Top 10 Districts in Province 1 with Highest Forest Area

Last updated on 2022-09-25
Top 10 Districts in Province 1 with Highest Forest Area

Province 1 covers 11,22,126 km square of forest areas which is 43.33% out of 25,89,283 km square of total area. Here we have listed the Top 10 districts in province 1 with the highest Forest area.

*The ranking is done based on data collected from the Government of Nepal Water and Energy Commission Report.

10. Morang

Morang
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Morang is one of Nepal's seventy-five districts, located in the country's eastern region. Morang is regarded as the district of production since it is surrounded by various industries and factories. The total area of Morang is 1,855 square kilometers. Located at about 540 kilometers east of Kathmandu in the Koshi zone is district headquarters, Biratnagar, which is also the second-largest city of Nepal. Because the majority of Morang's terrain is covered by fertile Terai land, the district is not well-known for hiking or other adventurous activities, yet Morang is one of Nepal's most culturally diversified places. The district's natural resources and attractiveness are made up of lush green paddy fields, jute fields, flood plains, and marshes near the Koshi Dam. It has a total area of 44,075 hectares of forest.

  • Total Forest area : 44,075 Hectares
  • Stem Volume (in cubic meters) : 7,379,037
  • Annual Firewood Production (in cubic meters) : 125,461

9. Okhaldhunga

Okhaldhunga
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Okhaldhunga is a scenic district in Nepal's eastern Sagarmatha Zone, with most of its land covered in hills and mountains. The district is bordered on the east by Khotang, on the west by Ramechhap, on the north by Solukhumbu, and on the south by Udaypur and Sindhuli. The district headquarter is located in Okhaldhunga bazaar. Okhaldhunga covers an area of 1,062 square kilometers. This lovely district is not only attractive in nature, but it also has a rich cultural past. It stretches 48 kilometers east-west and 67 kilometers north-south. It covers 52,286 hectares of forestland.

  • Total Forest area : 52,286 Hectares
  • Stem Volume (in cubic meters) : 6,497,058
  • Annual Firewood Production (in cubic meters) : 39,669

8. Panchthar

Panchthar
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Panchthar is a lovely hill district near Ilam, located in the eastern section of the country. Phidim, a small yet lovely hill town, is where Panchathar's district headquarters are located. The district is bordered on the east by West Bengal and Sikkim, on the west by Dhankuta and Tehrathum, on the north by Taplejung, and on the south by Ilam. The location offers breathtaking views of both snow-capped and lush green mountains, as well as a wealth of cultural and natural elements. This district is 1,241 square kilometers in size. The climate here varies from Upper Tropical to Alpine due to the large height difference. The entire forest area in this district is 71,774 hectares.

  • Total Forest area : 71,774 Hectares
  • Stem Volume (in cubic meters) : 8,918,637
  • Annual Firewood Production (in cubic meters) : 54,454

7. Solukhumbu

Solukhumbu
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Solukhumbu is a Himalayan district of Nepal's Province No. 1, located in the province's northwestern section. Solukhumbu district is one of three Himalayan districts in Province No. 1 and is located in the Sagarmatha Zone. Its administrative seat is Salleri, which is located in Nepal's Eastern Development Region. It is made up of the Solu and Khumbu subregions, as the name suggests. It extends across 3,312 square kilometers. In this region, the abrupt shift in elevation over a short period of time results in a variety of climates. Upper tropical, Subtropical, Temperate, Subalpine, Alpine, and Nival are the climatic zones. It covers a total area of 110,043 hectares of woodland. Sagarmatha National Park is located in this district.

  • Total Forest area : 110,043 Hectares
  • Stem Volume (in cubic meters) : 24,786,085
  • Annual Firewood Production (in cubic meters) : 320,887

6. Bhojpur

Bhojpur
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Bhojpur district is a well-known hilly district of Nepal's Province One, which is located in the eastern section of the country. The district is 1,507 square kilometers in size. Bhojpur is the administrative capital. Dhankuta and Sankhuwasabha are to the east, Khotang is to the west, Sankhuwasabha is to the north-east, Solukhumbu is to the north-west, and Udayapur is to the south. Because of the huge elevation difference, there are several climatic zones. Lower tropical, upper tropical, subtropical, temperate, or subalpine climatic zones can be found here. It has a forest area of 73,037 hectares.

