Terhathum District

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Location of Terhathum
Location of Terhathum
Country Nepal
Region Eastern (Purwanchal)
Zone Kosi
Headquarters Myanglung
 • Total 679 km2 (262 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 113,111
 • Density 170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zone NPT (UTC+5:45)
Website ddctehrathum.gov.np

Terhathum District (Nepali: तेह्रथुम जिल्लाAbout this sound Listen , a part of Kosi Zone, is one of the seventy-five districts of Nepal. The district, with Myanglung as its district headquarters, covers an area of 679 km² and has a population (2001) of 113,111. The word Tehrathum is constructed from thirteen ("tehra") and "thum" (castle or fort). This can be spelled as Terathum, Tehrathum or Terhathum. The town supposedly is the site of one of a series of guard posts once protecting the territory of the Limbus (Limbuwan). Therathum is a word also used to mention Myanglung Bazar which has the district headquarters of Tehrathum. Myanglung is onomatopoeic for the sound of a cat meowing and refers to an old tradition of a Hindu temple (which remains today) in the town which had a resident cat. The "myang" means cat and "lung" means stone in Limbu (Kirat) language. The story is that the cat (myang) in ancient time, pawed the stone (lung) in anger. The stone still exists in Myanglung Bazaar at its gateway and is worshipped by the people entering bazaar.

Geography and Climate[edit]

Black cardamom (Amomum sp.) is one of the major cash crops in Terhathum District.Here on the map seen image clearly shows cardamom.The cardamom which is mostly available on the lakeside & so many moisturing land is the main cash crop here for this district.
Climate Zone[1] Elevation Range  % of Area
Upper Tropical 300 to 1,000 meters
1,000 to 3,300 ft.
Subtropical 1,000 to 2,000 meters
3,300 to 6,600 ft.
Temperate 2,000 to 3,000 meters
6,400 to 9,800 ft.
  • Usually, the climate of Terathum district is in moderate way.

Village development committees (VDCs)[edit]

Map of the VDCs in Terhathum District

Tehrathum comprises total 32 village development committees (VDCs) or local administrative divisions, with nine sub-divisions within each VDC called wards.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 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 

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Coordinates: 27°15′N 87°35′E / 27.250°N 87.583°E / 27.250; 87.583