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Okhaldhunga District

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Okhaldhunga District

ओखलढुङ्गा जिल्ला
Country   Nepal
ProvinceProvince No. 1
Admin HQ.Siddhicharan Municipality
Government
 • TypeCoordination committee
 • BodyDCC, Okhaldhunga
Area
 • Total1,074 km2 (415 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total147,984
 • Density140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+05:45 (NPT)
Main Language(s)Nepali language (official)
Rai, Sunuwar language
Websiteddcokhaldhunga.gov.np/en/

Okhaldhunga District (Nepali: ओखलढुङ्गा जिल्लाAbout this soundListen ) is one of 14 districts of Province No. 1 in eastern Nepal. The district, with Okhaldhunga as its district headquarters, covers an area of 1,074.5 km2 (414.9 sq mi) and had a population of 156,702 in 2001 and 147,984 in 2011.[1]

Okhaldhunga is the place where Siddhicharan Shrestha and was born. Siddhicharan Shrestha is known as the 'Yug Kawi (युगकवी)' of Nepal.

Okhaldunga name originated from this big old Mortar/Okhal in Nepali
Okhaldunga name originated from this big old Mortar/Okhal in Nepali

Geography and climate

Okhaldhunga Bazaar entrance hill
Okhaldhunga Bazaar entrance hill
Climate Zone[2] Elevation Range % of Area
Upper Tropical 300 to 1,000 meters
1,000 to 3,300 ft.
22.2%
Subtropical 1,000 to 2,000 meters
3,300 to 6,600 ft.
51.1%
Temperate 2,000 to 3,000 meters
6,400 to 9,800 ft.
24.2%
Subalpine 3,000 to 4,000 meters
9,800 to 13,100 ft.
 2.1%

Demographics

At the time of the 2011 Nepal census, Okhaldhunga District had a population of 147,984. Of these, 57.9% spoke Nepali, 9.2% Tamang, 8.9% Magar, 6.8% Sherpa, 4.8% Wambule, 3.8% Bahing, 2.1% Sunuwar, 1.9% Rai, 1.1% Newari, 1.0% Jero/Jerung and 0.5% Bhojpuri as their first language.

35.8% of the population in the district spoke Nepali and 1.4% Jero/Jerung, 0.6% Bahing as their second language.[3]

Village Development Committees

Map of the VDCs in Okhaldhunga District
Map of the VDCs in Okhaldhunga District

The district contains the following VDCs from 2017:

Andheri Narayansthan, Baksa, Balakhu, Barnalu, Baruneshwor, Betini, Bhadaure, Bhussinga, Bigutar, Bilandu, Chyanam, Diyale, Fediguth, Fulbari, Gamnangtar, Harkapur, Jantarkhani, Jyamire, Kalikadevi, Khijikati, Katunje, Ketuke, Khiji Chandeshwori, Khijifalate, Kuibhir, Kuntadevi, Madhavpur, Mamkha, Manebhanjyang, Moli, Mulkharka, Narmedeshwor, Okhaldhunga, Palapu, Patle, Pokali, Pokhare, Prapcha, Ragadip, Ragani, Raniban, Ratmate, Rawadolu, Rumjatar, Salleri, Serna, Shreechaur, Singhadevi, Sisneri, Taluwa, Tarkerabari, Thakle, Thoksela, Thulachhap, Ubu, Yasam

Municipality

Siddhicharan Municipality

Tourist area

Khijee Tholedamba Tourists are attracted towards the beauty of Khiji Okhaldhunga.

Khiji Tholedama
Khiji Tholedama

See also

References

  1. ^ Household and population by districts, Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) Nepal Archived July 31, 2013, 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
  3. ^ 2011 Nepal Census, Social Characteristics Tables

Coordinates: 27°19′N 86°30′E / 27.317°N 86.500°E / 27.317; 86.500


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