|— Municipality —|
|• Total||103.73 km2 (40.05 sq mi)|
|Population (2011 Census)|
|• Density||1,000/km2 ( 2,600/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Nepal Time (UTC+5:45)|
Dhangadhi is a city 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 it had a population of 104,047 (53,237 males and 50,810 females) residing in 21,059 individual households, 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%. 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).)has an area of 103.73 sq.km  and shares its boundary with Belapur V.D.C in the north, Mohana River in the south, Khutiya River in the east and Geta V.D.C in the south.
|Average high °C (°F)||20.8
|Average low °C (°F)||7.1
|Precipitation mm (inches)||30.6
|Source: Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (Nepal)|
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.
Seti Zonal Hospital, Navjeevan Hospital and other private hospitals provide health care. Similarly, Kailali Multiple Campus, Sudur Paschimanchal Campus, Aishwarya Multiple Campus, Dhangadhi Engineering College,Bhageswor Academy for Health Science and other colleges provide advanced education. School of Training & Research has been providing quality career building services in this area. STAR provides services like Abroad Study Placement, Test Preparation, Language Classes, Banking Training Programs and much more in its sophisticated and modern premises.
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. The runway has been extended to 1,524 metres (5,000 ft) length and blacktopped to accommodate Fokker 100 aircraft.
Geta Eye Hospital
Geta Eye Hospital was founded in 1981 with the aim of Reducing the burden of blindness and visual impairment in Far Western Region of Nepal.
This hospital is situated in Geta VDC of Kailali district,which is located 8 km away from Dhangadhi,the District headquarter of Kailali.Geta Eye Hospital is a community oriented non profit social organization responsible for comprehensive eye health care in Far Western Region of Nepal. People from across the Far Western Region of Nepal and also from neighboring India are benefitted. The hospital has a remarkable record of most cataract surgeries performed to date.
Places in Dhangadhi
Places to visit in Dhangadhi are Jokhar taal, Dhangadhi Park, Bandevi Temple, Laxmi Narayan Temple and Naina Devi Temple.
This is a wetland nearby KAILALI MULTIPLE CAMPUS. A Botanical Garden lies on the western part whereas Lord Shiva's temple lies on the South Eastern part of this wetland. The lake fascinates the visitors with its awe inspiring ambiance and adds to the beauty of the city.Apart from fascinating with its beauty, people can enjoy the seasonal boating.
This park is now called Dashratha-Bhim Park(formerly known as Birendra Aishwarya Park,named after late King & Queen of Nepal).
This temple is one of the oldest temples of the town and is centrally located,which makes it easily accessible from all parts of Dhangadhi.
Market Area Market of the Town is oddly scattered.
Colleges in Dhangadhi
Kailali Multiple Campus is located in Dhangadhi, the headquarter of Seti Zone of Far Western Region of Nepal. The population of Kailali District largely comprises native Tharus and migrated people from different districts of Far Western Region and other parts of Nepal. Kailali District is one of the most backward districts of Nepal with little infrastructure base and a poor state of educational facilities which is evident from the fact that prior to the establishment of KMC in 1980, most of the students of this region had to go to Kathmandu or to India for further studies beyond SLC.
The absence of educational opportunities after SLC created an urgent social demand for establishment of a campus in the district. The people of Kailali thus took the initiative for the establishment of a campus. Consequently, Kailali Commerce Campus, which was later renamed as Kailali Multiple Campus, was established in 1980 as an affiliated Campus of Tribhuvan University. At the request of the people of Kailali, the Government of Nepal granted 27 bighas of land in eastern part of Dhangadhi town where the Campus premises are located at present. Kailali Multiple Campus is thus a pioneer in providing quality education to the students across the nation,and has been offering management, Humanities, Arts and Science faculties. Kailali Campus has been an ideal abode of higher learning for hundreds of educational enthusiasts from within Nepal and more specifically from the Far western Region.Financial and other resources required for the establishment of the Campus were raised locally. Contribution to the Campus fund was made by business community, social workers, the Kailali District Development Committee, Dhangadhi Municipality, and other segments of the society also liberally donated for this purpose.
Sudur Paschimanchal Campus
Aishwarya Multiple Campus
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) and Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A). And the college has also proposed to conduct Bachelor of Civil Engineering (B.E Civil) in the near future.
- ^ http://errrp.org.np/document/study_report/Dhangadhi%20Vulnerability%20Profile.pdf
- "NORMALS FROM 1981-2010". Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (Nepal). Retrieved 20 October 2012.