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Dhangadhi Sub Metropolitan City
धनगढी उपमहानगरपालिका
Sub-Metropolitan City
City at a Glance
City at a Glance
Dhangadhi Sub Metropolitan City is located in Nepal
Dhangadhi Sub Metropolitan City
Location in Nepal
Country    Nepal
Region Far Western Development Region
Zone Seti Zone
District Kailali District
 • Total 231.53 km2 (89.39 sq mi)
Elevation 109 m (358 ft)
Population (2011 Census)
 • Total 137,666
 • Density 590/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zone Nepal Time (UTC+5:45)
Post code 10900
Area code(s) 091

Dhangadhi is a Sub Metropolitan city [1] in Far western Nepal. It is the capital of Kailali District in the Seti zone located in the Far Western Development Region of Nepal on the border of Uttar Pradesh state, India near the village Gauriphanta. Dhangadhi was established in 1976 and is divided into 14 wards.

At the time of the 2011 Nepal census[2] it had a population of 104,047 (53,237 males and 50,810 females) residing in 21,059 individual households,[3] among which 12% belong to the Dalit caste, 36% are ethnic minorities and the remaining 52% compose of Brahmins, Kshetris and other castes.The annual population growth rate of Dhangadhi municipality is 5.16%. After being declared Sub Metropolitan City incorporating Fulbari and Urma VDCs,the population of the city reaches to 137,666 and number of wards have become 20. [4]

It is the 10th biggest city of Nepal by population. It is the major city of Far western region of Nepal alongside with Bhimduttanagar (Mahendranagar).[2][2])has an area of 231.53 km2 [5] and shares its boundary with Attaria Municipality in the north and west, Mohana River in the south and Khutiya River in the east.

Dhangadhi became the first sub-metropolitan city in the Far-West after government upgraded it from municipality status on 18 September,2015 and incorporated Fulbari and Urma VDCs. The 11th Municipal Council meeting of Dhangadhi had decided to fulfil all prerequisites for becoming a sub-metro. Last July, the former municipality and district-level political mechanism had endorsed the proposal for forming a sub-metro. Kailali District Administration Office had in turn endorsed the proposal and forwarded it to the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development. [1]


  • Services 1
  • Transportation 2
    • Road 2.1
    • Air 2.2
      • Airlines Serving Dhangadhi 2.2.1
  • Climate 3
  • Colleges in Dhangadhi 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


Dhangadhi is the main business centre of the Seti Zone. Dhangadhi is the major business hub for Far Western Region of Nepal and is the major provider of education, health and employment opportunities in the west Nepal. CP Hospital Private Limited, Seti Zonal Hospital, Navjeevan Hospital and other small scale hospitals provide health care. Similarly, Kailali Multiple Campus, Sudur Paschimanchal Campus, Bhageswor Academy for Health Science, Aishwarya Multiple Campus, Dhangadhi Engineering College, Western International Business School and other colleges provide advanced education.



Dhangadhi is well connected with other major cities of Nepal and the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Indian and Nepalese nationals may cross the international border without restrictions, however there is a customs checkpoint for goods and third country nationals. Local transport includes Cycle Rickshaws, Taxis and Public City Buses.


Dhangadhi Airport is located 10 km from the administrative center and about 660 kilometers west of Kathmandu.[6] The runway has been extended to 1,524 metres (5,000 ft) length and blacktopped to accommodate Fokker 100 aircraft.

Airlines Serving Dhangadhi


Climate data for Dhangadhi (1981-2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 20.8
Average low °C (°F) 7.1
Average precipitation mm (inches) 30.6
Source: Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (Nepal)[7]

Colleges in Dhangadhi

  • Kailali Multiple Campus
  • Sudur Paschimanchal Campus
  • Aishwarya Multiple Campus was established in 2063 B.S. & has been conditioning the bachelor level programs with affiliation to Tribhuwan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu, Nepal. The programs currently offered are: B.Sc (Bachelor of Science), BBS (Bachelor of Business Studies).
  • Dhangadhi Engineering College was established in 2000 B.C.E. & has been conducting the bachelor level programs with affiliation to Pokhara University, Nepal. The programs currently offered are: Bachelor of Computer Engineering (B.E Computer), Bachelor of Computer Application (B.C.A), Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A), and Bachelor of Civil Engineering (B.E Civil).


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  6. ^ Dhangadhi Airport
  7. ^ "NORMALS FROM 1981-2010" (PDF). Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (Nepal). Retrieved 20 October 2012. 

External links

  • Official website of ddc Kailali
  • gorkhapatraonline:२६ नयाँ नगरपालिका थप, धनगढी उपमहानगरपालिका
  • असोज १,शुक्रवार बसेको मन्त्रिपरिषद्को बैठकले धनगढी नगरपालिकालाई उपमहानगरपालिकामा विस्तार गर्दै थप २६ नयाँ नगरपालिका घोषणा गरेको छ ।
  • कान्तिपुर दैनिक:धनगढी सुदूरपश्चिमकै अर्थात् प्रदेश नम्बर ७ को पहिलो उपमहानगर भएको छ
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