Baitadi District historical name "Bairath" (बैराथ), a part of Mahakali zone, is one of the seventy-five districts of Nepal, a landlocked country of South Asia. The district, with Baitadi as its district headquarters, covers an area of 1,519 km2 and has a population of 250,898 according to the census( 2011). The Baitadi district entails 62 village development councils (VDCs) and one municipality. Baitadi falls into the farthest western regional district of Nepal touching Jhulaghat, India, to its border. Being parts of Kumaun then Baitadi was ruled by Chand kings of Kumaun before 1791 and then after it became part of Nepal.