Okhaldhunga District

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Okhaldhunga District
ओखलढुङ्गा जिल्ला
District
Okhaldhunga district locator map.png
Country Nepal
Province Province No. 1
Admin HQ. Siddhicharan Municipality
Government
 • Type Coordination committee
 • Body DCC, Okhaldhunga
Area
 • Total 1,074 km2 (415 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 147,984
 • Density 140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zone NPT (UTC+5:45)
Main Language(s) Nepali language (official)
Rai language, Sunuwar language
Website ddcokhaldhunga.gov.np/en/

Okhaldhunga District (Nepali: ओखलढुङ्गा जिल्लाAbout this sound Listen ) is one of 14 districts of Province No. 1 of eastern Nepal. The district, with Okhaldhunga as its district headquarters, covers an area of 1,074.5 km² and had a population of 156,702 in 2001 and 147,984 in 2011.[1] Okhaldjunga is the place where Siddhicharan Shrestha was born. Siddhicharan Shrestha is known as the 'Yug Kawi (युगकवी)' of Nepal.

Geography and Climate[edit]

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%

Village Development Committees[edit]

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[edit]

Siddhicharan Municipality

Tourist area[edit]

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

Khiji Tholedama

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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 

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