Dolpa || The largest district of Nepal

Dolpa || The largest district of Nepal


Dolpa District is a part of Karnali Pradesh. It is one of the seventy-seven districts of Nepal. The district has Dunai as its district headquarters. It covers an area of 7,889 km2 (3,046 sq mi) and has a population (2011) of 36,700.

Dolpa is the largest district of Nepal covering 5.36% of the total landmass of the country, located at 28°43’N to 29°43’N latitude, and 82°23’E to 83°41’E longitude. Elevation ranges from 1,525 to 7,625 m (5,003 to 25,016 ft).

The district borders Tibet ( China) on the north and northeast, Jumla and Mugu districts of Karnali on the west. Myagdi, Jajarkot and Rukum on the south and Mustang on the east.

A large portion of the district is protected by Shey Phoksundo National Park. It has the largest lake in Nepal which is Shey Phoksundo.

At the time of the 2011 Nepal census, this District had a population of 36,700. Chhetris is the largest group with 30.000 population. Out of which 94.4% speak Nepali, 1.6% Gurung, 1.9% Sherpa, 1.2% Magar, 3.4% Dolpali, 1.8% Bote and 1.7% Kham as their first language.

Dolpa region is a distant region of Nepal and the central point of this area is Shey Phoksumdo National Park. The east and south of Dolpa are surrounded by the Dhaulagiri and Churen Himal ranges and to the west is the Jumla district.

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