Karnali Province (Pardesh)
Karnali Province The western mid-hills and mountains are the parts of Karnali Province of Nepal which has covered an area of 29,984 sq. km. The climate is mainly cold and dry it. It links China in the north and its southern border is connected to province 5. Land is uneven and soil is infertile. This province is undoubtedly a challenging place in terms of development due to topographical complexity. Apple farming is famous production here. Mt. Kanjirowa, Mt. Patarasi, Mt. Gorakh are the main peaks. The big and beautiful lakes Rara and Phoksundo fall in this province. Badimalika, Deuti Bajai, Chandan Nath temple and Bulbule Lake are other major tourist and religious centers of the province. The trade centers are Birendranagar, Jumla, Dunai, Khalanga, etc. Rara and Shey-Phoksundo national parks add the beauty of this province. Chhetri, Magar, Brahmin, Thakuri, Bhotia live in this province.
Districts of Karnali Province (Pardesh)
- West Rukum
Karnali Province in brief
Area 304.49 sq km
Population 1569307 According to the census of 2011AD/2068BS
Population Density 5094 per sq km
Average Life Expectancy 65.67years
Literacy Rate Number of Districts 58.49 %
Number of Districts 10Rukum (western part), Salyan, Dolpa, Jumla, Mugu, Humla Kalikot, Jajarkot, Dailekh, and Surkhet)
Province Capital Surkhet
Rural Municipalities, 54
Major Castes Brahmin, Chhetri, Kami, Magar, Thakuri, etc.
Major Languages Magar, Nepali, Bhote, etc.
Major Rivers Mugu Karnali, Humla Karnali, Thuli Bheri, Sani Bheri, Tila, etc.
Crops Paddy, wheat, maize, millet, potatoes, orange, apple, etc
Major Peaks Mt. Kanjirowa, Mt Patarasi, Mt. Gorakh, Kanti Himal, N Mt. Changla, Araniko Chuli Danphesail etc.
Tourist Destinations Rara Lake, Phoksundo Lake, Badimalika, Deuti Bajai Temple, Chandan Nath Temple, Bulbule Lake, Birendranagar, Jumla, Dunai, Khalanga, Rara National Park, Shey-Phoksundo National Park.