Diktel

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Diktel Municipality
दिक्तेल नगरपालिका
Municipality
Diktel, Nepal
Diktel, Nepal
Diktel Municipality is located in Nepal
Diktel Municipality
Diktel Municipality
Location in Nepal
Coordinates: 27°12′50″N 86°47′52″E / 27.21389°N 86.79778°E / 27.21389; 86.79778Coordinates: 27°12′50″N 86°47′52″E / 27.21389°N 86.79778°E / 27.21389; 86.79778
Country    Nepal
Zone Sagarmatha Zone
District Khotang District
Elevation 1,530 m (5,020 ft)
Population (1991)
 • Total 7,324
Time zone NST (UTC+5:45)

Diktel is a Municipality and the headquarters of Khotang District, a part of Sagarmatha Zone, Nepal. It was converted into municipality since May 2014 merging with the existing Bamrang, Laphyang and Kahalle vdcs [1] [2]

At the time of the 1991 Nepal census it had a population of 7,324 persons residing in 1,433 individual households.[3]

The town is located at 27°12′50″N 86°47′52″E / 27.21389°N 86.79778°E / 27.21389; 86.79778 and has an altitude of 1,530 metres (5,020 ft). It contains a notable jail.[4] During the Civil War the town was attacked by hundreds of Maoists rebels who also broke into Diktel jail and freed inmates[5]

Media[edit]

To Promote local culture Diktel has two Community radio Station. One is Halesi FM - 102.4 MHZ and other is Rupakot Radio - 105.0 MHz.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 72 new municipalities announced Archived June 18, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. My Republica
  2. ^ Govt announces 72 new municipalities The Kathmandu Post
  3. ^ "Nepal Census 2001". Nepal's Village Development Committees. Digital Himalaya. Archived from the original on 2008-10-12. Retrieved 2008-09-30. 
  4. ^ Asia Watch Committee (U.S.) (September 1989). Human rights violations in Nepal. Human Rights Watch. pp. 83–86. ISBN 978-0-929692-31-9. Retrieved 4 January 2011. 
  5. ^ Five killed in Nepal rebel attack - BBC News

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