Okhaldhunga District

Okhaldhunga District (Nepali: ओखलढुङ्गा जिल्लाListen ) is one of 14 districts of Province No. 1 in eastern Nepal. The district, with Okhaldhunga as its district headquarters, covers an area of 1,074.5 km2 (414.9 sq mi) and had a population of 156,702 in 2001 and 147,984 in 2011.[2]

Okhaldhunga District
ओखलढुङ्गा जिल्ला
Kosh Bhanjyang, Okhaldhunga
Kosh Bhanjyang, Okhaldhunga
Location of Okhaldhunga in dark yellow
Location of Okhaldhunga in dark yellow
Okhaldhunga District with local level body
Okhaldhunga District with local level body
Country   Nepal
ProvinceProvince No. 1
Admin HQ.Siddhicharan Municipality
Government
 • TypeCoordination committee
 • BodyDCC, Okhaldhunga
 • Chief District OfficerDil Kumar Tamang [1]
Area
 • Total1,074 km2 (415 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total147,984
 • Density140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+05:45 (NPT)
Main Language(s)Nepali language (official)
Rai, Sunuwar language
Websiteddcokhaldhunga.gov.np/en/

Okhaldhunga is the place where Siddhicharan Shrestha was born. Siddhicharan Shrestha is known as the 'Yug Kawi' (Poet of the era) of Nepal. He is a famous poet of Nepal and is popular for his song and poem ‘Mero Pyaro Okhaldhunga’ (My dearly Okhaldhunga).

Okhaldunga name originated from this big old Mortar/Okhal in Nepali

Geography and climateEdit

 
Okhaldhunga Bazaar entrance hill
Climate Zone[3] 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%

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1981 137,640—    
1991 139,457+0.13%
2001 156,702+1.17%
2011 147,984−0.57%
2021 140,914−0.49%
Sources:[4]

ReligionEdit

Religion in Okhaldunga District (2011)
Religion Percent
Hinduism
70.8%
Buddhism
17.7%
Kiratism
10.2%
Others
1.3%

[5]

Language in Okhaldunga District (2011)
Religion Percent
Nepali
58.1%
Tamang
9.2%
Magar
9%
Sherpa
6.8%
wambule
4.9%
Bahing
3.8%
Sunuwar
2.1%
Rai
1.9%
Newar
1%
Others
3.2%

[6]

Village Development CommitteesEdit

 
Map of the VDCs in Okhaldhunga District

The district contains the following VDCs from 2017:

Andheri Narayansthan, Baksa, Balakhu, Barnalu, Baruneshwor, Betinee, 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

MunicipalityEdit

  • Siddhicharan Urban Municipality
  • Champadevi Rural Municipality
  • Sunkoshi Rural Municipality
  • Likhu Rural Municipality
  • Chisankhugadhi Rural Municipality
  • Molung Rural Municipality
  • Khijidemba Rural Municipality
  • Manebhanjyang Rural Municipality

Tourist areaEdit

 
Khiji Tholedama

Tourists are attracted to the beauty of Khiji Okhaldhunga and Betinee Thuldhunga Okhaldhunga.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "CDO Profile". www.daookhaldhunga.moha.gov.np.
  2. ^ Household and population by districts, Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) Nepal Archived July 31, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ "Nepal: Provinces and Districts". www.citypopulation.de.
  5. ^ "NepalMap profile: Okhaldhunga". NepalMap. Retrieved 17 July 2022.
  6. ^ "NepalMap profile: Okhaldhunga". NepalMap. Retrieved 17 July 2022.

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