Bhadrapur Municipality

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Bhadrapur

भद्रपुर नगरपालिका
Nickname(s): 
Bhadrapur Bazaar.
Bhadrapur is located in Province No. 1
Bhadrapur
Bhadrapur
Location in Province No. 1
Bhadrapur is located in Nepal
Bhadrapur
Bhadrapur
Bhadrapur (Nepal)
Coordinates: 26°32′40″N 88°05′40″E / 26.54444°N 88.09444°E / 26.54444; 88.09444
Country   Nepal
ProvinceProvince No. 1
ZoneMechi Zone
DistrictJhapa District
Government
 • MayorMr. Jiwan Kumar Shrestha (NCP)
 • Deputy MayorMrs. Chandra Maya Shrestha (NCP)
Elevation
91 m (299 ft)
Population
 (2011)Census
 • Total50,249
Time zoneUTC+5:45 (NST)
Postal code
57200
Area code(s)023
Websitewww.bhadrapurmun.gov.np
Map of Bhadrapur
Map of Consolidated Bhadrapur Municipality.

Bhadrapur (Nepali: भद्रपुर) is a town and municipality in Jhapa District in the Mechi Zone of southeastern Nepal. It lies on the banks of the Mechi River, and shares borders with Bihar state, India on south and West Bengal state on north. There is a border crossing with customs office for goods. Galgalia village in Kishanganj District borders with Bhadrapur

Bhadrapur is one of Nepal's oldest municipality. At the time of the 2011 Nepal census, it had a population of 50249.[1] Bhadrapur Airport has flights to Kathmandu. This airport is the best way to reach Kathmandu from eastern part of Nepal and India (i.e., West Bengal, Sikkim).

Bhadrapur is one of the most multi-cultural city of Nepal. In this city, people from all the districts from Nepal, and people who were migrated from India, Bhutan and Bangladesh are living. Different ethnic background people like rajbanshi, dhimal mechee, bramahan, chetri, rai, limbu, sherpa, tamang, madbadi, bengali, muslim etc are living in Bhadrapur by maintaining a cordial relation, peace and harmony among the people. Bhadrapur is the "tea city" of Nepal. It is a starting point for tourist attractions. A few hours ride north takes one close to the Himalayas. There are good roads up to a height of around 3700 meters.

Bhadrapur has important governmental and other important infrastructures, including a zonal hospital, airport, Mechi Multiple campus, different schools, Mahendra park, stadium police and military headquarters, and hosts the Central District Offices.

However, due to the construction of the Mahendra Highway or East West Highway (north of Bhadrapur), economic activities have shifted north to the junction of the highway Birtamod. This has left Bhadrapur with a receding population and crippled its once-booming economic activity.

In the last decade, Bhadrapur has slowly transformed itself into a tea hub with new plantations and tea factories being established every year. The much-awaited Mechi Bridge joining Bhadrapur to India (Galgalia) is constructed now and acts as a lifeline to the revitalization of Bhadrapur as well as the far eastern part of Nepal. There is a checkpoint at the border.

History[edit]

Bhadrapur was a very prosperous city during the early 1900s. It was renowned for its rice cultivation due to its rich fertile soil. This period saw rice mills being established. The prosperous rice business led Bhadrapur to its most prosperous period. However, now Bhadrapur transformed as a major city of tea factories and old rice mills are not operating anymore.

Industries[edit]

Bhadrapur is home to Momento Apparels, which was one of Nepal's largest exporters of ready-made garments. The factory has been forced out of operation since 2012. In its heyday, the factory had a workforce of 2,000, and supplied ready-made garments to the US (including retail outlets such as Walmart and JC Penny) and a number of European countries.[2][3]

Localities[edit]

Education[edit]

College, +2 Level and Schools[edit]

  • National Marigold English School
  • Chandra Bhanu Jyoti Higher Secondary School
  • Mechi Multiple Campus
  • Mechi Multiple College Science
  • Bright Star English Boarding School
  • Siddhartha Shishu Sadan
  • Bhadrapur Higher Secondary School (est. 2002 B.S.)
  • Birendra Higher Secondary School
  • Araniko Higher Secondary School
  • Emerald Academy Higher Secondary School
  • Bibhuti vidya mandir higher secondary school
  • Bidur English Secondary School
  • Puhatu Janajyoti High School
  • Bhanusmriti High School
  • S.S. Niketan English High School
  • Pragyan Academy
  • Gyan Sarovar Niketan High School
  • Shree Sharada Lower Secondary School (Balika School)
  • Shree Prithvi Lower Secondary School (Namuna School)
  • Maheshpur Lower Secondary School
  • Jiwanjyoti Lower Secondary School
  • Pashupatinath Lower Secondary School
  • Kalwalguri Lower Secondary School
  • Saraswati Lower Secondary School
  • Janakalyan Lower Secondary School
  • Krishna Primary School
  • Bhagawati Primary School
  • Bhrikuti Primary School
  • Bhanu Primary School
  • Pashupati Primary School
  • Gautambuddha Primary School
  • Pashupati Primary School (past Maheshpur VDC)
  • Mechi Primary School
  • Aadarsh Primary School
  • Dolma Memorial
  • Greenfield English School
  • Galaxy International School
  • Gurukul Kids School
  • Montessori Kinderworld
  • Modern English high school (estd -2052)
  • Himali Higher Secondary School
  • Aarambha Shikshyalaya
  • HolyLand English School
  • Moran Memorial School(estd-2056 )

Communication and entertainment[edit]

To promote local culture Bhadrapur has one FM radio station: Nagarik F.M 107.5 MHz. It is a community radio station.

Krishna Raj Complex has a cinema hall which is situated at Bhadrapur Bazar. Abala Chitra Mandir, which was the first cinema hall in Bhadrapur was reconstructed in the Krishma Raj Complex. Jawahar Talkies is a cinema between Bhadrapur Municipality office and Mechi River.

Transport[edit]

Bus services from Bhadrapur Kathmandu, janakpur, Dhankutta, Dharan Biratnagar Birjung Damak Gauriganj gauradaha jhapa Illam kakaritta lahan Gaighat and local buses.

Bhadrapur Airport is served by Nepal Airlines, Saurya Airlines, Shree Airlines, Yeti Airlines and Buddha Air with daily flights. Nepal Airlines flies 3 times a week, the others have daily flights. The first flight to Kathmandu is at 10:00am and the last flight is 21:00pm.

Hospitals[edit]

Image Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nepal Census 2001". Nepal's Village Development Committees. Digital Himalaya. Archived from the original on 12 October 2008. Retrieved 24 November 2008.
  2. ^ "We need trade, not aid". Nepali Times. Retrieved 2020-06-20.
  3. ^ "Former garment giant Momento lies in ruins". kathmandupost.com. Retrieved 2020-06-20.

Coordinates: 26°32′40″N 88°05′40″E / 26.5444°N 88.0944°E / 26.5444; 88.0944