Bheri Zone,Bardiya District

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Bardiya District

Bardiya District, one of the seventy-five districts of Nepal, is part of Bheri Zone and is headquartered at the city of Gularia. The district covers an area of 2,025 km² and according to the 2001 census the population was 382,649.


Bardiya lies in Bheri zone in the mid western region of Nepal. It covers 2025 square kilometers and lies west of Banke district, south of Surkhet district, east of Kailai district. To the south lies Uttar Pradesh in India.

It is fertile plain land covered with agricultural land and forest. The majority of the people living in this district are farmers. The district headquarters, Gularia lies on the Babai River. The Karnali, one of the largest rivers of Nepal, divides into many branches when it reaches the plain and flows through Bardiya. The western branch of the Karnali forms the boundary between Bardiya and Kailali districts. The eastern branch of the Karnali is called the Geruwa. The endangered Gangetic dolphin was often seen in its waters but dolphin population in the rivers of Bardiya have dwindled sharply in recent years.


Bardiya was part of Nepal before the Sugauli Treaty with the British East India Company, through which Nepal lost the territory. It was returned to Nepal along with Banke, Kailali and Kanchanpur at the time of Jang Bahadur Rana. In the early twentieth century, Bardiya was covered with forest and was sparsely populated with Indigenoustribal people called Tharus. Dang and Deukhuri valleys of Dang district had very large Tharu population at that time. However, as the Nepali-speaking peoples from the hills started migrating towards Dang valley, Tharus were displaced and moved westward into Banke, Bardiya, Kailali and Kanchanpur. Later on, Nepali-speaking hill people also migrated into Bardiya. At present, thr majority of people living in Bardiya are Dangora Tharus. They have their own language. Sonaha, also tribals of Bardiya, who live near by the Karnali River, live by extracting gold from the sands of the river.

Towns and villages

Badalpur, Baganaha, Baniyabhar, Belawa, Bhimapur, Daulatpur, Deudakala, Dhadhawar, Dhodhari, Gola, Gulariya, Jamuni, Kalika, Khairapur, Khairi Chandanpur, Magaragadi, Mahamadpur, Manau, Manpur Mainapokhar, Manpur Tapara, Mathurahardwar, Motipur, Naya Gaun, Neulapur, Padanaha, Pasupatinagar, Patabhar, Rajapur, Saneshree, Sivapur, Sorhawa, Suryapatawa, Taratal, Thakudwara,

Bardiya District

Map of with Bardiya District highlighted

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Time zone NPT (UTC+5:45)


Entry filed under: Bheri Zone.

Bheri Zone’Nepalgunj Bheri Zone,Bardiya District ,(Gularia)

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