  • Total Forest area : 73,037 Hectares
  • Stem Volume (in cubic meters) : 9,075,578
  • Annual Firewood Production (in cubic meters) : 55,412

5. Khotang

Khotang
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Khotang District is located in Nepal's Eastern Development Region and is part of the Sagarmatha Zone. The district, which has Diktel as its district headquarters, is 1,591 square kilometers in size. Khotang is located in Eastern Nepal and is a hilly district. The district is bordered on the east by Bhojpur district, on the south by Udayapur district, on the west by Okhaldhunga district, and on the north by Solukhumbu district. With terraced terrain, towering hills, and lush trees, it is inherently lovely. Khotang covers 74,284 hectares of forest area. It is not only naturally gorgeous, but it also has a lot of biodiversities. This area is home to a diverse range of vegetation, critters, and wildlife animals. Rhododendron blossoms of various colors contribute to its charm.

  • Total Forest area : 74,284 Hectares
  • Stem Volume (in cubic meters) : 9,230,530
  • Annual Firewood Production (in cubic meters) : 56,358

4. Ilam

Ilam
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Ilam is a hill district located in the Mechi Zone of Nepal's Province 1. The district covers a total area of 1,703 square kilometers. Ilam stretches from the Terai belt to the upper hilly belt of this Himalayan nation. The Mahabharat hill range, which includes the Siwalik range in the south and high hills in the north, is home to this hill area. Ilam is a district with a diverse cultural landscape, abundant natural resources, and a climate that is ideal for growing commercial crops including potato, cardamom, ginger, red round chili, milk, and broom grass. Ilam is also a prominent spot for botanical and anthropological studies. It is also known as the Tea Garden District in Eastern Nepal and is covered with high greenery hills, fantastic sightseeing locations, and explorable research regions. It covers a total of 93,467 hectares of woodland. Ilam district encompasses the Mai watershed, which stretches from the Kankai River's confluence at 70 meters in the tropical zone to the Darjeeling border at 3050 meters in the subalpine zone.

  • Total Forest area : 93,467 Hectares
  • Stem Volume (in cubic meters) : 11,614,209
  • Annual Firewood Production (in cubic meters) : 70,912

3. Udayapur

Udayapur
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Udayapur District is a district in Sagarmatha Zone that lies in Province 1, Eastern Development Region. The district, which has Triyuga as its seat, has a total area of 2,063 square kilometers (797 sq mi). Natural borders with rivers and hills define Udayapur's district boundaries. The Koshi River divides the district from Sunsari District in the east, and the Sun Kosi River divides it from Bhojpur and Khotang in the north. In the west, the Tawa Khola separates Udayapur from the outer terai of Siraha and Saptari, while in the south lies the foothills of Shiwalik. This district has a total forest area of 148,411 hectares. The Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, which has mixed deciduous riverine forests, grasslands, and marshy vegetation, is located in the eastern part of Udayapur.

  • Total Forest area : 148,411 Hectares
  • Stem Volume (in cubic meters) : 18,441,551
  • Annual Firewood Production (in cubic meters) : 112,598

2. Taplejung

Taplejung
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Taplejung District is one of the 14 districts of Province No. 1. It is situated in the Himalayan foothills of Eastern Nepal, with Tibet to the north across the Himalayan range. Taplejung is Nepal's third-largest district by area. The district is 3,646 square kilometers in size. Taplejung is a mountainous area near Kanchenjunga, the world's third-highest peak. Cultivated regions, forests, meadows, rivers, high-altitude lakes, and glaciers make up the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area. It has a total forest area of 155,931 hectares.

  • Total Forest area : 155,931 Hectares
  • Stem Volume (in cubic meters) : 35,121,898
  • Annual Firewood Production (in cubic meters) : 454,697

1. Sakhuwasabha

Sakhuwasabha
Image Source: Nepal Travel Guide

Sankhuwasabha District is one of 14 districts of Province No. 1 of eastern Nepal. It is one of Nepal's 75 districts, located in the Koshi Zone with its headquarters in Khandbari. It covers 3,480 square kilometers and is home to the indigenous ethnic groups of Rai, Yakkha, Limbu, Newar, Gurung, Magar, Sunuwar, Rajbansi, Maithili, Tamang, Sherpa, and the caste groups Brahmin and Chhetri. Arun Valley, the world's deepest valley, is located in the district. It has a total forest area of 190,052 hectares.

  • Total Forest area : 190,052 Hectares
  • Stem Volume (in cubic meters) : 42,807,312
  • Annual Firewood Production (in cubic meters) : 554,195

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10.

Morang

9.

Okhaldhunga

8.

Panchthar

7.

Solukhumbu

6.

Bhojpur

5.

Khotang

4.

Ilam

3.

