Kanchanpur District in the Mahakali Zone is Nepal’s most western district in the Tarai and shares its southern and western borders with India. Its population is one of the fastest growing in the country, mainly due to migration from the northern hills and partly due to the influx of the Tharus from adjoining districts in the east. In 1971, Kanchanpur had the population of 68,863; in 1991 it increased almost by four folds to 257,906 and in 1998 number increased to 337,240 an increase by 31 percent in seven years. The district is divided into 11 Ilakas (sub-districts), 19 VDCs and one municipality – Mahendra Nagar. Forest covers some 54 percent of its area including 311 sq. km under a Wildlife Reserve. Over 36 percent land is under cultivation and 20 percent of it is irrigated.
Other wildlife of the park includes spotted deer, also seen in large numbers, hog deer, nilgai, wild dog, jackal, porcupine and otter. The park and the adjoining forest is the territory of small number of tigers which because of open terrain are not uncommon to sight on the prowl. Wild elephants were also sighted in park. According to local villagers, they are attracted by the rice crops during the monsoon season.
Access There are weekly air Kathmandu to the nearby Mahendranagar airstrip. from Nepalgunj is regular during dry months. The best time to visit is from November to April.
Area: 1610 km²
Total Population: 377,899
Literacy rate: 57.60% (Male, 70.53%; Female, 44.19%)Political constituencies: 4
Total no. of Municipalities: 1 (Mahendranagar – eighth-biggest city of Nepal)
East: Kailali and Doti
Major riversMahakali, Syauli, Chaughar, Wahamani, Chandar.
LocationLongitude: 800 3"- 800 33"
Latitude: 280 32"-290 8"
Temperature Maximum: 30.50 °Centigrade
Temperature Minimum: 17.50 °Centigrade
Rainfall 1422.7 ml.
Predominant Language and Culture
Nepali, Tharu,Rana Tharu , Tamang, Limbu.
Tourist attraction centers
Dodhara Chandani Belly Bridge, Mahendranagar, Belauri, Betkot picnic spot , Rani Tal.
Map Of Kanchanpur District
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