Sagarmatha Zone

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Sagarmāthā
सगरमाथा अञ्चल
Zone
Lower Pangboche village in Khumbu, Nepal
Lower Pangboche village in Khumbu, Nepal
Sagarmatha districts.png
Country    Nepal
Time zone UTC+5:45 (Nepal Time)

Sagarmāthā (Nepali: सगरमाथा अञ्चलAbout this sound Listen ) was one of the fourteen zones of Nepal until the restruction of zones to Provinces. Sagarmāthā is a Nepali word derived from सगर् sagar meaning "sky" and माथा māthā meaning "head".[1]

It includes mountain districts of the Himalayas (including Mount Everest) in the north, hill districts in the center, and valley districts of the Terai in the south. It is bordered by China to the north, India to the south, the Koshi Zone to the east and the Janakpur Zone to the west.

Sagarmāthā is divided into six districts:

District Type Headquarters Since 2015 part of Province
Khotang Hill Diktel Province No. 1
Okhaldhunga Hill Okhaldhunga
Solukhumbu Mountain Salleri
Udayapur Inner Terai Triyuga
Saptari Outer Terai Rajbiraj Province No. 2
Siraha Outer Terai Siraha

The main city of the Sagarmāthā Zone was Rajbiraj which was also the headquarters. Other towns of the Sagarmāthā hill area were Katari, Okhaldhunga, Diktel, Salleri and Namche Bazaar; while Kathauna, Lahan, Fatepur, Rajbiraj and Siraha are in the outer Terai. Triyuga is an emerging city in the zone.[2]

Sagarmāthā Zone took its name from the Nepalese name for Mount Everest, which is located in the very north of the zone within the Sagarmatha National Park (1,148 km²) in the Solu Khumbu district. Sagarmāthā means "the Head in the Great Blue Sky".[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sacred Himalayan Landscape". 2013-06-12. Retrieved 2018-09-03. 
  2. ^ "Triyuga Municipality proposes river land for Sagarmatha Airport". My Republica. Retrieved 2018-09-03. 
  3. ^ Exceed English Series 1 New Edition 2006 pg 48

List of districts of Nepal

Coordinates: 27°20′N 86°40′E / 27.333°N 86.667°E / 27.333; 86.667