Tokha

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Tokha
टोखा
Municipality
Tokha Municipality
Tokha is located in Nepal
Tokha
Tokha
Location in Nepal
Coordinates: 27°43′33″N 85°24′42″E / 27.72583°N 85.41167°E / 27.72583; 85.41167Coordinates: 27°43′33″N 85°24′42″E / 27.72583°N 85.41167°E / 27.72583; 85.41167
Country Nepal
Province Province No. 3
District Kathmandu
Established 2 December 2014
Government
 • Mayor Prakash Adhikari (NCP)[1]
 • Deputy Mayor Gyani Maya Dongol (NCP)
Area
 • Total 16.9 km2 (6.525 sq mi)
Population (2011 Nepal census)
 • Total 99,032
 • Density 5,900/km2 (15,000/sq mi)
 • Ethnicities Newar, Bahun, Chhetri, Tamang, Magar
 • Language Nepali, Nepal Bhasa, Tamang Bhasa, Dhut Magar
Time zone UTC+5:45 (NST)
Website www.tokhamun.gov.np/en

Tokha (Nepali: टोखा) is a municipality in Kathmandu District in the Province No. 3 of Nepal that was established on 2 December 2014 by merging the former Village development committees Dhapasi, Jhor Mahankal, Gongabu, Tokha Chandeshwari and Tokha Saraswati on 2 December 2014.[2][3] The municipality derives its name from the historical town of Tokha (current ward 2 and 3).

Population[edit]

Tokha municipality has a total population of 99,032 according to 2011 Nepal census.[4] There are 25,561 families in the municipality. The total male population is 48,323 and the female population is 50,909.

Governance[edit]

Tokha was created as a municipality on 2 December 2014 after merging Dhapasi, Jhor Mahankal, Gongabu, Tokha Chandeshwari and Tokha Saraswati. Since 2017, Tokha has been divided into 11 wards. Each ward has four ward members, two male members, one female member and one minority member, and one ward chairperson who are elected for a five-year term. The municipality is headed by a directly elected mayor. Prakash Adhikari was the first directly elected mayor of the municipality, elected in May 2017. The current municipal council has 36 members from Nepal Communist Party and 21 members from Nepali Congress.[citation needed]

Sports[edit]

Shree Bhagwati Club, an amateur football club, which plays in the Martyr's Memorial B-Division League, is based in Tokha.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.dainiknepal.com/2017/05/237051.html
  2. ^ "Govt announces 61 municipalities". The Kathmandu Post. 3 December 2014. Retrieved 2 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Govt creates 61 new municipalities". República. 3 Dec 2014. Retrieved 2 Dec 2014.
  4. ^ "2011 Nepal census (Ward Level)" (PDF). Central Bureau of Statistics. November 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-07-31. Retrieved November 2012. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. ^ "Shree Bhagwati, Jhamsikhel promoted". The Himalayan Times. 2016-06-27. Retrieved 2018-05-23.

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