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Village Development Committee
Map of the Village Development Committees in Jhapa District
Map of the Village Development Committees in Jhapa District
Country    Nepal
Zone Mechi Zone
District Jhapa District
Population (1991)
 • Total 5,043
Time zone Nepal Time (UTC+5:45)

Baniyani (Nepali: बनियानी) is a Village Development Committee in Jhapa District in the Mechi Zone of south-eastern Nepal. At the time of the 1991 Nepal census it had a population of 5043 people residing in 985 individual households.[1] Laxmi Higher Secondary School, Baniyani Health-Post, and an Armed-Force Camp are located in the vicinity. Mechi River flows to the east on the border of Nepal and India.


Many ethnic groups live in the region, such as: Rai, Newar, Tamang, Limbu, Meche, Koche, Rajbanshi, Gangain, Muslim, and Gaine.



  1. ^ "Nepal Census 2001". Nepal's Village Development Committees. Digital Himalaya. Archived from the original on 12 October 2008. Retrieved 24 November 2008. 

Coordinates: 26°26′N 88°03′E / 26.44°N 88.05°E / 26.44; 88.05