Location of Lamjung (dark yellow) in Gandaki Province
|• Type||Coordination committee|
|• Body||DCC, Lamjung|
|• Total||1,692 km2 (653 sq mi)|
|• Density||99/km2 (260/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+05:45 (NPT)|
|Main Language(s)||Nepali, Gurung, Magar, Dura|
Lamjung District (Nepali : लमजुङ जिल्ला [ˈlʌmd͡zuŋ] ( listen )), a part of Gandaki Province, is one of the 77 districts of Nepal. The district, with Besisahar as its district headquarters, covers an area of 1,692 square kilometres (653 sq mi) and as of 2011 [update] had a population of 167,724. Lamjung lies in the mid-hills of Nepal spanning tropical to trans-Himalayan geo-ecological belts, including the geographical midpoint of the country (i.e., Duipipal). It has mixed habitation of casts and ethnicities. It is host to probably the highest density of the Gurung ethnic population in the country.
|Climate Zone||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.
|Subalpine||3,000 to 4,000 meters|
9,800 to 13,100 ft.
|Alpine||4,000 to 5,000 meters|
13,100 to 16,400 ft.
|Nival||above 5,000 meters||3.6%|
|Trans-Himalayan||3,000 to 6,400 meters|
9,800 to 21,000 ft.
At the time of the 2011 Nepal census, Lamjung District had a population of 167,724. Of these, 58.6% spoke Nepali, 29.8% Gurung, 6.6% Tamang, 1.8% Newari, 1.0% Dura and 0.9% Magar as their first language.
38.7% of the population in the district spoke Nepali and 1.3% Gurung as their second language.
The epicentre of an earthquake on 25 April 2015 was near Lamjung District.Most of the major damage and casualties took place in nearby Kathmandu, Nepal's capital. The death toll was placed at over 8,800. However, only four deaths were reported in Lamjung District.
While Lamjung was the district with the 20th most deaths in Nepal, it was severely damaged. The villages of Bichaur, Ilampokhari, Dudhpokhari, Gauda, Kolki and Pyarjung were the most affected. Assistant Sub Inspector Bir Bahadur Thapa Magar identified the four deaths in Lamjung District as Lakshmi Gurung, 18, of Ilampokhari village; Nepti Tamang, 91, of Gaudu village; Sher Bahadur Tamang, 62, of Gaudu village; and three-and-a-half month old Sumit Bika of Gauda village. Twenty-five people were injured in Lamjung District. Local police estimate 2,094 houses were completely destroyed while another 2,129 houses were partially damaged.
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Besishahar is a municipality and the district headquarters of Lamjung District in Gandaki Pradesh, Nepal. The Besishahar Municipality was formed by merging the existing Village Development Committees i.e. Besishahar, Gaunshahar, Udipur, Chandisthan, Baglungpani, Bajhakhet, Hiletaksar and Chiti and have 11 wards. Here are different castes and religions. So they have different culture. This municipality has a sub-tropical climate with deciduous forests. Annapurna II, Machhapuchhre, Lamjung Himal can be viewed from north of Besishahar Municipality.
Bichaur is a village development committee in Lamjung District in the Gandaki Zone of northern-central Nepal. At the time of the 1991 Nepal census it had a population of 2462 people living in 488 individual households.
Dudhpokhari (दूधपोखरी) is a village development committee in Lamjung District in the Gandaki Zone of northern-central Nepal. The name Dudhpokhari is derived from the lake which lies in the base of Himalchuli. At the time of the 2011 Nepal census it had a population of 4167 people living in 505 individual households. The highest elevation is Mount Himalchuli. Dudhpokhari kunda, which lies in the base of himalchuli, is a popular religious destination which attracts thousand of Hindus in Shrawan during Janai Purnima.
Gauda, Nepal is a village development committee in Lamjung District in the Gandaki Zone of northern-central Nepal. At the time of the 1991 Nepal census it had a population of 3325 people living in 650 individual households.
Ilampokhari is a village development committee in Lamjung District in the Gandaki Zone of northern-central Nepal. At the time of the 1991 Nepal census it had a population of 3197 people living in 620 individual households.
Kolki is a village development committee in Lamjung District in the Gandaki Zone of northern-central Nepal. At the time of the 1991 Nepal census it had a population of 1892 people living in 354 individual households.
Pyarjung is a village development committee in Lamjung District in the Gandaki Zone of northern-central Nepal. At the time of the 1991 Nepal census it had a population of 2256 people living in 443 individual households.
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