Sunsari District

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Location of Sunsari district in Nepal
Location of Sunsari district in Nepal
Country    Nepal
Region Eastern (Purwanchal); Madhesh
Zone Koshi
Established 1962
Headquarters Inaruwa
 • Total 1,257 km2 (485 sq mi)
Population (2011[1])
 • Total 763,497
 • Density 610/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zone NPT (UTC+5:45)
Main language(s) Maithili (81%), Urdu (11%), Nepali language(6%), Others (2%)
Website Official website

Sunsari District (Nepali: सुनसरी जिल्लाAbout this sound Listen ), a part of Koshi Zone, is one of the seventy-five districts of Nepal in Madhesh plain of Southern Nepal. The district, with Inaruwa as its district headquarters, covers an area of 1,257 km² and at the 2011 census had a population of 763,487.[1]

The area was originally part of Morang but became its own district in 1962 when Nepal was divided into 14 zones and 75 districts.

Major cities in Sunsari district are Inaruwa, Itahari and Dharan , Jhumka, Duhabi, Mahendranagar. Some religious place of this district are Ramdhuni, Chataradham ( prachin haridwar), Barahakshetra, Bishnupaduka, Dantakali, Budhasubba, Pindeshori.

Sunsari lies in Outer Madhesh plain of Nepal.

Geography and Climate[edit]

Climate Zone[2] Elevation Range  % of Area
Lower Tropical below 300 meters (1,000 ft) 86.6%
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.

Village Development Committees (VDCs)[edit]

Map of the VDCs in Sunsari District

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 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 26°36′07″N 87°08′51″E / 26.602019°N 87.147550°E / 26.602019; 87.147550Template:Koshi-geo-stub