Dadeldhura District

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Location of Dadeldhura
Location of Dadeldhura
Country    Nepal
Region Far-Western (Sudur Pashchimanchal)
Zone Mahakali
Headquarters Dadeldhura
 • Total 1,538 km2 (594 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 142,094
 • Density 92/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zone NPT (UTC+5:45)
Main language(s) Dotiyali

Dadeldhura district (Nepali: डडेलधुरा जिल्लाAbout this sound Listen ), a part of Mahakali zone, is one of the seventy-five districts of Nepal, a landlocked country of South Asia. The district, with Dadeldhura as its district headquarters, covers an area of 1,538 km² and had a population of 126,162 in 2001 and 142,094 in 2011.

The region has a desert-mountainous landscape that contains many religious temples. The district is seldom visited by tourists but contains local routes to Mt Kailaish in Tibet, Ra Ra Lake in Humla district and the last remaining remnants of the Far Western Malla Kingdom. Nagi Malla was the last royal to live here before Nepalese unification.

The spoken language is Dadeldhuri and the majority of inhabitants are Hindu. The district is entirely rural and has yet to be modernized. The largest city is Dadheldura city.

Geography and Climate[edit]

Climate Zone[1] Elevation Range  % of Area
Lower Tropical below 300 meters (1,000 ft)  0.6%
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.
Temperate 2,000 to 3,000 meters
6,400 to 9,800 ft.

Village Development Committees (VDCs)[edit]

Map of the VDCs in Dadeldhura District

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The Map of Potential Vegetation of Nepal - a forestry/agroecological/biodiversity classification system, Forest & Landscape Development and Environment Series 2-2005 and CFC-TIS Document Series No. 110., 2005, ISBN 87-7803-210-9, retrieved Nov 22, 2013 
Districts of Nepal at

Coordinates: 29°18′0″N 80°35′0″E / 29.30000°N 80.58333°E / 29.30000; 80.58333