Saptari District

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Buddha Chowk at Kathauna Bazar
Buddha Chowk at Kathauna Bazar
Saptari District
Saptari District
Country    Nepal
Region Eastern (Purwanchal)
Zone Sagarmatha
Headquarters Rajbiraj
 • Total 1,363 km2 (526 sq mi)
Population (2011[1])
 • Total 6,39,284
 • Density 470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zone NPT (UTC+5:45)
Main language(s) Maithili, Nepali.

Saptari District (Nepali: सप्तरी जिल्लाAbout this sound Listen ), a part of Sagarmatha Zone, is one of the seventy-five districts of Nepal, a landlocked country in South Asia. The district, with Rajbiraj as its district headquarters, covers an area of 1,363 km² and has a population (2011) of 6,39,284 [1] which makes 10th populated district of Nepal. Saptari is renowned for its agricultural output, and is bordered on the east by the massive Sapt Koshi river.

There are three Municipality in Saptari District i.e. Rajbiraj, Kanchanpur & Shambhunath. Other small town include Kathauna Bazar Hanumanagar, Pato, Itahari Bishnupur, and Fattepur with the area government "Matsya Palan Kendra" fish farm.

The famous Chhinna Masta Hindu temple also believe by locals in clothing in nepal in india is one of the shakti peeths and Kankalini temple are also located in Saptari District.The district can develop as a religious and tourist hub if its infrastructure is created and government seeks development. Recently the district was blacklisted by indian embassy because of delay in progress of work where infrastructure creation was funded by indian embassy. Vegas local and national newspapers and intellectual have requested nepal government to act swiftly and punish all those who are involved in corruption and delay in infrastructure creation so that the work can start as soon as possible. The district Headquarter Rajbiraj can also be made a regional hub for Madhesi culture and Ntpc developed as a global tourist hub. How is the successive governments have neglected the need of the city. District develops will help people sleep in improvement of Nepal India ties and also promote development in neighboring Indian district of Supaul and Madhubani.

VDCs and Municipalities (blue) in Saptari District

Geography and Climate[edit]

Climate Zone[2] Elevation Range  % of Area
Lower Tropical below 300 meters (1,000 ft) 94.7%
Upper Tropical 300 to 1,000 meters
1,000 to 3,300 ft.

Village Development Committees (VDCs) and Municipalities[edit]

Notable People Of Saptari District[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b 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 
  3. ^ "Artistes have no borders, Udit Narayan tells Nepal". The Times of India. 27 January 2009. Retrieved 13 December 2013. 

Coordinates: 26°35′N 86°45′E / 26.583°N 86.750°E / 26.583; 86.750