Kalikot District

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Kalikot District

कालीकोट जिल्ला
Kalikot district location.png
Country   Nepal
ProvinceKarnali Pradesh
Admin HQ.Manma (today part of Khandachakra Municipality)
 • TypeCoordination committee
 • BodyDCC, Kalikot
 • Total1,741 km2 (672 sq mi)
 • Total136,948
 • Density79/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+05:45 (NPT)

Kalikot District (Nepali: कालीकोट जिल्लाAbout this soundListen , a part of Karnali province, is one of the seventy-seven districts of Nepal. The district, with Manma as its district headquarters, covers an area of 1,741 km2 (672 sq mi), had a population of 105,580 in 2001 and 136,948 in 2011. In September 2005, in a bid to encourage a change in social attitudes, the government announced that it would provide rice to any family that had recently had a girl born.[1]

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.


At the time of the 2011 Nepal census, Kalikot District had a population of 136,948. Of these, 99.5% spoke Nepali as their first language.[3]


The district consists of nine municipalities, out of which four are urban municipalities and five are rural municipalities. These are as follows:[4]

Former Village Development Committees[edit]

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

Map of the VDCs in Kalikot District

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - 2005 - US Department of State
  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.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 29°9′0″N 81°37′0″E / 29.15000°N 81.61667°E / 29.15000; 81.61667