Dhangadhi

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 (101.06 sq mi). It is one of the major cities of Far - West Province of Nepal along with Bhimdatta.[3][4]

Dhangadhi Sub-Metropolitan City
धनगढी उप-महानगरपालिका
Dhangadhi City
Dhangadhi City at glance
Dhangadhi City at glance
Dhangadhi Sub-Metropolitan City is located in Sudurpashchim Province
Dhangadhi Sub-Metropolitan City
Dhangadhi Sub-Metropolitan City
Location in Nepal
Dhangadhi Sub-Metropolitan City is located in Nepal
Dhangadhi Sub-Metropolitan City
Dhangadhi Sub-Metropolitan City
Dhangadhi Sub-Metropolitan City (Nepal)
Coordinates: 28°41′N 80°36′E / 28.683°N 80.600°E / 28.683; 80.600Coordinates: 28°41′N 80°36′E / 28.683°N 80.600°E / 28.683; 80.600
Country   Nepal
ProvinceSudurpashchim Province
DistrictKailali
Government
 • MayorNirpa Bahadur Odd (NC)
 • Deputy MayorSushila Mishra Bhatta (NC)
Area
 • Total261.75 km2 (101.06 sq mi)
Elevation
109 m (358 ft)
Time zoneUTC+5:45 (NST)
Post code
10900
Area code(s)091
Websitewww.dhangadhimun.gov.np
Parkchowk during Dashain.
Parkchowk during Dashain.

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]

TransportationEdit

RoadEdit

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]

AirEdit

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]

ClimateEdit

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)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 20.8
(69.4)
24.8
(76.6)
30.4
(86.7)
35.9
(96.6)
37.2
(99.0)
36.3
(97.3)
33.1
(91.6)
32.8
(91.0)
32.4
(90.3)
31.5
(88.7)
27.8
(82.0)
23.3
(73.9)
30.5
(86.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) 14.0
(57.2)
17.0
(62.6)
21.7
(71.1)
26.8
(80.2)
29.8
(85.6)
30.7
(87.3)
29.4
(84.9)
29.1
(84.4)
28.3
(82.9)
25.1
(77.2)
20.1
(68.2)
15.8
(60.4)
24.0
(75.2)
Average low °C (°F) 7.1
(44.8)
9.3
(48.7)
13.0
(55.4)
17.6
(63.7)
22.5
(72.5)
25.2
(77.4)
25.7
(78.3)
25.5
(77.9)
24.2
(75.6)
18.7
(65.7)
12.4
(54.3)
8.2
(46.8)
17.5
(63.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 30.6
(1.20)
39.1
(1.54)
22.7
(0.89)
21.3
(0.84)
70.1
(2.76)
301.5
(11.87)
655.9
(25.82)
674.7
(26.56)
412.2
(16.23)
55.4
(2.18)
4.0
(0.16)
15.4
(0.61)
2,302.9
(90.66)
Source: Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (Nepal)[12]

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EducationEdit

CollegesEdit

  • Kailali Multiple Campus (Campus Road)[14]
  • 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).It is the one of the best college of Nepal which provides quality education.Bishal Mahara, the present energetic student of IOE, Pulchowk Engineering Campus,also completed his higher level education from 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), 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[15]

SchoolsEdit

HospitalsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Kathmandu Post :: Govt declares 26 new municipalities". Retrieved 13 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Dhangadhi Sub-Metropolitan City". Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 April 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "PSU Dhangadhi | Local Governance and Community Development Programme (LGCDP) - II". lgcdp.gov.np. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Brief Introduction". Dhangadhi Sub-Metropolitan City. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  6. ^ "26 new Municipalities announced". The Rising Nepal. 18 September 2015. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  7. ^ Dhangadhi Airport
  8. ^ "Flights To Dhangadhi - Book Tickets Online To Dhangadhi | Buddha Air". www.buddhaair.com. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  9. ^ "Dhangadhi airport closed for a month from today". The Himalayan Times. 5 May 2019. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  10. ^ CHHATYAL, DIL BAHADUR. "Dhangadhi airport shut for a month for upgrading". My Republica. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  11. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 27 February 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link). Retrieved 27 February 2016.
  12. ^ "Normals from 1981-2010" (PDF). Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (Nepal). Retrieved 20 October 2012.
  13. ^ "Dhangadhi Weather Forecast". WorldWeatherOnline.com. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  14. ^ http://kailalicampus.edu.np/
  15. ^ "1st match, Dhangadi Premier League at Dhangadi, Mar 31 2018 - Dhangadhi Stars vs Kathmandu Goldens, Dhangadi Premier League 2018, 1st match Match Live Score, Summary". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 29 June 2019.