Dhangadhi

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Dhangadhi
धनगढी
Dhangari
Municipality
Dhangadhi dt.jpg
Dhangadhi is located in Nepal
Dhangadhi
Dhangadhi
Location in Nepal
Coordinates: 28°41′N 80°36′E / 28.683°N 80.600°E / 28.683; 80.600Coordinates: 28°41′N 80°36′E / 28.683°N 80.600°E / 28.683; 80.600
Country    Nepal
Region Far Western Development Region
Zone Seti Zone
District Kailali District
Area
 • Total 103.73 km2 (40.05 sq mi)
Population (2011 Census)
 • Total 104,047
 • Density 1,000/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Time zone Nepal Time (UTC+5:45)
Post code 10900
Area code(s) 091
Website www.dhangadhi.gov.np

Dhangadhi is a city in Far western Nepal. It is the capital of Kailali District in the Seti zone located in the Far Western Development Region of Nepal on the border of Uttar Pradesh state, India near the village Gauriphanta. Dhangadhi was established in 1976 and is divided into 14 wards.

At the time of the 2011 Nepal census[1] it had a population of 104,047 (53,237 males and 50,810 females) residing in 21,059 individual households,[2] among which 12% belong to the Dalit caste, 36% are ethnic minorities and the remaining 52% compose of Brahmins, Kshetris and other castes.The annual population growth rate of Dhangadhi municipality is 5.16%. It is the 10th biggest city of Nepal by population. It is the major city of Far western region of Nepal alongside with Bhimduttanagar(Mahendranagar).[1][1])has an area of 103.73 km2 [3] and shares its boundary with Attaria Municipality in the north and west, Mohana River in the south and Khutiya River in the east.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Dhangadhi (1981-2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 20.8
(69.4)
24.8
(76.6)
30.4
(86.7)
35.9
(96.6)
37.2
(99)
36.3
(97.3)
33.1
(91.6)
32.8
(91)
32.4
(90.3)
31.5
(88.7)
27.8
(82)
23.3
(73.9)
30.53
(86.93)
Average low °C (°F) 7.1
(44.8)
9.3
(48.7)
13.0
(55.4)
17.6
(63.7)
22.5
(72.5)
25.2
(77.4)
25.7
(78.3)
25.5
(77.9)
24.2
(75.6)
18.7
(65.7)
12.4
(54.3)
8.2
(46.8)
17.45
(63.43)
Precipitation mm (inches) 30.6
(1.205)
39.1
(1.539)
22.7
(0.894)
21.3
(0.839)
70.1
(2.76)
301.5
(11.87)
655.9
(25.823)
674.7
(26.563)
412.2
(16.228)
55.4
(2.181)
4.0
(0.157)
15.4
(0.606)
2,302.9
(90.665)
Source: Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (Nepal)[4]

Services[edit]

Dhangadhi is the main business centre of the Seti Zone. Dhangadhi is the major business hub for Far Western Region of Nepal and is the major provider of education, health and employment opportunities in the west Nepal.

Dhangadhi

Seti Zonal Hospital, Navjeevan Hospital and other private hospitals provide health care. Similarly, Kailali Multiple Campus, Sudur Paschimanchal Campus, Aishwarya Multiple Campus, Dhangadhi Engineering College,Bhageswor Academy for Health Science, western international business school and other colleges provide advanced education.

Transportation[edit]

Road[edit]

Dhangadhi is well connected with other major cities of Nepal and the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Indian and Nepalese nationals may cross the international border without restrictions, however there is a customs checkpoint for goods and third country nationals. Local transport includes Cycle Rickshaws, Taxis and Public City Buses.

Air[edit]

Dhangadhi Airport is located 10 km from the administrative center and about 660 kilometers west of Kathmandu.[5] The runway has been extended to 1,524 metres (5,000 ft) length and blacktopped to accommodate Fokker 100 aircraft.

Airlines Serving Dhangadhi[edit]

Geta Eye Hospital[edit]

Geta Eye Hospital was founded in 1981 with the aim of Reducing the burden of blindness and visual impairment in Far Western Region of Nepal.

Geta Eye Hospital

This hospital is situated in Geta VDC of Kailali district,which is located 8 km away from Dhangadhi,the District headquarters of Kailali. Geta Eye Hospital is a community oriented non profit social organization responsible for comprehensive eye health care in Far Western Region of Nepal.

Colleges in Dhangadhi[edit]

  • Kailali Multiple Campus
  • Sudur Paschimanchal Campus
  • Aishwarya Multiple Campus
  • Dhangadhi Engineering College was established in 2000 A.D.& has been conducting the bachelor level programs with affiliation to Pokhara University, Nepal. The programs currently offered are:Bachelor of Computer Engineering (B.E Computer), Bachelor of Computer Application (B.C.A), Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A). And Bachelor of Civil Engineering (B.E Civil).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c http://cbs.gov.np/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/National%20Report.pdf
  2. ^ ^ http://errrp.org.np/document/study_report/Dhangadhi%20Vulnerability%20Profile.pdf
  3. ^ http://www.mld.gov.np/municipalities/dhangadhi.htm
  4. ^ "NORMALS FROM 1981-2010". Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (Nepal). Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  5. ^ Dhangadhi Airport

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