Lamjung District

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Lamjung
लमजुङ
District
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Location of Lamjung
Location of Lamjung
Country    Nepal
Region Western (Pashchimanchal)
Zone Gandaki
Headquarters Besisahar
Area
 • Total 1,692 km2 (653 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 177,149
 • Density 100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zone NPT (UTC+5:45)
Main language(s) nepali, gurung, magar
Website Official website

Lamjung District (Nepali: लमजुङ जिल्ला About this sound Listen , a part of Gandaki Zone, is one of the seventy-five districts of Nepal, a landlocked country of South Asia. The district, with Besisahar as its district headquarters, covers an area of 1,692 km² and has a population (2001) of 177,149. Lamjung mainly consists of agricultural villages. The picture on the right is a scene taken in a village called "Kapur Gaun". CHESS Nepal is based in Lamjung District.

Geography and Climate[edit]

Climate Zone[1] Elevation Range  % of Area
Upper Tropical 300 to 1,000 meters
1,000 to 3,300 ft.
18.5%
Subtropical 1,000 to 2,000 meters
3,300 to 6,600 ft.
34.0%
Temperate 2,000 to 3,000 meters
6,400 to 9,800 ft.
20.3%
Subalpine 3,000 to 4,000 meters
9,800 to 13,100 ft.
14.1%
Alpine 4,000 to 5,000 meters
13,100 to 16,400 ft.
8.0%
Nival above 5,000 meters 3.6%
Trans-Himalayan 3,000 to 6,400 meters
9,800 to 21,000 ft.
1.3%

Village Development Committees (VDCs)[edit]

Map of the VDCs in Lamjung District

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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 

Coordinates: 28°14′N 82°25′E / 28.233°N 82.417°E / 28.233; 82.417