Khotang District

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Khotang District

खोटाङ जिल्ला
Khotang district locator map.png
Country   Nepal
ProvinceProvince No. 1
Admin HQ.Diktel
Government
 • TypeCoordination committee
 • BodyDCC, Khotang
 • HeadMr. Kamal Bhim Raj Khadka
 • Deputy-HeadMrs. Indra Kala Khadka
 • Parliamentary constituencies1
 • Provincial constituencies2
Area
 • Total1,591 km2 (614 sq mi)
Population
 (2011 [1])
 • Total206,312
 • Density130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+05:45 (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 (614 sq mi) 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. The main languages are Kirat Rai Chamling language or Kirat Rai languages and Khas Nepali.[citation needed]

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%

Demographics[edit]

At the time of the 2011 Nepal census, Khotang District had a population of 206,312. Of these, 50.1% spoke Nepali, 16.5% Chamling, 4.4% Magar, 3.9% Tamang, 3.7% Bantawa, 3.5% Sampang, 2.7% Newari, 2.5% Dumi, 2.2% Puma, 1.9% Thulung, 1.5% Wambule, 1.3% Nachhiring, 0.9% Koch, 0.8% Rai, 0.6% Sherpa, 0.5% Tilung and 0.5% Khaling as their first language.

43.0% of the population in the district spoke Nepali, 1.1% Bantawa and 0.6% Chamling as their second language.[3]

Administration[edit]

The district consists of 10 Municipalities, out of which two are urban municipalities and eight are rural municipalities. These are as follows:[4]

Former Village Development Committees[edit]

Prior to the restructuring of the district, Khotang District consisted of the following municipalities and Village development committees:[citation needed]

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
  3. ^ 2011 Nepal Census, Social Characteristics Tables
  4. ^ "स्थानिय तह" (in Nepali). Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration. Retrieved 1 September 2018.

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