Udayapur

2.

Taplejung

1.

Sakhuwasabha

10. Morang

Morang
Image Source: Nepal Travel Guide

Morang is one of Nepal's seventy-five districts, located in the country's eastern region. Morang is regarded as the district of production since it is surrounded by various industries and factories. The total area of Morang is 1,855 square kilometers. Located at about 540 kilometers east of Kathmandu in the Koshi zone is district headquarters, Biratnagar, which is also the second-largest city of Nepal. Because the majority of Morang's terrain is covered by fertile Terai land, the district is not well-known for hiking or other adventurous activities, yet Morang is one of Nepal's most culturally diversified places. The district's natural resources and attractiveness are made up of lush green paddy fields, jute fields, flood plains, and marshes near the Koshi Dam. It has a total area of 44,075 hectares of forest.

  • Total Forest area : 44,075 Hectares
  • Stem Volume (in cubic meters) : 7,379,037
  • Annual Firewood Production (in cubic meters) : 125,461

9. Okhaldhunga

Okhaldhunga
Image Source: i.pinimg.com

Okhaldhunga is a scenic district in Nepal's eastern Sagarmatha Zone, with most of its land covered in hills and mountains. The district is bordered on the east by Khotang, on the west by Ramechhap, on the north by Solukhumbu, and on the south by Udaypur and Sindhuli. The district headquarter is located in Okhaldhunga bazaar. Okhaldhunga covers an area of 1,062 square kilometers. This lovely district is not only attractive in nature, but it also has a rich cultural past. It stretches 48 kilometers east-west and 67 kilometers north-south. It covers 52,286 hectares of forestland.

  • Total Forest area : 52,286 Hectares
  • Stem Volume (in cubic meters) : 6,497,058
  • Annual Firewood Production (in cubic meters) : 39,669

8. Panchthar

Panchthar
Image Source: Tips Nepal

Panchthar is a lovely hill district near Ilam, located in the eastern section of the country. Phidim, a small yet lovely hill town, is where Panchathar's district headquarters are located. The district is bordered on the east by West Bengal and Sikkim, on the west by Dhankuta and Tehrathum, on the north by Taplejung, and on the south by Ilam. The location offers breathtaking views of both snow-capped and lush green mountains, as well as a wealth of cultural and natural elements. This district is 1,241 square kilometers in size. The climate here varies from Upper Tropical to Alpine due to the large height difference. The entire forest area in this district is 71,774 hectares.

  • Total Forest area : 71,774 Hectares
  • Stem Volume (in cubic meters) : 8,918,637
  • Annual Firewood Production (in cubic meters) : 54,454

7. Solukhumbu

Solukhumbu
Image Source: Himalayan Smile Treks

Solukhumbu is a Himalayan district of Nepal's Province No. 1, located in the province's northwestern section. Solukhumbu district is one of three Himalayan districts in Province No. 1 and is located in the Sagarmatha Zone. Its administrative seat is Salleri, which is located in Nepal's Eastern Development Region. It is made up of the Solu and Khumbu subregions, as the name suggests. It extends across 3,312 square kilometers. In this region, the abrupt shift in elevation over a short period of time results in a variety of climates. Upper tropical, Subtropical, Temperate, Subalpine, Alpine, and Nival are the climatic zones. It covers a total area of 110,043 hectares of woodland. Sagarmatha National Park is located in this district.

  • Total Forest area : 110,043 Hectares
  • Stem Volume (in cubic meters) : 24,786,085
  • Annual Firewood Production (in cubic meters) : 320,887

6. Bhojpur

Bhojpur
Image Source: Nepal Travel Guide

Bhojpur district is a well-known hilly district of Nepal's Province One, which is located in the eastern section of the country. The district is 1,507 square kilometers in size. Bhojpur is the administrative capital. Dhankuta and Sankhuwasabha are to the east, Khotang is to the west, Sankhuwasabha is to the north-east, Solukhumbu is to the north-west, and Udayapur is to the south. Because of the huge elevation difference, there are several climatic zones. Lower tropical, upper tropical, subtropical, temperate, or subalpine climatic zones can be found here. It has a forest area of 73,037 hectares.

