Taplejung District

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Taplejung District

ताप्लेजुङ जिल्ला
Taplejung district locator map.png
CountryNepal
ProvinceKirat
Admin HQ.Taplejung
Government
 • TypeCoordination committee
 • BodyDCC, Taplejung
 • HeadMr. Ghanendra Maden
 • Deputy-HeadMrs. Debimaya Nepali
Area
 • Total3,646 km2 (1,408 sq mi)
Population
(2011[1])
 • Total127,461
 • Density35/km2 (91/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5:45 (NPT)
Websiteddctaplejung.gov.np

Taplejung District (Nepali: ताप्लेजुङ जिल्ला About this soundListen  is the Mountain district out of 14 districts of Kirat State of eastern Nepal. The district covers 3,646 km2 (1,408 sq mi). The 2011 census counted 127,461 population. Taplejung 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.
 2.4%
Subtropical 1,000 to 2,000 meters
3,300 to 6,600 ft.
14.8%
Temperate 2,000 to 3,000 meters
6,400 to 9,800 ft.
19.5%
Subalpine 3,000 to 4,000 meters
9,800 to 13,100 ft.
16.8%
Alpine 4,000 to 5,000 meters
13,100 to 16,400 ft.
38.8%
Nival above 5,000 meters  7.7%

Taplejung is in northeastern Nepal. The Tamur River flows through the district.

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°21′0″N 87°40′0″E / 27.35000°N 87.66667°E / 27.35000; 87.66667