Mugu District

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Mugu
मुगु
District
Rara Lake
Rara Lake
Location of Mugu
Location of Mugu
Country    Nepal
Region Mid-Western (Madhya Pashchimanchal)
Zone Karnali
Headquarters Gamgadhi
Area
 • Total 3,535 km2 (1,365 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 55,286
 • Density 16/km2 (41/sq mi)
Time zone NPT (UTC+5:45)
Map of the VDCs in Mugu District

Mugu District(Nepali: मुगु जिल्लाAbout this sound Listen , a part of Karnali Zone, is one of the seventy-five districts of Nepal, a landlocked country of South Asia. The district, with Gamgadhi as its district headquarters, covers an area of 3,535 km² and has a population (2012) of 55,286. Mugu is known for being both the most remote district in Nepal, as well as the least developed.

Geography and Climate[edit]

Mugu's geography is very rugged. The biggest lake in Nepal, Rara Lake—also known as Mahendra Daha—lies in Mugu District.

It is one of the biggest districts of Nepal. Pulu is one of the famous Village Development Committee (VDC) of Mugu district. There are many villages in this VDC namely Riusa, Mooh, Mangri, Serog, Dawra etc. Similarly, Seri Village Development Committee (VDC) is one of the famous VDC of the district. It is located to west of Rara VDC.

Climate Zone[1] Elevation Range  % of Area
Subtropical 1,000 to 2,000 meters
3,300 to 6,600 ft.
5.6%
Temperate 2,000 to 3,000 meters
6,400 to 9,800 ft.
19.3%
Subalpine 3,000 to 4,000 meters
9,800 to 13,100 ft.
20.6%
Alpine 4,000 to 5,000 meters
13,100 to 16,400 ft.
17.7%
Nival above 5,000 meters 5.3%
Trans-Himalayan[2]

[3]

3,000 to 6,400 meters
9,800 to 21,000 ft.
31.2%

Village Development Committees (VDCs)[edit]

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 
  2. ^ Shrestha, Mani R.; Rokaya, Maan B.; Ghimire, Suresh K. (2005). "Vegetation pattern of Trans-Himalayan zone in the North-West Nepal". Nepal Journal of Plant Sciences 1: 129–135. Retrieved Feb 7, 2014. 
  3. ^ Banerji, Gargi; Basu, Sejuti. "Climate Change and Himalayan Cold Deserts: Mapping vulnerability and threat to ecology and indigenous livelihoods". Pragya. Gurgaon, Haryana, India. Retrieved February 7, 2014. 

Coordinates: 29°33′N 82°10′E / 29.550°N 82.167°E / 29.550; 82.167