 (2,311/sq mi). This municipality is divided into 33 wards. The highest Elevation of Pokhara is 1,740 m (5,710 ft.) and Lowest elevation827 m (2,713 ft.) from sea level.
Brahmin, Gurung, Chhetri, Khas Nepali, Magar, Newar, etc. are major Ethnicities of Pokhara and most of the people are believe in Hinduism, Buddhism, Muslim, and Christian.
Major Temple of Pokhara:
Akalaa Temple, Akaladevi Temple, Bhadrakali Temple, Bindhyabasini Temple, Gupteswor Mahadev, Gufa(Cave)/Temple, Kedareshwar Mahadev Mani Temple, Kumari Temple, Matepani Gumba, Monastery (Hemja), Mudula Karki Kulayan Mandir, Radha Krishna Shanti Ashram, Sitaldevi Temple, Sunpadeli, Temple (Kaseri), Tal Barahi Temple and World peace pagoda.
Pokhara Submetropolitan City, Lekhnath Municipality, Mauja, Chapakot, Bhadaure Tamani (3,9), Kaskikot Majhathana (1,4,9), Kalika (1,5) and Puranchaur VDC were merged into Pokhara Mahanagarpalika. Pokhara was incorporated in 1962 and merged Various municipality and VDC to formed metropolitan City in 2017.