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Dhangadhi Sub Metropolitan City

धनगढी उप-महानगरपालिका

Dhangadhi City
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Dhangadhi Sub Metropolitan City
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Dhangadhi Sub Metropolitan City
Dhangadhi Sub Metropolitan City (Nepal)
Coordinates: 28°41′N80°36′E / 28.683°N 80.600°E / 28.683; 80.600 Coordinates: 28°41′N80°36′E / 28.683°N 80.600°E / 28.683; 80.600
CountryFlag of Nepal.svg    Nepal
Province Sudurpashchim Province
District Kailali
   Mayor Nirpa Bahadur Odd (NC)
   Deputy Mayor Sushila Mishra Bhatta (NC)
  Total261.75 km2 (101.06 sq mi)
109 m (358 ft)
Time zone UTC+5:45 (NST)
Post code
Area code(s) 091
Website www.dhangadhimun.gov.np
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Parkchowk during Dashain.

Dhangadhi (Nepali : धनगढी) is a sub-metropolitan city [1] and the district headquarters of Kailali District in Sudurpashchim Province of Nepal. It shares a border with Uttar Pradesh, India in the south, Godawari and Gauriganga Municipality in the North, Kailari Rural Municipality in the east and Kanchanpur District in the west. Dhangadhi is a sub-metropolis divided into 19 wards. [2] It has a population of about 147,181 and thus is the 10th biggest city of Nepal. It has an area of 261.75 km2. It is one of the major cities of Far - West Province of Nepal along with Bhimdatta. [3] [4]


Dhangadhi was established in 1976. [5] It became the first sub-metropolitan city in the far-west after it was upgraded to a sub-metropolis from municipality status on 18 September 2015 as the village development committees Fulbari and Urma were merged into Dhangadhi. [6]



Dhangadhi is well connected with other major cities of Nepal and the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Indian and Nepali 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.[ citation needed ]


Dhangadhi Airport is located 10 km from the administrative center and about 660 kilometers west of Kathmandu. [7] The runway has been extended to 1,524 metres (5,000 ft) length and blacktopped to accommodate Fokker 100 aircraft. [8] [9] [10]


The highest temperature ever recorded in Dhangadhi was 46.4 °C (115.5 °F) on 5 June 1995, while the lowest temperature ever recorded was 0.0 °C (32.0 °F) on 11 January 1985 . [11]

Climate data for Dhangadhi (1981-2010)
Average high °C (°F)20.8
Daily mean °C (°F)14.0
Average low °C (°F)7.1
Average precipitation mm (inches)30.6
Source: Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (Nepal) [12]


Colleges Edit Kailali Multiple Campus (Campus Road)[10] Kailali Model Higher Secondary School, Utter Behadi Sudur Paschimanchal Campus (Sontoshi tole) 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 A.D. & 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). Nepal Western Academy is another renowned college located in Santoshi Tole. It is affiliated to Pokhara University. Currently it has been running BBA BI and BHM programs. National Academy of science and technology (Uttar Behendi) Western International Business School (LN chowk). Currently it has been running BBA and MBA. It is affiliated to Delta International University of New Orleans USA[11] Schools Edit Shree Milan English School Aristo English Boarding High School (Campus Road) Three Stars English Boarding School Dhangadhi-8,Kailali Caspian Academy English Boarding School Dhangadhi-*,kailali Aishwarya Vidya Niketan Higher Secondary School, Hasanpur, Kailali Stepping Stone English School, Chauraha-2, Dhangadhi Jyoti English Boarding High School Broad Vision International Academy, Chatakpur, Dhangadhi. Kailali Model Higher Secondary School, Uttarbehadi, Dhangadhi Panchodaya Higher Secondary School Green Land Public School - Dhangadhi Malika Higher Secondary English School Unique Modern Academy santoshitole-2. Kailali Vidya Niketan (Campus Road ) Shree Basu Devi Higher Secondary School (dhangadhi,06, jali) Far West Secondary School (jai) Galaxy Higher Secondary School (Hasanpur) Emerald Academy (Dhangadhi-3, Bishalnagar) Manilek International School Dhangadhi-3, Chatakpur Doon Academy, Bhanshar Road, Dhangadhi-3, Kailali Glee Academy School Himal Academy Dhangadhi, Chauraha-2, Dhangadhi Siddhartha Shishu Sadan Higher Secondary School, L.N. Chwok Shree Navadurga Secondary School, Dhangadhi-2, Bhansar Jaycees Everest English School, Dhangadhi-2 Western Crystal Academy Dhangadhi-2 Mountsaipal English Boarding School Crescent City School, Baiyabehadi-2, Dhangadhi Discovery English Boarding School Dhangadhi-8, Kantipur Tole Hospitals Edit Seti Zonal Hospital, Main Road, Dhagadhi City Metro Hospital Navajeevan Hospital CP Hospital, Chatakpur Maya Metro Hospital Nisarga Hospital Dhangadhi Netralaya Eye Hospital, Chatakpur Joshi Medical ReferencesEdit

"The Kathmandu Post :: Govt declares 26 new municipalities". Retrieved 13 March 2016. "Dhangadhi Sub-Metropolitan City". Retrieved 1 May 2018. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 April 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2012. "PSU Dhangadhi | Local Governance and Community Development Programme (LGCDP) - II". lgcdp.gov.np. Retrieved 29 June 2019. "Brief Introduction". Dhangadhi Sub-Metropolitan City. Retrieved 1 May 2018. "26 new Municipalities announced". The Rising Nepal. 18 September 2015. Retrieved 1 May 2018. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 27 February 2016.. Retrieved 27 February 2016. "Normals from 1981-2010" (PDF). Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (Nepal). Retrieved 20 October 2012. "Dhangadhi Weather Forecast". WorldWeatherOnline.com. Retrieved 29 June 2019. http://kailalicampus.edu.np/ "1st match, Dhangadi Premier League at Dhangadi, Mar 31 2018

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