Khotang District

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Khotang District

खोटाङ जिल्ला
Khotang district locator map.png
ProvinceKirat State
Admin HQ.Diktel
 • TypeCoordination committee
 • BodyDCC, Khotang
 • HeadMr. Babi Chamling
 • Deputy-HeadMrs. Goma Devi Khatri
 • Parliamentary constituencies1
 • Provincial constituencies2
 • Total1,591 km2 (614 sq mi)
(2011 [1])
 • Total206,312
 • Density130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5:45 (NPT)

Khotang District (Nepali: खोटाङ जिल्लाAbout this soundListen ) is one of 14 districts of Kirat State 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.Main languages Kirat Rai Chamling language or Kirat Rai languages and Khas Nepali.

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.
Subtropical 1,000 to 2,000 meters
3,300 to 6,600 ft.
Temperate 2,000 to 3,000 meters
6,400 to 9,800 ft.
Subalpine 3,000 to 4,000 meters
9,800 to 13,100 ft.

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

Map of the VDCs in Khotang District


  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