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Kanchanpur District

Kanchanpur District in the Mahakali Zone is Nepal’s most western district in the Tarai and shares its southern and western borders with India. Its population is one of the fastest growing in the country, mainly due to migration from the northern hills and partly due to the influx of the Tharus from adjoining districts in the east. In 1971, Kanchanpur had the population of 68,863; in 1991 it increased almost by four folds to 257,906 and in 2011 it increased to 451,248. The district is divided into 11 Ilakas (sub-districts), 19 VDCs and one municipality – Mahendra Nagar. Forest covers some 54 percent of its area including 311 sq. km under a Wildlife Reserve. Over 36 percent land is under cultivation and 20 percent of it is irrigated.
Only a few decades ago, Kanchanpur was a malarial forest inhabited by the indigenous Tharus. But today, it has become heterogeneous. In 1871,the Tharus represented 43 percent of the total population; in 1991 the proportion, despite immigration, stood at only…

Kailali district

Dhangadhi is the headquarters of Seti Zone that includes far-flung places as Saipal near Tibet. The growth of town owed much to the extension of railway up to Gauri Phanta across the border originally for timber transport.

Kailali district is situated in far western region of Nepal in Seti Zone. The district was returned to Nepal from East India Company in 1860 AD. Hansuliya VDC in Kailali is a village where a fort was located between 1968 and 1978. The district got its name from the fort.

Most part of the district lies in Tarai belt with varying the altitude ranging from 179 m to 1,957 m above sea level. Dhangadhi is the headquarters of the district as well. The rectangular-shaped district covers an area of 2,742 sq. km. Most people are Tharus. Agronomy is the base of economy, where Karnali, Mohana, Patheraiya, Kada Kamara, Surmi Rivers provides water for cultivation of the land. Dhangadhi is the prime commercial hub. Dhangadhi-Dadeldhura Highway would become the backbone for the devel…

Doti District Nepal

The former Doti Kingdom included not only Doti district; it was expanded up to Achham, Bajhang, Bajura, Baitadi, Dadeldhura, Kailali, Kanchanpur, Darchula, extending as far as Dehradun and Kumaun Garwal (These days Kumaun Garwal is part of India). History of Doti kingdom is little known. Doti was the capital of that kingdom. Deuki tradition, basically, is practiced not in proper Doti but nearby districts including Dadeldhura, Baitadi and Darchula. During the reign of King Nagi Malla in the 17th century, far western Nepal was in ruin. Natural calamities, drought and cholera consumed his Kingdom. The priests predicted that relief would come if the king offered his daughter to the temple of Bhageshwor Mahadev. Housing facilities were immediately prepared, and the princess began her life with the Gods. When the difficulties in the kingdom were eased, a new tradition was born, that has grossly degenerated and developed in new era and that all credit went to King Mandhata Shahi "Rainka…

Darchula District

Darchula Situated between two district and borders connected with China and India. Darchula lies under Mahakali zone in far western region. Dhar- literally means edge in Nepali and Chula- means fire place, thus, the district derives its name today. Legends say that in ancient time Hermit Byas cooked rice on the top of two peaks. Himalayan peaks to look include Byas Rishi Himal. Other connotation connects with the Tibetan word ‘La’ which means hilly bye pass, from where people used to go Tibet. Darchula has the area of 1,867 sq. km. Agriculture is the basis of economy. 
Political Boundary East: Bajhang,  West: India,  North: Tibet, 

South: Baitadi and Bajhang.
According to National Population and Housing Census 2011,
Total Household: 24,618
Male: 63,605
Female: 69,669
Total population: 133,274

Major rivers Mahakali, Chaulane, Tinkar, Numpa and Kalagad. 
Location Longitude: 800 22”-810 9” Latitude: 290 36”-300 15”. Headquarter: Darchula
Climate Tropical, Sub- tropical, Cool temperate, Mild, te…