Sagarmāthā ( Nepali: सगरमाथा अञ्चल ) is one of the fourteen Listen ( · help ) info zones located in eastern Nepal. It includes mountain districts of the Himalayas (including Mount Everest) in the north, hill districts in the center, and valley districts of the Terai in the south. It is bordered by China to the north, India to the south, the Kosi Zone to the east and the Janakpur Zone to the west.
Sagarmāthā is divided into six districts:
The main city of the Sagarmāthā Zone is
Rajbiraj which is also the headquarters. Other towns of the Sagarmāthā hill area are Katari, Okhaldunga, Diktel, Salleri and Namchebajar; while Lahan, Fatepur, Rajbiraj and Sirah are in the outer Terai.
Sagarmāthā takes its name from the Nepalese name for
Mount Everest, which is located in the very north of the zone within the Sagarmatha National Park (1,148 km²) in the Solu Khumbu district. Sagarmāthā means "the Head in the Great Blue Sky". [1 ]
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Coordinates: 27°20′N 86°40′E / 27.333°N 86.667°E