Tokha

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Tokha

टोखा
Tokha Municipality
Tokha is located in Bagmati Pradesh
Tokha
Tokha
Location in Nepal
Tokha is located in Nepal
Tokha
Tokha
Tokha (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
CountryNepal
ProvinceBagmati Pradesh
DistrictKathmandu
Established2 December 2014
Government
 • MayorPrakash Adhikari (NCP)[1]
 • Deputy MayorGyani Maya Dongol (NCP)
Area
 • Total16.9 km2 (6.525 sq mi)
Population
 • Total99,032
 • Density5,900/km2 (15,000/sq mi)
 • Ethnicities
Newar, Bahun, Chhetri, Tamang, Magar
 • Language
Nepali, Nepal Bhasa, Tamang Bhasa, Dhut Magar
Time zoneUTC+5:45 (NST)
Websitewww.tokhamun.gov.np/en

Tokha (Nepali: टोखा) is a municipality in Kathmandu District in Bagmati Pradesh 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).

Etymology[edit]

Tokha comes from two Newari words Tu, meaning 'sugarcane' and Khya meaning 'field'.[4] Tokha is known for its production of chaku, a delicacy made from raw sugarcane juice.[5]

Population[edit]

Tokha has a total population of 99,032 according to 2011 Nepal census.[6] 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.[7]

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. ^ "The Many Tales of Tokha". ECS NEPAL. Retrieved 2019-02-17.
  5. ^ "Tokha and the Chaku Factories". ECS NEPAL. Retrieved 2019-02-17.
  6. ^ "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)
  7. ^ "Shree Bhagwati, Jhamsikhel promoted". The Himalayan Times. 2016-06-27. Retrieved 2018-05-23.

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