|Province||Province No. 1|
|Admin HQ.||Siddhicharan Municipality|
|• Type||Coordination committee|
|• Body||DCC, Okhaldhunga|
|• Total||1,074 km2 (415 sq mi)|
|• Density||140/km2 (360/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+05:45 (NPT)|
|Main Language(s)||Nepali language (official)|
Rai, Sunuwar language
Okhaldhunga District (Nepali: ओखलढुङ्गा जिल्लाListen (help·info)) is one of 14 districts of Province No. 1 in eastern Nepal. The district, with Okhaldhunga as its district headquarters, covers an area of 1,074.5 km2 (414.9 sq mi) and had a population of 156,702 in 2001 and 147,984 in 2011.
Okhaldhunga is the place where Siddhicharan Shrestha and was born. Siddhicharan Shrestha is known as the 'Yug Kawi (युगकवी)' of Nepal.
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.
At the time of the 2011 Nepal census, Okhaldhunga District had a population of 147,984. Of these, 57.9% spoke Nepali, 9.2% Tamang, 8.9% Magar, 6.8% Sherpa, 4.8% Wambule, 3.8% Bahing, 2.1% Sunuwar, 1.9% Rai, 1.1% Newari, 1.0% Jero/Jerung and 0.5% Bhojpuri as their first language.
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, Khijikati, Katunje, Ketuke, Khiji Chandeshwori, Khijifalate, Kuibhir, Kuntadevi, Madhavpur, Mamkha, Manebhanjyang, Moli, Mulkharka, Narmedeshwor, Okhaldhunga, Palapu, Patle, Pokali, Pokhare, Prapcha, Ragadip, Ragani, Raniban, Ratmate, 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
- 2011 Nepal Census, Social Characteristics Tables
- "Districts of Nepal". Statoids.
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