Bhojpur District, Nepal

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Bhojpur District

भोजपुर जिल्ला
Chandi Bazar: A famous spot of Kirat Rai Ubhauli festival in Balankha
Chandi Bazar: A famous spot of Kirat Rai Ubhauli festival in Balankha
Location of Bhojpur district
Location of Bhojpur district
Political division of Bhojpur
Political division of Bhojpur
Coordinates: 27°10′21″N 87°02′53″E / 27.17250°N 87.04806°E / 27.17250; 87.04806
Country   Nepal
ProvinceProvince No. 1
Admin HQ.Bhojpur
Municipality
Government
 • TypeCoordination committee
 • BodyDCC, Bhojpur
 • HeadMr. Laxman Khadka
 • Deputy-HeadMrs. Anisha Khadka
 • Parliamentary constituencies1
 • Provincial constituencies2
Area
 • Total1,507 km2 (582 sq mi)
Highest elevation
4,153 m (13,625 ft)
Lowest elevation
153 m (502 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total182,459
 • Households
39,393
Demographics
 • Ethnic groupsRai, Chetri, Tamang
 • Female 53%
 • Male /100 female89.96
Human Development Index
 • Income per capita (US dollars)$999
 • Poverty rate24.4
 • Literacy69%
 • Life Expectancy68.3
Time zoneUTC+05:45 (NPT)
Postal Codes
57000, 57001..., 57015
Telephone Code029
Main Language(s)Nepali, Rai, Tamang
Major highwaysMid-Hills Highway
Websiteddcbhojpur.gov.np

Bhojpur District (Nepali: भोजपुर जिल्लाAbout this soundListen ) is one of 14 districts of Province No. 1 of eastern Nepal. The district's area is 1,507 km² with a population of 182,459 (2011).[1] The administrative center is Bhojpur.

Geography and climate[edit]

Classified as a Hill District, Bhojpur actually spans five of Nepal's eight climate zones.[2] 3% of the district's area is below 300 meters elevation in the Lower Tropical zone and 31% is Upper Tropical from 300 to 1,000 meters. 50% of the land area belongs to the Subtropical Zone between 1,000 and 2,000 meters and 15% is Temperate (2,000 to 3,000 meters). 2% rises higher into the Subalpine Zone.

Climate Zone[3] Elevation Range % of Area
Lower Tropical below 300 meters (1,000 ft)  2.7%
Upper Tropical 300 to 1,000 meters
1,000 to 3,300 ft.
30.5%
Subtropical 1,000 to 2,000 meters
3,300 to 6,600 ft.
49.8%
Temperate 2,000 to 3,000 meters
6,400 to 9,800 ft.
15.1%
Subalpine 3,000 to 4,000 meters
9,800 to 13,100 ft.
 1.7%

Divisions[edit]

Bhojpur is divided into two urban and seven rural municipalities:

No. Type Name Nepali Population (2011) Area Wards Website
1 Urban Bhojpur भोजपुर 28,107 159.51 12 [1]
2 Urban Shadanand षडानन्द नगरपालिका 31,612 241 14 [2][permanent dead link]
3 Rural Hatuwagadhi हतुवागढी 20,404 142.61 9 [3]
4 Rural Ramprasad Rai रामप्रसाद राई 18,848 158.83 8 [4]
5 Rural Aamchok आमचोक 18,720 184.89 10 [5]
6 Rural Tyamke Maiyunm ट्याम्केमैयुम 17,911 173.41 9 [6]
7 Rural Arun Gaunpalika अरुण 17,687 154.76 7 [7]
8 Rural Pauwadungma पौवादुङमा 15,394 118.86 6 [8]
9 Rural Salpasilichho साल्पासिलिछो 13,111 193.33 6 [9]
District Bhojpur भोजपुर 1,507 81 ddcbhojpur.gov.np

Towns and villages (former VDC)[edit]

Map of the VDC/s in Bhojpur District

Demographics[edit]

At the time of the 2011 Nepal census, Bhojpur District had a population of 182,459. Of these, 49.1% spoke Nepali, 19.6% Bantawa, 7.5% Tamang, 4.5% Newari, 3.4% Magar, 3.0% Dungmali, 2.4% Kulung, 2.0% Sampang, 1.5% Sherpa, 1.4% Rai, 1.2% Chamling and 0.7% Nachhiring as their first language.

48.5% of the population in the district spoke Nepali and 0.6% Bantawa as their second language.[4]

53% of the population are female. Major ethnicities in the district are Rai (32%), Chhetri (20%), Tamang (9%), Newar (8%), Bahun (6%) and others (25%). The literacy rate is 69 percent. [5]

2015 Nepal earthquake[edit]

The district was affected by an earthquake on 25 April 2015.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Population and Housing Census 2011(National Report)" (PDF). Central Bureau of Statistics. Government of Nepal. November 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-04-18. Retrieved November 2012. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ The Map of Potential Vegetation of Nepal - a forestry/agroecological/biodiversity classification system (PDF), . Forest & Landscape Development and Environment Series 2-2005 and CFC-TIS Document Series No.110., 2005, ISBN 87-7903-210-9, retrieved Nov 22, 2013
  3. ^ The Map of Potential Vegetation of Nepal - a forestry/agroecological/biodiversity classification system (PDF), . Forest & Landscape Development and Environment Series 2-2005 and CFC-TIS Document Series No.110., 2005, ISBN 87-7903-210-9, retrieved Nov 22, 2013
  4. ^ 2011 Nepal Census, Social Characteristics Tables
  5. ^ "Bhojpur district in Nepal". www.nepalmap.org. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Nepal family finds starting over tough in wake of earthquake". nwi.com. The Times. 13 June 2015. Retrieved 21 June 2015.

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Coordinates: 27°10′21″N 87°02′53″E / 27.17250°N 87.04806°E / 27.17250; 87.04806