Okhaldhunga District

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Okhaldhunga
ओखलढुङ्गा
District
Okhaldhunga district location.png
Country Nepal
Region Eastern (Purwanchal)
Zone Sagarmatha
Headquarters Okhaldhunga
Area
 • Total 1,074 km2 (415 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 147,984
 • Density 140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zone NPT (UTC+5:45)

Okhaldhunga District(Nepali: ओखलढुङ्गा जिल्लाAbout this sound Listen , a part of Sagarmatha Zone, is one of the seventy-five districts of Nepal, a landlocked country of South Asia. The district, with Okhaldhunga as its district headquarters, covers an area of 1,074.5 km² and had a population of 156,702 in 2001 and 147,984 in 2011.[1] Okhaldhunga is part of area traditionally called Wallo Kirat (near Kirat), home to indigenous ethnic groups Rai and Sunuwar सुनुवार. Apart from these indigenous ethnic groups, other ethnics and hill castes live in the district.

Geography and Climate[edit]

Climate Zone[2] Elevation Range  % of Area
Upper Tropical 300 to 1,000 meters
1,000 to 3,300 ft.
22.2%
Subtropical 1,000 to 2,000 meters
3,300 to 6,600 ft.
51.1%
Temperate 2,000 to 3,000 meters
6,400 to 9,800 ft.
24.2%
Subalpine 3,000 to 4,000 meters
9,800 to 13,100 ft.
 2.1%

Village Development Committees[edit]

Map of the VDCs in Okhaldhunga District

The district contains the following VDCs:

waksa, Balakhu, Baraneshwor, Betini, Bhadaure, Bhussinga, Bigutar, Bilandu, Chyanam, Diyale, Fediguth, Fulbari, Gamnangtar, Harkapur, Jantarkhani, Kalikadevi, Katunje, Ketuke, Khiji Chandeshwori, Khijifalate, Kuibhir, Kuntadevi, Madhavpur, Mamkha, Manebhanjyang, Moli, Mulkharka, Narmedeshwor, Palapu, Patle, Pokhare, Pokli, Prapcha, Ragani, Rajadeep, Raniban, Ratmata, Rawadolu, Serna, Shreechaur, Singhadevi, Sisneri, Taluwa, Tarkerabari, Thakle, Thoksela, Thulachhap, Ubu, Vadaure, Yasam

Municipality[edit]

Siddhicharan Municipality,

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Household and population by districts, Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) Nepal
  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 

Coordinates: 27°19′N 86°30′E / 27.317°N 86.500°E / 27.317; 86.500