Kailali District

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Location of Kailali
Location of Kailali
Coordinates: 28°41′N 80°52′E / 28.683°N 80.867°E / 28.683; 80.867Coordinates: 28°41′N 80°52′E / 28.683°N 80.867°E / 28.683; 80.867
Country Nepal
Headquarters Dhangadhi
 • Total 3,235 km2 (1,249 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 775,709
 • Density 240/km2 (620/sq mi)
Time zone NPT (UTC+5:45)
Main language(s) Tharu, Nepali language, Doteli,
Website www.facebook.com/kailali

Kailali District (Nepali: कैलाली जिल्लाAbout this sound Listen ), a part of Province No. 7 in Terai plain, is one of the seventy-five districts of Nepal.


The district, with Dhangadhi as its district headquarters, covers an area of 3,235 square kilometres (1,249 sq mi) and has a population (2011 census) of 775,709 (616,697 on 2001 census). Dhangadhi, a sub-metro city, is a center of attraction of not only Kailali district but of the whole seti zone. The district also contains Tikapur Park, one of the biggest parks in Nepal, and Godha-Ghodi Tal (lake) located at Sukhad Kailali. An aircraft museum was established in Dhangadhi by Pilot Bed Upreti in 2014 which is the only museum of its kind in the Country.

Geography and Climate[edit]

Climate Zone[1] Elevation Range % of Area
Lower Tropical below 300 meters (1,000 ft) 59.3%
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.

Municipalities and Village Development Committees (VDC)[edit]

Map of the VDCs in Kailali District


  1. Dhangadhi Sub-Metropolitan City
  2. Attariya
  3. Tikapur
  4. Lamki Chuha
  5. Ghodaghodi
  6. [[Bhajani MUNICIPLITY


By the restructuring on 2017 the district only have following Municipalities (Nagarpalika) and Rural Municipalities (Gaunpalika):

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 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 

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