Bajhang District

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Bajhang District

बझाङ
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Location of Bajhang District
CountryFlag of Nepal.svg    Nepal
Province Sudurpashchim Province
Admin HQ. Chainpur (today part of Jaya Prithvi Municipality)
Government
  Type Coordination committee
  Body DCC, Bajhang
Area
  Total3,422 km2 (1,321 sq mi)
Population
 (2011) [1]
  Total195,159
  Density57/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+05:45 (NPT)
Main Language(s) Bajhangi [ citation needed ], Nepali

Bajhang District (Nepali : बझाङ जिल्ला Loudspeaker.svg Listen  , a part of Sudurpashchim Province, is one of the seventy-seven districts of Nepal. The district, with Chainpur, that is part of Jaya Prithvi Municipality, as its district headquarters, covers an area of 3,422 km2 (1,321 sq mi) and has a population (2011) of 195,159. [1] The headquarter Chainpur is situated at the bank of Seti River and Bauli Khola. Bitthad Bazar is bordered with Baitadi District which is the place of Bitthad Kalika and Kedar. This place was famous for fresh milk and yogurt.

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Geography and Climate

The district is surrounded by Bajura and Humla in the East, Baitadi and Darchula in the West, Humla in the North and Doti and Achham in the South. The district is located between 29°29' and 30°09' north longitude, and 80°46' and 81°34 east latitude. The elevation of the district from sea level is 900 metres (3,000 ft) to 7,035 metres (23,081 ft). [2]

Climate Zone [3] Elevation Range% of Area
Upper Tropical 300 to 1,000 meters
1,000 to 3,300 ft.
 0.5%
Subtropical 1,000 to 2,000 meters
3,300 to 6,600 ft.
18.0%
Temperate 2,000 to 3,000 meters
6,400 to 9,800 ft.
26.5%
Subalpine 3,000 to 4,000 meters
9,800 to 13,100 ft.
16.6%
Alpine 4,000 to 5,000 meters
13,100 to 16,400 ft.
 8.4%
Nival above 5,000 meters30.0%

Major religious spots

1. Khaptad Baba Mandir

2. Devisthan Mandir, Chainpur (HQ of Bajhang District)

3. Chuli Tika, Chabbis

4. Ram mandir, Kada

4. Surma Sarowar, Surma

5. Khulmour Kedar Mandir (kedarnath)

6. Thali, Durga thali Municipaliti

7.Baddi jyaban, Bungle Municipality.

Demographics

At the time of the 2011 Nepal census, Bajhang District had a population of 195,159. Of these, 75.5% spoke Nepali, 23.5% other and 0.5% Doteli as their first language. [4] The largest ethnic group is Khas/ Chhetri make 49% of total population, Khas/Thakuri makes 18% of population. Bahun and sanyasi/giri makes 23% of total population and khas dalit makes 10% of total population..

Administration

The district consists of twelve municipalities, out of which two are urban municipalities and ten are rural municipalities. These are as follows: [5]

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

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Map of the VDC/s in Bajhang District

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Surma Rural Municipality Rural Municipality in Sudurpashchim Pradesh, Nepal

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References

  1. 1 2 "National Population and Housing Census 2011(National Report)" (PDF). Central Bureau of Statistics. Government of Nepal. November 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 April 2013. Retrieved November 2012.Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. "Bajhang District (Municipality profile)" (PDF). cbs.gov.np (in Nepali). Central Bureau of Statics. 2018. pp. 4, 5. Retrieved 9 February 2020.
  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 22 November 2013
  4. 2011 Nepal Census, Social Characteristics Tables
  5. "स्थानिय तह" (in Nepali). Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration. Archived from the original on 31 August 2018. Retrieved 1 September 2018.

Coordinates: 29°33′N81°12′E / 29.550°N 81.200°E / 29.550; 81.200