Attariya Municipality

अत्तरिया नगरपालिका

Location in Nepal

Coordinates: 28°48′N 80°33′E / 28.80°N 80.55°E / 28.80; 80.55Coordinates: 28°48′N 80°33′E / 28.80°N 80.55°E / 28.80; 80.55
Country    Nepal
Province Province No.7
Zone Seti Zone
District Kailali District
  Total 109 km2 (42 sq mi)
Population (2011)
  Total 72,521
  Density 670/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zone NST (UTC+5:45)
Postal code 10911
Area code(s) 091

Attariya is one of the Municipality of Kailali District in the Seti Zone of western Nepal. The municipality was declared on 18 May 2014 merging existing Malakheti, Sripur, Beladevipur, Geta Village development committees.[1][2]


Attariya is gateway of Far west Nepal. The Mahendra Highway and Mahakali highway meet at the Attariya making a transport hub in the region. Attraiya is about 600 km far from Kathmandu, 15 km far from Dhangadhi, 40 km from Mahendranagar and 120 km far from Dadeldhura. Buses serve as the main mode of transport. Magic van, Tempo, Taxi and electric auto serve as means of local transportation. Nepal's second largest airport i.e. Dhangadhi Airport lies in the Attariya Municipality ward no.11. Buddha Air, Yeti Air and Nepal Airlines provide regular flight service from Kathmandu.


Total population of Attariya Municipality is 72,521, among 34,634 are male and 37,887 are female. Chetree is the dominant caste with 22,682 individual followed by Tharu Ethnic group with 22,077. Brahmin Ranked third with 12,315. Dalits account significant number with population size 10,972 and 3775 are considered as other caste/ethnic group residing in the municipality. The male to female sex-ratio is 91.41. Total 13,745 household are there with household size 5.27.[3]


Development of significant number of School and colleges in Attariya led far western Nepal to become an educational hub. Durga Laxmi Multiple Camus offers various courses on Arts, Commerce and education up to Post Graduate level. It offers a course of computer engineering for class 9 & 10. Saraswati International Model High School is renowned for its quality school level education. Recently, The school was awarded by British Council for its educational excellence. Geta Eye hospital offers diploma in ophthalmology. The proposed Dasharatha Chanda Institute of Medical Sciences which is in ward no.12 is under construction and will offer many course in Medical sciences in future.


Geta Eye Hospital

Padma Hospital Pvt. Ltd, Sewa Nursing Home provides health services based on Attraiya. Geta Eye Hospital is one of the largest eye hospital in the country. Geta Eye Hospital is a service oriented, social organization that provides preventative and curative eye care services in the Far Western Region of Nepal. This hospital provides medical and surgical eye care services with community based outreach activities such as Surgical eye camps and screening camps in all nine districts of the Seti and Mahakali Zones. The hospital also provides eye care services to a large number of patients visiting from Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal of Northern India.The number of patients is increasing every year due to continuous improvement in surgical techniques and relatively low service costs of the medical and surgical treatments. These costs are easily affordable for the middle class as well as poor patients.[4]


To promote local culture, Attariya has Godawari FM 87.9 MHz and Radio Khaptad 98.2 MHz in Mohanpur.


  1. "72 new municipalities announced". My Archived from the original on June 18, 2014. Retrieved 2014-06-10.
  2. "Government announces 72 new municipalities". The Kathmandu Post. Retrieved 2014-06-10.
  3. Nepal census 2011
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Attariya is the main trade centre of kailali district.There are many readymade fancy clothes shop in Attariya.New Ganesh General Store located in pahad road, Attariya located under rastriya banijya bank limited is a fancy shop where we can get clothes in good amount.

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