Jhapa District

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Jhapa District

झापा जिल्ला
Jhapa district locator.png
ProvinceProvince No. 1
Admin HQ.Bhadrapur
 • TypeCoordination committee
 • BodyDCC, Jhapa
 • HeadMr. Somnath Bishwakarma
 • Deputy-HeadMrs. Mina Parajuli
 • Parliamentary constituencies5
 • Provincial constituencies10
 • Total1,606 km2 (620 sq mi)
506 m (1,660 ft)
 • Total812,650
 • Density510/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5:45 (NPT)

Jhapa (Nepali: झापा जिल्लाAbout this soundListen ) is one of 14 districts of Province No. 1 of eastern Nepal. The latest official data, the 2011 Nepal Census, puts the total population of the district at 812,650. An inhabitant of Jhapa is known as Jhapali. With high level of education attainment and sense of humor, Jhapali are believed to be the smartest people in Nepal. The district headquarters is Bhadrapur.


Jhapa is the easternmost district of Nepal and lies in the fertile Terai plains. Rajbanshi are the first settlers about 800 years ago. Jhapa is derived from rajbashi word that means canopy means due to the dense forest. Jhapa borders with Ilam in the north, Morang in the west, the Indian state of Bihar in the south and the Indian state of West Bengal to the southeast and east. Geographically, it covers an area of 1,606 km2 (620 sq mi). Some major cities of Jhapa are Birtamod, Damak, Bhadrapur, Surunga, Dudhe, and Kakarvitta. Jhapa is well known for producing iconic personalities and public figures.

Geography and climate[edit]

Climate Zone[2] Elevation Range % of Area
Lower Tropical below 300 meters (1,000 ft) 98.8%
Upper Tropical 300 to 1,000 meters
1,000 to 3,300 ft.


Among 77 districts, Jhapa with literacy rate of 99.33%, is the district with the highest number of literate people.[3]

People from Jhapa District[edit]


  1. ^ Household and population by districts, Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) Nepal Archived 2013-07-31 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ The Map of Potential Vegetation of Nepal - a forestry/agroecological/biodiversity classification system (PDF), Forest & Landscape Development and Environment Series 2-2005 and CFC-TIS Document Series No.110., 2005, ISBN 87-7903-210-9, retrieved Nov 22, 2013
  3. ^ "Census 2001". Census. central bureau of statistics, Nepal. 2001. Archived from the original on 2008-09-24. Retrieved 2008-08-24.

Coordinates: 27°55′03″N 84°11′37″E / 27.917373°N 84.193726°E / 27.917373; 84.193726

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