Makwanpur District

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Makawanpur District

मकवानपुर
Makwanpur district location.png
Country   Nepal
ProvinceProvince No. 3
Admin HQ.Hetauda
Government
 • TypeCoordination committee
 • BodyDCC, Makawanpur
Area
 • Total2,426 km2 (937 sq mi)
Population
 (2011[1])
 • Total420,477
 • Density170/km2 (450/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+05:45 (NPT)
Main Language(s)Nepali
Websitewww.ddcmakwanpur.gov.np

Makwanpur District(Nepali: मकवानपुर जिल्लाAbout this soundListen , a part of Province No. 3, earlier a part of Narayani Zone, is one of the seventy-seven districts of Nepal, a landlocked country of South Asia. The district, with Hetauda as its district headquarters, covers an area of 2,426 km² and had a population of 392,604 in 2001 and 420,477 in 2011.[citation needed]

Geography and Climate[edit]

Climate Zone[2] Elevation Range % of Area
Lower Tropical below 300 meters (1,000 ft)  7.2%
Upper Tropical 300 to 1,000 meters
1,000 to 3,300 ft.
59.0%
Subtropical 1,000 to 2,000 meters
3,300 to 6,600 ft.
28.9%
Temperate 2,000 to 3,000 meters
6,400 to 9,800 ft.
 4.9%

Demographics[edit]

At the time of the 2011 Nepal census, Makwanpur District had a population of 420,477. Of these, 45.3% spoke Tamang, 41.9% Nepali, 4.0% Newari, 3.8% Chepang, 1.3% Magar, 1.0% Bhojpuri, 0.7% Maithili and 0.5% Rai as their first language.

54.0% of the population in the district spoke Nepali as their second language.[3]

Administration[edit]

The district consists of 10 Municipalities, out of which one is a sub-metropolitan city, one is an urban municipality and eight are rural municipalities; these are as follows:[4]

Former Village Development Committees and Municipalities[edit]

Map of the VDCs and Municipalities (blue) in Makwanpur District

References[edit]

  1. ^ General Bureau of Statistics, Kathmandu, Nepal, Nov. 2012
  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
  4. ^ "स्थानिय तह" (in Nepali). Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration. Retrieved 1 September 2018.

Coordinates: 27°25′N 85°02′E / 27.417°N 85.033°E / 27.417; 85.033