Location of Bajura
|Region||Far-Western (Sudur Pashchimanchal)|
|• Total||2,188 km2 (845 sq mi)|
|• Density||63/km2 (160/sq mi)|
|Time zone||NPT (UTC+5:45)|
Bajura District (Nepali: बाजुरा जिल्ला Listen (help·info)), a part of Seti Zone, is one of the seventy-five districts of Nepal, a landlocked country of South Asia. The district, with Martadi as its district headquarters, covers an area of 2,188 km² and had a population of 108,781 in 2001 and 136,948 in 2011.
Geography and Climate
|Climate Zone||Elevation Range||% of Area|
|Upper Tropical||300 to 1,000 meters
1,000 to 3,300 ft.
|Subtropical||1,000 to 2,000 meters
3,300 to 6,600 ft.
|Temperate||2,000 to 3,000 meters
6,400 to 9,800 ft.
|Subalpine||3,000 to 4,000 meters
9,800 to 13,100 ft.
|Alpine||4,000 to 5,000 meters
13,100 to 16,400 ft.
|Nival||above 5,000 meters||6.4%|
|Trans-Himalayan||3,000 to 6,400 meters
9,800 to 21,000 ft.
Towns and villages
Atichaur · Baddhu · Barhabise · Bichhiya · Bramhatola · Budhiganga · Chhatara · Dahakot · Dogadi · Gotree · Gudukhati · Jagannath · Jayabageswori · Jugada · Kailashmandau · Kanda · Kolti · Kotila · Kuldeumadau · Manakot · Martadi · Pandusain · Rugin · Sappata · Tolidewal · Wai
The small health centers in many VDCs are without Auxiliary Health Workers (AHWs), Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANMs) and Community Health Workers (CHWs). So, people seeking emergency health assistance have to travel a long distance to the district headquarters or Kathmandu or end up dying because of lack of treatment. Many people still believe in Dhami and Jhakri and do not always seek medicine or go to the hospital for the treatment. An NGO, PHASE Nepal provides many health care facilities and training programs to six VDCs: Kolti, Wai, Kotila, Pandusain, Rugin and Baddhu. Many people residing in these VDCs have benefited from the program.
Currently PHASE Nepal is working on several projects in this district including community health and education, livelihood, hygiene, sanitation and diarrhoea mitigation programmes.
- The Map of Potential Vegetation of Nepal - a forestry/agroecological/biodiversity classification system, . Forest & Landscape Development and Environment Series 2-2005 and CFC-TIS Document Series No.110., 2005, ISBN 87-7803-210-9, retrieved Nov 22, 2013
- "Project Area: Bajura". PHASE Nepal.
- Districts of Nepal at statoids.com
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