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Village development committee
Tilaurakot is located in Nepal
Location in Nepal
Coordinates: 27°35′N 83°05′E / 27.58°N 83.08°E / 27.58; 83.08Coordinates: 27°35′N 83°05′E / 27.58°N 83.08°E / 27.58; 83.08
Country    Nepal
Zone Lumbini Zone
District Kapilvastu District
Population (1991)
 • Total 5,684
Time zone Nepal Time (UTC+5:45)

Tilaurakot was the cardinal point of the ancient Shakyan city of Kapilavastu. It is situated west of Lumbini Grove, the birthplace of Gautama Buddha. It is a village development committee in Kapilvastu District in the Lumbini Zone of southern Nepal. At the time of the 1991 Nepal census it had a population of 5684 people living in 944 individual households.[1]


  1. ^ "Nepal Census 2001". Nepal's Village Development Committees. Digital Himalaya. Retrieved 14 December 2008.