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Sugauli is located in Bihar
Location in Bihar, India
Coordinates: 26°47′N 84°44′E / 26.783°N 84.733°E / 26.783; 84.733Coordinates: 26°47′N 84°44′E / 26.783°N 84.733°E / 26.783; 84.733
Country  India
State Bihar
District Purvi Champaran
Population (2001)
 • Total 31,362
 • Official Maithili, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Paschim Champaran
Vidhan Sabha constituency Sugauli

Sugauli is a city and a notified area in East Champaran district in the Indian state of Bihar. It is the setting for Rudyard Kipling's story "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi" and the place where a treaty was signed with Nepal in 1815.


As of 2001 India census,[1] Sugauli town had a population of 31,362. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Sugauli has an average literacy rate of 42%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 51%, and female literacy is 32%. In Sugauli, 20% of the population is under 6 years of age. Sugauli is the part of SATYAGRAHA movement what GANDHI JI started from the Champaran, and that movement inspired a lot of youth at that time to contribute for this nation and one of them were LATE JANARDAN PANDEY from Sugauli.


Sugauli is connected by road to Motihari, Bettiah and Raxaul towns. It has a railway station on the Gorakhpur-Narkatiaganj-Muzaffarpur railway line. It does not have an airport.

See also[edit]

Sugauli Treaty


  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.