  • Total Forest area : 73,037 Hectares
  • Stem Volume (in cubic meters) : 9,075,578
  • Annual Firewood Production (in cubic meters) : 55,412

5. Khotang

Khotang
Image Source: Bookitlist

Khotang District is located in Nepal's Eastern Development Region and is part of the Sagarmatha Zone. The district, which has Diktel as its district headquarters, is 1,591 square kilometers in size. Khotang is located in Eastern Nepal and is a hilly district. The district is bordered on the east by Bhojpur district, on the south by Udayapur district, on the west by Okhaldhunga district, and on the north by Solukhumbu district. With terraced terrain, towering hills, and lush trees, it is inherently lovely. Khotang covers 74,284 hectares of forest area. It is not only naturally gorgeous, but it also has a lot of biodiversities. This area is home to a diverse range of vegetation, critters, and wildlife animals. Rhododendron blossoms of various colors contribute to its charm.

  • Total Forest area : 74,284 Hectares
  • Stem Volume (in cubic meters) : 9,230,530
  • Annual Firewood Production (in cubic meters) : 56,358

4. Ilam

Ilam
Image Source: Pigeon Travel and Tours

Ilam is a hill district located in the Mechi Zone of Nepal's Province 1. The district covers a total area of 1,703 square kilometers. Ilam stretches from the Terai belt to the upper hilly belt of this Himalayan nation. The Mahabharat hill range, which includes the Siwalik range in the south and high hills in the north, is home to this hill area. Ilam is a district with a diverse cultural landscape, abundant natural resources, and a climate that is ideal for growing commercial crops including potato, cardamom, ginger, red round chili, milk, and broom grass. Ilam is also a prominent spot for botanical and anthropological studies. It is also known as the Tea Garden District in Eastern Nepal and is covered with high greenery hills, fantastic sightseeing locations, and explorable research regions. It covers a total of 93,467 hectares of woodland. Ilam district encompasses the Mai watershed, which stretches from the Kankai River's confluence at 70 meters in the tropical zone to the Darjeeling border at 3050 meters in the subalpine zone.

  • Total Forest area : 93,467 Hectares
  • Stem Volume (in cubic meters) : 11,614,209
  • Annual Firewood Production (in cubic meters) : 70,912

3. Udayapur

Udayapur
Image Source: Flickr

Udayapur District is a district in Sagarmatha Zone that lies in Province 1, Eastern Development Region. The district, which has Triyuga as its seat, has a total area of 2,063 square kilometers (797 sq mi). Natural borders with rivers and hills define Udayapur's district boundaries. The Koshi River divides the district from Sunsari District in the east, and the Sun Kosi River divides it from Bhojpur and Khotang in the north. In the west, the Tawa Khola separates Udayapur from the outer terai of Siraha and Saptari, while in the south lies the foothills of Shiwalik. This district has a total forest area of 148,411 hectares. The Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, which has mixed deciduous riverine forests, grasslands, and marshy vegetation, is located in the eastern part of Udayapur.

  • Total Forest area : 148,411 Hectares
  • Stem Volume (in cubic meters) : 18,441,551
  • Annual Firewood Production (in cubic meters) : 112,598

2. Taplejung

Taplejung
Image Source: Reddit

Taplejung District is one of the 14 districts of Province No. 1. It is situated in the Himalayan foothills of Eastern Nepal, with Tibet to the north across the Himalayan range. Taplejung is Nepal's third-largest district by area. The district is 3,646 square kilometers in size. Taplejung is a mountainous area near Kanchenjunga, the world's third-highest peak. Cultivated regions, forests, meadows, rivers, high-altitude lakes, and glaciers make up the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area. It has a total forest area of 155,931 hectares.

  • Total Forest area : 155,931 Hectares
  • Stem Volume (in cubic meters) : 35,121,898
  • Annual Firewood Production (in cubic meters) : 454,697

1. Sakhuwasabha

Sakhuwasabha
Image Source: Nepal Travel Guide

Sankhuwasabha District is one of 14 districts of Province No. 1 of eastern Nepal. It is one of Nepal's 75 districts, located in the Koshi Zone with its headquarters in Khandbari. It covers 3,480 square kilometers and is home to the indigenous ethnic groups of Rai, Yakkha, Limbu, Newar, Gurung, Magar, Sunuwar, Rajbansi, Maithili, Tamang, Sherpa, and the caste groups Brahmin and Chhetri. Arun Valley, the world's deepest valley, is located in the district. It has a total forest area of 190,052 hectares.

  • Total Forest area : 190,052 Hectares
  • Stem Volume (in cubic meters) : 42,807,312
  • Annual Firewood Production (in cubic meters) : 554,195

10.

Morang

9.

Okhaldhunga

8.

Panchthar

7.

Solukhumbu

6.

Bhojpur

5.

Khotang

4.

Ilam

3.

Udayapur

2.

Taplejung

1.

Sakhuwasabha