Banke District

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Banke
बाँके
District
Location of Banke
Location of Banke
Country    Nepal
Region Mid-Western (Madhya Pashchimanchal)
Zone Bheri
Headquarters Nepalganj
Area
 • Total 2,337 km2 (902 sq mi)
Population (2011[1])
 • Total 491,313
 • Density 210/km2 (540/sq mi)
Time zone NPT (UTC+5:45)
Main language(s) Awadhi, Nepali,Urdu

Banke District (Nepali: बाँके जिल्लाAbout this sound Listen , a part of Bheri zone, is one of the seventy-five districts of Nepal, a landlocked country of South Asia. The district, located in the Mid-Western Region with Nepalganj as its district headquarters, covers an area of 2,337 km² and had a population of 385,840 in 2001 and 491,313 in 2011.

Geography and Climate[edit]

Banke is bordered on the west by Bardiya district. Rapti zone's Salyan and Dang Deukhuri Districts border to the north and east. To the south lies Uttar Pradesh, India; specifically Shravasti and Bahraich districts of Awadh. East of Nepalganj the international border follows the southern edge of the Dudhwa Range of the Siwaliks.

Most of the district is drained by the Rapti, except the district's western edge is drained by the Babai. Rapti and Babai cross into Uttar Pradesh, India and eventually join the Karnali, whose name has changed to Ghaghara.

Climate Zone[2] Elevation Range  % of Area
Lower Tropical below 300 meters (1,000 ft) 79.1%
Upper Tropical 300 to 1,000 meters
1,000 to 3,300 ft.
20.6%
Subtropical 1,000 to 2,000 meters
3,300 to 6,600 ft.
 0.3%

Village Development Committees and Municipalities[edit]

Map of the VDCs and Municipalities (blue) in Banke District

Bageswarisudevapur, Baijapur, Belahari, Belbhar, Betahani, Bhawaniyapur, Binauna, Chisapani, Ganapur, Gangapur, Hirminiya, Holiya, Indrapur, Jaispur, Kalaphanta, Kamdi, Kanchanapur, Kathkuiya, Khajura Khurda, Khaskarkado, Khaskusma, Kohalpur, Laxmanpur, Mahadevpuri, Manikapur, Matahiya, Narainapur, Naubasta, Nepalganj, Parsapur, Phatepur, Piparhawa, Puraina, Puraini, Radhapur, Rajhena, Raniyapur, Saigaun, Samserganj, Sitapur, Sonapur, Titahiriya, Udarapur, Udayapur

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ General Bureau of Statistics, Kathmandu, Nepal, Nov. 2012
  2. ^ The Map of Potential Vegetation of Nepal - a forestry/agroecological/biodiversity classification system, . Forest & Landscape Development and Environment Series 2-2005 and CFC-TIS Document Series No.110., 2005, ISBN 87-7803-210-9, retrieved Nov 22, 2013 
Districts of Nepal at statoids.com

Coordinates: 28°03′N 81°37′E / 28.050°N 81.617°E / 28.050; 81.617