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Darchula District of nepal
दार्चुला जिल्ला
Sunrise from Lekam rural municipality in Darchula, Nepal.
Sunrise from Lekam rural municipality in Darchula, Nepal.
Location of Darchula
Location of Darchula
Darchula in Sudurpashchim Pradesh
Darchula in Sudurpashchim Pradesh
Country   Nepal
ProvinceSudurpashchim Pradesh
Admin HQ.Khalanga, Mahakali (today part of Mahakali Municipality)
 • TypeCoordination committee
 • BodyDCC, Darchula
 • HeadMr. Karbir Singh Karki
 • Deputy-HeadMr. Krishna Singh Dhami
 • Parliamentary constituencies1
 • Provincial constituencies2
 • Total2,322 km2 (897 sq mi)
Highest elevation
7,132 m (23,399 ft)
Lowest elevation
518 m (1,699 ft)
 • Total133,274
 • Density57/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+05:45 (NPT)
Main Language(s)Dotiyali, Kumauni, Rung/Shauka, Nepali and others[source?]

Darchula District (Nepali: दार्चुला जिल्ला audio speaker iconListen , a part of Sudurpashchim Pradesh, is one of the seventy-seven districts of Nepal. The district, with Khalanga, Mahakali (today part of Mahakali Municipality) as its district headquarters, covers an area of 2,322 km2 (897 sq mi) and has a population (2011) of 133,274.[1] The number of male 63,609 and female 69,855. Decadal Change(%) 9.40, Annual Growth Rate(%) 0.90, Sex Ratio(males per 100 females) 91, Absent (abroad) Population Total 6,867, where number of male 5,880 and female 987. Total Number of House 22,948. Total Number of Household 25,802. Average Household Size 5.17. Population Density 57 km2 (22 sq mi). The town has an Indian counterpart to its northwest, named Dharchula. The split between the two towns is just virtual as the traditions, culture, and lifestyle of the people living across both the regions are quite similar.[source?]

Om Parvat (Byas Rural Municipality,Darchula District) : It is considered sacred by Hindus and its snow deposition pattern resembles the sacred 'Om' (ॐ).

Darchula Lies in the west-north corner of the country. Darchula made of two words Dhar (ne:दार) and Chula (ne:चुला). Dhar means edge in Nepali and Chula means fire pace,thus the district derives it name today, legends say that in ancient time Hermit Byas cooked rice on the top of two peaks. Byas RIshi HImal is the famous peak here. It covers area of 1867 square km. The major rivers are Mahakali, Chalune, Tinkar, Nampa and Kalagad. The district's boundary is connected with India and china also.Tropical,Subtropical,cool temperate,mild temperate, alpine types of climate are found here. Temperature lies from 18 to minus 7 degree centigrade and rainfall is up to 143 mil-liter. Nepali,Byasi, Gurung, Bhote, Doteli are the dominant language and culture here.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "National Population and Housing Census 2011(National Report)" (PDF). Central Bureau of Statistics. Government of Nepal. November 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-04-18. Retrieved 1 November 2012.