Khotang District

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Khotang District

खोटाङ जिल्ला
Khotang district locator map.png
CountryNepal
ProvinceProvince No. 1
Admin HQ.Diktel
Government
 • TypeCoordination committee
 • BodyDCC, Khotang
 • HeadMr. Babi Chamling
 • Deputy-HeadMrs. Goma Devi Khatri
 • Parliamentary constituencies1
 • Provincial constituencies2
Area
 • Total1,591 km2 (614 sq mi)
Population
(2011 [1])
 • Total206,312
 • Density130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5:45 (NPT)
Websiteddckhotang.gov.np/en/

Khotang District (Nepali: खोटाङ जिल्लाAbout this soundListen ) is one of 14 districts of Province No. 1 of eastern Nepal. The district, with Diktel as its district headquarters, covers an area of 1,591 km² and has a population (2011) of 206,312.[1] Khotang is part of the area traditionally called Majh Kirat (middle Kirat /Khambuwan), home to indigenous ethnic Kirat Rai people. Apart from Rais, other ethnic groups and hill castes live in Khotang.


Geography and climate[edit]

Climate Zone[2] Elevation Range % of Area
Lower Tropical below 300 meters (1,000 ft)  0.7%
Upper Tropical 300 to 1,000 meters
1,000 to 3,300 ft.
31.5%
Subtropical 1,000 to 2,000 meters
3,300 to 6,600 ft.
49.1%
Temperate 2,000 to 3,000 meters
6,400 to 9,800 ft.
16.3%
Subalpine 3,000 to 4,000 meters
9,800 to 13,100 ft.
 1.6%

Municipalities and Village Development Committees (VDC))[edit]

Map of the VDCs in Khotang District

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Household and population by districts, Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) Nepal Archived 2013-09-27 at the Wayback Machine.
  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 November 22, 2013

Coordinates: 27°12′N 86°47′E / 27.200°N 86.783°E / 27.200; 86.783