Eastern Rukum District

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Eastern Rukum District

पूर्वी रुकुम
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Coordinates: 28°22′N 82°22′E / 28.37°N 82.37°E / 28.37; 82.37Coordinates: 28°22′N 82°22′E / 28.37°N 82.37°E / 28.37; 82.37
Country   Nepal
ProvinceProvince No. 5
Admin HQ.Rukumkot
 • TypeCoordination committee
 • BodyDCC, Eastern Rukum
 • Total1,161.13 km2 (448.31 sq mi)
 • Total53,018
 • Density46/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+05:45 (NPT)

Eastern Rukum (Nepali: पूर्वी रुकुम) is a district located in Province No. 5 of Nepal. It is 1 out of 12 districts of the province.[1] Rukumkot is the interim headquarter of the district. There was a decision of government to relocate the district headquarter from Rukumkot to Golkhada, Kol, Putha Uttarganga[2]

Formally Eastern Rukum District was part of Rukum District, which was split into two districts Western Rukum and Eastern Rukum after the state's reconstruction of administrative divisions as of 20 September 2015.

The total area of Eastern Rukum District is 1,161.13 square kilometres (448.31 sq mi) and total population of this district as of 2011 Nepal census is 53018 individuals. [1] [3]


The district is divided into 3 Rural Municipalities and there is a large reserve area named Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve[1] [4] [3]. There is no Municipality in this district.

Name Nepali Population (2011) Area (km2) Density
Bhume भूमे 18,589 273.67 68
Putha Uttarganga पुथा उत्तरगंगा 17,932 560.34 32
Sisne सिस्ने 16,497 327.12 50

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  1. ^ a b c "स्थानीय तहहरुको विवरण" [Details of local level body]. www.mofald.gov.np (in Nepali). Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development (Nepal). Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Decision on East Rukum HQ stayed". www.thehimalayantimes.com. The Himalayan Times. 2 February 2018. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  3. ^ a b "CITY POPULATION– statistics, maps & charts". www.citypopulation.de. 8 October 2017. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  4. ^ "District Corrected Last for RAJAPATRA" (PDF). www.mofald.gov.np. Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development (Nepal). Retrieved 4 April 2018.

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