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Bajura District
Bajura District
(Nepali: बाजुरा जिल्ला Listen (help·info)), a part of Province No. 7, is one of the seventy-five districts of Nepal. The district, with Martadi
Martadi
as its district headquarters, covers an area of 2,188 km² and had a population of 108,781 in 2001[2] and 134,912 in 2011.[1] The district has 1 Municipality, 24 VDCs, 9 Ilakas and 1 constituency areas. The district is situated in Longitude
Longitude
between 81° 10′ 20″ to 81° 48′ 27″ East and Latitude
Latitude
29° 16′ 21″ to 29° 56′ 56″ North. Geographically the district is divided in three distinct regions from north to south viz. Higher Himalayan Region, Higher Mountain and mid – Mountains. The Higher Himalayan region comprises Saipal Himalayan range; High Mountain region comprises Doha Lekh and Ghori Lekh. Similarly, Mid-Mountain range comprises different ranges of mountains e.g. Badimalika Temple. The District has started from 300m to 6400m in height. The annual rainfall is about 13,433 mm and temperatures vary from 0 °C to 40 °C. The livelihood of more than 80% of the district population depends on agriculture farming, mainly small scale livestock. Due to low level of agricultural production, the majority of the households face acute food shortages for a large part of the year. According to the National Census 2011, the total population of the district is 134,912 comprising 69,106 female (51%) and 65,806 male (49%) residing in 24,908 households. Bajura district has an average population density of around 62 people per square km. The average family size is 5.4. Life expectancy of the people is 58 years. The average literacy rate is about 32%. Bajura district has a multi ethnic composition with Chhetri, Kami, Thakuri, Brahman, Damai, SarkI and Sanyashi (Giri and Puri). The common language is Nepali (96%) followed by Bhote Sherpa (0.46%) and Tamang (0.42%). Although accessibility to Bajura is very poor, this is improving rapidly. The Government strategy is mainly focused on the connection of VDC headquarters with all-weather motor able roads to SRN or District headquarters. Moreover, the DDC body of Bajura district has given higher priority on rural roads.

Contents

1 Geography and Climate 2 Towns and villages 3 Health care 4 Colleges and School in Martadi 5 Photos of Bajura 6 References 7 External links 8 See also

Geography and Climate[edit]

Climate Zone[3] Elevation Range % of Area

Upper Tropical 300 to 1,000 meters 1,000 to 3,300 ft. 0.6%

Subtropical 1,000 to 2,000 meters 3,300 to 6,600 ft. 19.7%

Temperate 2,000 to 3,000 meters 6,400 to 9,800 ft. 36.4%

Subalpine 3,000 to 4,000 meters 9,800 to 13,100 ft. 25.2%

Alpine 4,000 to 5,000 meters 13,100 to 16,400 ft. 11.2%

Nival above 5,000 meters 6.4%

Trans-Himalayan 3,000 to 6,400 meters 9,800 to 21,000 ft. 0.5%

Towns and villages[edit]

Map of the VDC/s in Bajura District

Atichaur Baddhu Barhabise Bichhiya Bramhatola Budhiganga Chhatara Dahakot Dogadi Gotri Gudukhati Jagannath Jayabageshwari Jugada Kailashmandau Kanda Kolti Kotila Kuldeumadau Manakot Martadi Pandusain Rugin Sappata Tolidewal Wai Jukot

Health care[edit] The small health centers in many VDCs are without Auxiliary Health Workers (AHWs), Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANMs) and Community Health Workers (CHWs). So, people seeking emergency health assistance have to travel a long distance to the district headquarters or Kathmandu
Kathmandu
or end up dying because of lack of treatment. Many people still believe in Dhami and Jhakri
Jhakri
and do not always seek medicine or go to the hospital for the treatment. An NGO, PHASE Nepal
Nepal
provides many health care facilities and training programs to six VDCs: Kolti, Wai, Kotila, Pandusain, Rugin
Rugin
and Baddhu. Many people residing in these VDCs have benefited from the program.[4] Currently PHASE Nepal
Nepal
is working on several projects in this district including community health and education, livelihood, hygiene, sanitation and diarrhoea mitigation programmes. Colleges and School in Martadi[edit]

Bajura Multiple Campus

It has been conditioning the bachelor level programs with affiliation to Tribhuwan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Badimalika English Boarding School Converse Academy Shree Malika Higher Secondary School Shree Jana Prakash Higher Secondary School Shree bhanodaya higher secondary school

Photos of Bajura[edit]

View of Army Camp

view of Martadi
Martadi
from Khapalta

view of mountain from Martadi
Martadi
Bajar

Badi Malika Temple & Patan Pooja

References[edit]

^ a b "National Population and Housing Census 2011(National Report)" (PDF). Central Bureau of Statistics. Government of Nepal. November 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-04-18. Retrieved November 2012.  Check date values in: access-date= (help) ^ " Nepal
Nepal
Census 2001". Nepal's Village Development Committees. Digital Himalaya. Archived from the original on 12 October 2008. Retrieved 12 December 2008.  ^ The Map of Potential Vegetation of Nepal
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  ^ "Project Area: Bajura". PHASE Nepal. 

External links[edit]

"Districts of Nepal". Statoids. 

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Bajura District.

See also[edit]

Zones of Nepal Martadi

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Districts of Nepal

Province No. 1

Bhojpur Dhankuta Ilam Jhapa Khotang Morang Okhaldhunga Panchthar Sankhuwasabha Solukhumbu Sunsari Taplejung Terhathum Udayapur

Province No. 2

Bara Parsa Dhanusha Mahottari Rautahat Saptari Sarlahi Siraha

Province No. 3

Bhaktapur Chitwan Dhading Dolakha Kathmandu Kavrepalanchok Lalitpur Makwanpur Nuwakot Ramechhap Rasuwa Sindhuli Sindhupalchok

Province No. 4

Baglung Gorkha Kaski Lamjung Manang Mustang Myagdi Nawalpur Parbat Syangja Tanahun

Province No. 5

Arghakhanchi Banke Bardiya Dang Eastern Rukum Gulmi Kapilavastu Parasi Palpa Pyuthan Rolpa Rupandehi

Karnali Pradesh

Dailekh Dolpa Humla Jajarkot Jumla Kalikot Mugu Salyan Surkhet Western Rukum

Province No. 7

Achham Baitadi Bajhang Bajura Dadeldhura Darchula Doti Kailali Kanchanpur

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Bajura District

Headquarter: Martadi

Atichaur Baddhu Bai Barhabise Bichhiya Bramhatola Budhiganga Chhatara Dahakot Dogadi Gotree Gudukhati Jagannath Jayabageswori Jugada Kailashmandau Kanda Kolti Kotila Kuldeumadau Manakot Martadi Pandusain Rugin

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