Khalanga, Darchula

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Khalanga (also called Darchula) is a town and the district headquarters of the Darchula District. It is part of the Mahakali municipality in the Mahakali Zone of Far-western State, Nepal. The town is located near the Mahakali River which is on the border with Uttarakhand state, India. The town on the Indian side of the border also has the same name, but spelt Dharchula.



Ghat Bazar
Khalanga is located in Nepal
Location in Nepal
Coordinates: 29°50′N 80°32′E / 29.84°N 80.54°E / 29.84; 80.54Coordinates: 29°50′N 80°32′E / 29.84°N 80.54°E / 29.84; 80.54
Country   Nepal
ZoneMahakali Zone
DistrictDarchula District
 • Total4,422
Time zoneUTC+5:45 (Nepal Time)
Area code(s)+977-93

Indian and Nepalese nationals can cross the border unrestricted. However there is a customs checkpoint for goods.


At the time of the 2001 Nepal census it had a population of 4,422 people living in 809 individual households.[1]

Here mostly people are western culture. The main caste of this place is Dhami, including Bhatt, Kshetri, and Bhotes. In the northern part it connects to Tibet.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Nepal Census 2001". Nepal's Village Development Committees. Digital Himalaya. Archived from the original on 12 October 2008. Retrieved 19 November 2008.

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