Okhaldhunga Bazaar, district headquarter
|• Total||1,074 km2 (415 sq mi)|
|• Density||140/km2 (360/sq mi)|
|Time zone||NPT (UTC+5:45)|
|Main language(s)||Nepali language (official)
Rai language, Sunuwar language
Okhaldhunga District (Nepali: ओखलढुङ्गा जिल्ला Listen (help·info)), a part of Province No. 1, 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. 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
|Climate Zone||Elevation Range||% of Area|
|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.
Village Development Committees
The district contains the following VDCs from 2017:
Andheri Narayansthan, Baksa, Balakhu, Barnalu, Baruneshwor, Betini, Bhadaure, Bhussinga, Bigutar, Bilandu, Chyanam, Diyale, Fediguth, Fulbari, Gamnangtar, Harkapur, Jantarkhani, Jyamire, Kalikadevi, Khigikati, Katunje, Ketuke, Khiji Chandeshwori, Khijifalate, Kuibhir, Kuntadevi, Madhavpur, Mamkha, Manebhanjyang, Moli, Mulkharka, Narmedeshwor, Okhaldhunga, Palapu, Palte, Pokali, Pokhare, Prapcha, Rajadip, Ragani, Raniban, Ratmata, Rawadolu, Rumjatar, Salleri, Serna, Shreechaur, Singhadevi, Sisneri, Taluwa, Tarkerabari, Thakle, Thoksela, Thulachhap, Ubu, Yasam
- Household and population by districts, Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) Nepal Archived July 31, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
- 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 Nov 22, 2013 horizontal tab character in
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- "Districts of Nepal". Statoids.
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