Panchthar District

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Panchthar District

पाँचथर जिल्ला
Panchthar district locator.png
Country   Nepal
ProvinceKirat State
Admin HQ.Phidim
Government
 • TypeCoordination committee
 • BodyDCC, Panchthar
Area
 • Total1,241 km2 (479 sq mi)
Population
 (2011[1])
 • Total191,817
 • Density150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+05:45 (NPT)

Panchthar district (Nepali: पाँचथर जिल्लाAbout this soundListen ) is one of 14 districts of Province No. 1 of eastern hilly region Nepal. It is a Hill district of eastern Nepal. The district covers 1,241 km2 (479 sq mi). The 2011 census counted 191,817 population. Phidim is the district headquarters.

Geography and climate[edit]

Climate Zone[2] Elevation Range % of Area
Upper Tropical 300 to 1,000 meters
1,000 to 3,300 ft.
18.3%
Subtropical 1,000 to 2,000 meters
3,300 to 6,600 ft.
52.6%
Temperate 2,000 to 3,000 meters
6,400 to 9,800 ft.
23.9%
Subalpine 3,000 to 4,000 meters
9,800 to 13,100 ft.
 4.7%
Alpine 4,000 to 5,000 meters
13,100 to 16,400 ft.
 0.4%

Municipality and Rural Municipalities of Panchthar[edit]

  1. Phidim Municipality Nepali: फिदिम नगरपालिका (Phidim Municipality, Ranitar, Lumphabung, Yangnam(1-5), Nangin, Lungrupa)
  2. Hilihang Rural Municipality Nepali: हिलिहाङ गाउँपालिका (Ambarpur, Panchami, Subhang, Bharapa)
  3. Kummayak Rural Municipality Nepali: कुम्मायाक गाउँपालिका (Yasok, Rani Gaun, Mangjabung, Syabarumba
  4. Miklajung Rural Municipality Nepali: मिक्लाजुंग गाउँपालिका (Aarubote, Sarangdanda, Rabi, Kurumba, Limba, Durdimba)
  5. Phalelung Rural Municipality (Nepali: फालेलुंग गाउँपालिका (Ektin, Memeng, Prangbung, Yangnam(6,9) Sidin)
  6. Phalgunanda Rural Municipality (Nepali: फाल्गुनन्द गाउँपालिका (Nawamidanda, Imbung, Pauwa Sartap, Chilingdin, Aangsarang, Phaktep)
  7. Tumbewa Rural Municipality Nepali: तुम्वेवा गाउँपालिका (Aangna, Olane, Hangum, Mauwa)
  8. Yangawarak Rural Municipality Nepali: याङवरक गाउँपालिका (Chyangthapu, Phalaicha, Oyam, Tharpu, Nagi)

VDC's in small brackets means they are combined to form main Rural Municipality

Previous Village Development Committees (VDCs) and Municipalities[edit]

Map of the VDCs in Panchthar District

People from Panchthar District[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Household and population by districts, Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) Nepal Archived 2013-07-31 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 Nov 22, 2013

Coordinates: 27°12′N 87°50′E / 27.20°N 87.83°E / 27.20; 87.83