Kalikot District

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Kalikot District

कालीकोट जिल्ला
Kalikot district location.png
Country   Nepal
ProvinceKarnali Pradesh
Admin HQ.Manma (today part of Khandachakra Municipality)
Government
 • TypeCoordination committee
 • BodyDCC, Kalikot
Area
 • Total1,741 km2 (672 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total136,948
 • Density79/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+05:45 (NPT)
Websiteddckalikot.gov.np

Kalikot District (Nepali: कालीकोट जिल्लाAbout this soundListen , a part of Karnali province, is one of the seventy-seven districts of Nepal. The district, with Manma as its district headquarters, covers an area of 1,741 km2 (672 sq mi), had a population of 105,580 in 2001 and 136,948 in 2011. In September 2005, in a bid to encourage a change in social attitudes, the government announced that it would provide rice to any family that had recently had a girl born.[1]

Geography and Climate[edit]

Climate Zone[2] Elevation Range % of Area
Upper Tropical 300 to 1,000 meters
1,000 to 3,300 ft.
 1.8%
Subtropical 1,000 to 2,000 meters
3,300 to 6,600 ft.
20.6%
Temperate 2,000 to 3,000 meters
6,400 to 9,800 ft.
39.4%
Subalpine 3,000 to 4,000 meters
9,800 to 13,100 ft.
37.3%
Alpine 4,000 to 5,000 meters
13,100 to 16,400 ft.
 0.8%

Demographics[edit]

At the time of the 2011 Nepal census, Kalikot District had a population of 136,948. Of these, 99.5% spoke Nepali as their first language.[3]

Administration[edit]

The district consists of nine municipalities, out of which four are urban municipalities and five are rural municipalities. These are as follows:[4]

Former Village Development Committees[edit]

Prior to the restructuring of the district, Kalikot District consisted of the following municipalities and Village development committees:

Map of the VDCs in Kalikot District

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - 2005 - US Department of State
  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. ^ 2011 Nepal Census, Social Characteristics Tables
  4. ^ "स्थानिय तह" (in Nepali). Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration. Retrieved 1 September 2018.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 29°9′0″N 81°37′0″E / 29.15000°N 81.61667°E / 29.15000; 81.61667