Panchthar District

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Panchthar
पाँचथर
District
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Country Nepal
Region Eastern (Purwanchal),
Zone Mechi
Headquarters Phidim
Area
 • Total 1,241 km2 (479 sq mi)
Population (2011[1])
 • Total 191,817
 • Density 150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zone NPT (UTC+5:45)
Main language(s) Limbu, Nepali

Panchthar district (Nepali: पाँचथर जिल्लाAbout this sound Listen ) is a Hill district of Province No. 1 in eastern Nepal. The district covers 1,241 km2 (479 sq mi). The 2011 census counted 191,817 population. Phidim is the district headquarters.

Panchthar's majority population is that of Limbu, kiratis and other ethnic groups and hill castes.

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 Municipality's 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

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 87-7903-210-9, retrieved Nov 22, 2013  horizontal tab character in |series= at position 91 (help)

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