Myagdi District

Myagdi District (Nepali: म्याग्दी जिल्ला Listen ), a part of Gandaki Province, is one of the seventy-seven districts of Nepal. The district, with Beni as its district headquarters, covers an area of 2,297 km2 (887 sq mi), had a population of 114,447 in 2001 and 113,641 in 2011.[1]

Myagdi District
(म्याग्दी जिल्ला)
View of Dhaulagiri from Ghorepani
View of Dhaulagiri from Ghorepani
Location of Myagdi (dark yellow) in Gandaki Province
Location of Myagdi (dark yellow) in Gandaki Province
Country   Nepal
ProvinceGandaki Province
Admin HQ.Beni
Government
 • TypeCoordination committee
 • BodyDCC, Myagdi
Area
 • Total2,297 km2 (887 sq mi)
Population
 (2021)
 • Total107,372
 • Density47/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+05:45 (NPT)
Telephone Code069
Main Language(s)Nepali • Magar Kham

Geography and climateEdit

This district can experience 7 types of climates

Climate Zone[2]

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Elevation Range % of Area
Upper Tropical 300 to 1,000 meters
1,000 to 3,300 ft.
0.1%
Subtropical 1,000 to 2,000 meters
3,300 to 6,600 ft.
17.5%
Temperate 2,000 to 3,000 meters
6,400 to 9,800 ft.
28.0%
Subalpine 3,000 to 4,000 meters
9,800 to 13,100 ft.
21.1%
Alpine 4,000 to 5,000 meters
13,100 to 16,400 ft.
17.8%
Nival above 5,000 meters 13.9%
Trans-Himalayan 3,000 to 6,400 meters
9,800 to 21,000 ft.
1.6%

DemographicsEdit

Caste/ethnicity in Myagdi district (2011)[3]

  Magar (39.46%)
  Chhetri (17.17%)
  Kami (15.31%)
  Hill Brahmin (8.04%)
  Damai (5.76%)
  Chhantyal (3.45%)
  Sarki (3.33%)
  Thakuri (2.05%)
  Newar (1.38%)
  Other Janajati (2.25%)
  Others (1.80%)

At the time of the 2011 Nepal census, Myagdi district had a population of 113,641. Of these, 94.2% spoke Nepali, 2.2% Magar, 1.0% Kham, 0.9% Chhantyal and 0.6% Newari as their first language.[3]

Historical population
Census yearPop.±% p.a.
1981 96,904—    
1991 100,552+0.37%
2001 114,447+1.30%
2011 113,641−0.07%
2021 107,372−0.57%
Source: Citypopulation[4]

AdministrationEdit

The district consists of 6 Municipalities, out of which one is an urban municipality and five are rural municipalities. These are as follows:[5]

Former Village Development CommitteesEdit

Prior to the restructuring of the district, Myagdi District consisted of the following municipalities and Village development committees:

 
Map of the VDCs in Myagdi District

TourismEdit

Myagdi district is a destination for tourism. The world famous Poon Hill lies in the Ghara VDC of this district. Ghorepani is another attraction for travelers. The trekking/hiking trail Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is considered as easy and most liked trail in Annapurna region. The flora and fauna of this district is unique. Not only in natural resources, it is rich in cultural heritage. Magars specially Pun community are welcoming the foreigners with their smile for long time. Tatopani Hot Spring is another attraction of Myagdi.[citation needed]

Mohare Hill of Ramche of Myagdi district another destination for hiker. Mohare hill is located at 3000 meters from the sea level . Annapurna dhaulagiri mountain range can be observe from Mohare hill.[6]

Notable peopleEdit

InfrastructuresEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "National Population and Housing Census 2011 (National Report)" (PDF). Central Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-05-25. Retrieved November 2012. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  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 November 22, 2013
  3. ^ a b 2011 Nepal Census, Social Characteristics Tables
  4. ^ "NEPAL: Administrative Division". www.citypopulation.de.
  5. ^ "स्थानिय तह" (in Nepali). Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration. Archived from the original on 31 August 2018. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Mohare Hill Trek | The Complete Beginners Guide to Mohare Danda Trekking Myagdi Nepal - Prasant Bhatt". Prasant Bhatt. 2018-08-08. Retrieved 2018-08-10.
  7. ^ "Nepal's 86yo climber announces to attempt Everest again". The Himalayan Times. 2017-03-06. Retrieved 2018-07-12.

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Coordinates: 28°20′30″N 83°34′00″E / 28.3417°N 83.5666°E / 28.3417; 83.5666