Bhojpur, Nepal

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Bhojpur Municipality

भोजपुर नगरपालिका
Bhojpur, Nepal
Bhojpur, Nepal
Bhojpur Municipality is located in Province No. 1
Bhojpur Municipality
Bhojpur Municipality
Location in Province No. 1
Bhojpur Municipality is located in Nepal
Bhojpur Municipality
Bhojpur Municipality
Bhojpur Municipality (Nepal)
Coordinates: 27°10′N 87°3′E / 27.167°N 87.050°E / 27.167; 87.050Coordinates: 27°10′N 87°3′E / 27.167°N 87.050°E / 27.167; 87.050
Country   Nepal
ProvinceProvince No. 1
DistrictBhojpur District
 • MayorKailash Kumar Ale (NC)
 • Deputy MayorMamita Rai (NCP)
 • Total159.51 km2 (61.59 sq mi)
 • Total27,204
 • Density170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Time zoneNST
Postal code
Area code(s)029
GDP (Nominal)2017
 - TotalRsBillion
$Million(Billion, PPP)
 - per capitaRs
 - GDP growthModerate (2016)
Licence plate prefixesinitiating with Province No 1,Koshi Zone
City flowerRhododendron
City treesOrange, Rudraksha and Amba
ClimateCwb (in English)

Bhojpur (Nepali: भोजपुर) is one of two urban municipalities in Bhojpur District of Province No. 1 of Nepal. It was established on 18 May 2014 merging the existing Bhaisipankha, Bokhim, Bhojpur, Taksar Village Development Committees [2][3] It is the district headquarters of Bhojpur District, a hilly/mountainous district in Province No. 1. At the time of the 2011 Nepal census it had a population of 27204 with an area of 159.51 square kilometres (61.59 sq mi).[4]

Bhojpur bazaar is famous for its metalwork, particularly khukuri knives. It is home to many Newar businessmen as well as skilled Newar craftsmen. Other major towns in the district include Dingla to the north, Ghoretar to the south, and Taksar near the airstrip, from where flights connect to Biratnagar and Kathmandu.

The design and construction of the 240 km Koshi Highway in east Nepal between Dharan on the Terai Plain and Num in the Middle Himalaya commenced in the early 1970s and was completed in 2012 when the first vehicles were able to drive to Num.[5] Construction of this highway links Bhjopur to other major cities and towns like Hile, Dhankuta and Dharan.

Historically it is a part of Majh Kirat (middle Kirat/ Khambuwan), and used to be called "east number 4". Middle Kirat consists mainly of Bhojpur and Khotang districts, the traditional home of kirat Rai people, an indigenous ethnic group of Nepal. In addition to Rais, other ethnic groups include Magars, Gurungs, and Tamangs, as well as castes like Chhetris, Bahuns, and Dalits.


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Bhojpur Airport

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Bhojpur Bus Park

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  1. ^ "थप ४१ नगरपालिका घोषणा". कान्तिपुर दैनिक.
  2. ^ 72 new municipalities announced Archived June 18, 2014, at the Wayback Machine My Republica
  3. ^ Govt announces 72 new municipalities The Kathmandu Post
  4. ^ "स्थानिय तहहरुको विवरण". Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development (Nepal). Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  5. ^ Hearn, G. J. (2017-07-27). "Engineering geomorphology of the Koshi Highway, east Nepal". Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology. 50 (3): qjegh2016–112. doi:10.1144/qjegh2016-112. ISSN 1470-9236.