Lumbini Temple (Birthplace of Gautama Buddha)
Location of Rupandehi
|• Total||1,360 km2 (530 sq mi)|
|Time zone||NPT (UTC+5:45)|
|Main language(s)||Bhojpuri, Nepali, Awadhi|
Rupandehi District(Nepali: रुपन्देही जिल्ला Listen (help·info), a part of Lumbini Zone, is one of the seventy-five districts of Nepal and covers an area of 1,360 km². The district headquarter is Siddharthanagar . In 2001 this district had a population of 708,419.
Gautama Buddha was born in this area.
The district lies on the southern Nepal. On the East it shares border with Nawalparasi District, on West with Kapilvastu District, on North with Palpa District and on South with India.
There are 69 Village Development committees and 2 municipalities. The district is divided into 5 election areas.
Rupandehi has many rivers all of which flow from Northern mountains towards south into India.
- Gaidahawa lake (Bishnupur)
- Gajedi lake (Gajedi)
- Nanda vauju lake (Chilhaiya)
- Sukaiiya lake
|Climate Zone||Elevation Range||% of Area|
|Lower Tropical||below 300 meters (1,000 ft)||89.3%|
|Upper Tropical||300 to 1,000 meters
1,000 to 3,300 ft.
|Subtropical||1,000 to 2,000 meters
3,300 to 6,600 ft.