Kanchanpur District

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Kanchanpur District

कञ्चनपुर जिल्ला
Madan Chowk at Bhimdatta municipality
Madan Chowk at Bhimdatta municipality
Kanchanpur district location.png
Divisions of Kanchanpur District
Divisions of Kanchanpur District
Coordinates: 28°50′N 80°20′E / 28.833°N 80.333°E / 28.833; 80.333Coordinates: 28°50′N 80°20′E / 28.833°N 80.333°E / 28.833; 80.333
Country   Nepal
ProvinceSudurpashchim Pradesh
Admin HQ.Bheemdatta
 • TypeCoordination committee
 • BodyDCC, Kanchanpur
 • HeadMr. Phairu Tamang
 • Deputy-HeadMrs. Sanu Kumari Budthapa
 • Total1,610 km2 (620 sq mi)
 • Total451,248
 • Density280/km2 (730/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+05:45 (NPT)
Main Language(s)Doteli (37.9%), Tharu (25.4%), Nepali (16.1%), Baitadeli (5.2%), others (15.4%)
Major highwaysMahendra Highway

Kanchanpur District (Nepali: कञ्चनपुर जिल्लाAbout this soundListen ), a part of Sudurpashchim Pradesh in the Terai plain, is one of seventy seven districts of Nepal. The district, with Bhimdatta as its district headquarters, covers an area of 1,610 square kilometres (620 sq mi) and had a population of 134,868 in 2001 and 171,304 in 2011.[1][2] It is located in southern-west of Nepal. It is bordered with Kailali district in east, Dadeldhura district in north and with modern-day india in south and west.

Before the reunification of Nepal by Gorkha King PN Shah, this district was the part of Doti Kingdom. Nepal lost it to the East India Company after Anglo-Nepalese war (1814-1816) between the then Kingdom of Nepal and East India Company followed by territorial concessions of Sugauli Treaty.[3] Later on after the treaty of 1860, Nepal recovered this land along with Kailali, Banke and Bardiya. Its first headquarters was Belauri Municipality and the current headquarter Mahendranagr was declared in 2019 B.S.

The majority of population is occupied by ethnic Tharu community and minor groups are the peoples that have migrated from the northern hilly region. The district is renowned for Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve and 1,456.97 metres (4,780 ft) long multispan suspension bridge over Mahakali River.

Jhilmila Lake, Bedkot Lake, Bandatal, Shovatal and Vishnu Temple, Ranital are the other places of tourist attraction.


It expands from 28 degree 38 minutes to 29 degree 28 minutes Northern latitudes and 80 degree 03 minutes to 80 degree 33 minutes Eastern Longitudes.[4] It is situated at the end of westmost part of province and country on the corner of south-west. Geographically it is on the terai but the northern part of the district has some higher altitudes of elevation. The highest elevation of the district is 1528m and lowest is 176m. Main rivers of the region are Mahakali, Jobuda, Chaudhar, Mohana, Syali, Banhara, Sanbora and Doda[5]

Climate Zone[6] Elevation Range % of Area
Lower Tropical below 300 m (1,000 ft) 85.2%
Upper Tropical 300 to 1,000 m (1,000 to 3,300 ft) 13.0%
Subtropical 1,000 to 2,000 m (3,300 to 6,600 ft)  1.8%


At the time of the 2011 Nepal census, Kanchanpur District had a population of 451,248. Of these, 39.7% spoke Doteli, 25.4% Tharu, 16.1% Nepali, 5.2% Baitadeli, 4.0% Bajhangi, 2.3% Achhami, 1.6% Magar, 1.5% Bajureli, 1.3% Tamang and 1.1% Darchuleli as their first language.[7]


Kanchanpur district is divided into 7 municipalities and 2 rural municipalities:

Rural municipalities

Communication and media[edit]

Websites, Online News Portal, FM Stations and News Papers of Kanchanpur District

  • MNR Yellow Pages. Local Search Engine[8]
  • NB Media Network[9]
  • Suklaphanta FM 99.4 MHz[10]
  • Radio Mahakali FM 96.2 MHz[11]
  • Radio Belauri 105 MHz[12]
  • Belauri Post Weekly
  • Dishanirdesh Kanchan Post Weekly
  • Farwest Times
  • Chure Times
  • Mahendranagar Post
  • Abhiyan Daily
  • Paschim Nepal Daily
  • Dainik Khabar Daily
  • New Janakranti Daily
  • Radio Nagarik FM 104.3 MHz[13]
  • Radio Rastriya 89.8 MHz[14]
  • Radio Barasinga 102.2 MHz
  • Radio Paschim Nepal 91.0 MHz
  • Radio Kanchanpur 90.2 MHz[15]
  • Radio Pahichaan FM 105.3 MHz
  • Radio Sudur Sanchar 100.4 MHz[16]
  • Radio Jhalari FM 105.9 MHz[17]
  • Prabhu FM 102.5 MHz

Lakes In Kanchanpur District[edit]


  1. ^ "National Population and Housing Census 2011(National Report)" (PDF). Central Bureau of Statistics. Government of Nepal. November 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 April 2013. Retrieved 28 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Districts of Nepal (Population, Area & Capital)". Statoids. 7 December 2012. Retrieved 7 December 2012.
  3. ^ "History of Nepal Army". Official website of Nepal Army.
  4. ^ "District Development Committee, Kanchanpur".
  5. ^ कंचनपुर जिल्लाकाे संक्षिप्त परिचय [Short introduction of Kanchanpur district]. www.ddckanchanpur.gov.np (in Nepali). Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  6. ^ 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 22 November 2013
  7. ^ 2011 Nepal Census, Social Characteristics Tables
  8. ^ "mnryp.com".
  9. ^ "nepalbodh.com".
  10. ^ "Suklaphanta FM 99.4 MHz".
  11. ^ "Radio Mahakali FM 96.2 MHz".
  12. ^ "Radio Belauri 105 MHz".
  13. ^ "Radio Nagarik FM 104.3 MHz".
  14. ^ "Radio Rastriya 89.8 MHz".
  15. ^ "Radio Kanchanpur 90.2 MHz".
  16. ^ "Radio Sudur Sanchar 100.4 MHz".
  17. ^ "Radio Jhalari FM 105.9 MHz".

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