Kanchanpur District

कञ्चनपुर जिल्ला

Location of Kanchanpur
Country Nepal
Region Far-Western (Sudur Pashchimanchal)
Zone Mahakali
Established 1860
Headquarters Mahendranagar
  Total 1,610 km2 (620 sq mi)
Population (2011)
  Total 451,248
  Density 280/km2 (730/sq mi)
Time zone NPT (UTC+5:45)
Main language(s) Kumauni / Doteli(70%), Rana Tharu (20%), Nepali language (7%), others (3%)

Kanchanpur District (Nepali: कञ्चनपुर जिल्ला Listen , a part of Province No. 7 in Terai plain, is one of seventy-five districts of Nepal. The district, with Bhimdatta as its district headquarters, covers an area of 1,610 km and had a population of 134,868 in 2001 and 171,304 in 2011.[1][2] It is located in southern-west of Nepal. It is bordered with Kailali district in east, Dadeldhura district in north and with modern-day india in south and west.

Before the reunification of Nepal by Gorkha King PN Shah, this district was the part of Doti Kingdom. Nepal lost it to the East India Company during the Partition of Nepal after Anglo-Nepalese war (1814-1816) between the then Kingdom of Nepal and East india Company followed by Sugauli Treaty. Later on after treaty of 1860, Nepal recovered this land along with Kailali, Banke and Bardiya. Its first headquarters was Belauri Municipality and the current headquarter Mahendranagr was declared in 2019 B.S.

The majority of population is occupied by ethnic Tharu community and minor group are the peoples that have migrated from northern hilly region. The district is renowned for Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve and 1456.97 meters long multispan suspension bridge over Mahakali River.

Jhilmila Lake, Bedkot Lake, Bandatal, Shovatal and Vishnu Temple are the other places of tourist attraction.

Geographical Location

It expands from 28 degree 38 minutes to 29 degree 28 minutes Northern latitudes and 80 degree 03 minutes to 80 degree 33 minutes Eastern Longitudes.[3]

Climate Zone[4] Elevation Range % of Area
Lower Tropical below 300 meters (1,000 ft) 85.2%
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.

Municipalities and Village Development Committees (VDC)

Map of Municipalities and VDC/s in Kanchanpur District

Communication and Media

FM Stations and News Papers of Kanchanpur District

  • Suklaphanta FM 99.4 MHz[5]
  • Radio Mahakali FM 96.2 MHz[6]
  • Dishanirdesh Kanchan Post Weekly
  • Farwest Times
  • Chure Times
  • Mahendranagar Post
  • Abhiyan Daily
  • Paschim Nepal Daily
  • Dainik Khabar Daily
  • New Janakranti Daily
  • Radio Nagarik FM 104.3 MHz[7]
  • Radio Rastriya 89.8 MHz[8]
  • Radio Barasinga 102.2 MHz
  • Radio Paschim Nepal 91.0 MHz
  • Radio Kanchanpur 90.2 MHz[9]
  • Radio Pahichaan FM 105.3 MHz
  • Radio Sudur Sanchar 100.4 MHz[10]
  • Radio Belauri 105 MHz[11]
  • Belauri Post Weekly
  • Prabhu FM 102.5 MHz

Lakes In Kanchanpur District


External links

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See also

Coordinates: 28°50′N 80°20′E / 28.833°N 80.333°E / 28.833; 80.333

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