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District Profile

District: 
Kalikot

Kalikot District Coordination Committee (DCC), formerly called Kalikot District is located in the Province 6 of mid-western region of Nepal. It borders with Jajarkot and Dailekh to the South, Achham to the West, Bajura and Mugu at North and Jumla to the East. Kalikot is divided into three municipalities and six rural municipalities. The headquarter, Manma is recently linked with road network and passenger bus service is available.

The total area of Kalikot is 1741 km2. Geographically Kalikot is divided into three distinct regions from north to south, viz Himalayan, Higher Mountain and Mid Mountains. The elevation of the district ranges from 738 m to 4790m from the mean sea level. The major rivers in Kalikot are Tila and Karnali. The main economic activity of the Kalikot is agriculture and livelihood, where, more than 90% of the district population depends on the agriculture. Paddy, maize, millet, wheat and barley are the usual cereal crops and apple, potato, bean, oil seed and herbal products are cash crops.

The inventory of Kalikot identified just over 83.5 km of roads, including 78km of strategic roads and 5.5 km of rural roads. In coordination with the DTICC and DCC, 11 rural roads with a length of 319.5 km were identified as making up the district road core network (DRCN), and the remaining 150km were classified as village roads. The existing SRN roads link passes through 2 municipalities and 3 rural municipalities.  All of the DRCN and SRN roads are earthen fair-weather roads.