Sugauli

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Sugauli
Town
Sugauli is located in Bihar
Sugauli
Sugauli
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
Languages
 • Official MaithiliHindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Paschim Champaran
Vidhan Sabha constituency Sugauli
Website eastchamparan.bih.nic.in

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.

Demographics[edit]

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.

Transport[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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.