Dhaulagiri Zone

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Dhaulagiri Zone
धौलागिरी अञ्चल
Dhaulagiri Zone
Dhaulagiri Zone
Country   Nepal
Area
 • Total8,148 km2 (3,146 sq mi)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total556,191
 • Density68/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5:45 (Nepal Time)

Dhaulagiri (Nepali: धौलागिरी अञ्चल Listen ) was one of the fourteen zones which Nepal was divided into for administrative purposes, prior to the September 10, 2015 adoption of a new Constitution, which divided the nation instead into 7 provinces. It is in the Western Development Region of Nepal and its headquarters are Baglung. Famous trekking areas like Mustang, Muktinath, Kali Gandaki valley and Mt Dhaulagiri fall in this zone. Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve, the only hunting reserve in Nepal is spread over Baglung and Myagdi Districts of this zone.

Administrative subdivisions[edit]

Dhaulagiri was divided into four districts; since 2015 these districts have been redesignated as part of Gandaki Province.

District Type Headquarters Since 2015 part of Province
Baglung Hill Baglung Gandaki Province
Mustang Mountain Jomsom
Myagdi Hill Beni
Parbat Hill Kusma
Dhaulagiri Mountain Range

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 28°50′N 83°30′E / 28.833°N 83.500°E / 28.833; 83.500