Tanahun District

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Location of Tanahu
Location of Tanahu
Country Nepal
Region Western (Pashchimanchal)
Zone Gandaki
Established 1872
Headquarters Damauli
 • Total 1,546 km2 (597 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 315,237
 • Density 200/km2 (530/sq mi)
Time zone NPT (UTC+5:45)

Tanahun District (Nepali: तनहुँ जिल्लाAbout this sound Listen ), a part of Gandaki Zone, is one of the seventy-five districts of Nepal, a landlocked country of South Asia. The district, with Damauli as its district headquarters, covers an area of 1,546 km² and has a population (2001) of 315,237. Previously the town of Bandipur was its district headquarters. This district lies in the middlemost of country Nepal. The Veda Vyas, or the writer of the holy Mahabharata was born in this district near its headquarters Damauli, at the meeting point of river Seti and Madi. That is why the headquarters is named as Vyas Municipality.

Coordinates & Location type[edit]

  • Latitude: 27.91667
  • Longitude:84.25
  • Latitude (DMS):27° 55' 0 N
  • Longitude (DMS):84° 15' 0 E

Geography and Climate[edit]

Climate Zone[1] Elevation Range  % of Area
Lower Tropical below 300 meters (1,000 ft)  2.3%
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.

Village Development Committees (VDCs)[edit]

Map of the VDCs in Tanahu District

Map Of Tanahu[edit]


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 87-7803-210-9, retrieved Nov 22, 2013 
Districts of Nepal at statoids.com

Coordinates: 27°55′N 84°15′E / 27.917°N 84.250°E / 27.917; 84.250