Solukhumbu District

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Solukhumbu
सोलुखुम्बु
District
Solukhumbu is located in the north of Nepal
Solukhumbu is located in the north of Nepal
Country    Nepal
Region Eastern (Purwanchal)
Zone Sagarmatha
Headquarters Salleri
Area
 • Total 3,312 km2 (1,279 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 105,886[1]
Time zone NPT (UTC+5:45)

Solukhumbu District (Nepali: सोलुखुम्बु जिल्लाAbout this sound listen , a part of the Sagarmatha Zone, is one of the seventy-five districts of Nepal, a landlocked country of South Asia. As the name suggests, it consists of the subregions Solu and Khumbu.

The district, with Salleri as its headquarters, covers an area of 3,312 km² and had a population 107,686 in 2001 and 105,886 in 2011.[1]

Mount Everest is in the northern part of this district, within Sagarmatha National Park.

Indigenous ethnic Rai and hill Caste Chhetri are the main groups living in the mid-hills, while Sherpas occupy high mountains. There is a notable hiking trail known as the Solukhumbu Trail.

Tourism[edit]

Solukhumbu District is a familiar name in mountain tourism. The main attraction is Mount Everest (8,848m). UNESCO has listed the Sagarmatha National Park as a World Heritage site. Sherpa culture and Tengboche Monastery are unique to this district.

Geography and climate[edit]

Climate Zone[2] Elevation Range  % of Area
Upper Tropical 300 to 1,000 meters
1,000 to 3,300 ft.
 0.7%
Subtropical 1,000 to 2,000 meters
3,300 to 6,600 ft.
 9.3%
Temperate 2,000 to 3,000 meters
6,400 to 9,800 ft.
20.6%
Subalpine 3,000 to 4,000 meters
9,800 to 13,100 ft.
16.6%
Alpine 4,000 to 5,000 meters
13,100 to 16,400 ft.
28.3%
Nival above 5,000 meters 24.4%

Village Development Committees (VDCs)[edit]

Map of the VDCs in Solukhumbu District
Solukhumbu airport

There are 35 Village Development Committees in Solukhumbu Disrict:[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Districts of Nepal at statoids.com
  2. ^ 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 
  3. ^ Nepal Census 2001

Coordinates: 27°30′N 86°35′E / 27.500°N 86.583°E / 27.500; 86.583