Located in the western part of Nepal, Dailekh is one of the untouched places of the country. Dailekh has an area of 1,502 square kilometers. The headquarters of this district is Dailekh city. The elevation of Dailekh starts from 544m and goes up to 4,168m. It is said that the name Dailekh is derived from ‘Dadhi’ and ‘Lekh’. Dadhi stands for ‘Dadhichi’. ‘Dadhichi’ was a sage in ancient times and ‘Lekh’ means hill. So, combining both makes ‘Dadhi Lekh’ means the hill where sage Dadhichi meditated.
Rich in natural vegetation, ranging from precious medicinal herbs and forest, Dailekh is the place to be with nature. According to the 2011 census, the population of the district was 2,61,770. The most commonly spoken language in this region is Nepali and Magar. Being culturally diverse, the district is home for people like Brahmin, Chhetri, Newar, Damai, Kami, Magar.
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