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Khotang District


Khotang District

Country Nepal
Region Eastern (Purwanchal)
Zone Sagarmatha
Headquarters Diktel
 • Total 1,591 km2 (614 sq mi)
Population (2011 [1])
 • Total 206,312
 • Density 130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zone NPT (UTC+5:45)
Website official website

Khotang District (Nepali: खोटाङ जिल्ला   ), a part of Sagarmatha Zone, is one of the seventy-five districts of Nepal, a landlocked country of South Asia. The district, with Diktel as its district headquarters, covers an area of 1,591 km² and has a population (2011) of 206,312.[1] Khotang is part of the area traditionally called Majh Kirat/Kirant (middle Kirat), home to indigenous ethnic Kirat Rai people. Apart from Rais, other ethnic groups and hill castes live in Khotang.

Geography and climate

Climate Zone[2] Elevation Range % of Area
Lower Tropical below 300 meters (1,000 ft)  0.7%
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.

Towns and villages (Village Development Committees)

Map of the VDCs in Khotang District

Ainselu Kharka, Arkhale, Badahare, Badka Dipali Bahunidanda, Bakachol, Baksila, Bamrang, Barahapokhari, Baspani, Batase, Bijaya Kharka, Buipa, Chhitapokhari, Chhorambu, Chipring, Chisapani, Chyandada, Chyasmitar, Damarkhu Shivalaya, Dandagaun, Devisthan, Dharapani, Dhitung, Diktel, Diktel Solma, Dikuwa, Diplung, Dipsung, Dorpachiuridada, Dumekoldada, Dumre Dharapani, Durchhim, Faktang, Ghitung, Hauchour, Indrayani Pokhari, Jalapa, Jyamire, Kahalle, Kaule, Kharmi, Kharpa, Khartamchha, Khidima, Khotang Bazar, Kuvinde, Lafyang, Lamidanda, Lichki Ramche, Linkuwa Pokhari, Magpa, Mahadevasthan, Mangaltar, Mattim Birta, Mauwabote, Nerpa, Nirmalidada, Nunthala, Patheka, Pauwasera, Phedi, R. Maheswori, Rajapani, Rakha Bangdel, Rakha Dipsung, Ratancha Majhagau, Ribdung Jaleswori, Ribdung Maheswori, Salle, Santeswor Chhitapokhari, Sapteswor, Saunechaur, Sawakatahare, Simpani, Solma, Sungdel, Suntale, Tempa, Woplukha, Bopung, Yamkhya


  1. ^ a b Household and population by districts, Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) Nepal
  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,  
  • Districts of Nepal at



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