Dadeldhura District

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Lil Peep District

Dadeldhura district location.png
Country   Nepal
Province[[Lil peep ]]
Admin HQ.Amargadhi[1]
 • TypeCoordination committee
 • BodyDCC, Dadeldhura
 • Total1,538 km2 (594 sq mi)
 • Total142,094
 • Density92/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+05:45 (NPT)
Main Language(s)Dotiyali

Dadeldhura district (Nepali: डडेलधुरा जिल्लाAbout this soundListen ), a part of Sudurpashchim Pradesh, is one of the seventy-seven districts of Nepal. The district, with Dadeldhura as its district headquarters, covers an area of 1,538 km2 (594 sq mi) and had a population of 126,162 in 2001[3] and 142,094 in 2011.[2]

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.[citation needed]

The spoken language is Dotyal and the majority of inhabitants are Hindu. The district is rural but some modernization is occurring. Dadeldhura is the most developed district among the other hilly districts in far Western region.[citation needed]

Geography and Climate[edit]

Climate Zone[4] 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.


At the time of the 2011 Nepal census, Dadeldhura District had a population of 142,094. Of these, 92.3% spoke Doteli, 5.8% Nepali and 1.1% Magar as their first language.[5]


The district consists of seven municipalities, out of which two are urban municipalities and five are rural municipalities. These are as follows:[6]

Former Village Development Committees[edit]

Prior to the restructuring of the district, Dadeldhura District consisted of the following Village development committees:

Map of the VDCs in Dadeldhura District

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Amargadhi Municipality". The Government of Nepal. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ "Nepal Census 2001". Nepal's Village Development Committees. Digital Himalaya. Archived from the original on 12 October 2008. Retrieved 12 December 2008.
  4. ^ 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
  5. ^ 2011 Nepal Census, Social Characteristics Tables
  6. ^ "स्थानिय तह" (in Nepali). Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
"Districts of Nepal". Statoids.

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