Brief Introduction

In ancient time when Nepal was divided in to 22/24 states, Kanchanpur district in the Mahakali Zone under the Far Western Province of Nepal was in the border area of the Doti State. The area of this district known as Malli Mal and Talli Mal was also included in the area of Kailali district. After the war with the British from 1814 to 1815, the Sugauli Sandhi made in 1816, along with the entire territory west of the Kali River, Kanchanpur in the Terai was also merged with British India. It was only after the Repatriation Treaty of 1860 that the Terai section up to Kanchanpur, Kailali, Vardia and Wanke was merged into Nepal as a new country. Some historians say that after the establishment of Kanchanpur as a new district, the first district headquarters was in Belauri Bazaar of Belauri Municipality and the name of the nearby village called Kanj was changed to Kanchanpur. After the year 2019 BS, the headquarters of Kanchanpur seems to have shifted from here to Mahendranagar under the Far Western Development Region. In the year, the district headquarters, Ghusudi Bazaar (now Mahendranagar) was shifted and covered. After 52 years, on 25th Baishakh 2071 BS, Belauri Bazaar was declared as a municipality by the Government of Nepal including the former Sreepur, Rampur, Vilasipur and Laxmipur VDCs and became a model, clean and prosperous municipality. The city is situated at an altitude of 160 meters from sea level in the south to 1528 meters in the north. The east-west average length of the district is 44 km and the north-south average width is 34 Km. There are 10 ward committees in the municipality. The total area of the municipality is 123.4 sq km and the total population is 53,544. The population density of the municipality is 433 persons per km. Geographical Location and Characteristics: Province: Sudurpashchim (7) District: Kanchanpur Climate: Hot and Subtropical Boundary East: Punarbas Municipality West: Beldandi Gaupalika North: Laljhadi Gaupalika South: India Annual rainfall averages 1575 mm