Bajhang District

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Bajhang District

Bajhang district location.png
Country   Nepal
ProvinceSudurpashchim Pradesh
Admin HQ.Chainpur (today part of Jaya Prithvi Municipality)
 • TypeCoordination committee
 • BodyDCC, Bajhang
 • Total3,422 km2 (1,321 sq mi)
 • Total195,159
 • Density57/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+05:45 (NPT)
Main Language(s)Bajhangi[citation needed], Nepali

Bajhang District (Nepali: बझाङ जिल्ला About this soundListen , a part of Sudurpashchim Pradesh, is one of the seventy-seven districts of Nepal. The district, with Chainpur, that is part of Jaya Prithvi Municipality, as its district headquarters, covers an area of 3,422 km2 (1,321 sq mi) and has a population (2011) of 195,159.[1] The headquarter Chainpur is situated at the bank of Seti River and Bauli Gaad. Bitthad Bazar is bordered with Baitadi District which is the place of Bitthad Kalika and Kedar. This place was famous for fresh milk and yogurt.

Geography and Climate[edit]

Climate Zone[2] Elevation Range % of Area
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.
Subalpine 3,000 to 4,000 meters
9,800 to 13,100 ft.
Alpine 4,000 to 5,000 meters
13,100 to 16,400 ft.
Nival above 5,000 meters 30.0%

Major religious spots[edit]

1. Khaptad baba mandir

2. Ram mandir, Kada

3. Surma sarowar, Surma 4. Devi than ,chainpur 5. Thali , Durga thali


At the time of the 2011 Nepal census, Bajhang District had a population of 195,159. Of these, 75.5% spoke Nepali, 23.5% Bajhangi and 0.5% Doteli as their first language.[3]


The district consists of twelve municipalities, out of which two are urban municipalities and ten are rural municipalities. These are as follows:[4]

Prior to the restructuring of the district, Bajhang District consisted of the following municipalities and Village development committees:

Map of the VDC/s in Bajhang District

See also[edit]

  • Jaya prithvi bahadur singh
  • Zones of Nepal
  • "Districts of Nepal". Statoids.


  1. ^ a b "National Population and Housing Census 2011(National Report)" (PDF). Central Bureau of Statistics. Government of Nepal. November 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-04-18. Retrieved November 2012. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ The Map of Potential Vegetation of Nepal - a forestry/agroecological/biodiversity classification system (PDF), . Forest & Landscape Development and Environment Series 2-2005 and CFC-TIS Document Series No.110., 2005, ISBN 87-7903-210-9, retrieved Nov 22, 2013
  3. ^ 2011 Nepal Census, Social Characteristics Tables
  4. ^ "स्थानिय तह" (in Nepali). Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration. Retrieved 1 September 2018.

Coordinates: 29°33′N 81°12′E / 29.550°N 81.200°E / 29.550; 81.200