|• Type||Lahan Municipality|
|Time zone||Nepal Time (UTC+5:45)|
Lahan (Nepali: लाहान) is a town and municipality in Siraha District in the Sagarmatha Zone of south-eastern Nepal. It is connected with Mahendra Highway, also called east-west highway. It is located east nearly 159 kilometers or 99.3 miles from the capital, Kathmandu. Lahan is located at the latitude of 26.717 and longitude of 86.483 . It is at an elevation of 111 meters above sea level. It follows Nepali time zone, UTC/GMT Offset: +05:45 hours. The closest major airport is Janakpur Airport (JKR / VNJP). The Indian border is situated 162 kilometers from the east-west highway. Laukha is the nearest entry point into India. The town has many Hotels and eatery along the highway. The Population has increased gradually due to urbanisation over a peroid of 20 years. All disputes are settled in the district court located in Siraha.
Lahan was a small village and had its development started by few traders. These traders sold goods to people coming to the town from the hills.The main trade items were cloth and agricultural products. The main occupation of the people is involved in small businesses. Being located along the highway, the hotels have been providing its services to travelers. The famous Sagarmatha Choudhary Eye Hospital has been the pride of the town. The hospital has patients from all over the world mainly being of Indian nationals. The industrial sector has also been one of most prominent factor for its growth.Pokharbhinda is hardly 7 km far from this town. The town have everything excluding public convenience (wash room for passengers, tourists) it caused dirt of roads sides. The Municipal Corporation will take care for this.
- "Nepal Census 2001". Nepal's Village Development Committees. Digital Himalaya. Retrieved 17 November 2008.
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