Taplejung District

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Taplejung District

ताप्लेजुङ जिल्ला
Taplejung district locator map.png
Country   Nepal
ProvinceProvince No. 1
Admin HQ.Taplejung
Government
 • TypeCoordination committee
 • BodyDCC, Taplejung
 • HeadMr. Ghanendra Maden
 • Deputy-HeadMrs. Debimaya Nepali
Area
 • Total3,646 km2 (1,408 sq mi)
Population
 (2011[1])
 • Total127,461
 • Density35/km2 (91/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+05:45 (NPT)
Websiteddctaplejung.gov.np

Taplejung District (Nepali: ताप्लेजुङ जिल्ला About this soundListen  is the Mountain district out of 14 districts of Province No. 1 of eastern Nepal. The district covers 3,646 km2 (1,408 sq mi); the 2011 census counted 127,461 population. Taplejung is the district headquarters.

Geography and climate[edit]

Climate Zone[2] Elevation Range % of Area
Upper Tropical 300 to 1,000 meters
1,000 to 3,300 ft.
 2.4%
Subtropical 1,000 to 2,000 meters
3,300 to 6,600 ft.
14.8%
Temperate 2,000 to 3,000 meters
6,400 to 9,800 ft.
19.5%
Subalpine 3,000 to 4,000 meters
9,800 to 13,100 ft.
16.8%
Alpine 4,000 to 5,000 meters
13,100 to 16,400 ft.
38.8%
Nival above 5,000 meters  7.7%

Taplejung is in northeastern Nepal; the Tamur River flows through the district.

Demographics[edit]

At the time of the 2011 Nepal census, Taplejung District had a population of 127,461. Of these, 37.8% spoke Limbu, 37.4% Nepali, 10.7% Sherpa, 4.0% Tamang, 3.1% Gurung, 2.0% Rai, 0.8% Waling/Walung, 0.7% Sunuwar, 0.7% Magar and 0.7% Newari as their first language.

58.6% of the population in the district spoke Nepali and 1.9% Limbu as their second language.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Household and population by districts, Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) Nepal Archived 2013-07-31 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°21′0″N 87°40′0″E / 27.35000°N 87.66667°E / 27.35000; 87.66667