Tehrathum District

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Tehrathum District
Terhathum district locator map.png
Country Nepal
Province Province No. 1
Admin HQ. Myanglung
 • Type Coordination committee
 • Body DCC, Tehrathum
 • Total 679 km2 (262 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 113,111
 • Density 170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+5:45 (NPT)
Main Language(s) Limbu, Nepali
Website ddctehrathum.gov.np

Tehrathum District (Nepali: तेह्रथुम जिल्लाAbout this sound Listen ), is one of 14 districts of Province No. 1 of eastern Nepal. The district, with Myanglung as its district headquarters, covers an area of 679 km² and has a population (2001) of 113,111. The word Tehrathum is constructed from thirteen ("tehra") and "thum" (castle or fort). This can be spelled as Terathum, Tehrathum or Terhathum. The town supposedly is the site of one of a series of guard posts once protecting the territory of the Limbus (Limbuwan). Therathum is a word also used to mention Myanglung Bazar which has the district headquarters of Tehrathum. Myanglung is onomatopoeic for the sound of a cat meowing and refers to an old tradition of a limbu temple (which remains today) in the town which had a resident cat. Myang means the cat voice and lung means stone.The stone still exists in Myanglung Bazaar at its gateway and is worshipped by the people entering bazaar.

Black cardamom (Amomum sp.) is one of the major cash crops in Terhathum District.
Climate Zone[1] Elevation Range % of Area
Upper Tropical 300 to 1,000 meters
1,000 to 3,300 ft.
Subtropical 1,000 to 2,000 meters
3,300 to 6,600 ft.
Temperate 2,000 to 3,000 meters
6,400 to 9,800 ft.

Usually, the climate of Terathum district is moderate.

Village development committees (VDCs) and Municipalities[edit]

Map of the VDCs in Terhathum District

Tehrathum comprises total 32 village development committees (VDCs) or local administrative divisions, with nine sub-divisions within each VDC called wards.

By the restructured in 2017, the district have 6 local bodies called Municipalities (Nagarpalika) and Rural Municipalities (Gaunpalika):

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 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

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Coordinates: 27°15′N 87°35′E / 27.250°N 87.583°E / 27.250; 87.583