Mahottari District

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महोत्तरी जिल्ला
Location of Mahottari
Location of Mahottari
Country    Nepal
Region Central (Madhya Anchal)
Zone Janakpur
Headquarters Jaleswar
 • Total 1,002 km2 (387 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 627,580
 • Density 630/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zone NPT (UTC+5:45)
Main language(s) Maithali (80%), Urdu (7.2%), Nepali (5.5%)

Mahottari District (Nepali: महोत्तरी जिल्लाAbout this sound Listen , a part of Janakpur Zone, is one of the seventy-five districts of Nepal, a landlocked country of South Asia. The district, with Jaleswar as its district headquarters, covers an area of 1,002 km² and had a population of 553,481 in 2001 and 627,580 in 2011.[1]

Its headquarters is located in Jaleshwar, a neighbouring town of the historical city of Janakpur. The name Jaleshwar means the 'God in Water'. One can find a famous temple of Lord Shiva in Water there. Jaleshwar lies at a few kilometres distance from the Nepal-India border.

Geography and Climate[edit]

Climate Zone[2] Elevation Range  % of Area
Lower Tropical below 300 meters (1,000 ft) 85.0%
Upper Tropical 300 to 1,000 meters
1,000 to 3,300 ft.

Village Development Committees (VDCs) and Municipalities[edit]

VDCs and Municipalities in Mahottari District


  1. ^ Household and population by districts, Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) Nepal
  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 

Coordinates: 26°38′0″N 85°48′0″E / 26.63333°N 85.80000°E / 26.63333; 85.80000