Taplejung Municipality

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Taplejung Municipality
ताप्लेजुङ नगरपालिका
Municipality
Taplejung Municipality is located in Nepal
Taplejung Municipality
Taplejung Municipality
Location in Nepal
Coordinates: 27°22′N 87°39′E / 27.37°N 87.65°E / 27.37; 87.65Coordinates: 27°22′N 87°39′E / 27.37°N 87.65°E / 27.37; 87.65
Country    Nepal
Zone Mechi Zone, Limbuwan
District Taplejung District
Population 2011
 • Total 19,085
Time zone Nepal Time (UTC+5:45)

Taplejung is a Municipality in the Himalayas of Taplejung District in the Mechi Zone of north-eastern Nepal. This municipality was formed merging two village development committees i.e. Phungling and Dokhu in May 2014.[1][2] At the time of the 2011 Nepal census it had a population of 19,085 people (Phungling 14,974 and Dokhu 4,111) living in 4,480 individual households.

Demography[edit]

The main inhabitants of Taplejung are Limbu, Chhetri, Tamang, Bhramin, Sherpa, Bhote, Newar, and Gurung.

Transportation[edit]

Taplejung Municipality is linked with roadway and airway. It is connected to rest of the country through the Mechi Highway, a 268-km road which begins in Kechana of Jhapa district and ends in Taplejung. Passenger buses and jeeps to Taplejung are easily available in Birtamod. Suketar Airport has flights from Biratnagar and Kathmandu.

Media[edit]

To promote local culture Taplejung has 3 FM radio stations: Radio Tamor - 102.0 MHz which is a community radio station, Taplejung F.M. - 94.0 MHz and Radio Faktanglung 89.8 MHz.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 72 new municipalities announced My Republica
  2. ^ Govt announces 72 new municipalities The Kathmandu Post

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