Mechi Zone facts for kids
Bhalujoda village, Kolbung VDC, Ilam
|Region||Eastern Development Region|
|Districts||Ilam, Jhapa, Panchthar, Taplejung|
|Area||8,196 km² (3,164 sq mi)|
|Density||174 /km² (451 /sq mi)|
It is the smallest zone of the Eastern Development Region with an area of 8,196 km2 (3,164 sq mi) and a population of only 1,422,182 people living there; Its population density is 173.5 persons/km2.
The most important river in the Mechi Zone is the Mechi, tributary of the Mahananda River. Another river is the Tamar River.
In the northern part of the zone, mainly in the Taplejung district that is in the eastern Himalayas, there are several high mountains. The highest is Kanchenjunga (Nepali: कञ्चनजङ्घा Kanchanjaŋghā) that, with 8,586 m (28,169 ft) high, is the third highest mountain of the world; it is on the border with Sikkim and in the Kanchanjungha Conservation Area.
Main VDCs and municipalities
The VDCs and municipalities with more inhabitants are found in the Jhapa district, mainly the municipalities of Damak (75,102) and Mechinagar (57,545); others in the same district are Anarmani (42,712), Surunga (27,470) and Satasidham (26,171).
In the Ilam district, the main VDCs and municipalities are the municipality of Ilam (18,633), Chulachuli (17,324), Danabari (14,302), Phikal Bazar (11,264).
In the Panchthar district, the only important VCS is Phidim (17,399), and in the Taplejung district is Phungling (14,974).
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