Lamjung District

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Lamjung
लमजुङ
District
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Location of Lamjung
Location of Lamjung
Country Nepal
Region Western (Pashchimanchal)
Zone Gandaki
Headquarters Besisahar
Area
 • Total 1,692 km2 (653 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 167,724[1]
Time zone NPT (UTC+5:45)
Main language(s) nepali, gurung, magar
Website Official website

Lamjung District (Nepali: लमजुङ जिल्ला About this sound Listen ), a part of Gandaki Zone, is one of the seventy-five districts of Nepal, a landlocked country of South Asia. The district, with Besisahar as its district headquarters, covers an area of 1,692 km² and has a population (2011) of 167,724.[1] Lamjung mainly consists of agricultural villages. The picture on the right is a scene taken in a village called "Kapur Gaun". CHESS Nepal is based in Lamjung District.

Gallery[edit]

Geography and Climate[edit]

Climate Zone[2] Elevation Range  % of Area
Upper Tropical 300 to 1,000 meters
1,000 to 3,300 ft.
18.5%
Subtropical 1,000 to 2,000 meters
3,300 to 6,600 ft.
34.0%
Temperate 2,000 to 3,000 meters
6,400 to 9,800 ft.
20.3%
Subalpine 3,000 to 4,000 meters
9,800 to 13,100 ft.
14.1%
Alpine 4,000 to 5,000 meters
13,100 to 16,400 ft.
8.0%
Nival above 5,000 meters 3.6%
Trans-Himalayan 3,000 to 6,400 meters
9,800 to 21,000 ft.
1.3%

Village Development Committees (VDC/s)[edit]

Map of the VDC/s in Lamjung District

2015 earthquake[edit]

The epicentre of an earthquake on 25 April 2015 was in Lamjung District. [3] Most of the major damage and casualties took place in nearby Kathmandu, Nepal's capital.[4] The death toll for the earthquake was placed at over 6,000. However, only four deaths were reported in Lamjung District. While Lamjung is the district with the 20th most deaths in Nepal, it been severely damaged. The villages of Bichaur, Ilampokhari, Dudhpokhari, Gauda, Kolki and Pyarjung are the most affected in Lamjung district. Assistant Sub Inspector Bir Bahadur Thapa Magar has identified the four deaths in Lamjung District as Lakshmi Gurung, 18, of Ilampokhari village, Nepti Tamang, 91, of Gaudu village, Sher Bahadur Tamang, 62, of Gaudu village and three-and-a-half month old Sumit Bika of Gauda village. Twenty-five people were injured in Lamjung District. Local police estimate 2,094 houses were completely destroyed while another 2,129 houses were partially damaged in Lamjung District.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Population and Housing Census 2011(National Report)" (PDF). Central Bureau of Statistics. Government of Nepal. November 2012. Retrieved November 2012. 
  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 87-7803-210-9, retrieved Nov 22, 2013 
  3. ^ "Map of the earthquake M7.9 - 29km ESE of Lamjung, Nepal". Global Earthquake Epicenters with Maps. Geographic.org. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "Strong Earthquake Strikes Nepal Near Its Capital, Katmandu". The New York Times. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  5. ^ Khan, Hamza (1 May 2015). "Nepal Earthquake: Death toll crosses 5,000, but only 4 die at epicentre". The Indian Express. The Indian Express. Archived from the original on 1 May 2015. Retrieved 1 May 2015. 

Coordinates: 28°14′N 82°25′E / 28.233°N 82.417°E / 28.233; 82.417