Jhapa District

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Jhapa District

झापा जिल्ला
Beautiful hill and river view,Jhapa
Beautiful hill and river view,Jhapa
Jhapa district locator.png
Country   Nepal
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+05:45 (NPT)

Jhapa (Nepali: झापा जिल्लाAbout this soundListen ) is a district of Province No. 1 in eastern Nepal. The latest official data, the 2011 Nepal Census, puts the total population of the district at 812,650. Jhapa is one of the most ethnically diverse districts of the country, and is home to 110 ethnic groups.[2]


Jhapa is the easternmost district of Nepal and lies in the fertile Terai plains. It is part of the Outer Terai. 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).

Geography and climate[edit]

Climate Zone[3] 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.


At the time of the 2011 Nepal census, Jhapa District had a population of 812,650. Of these, 55.8% spoke Nepali, 10.3% Rajbanshi, 5.6% Limbu, 5.5% Maithili, 3.6% Santali, 2.5% Rai, 2.4% Hindi, 2.1% Tamang, 1.5% Tajpuriya, 1.5% Newari, 1.3% Magar, 1.0% Dhimal, 0.8% Tharu, 0.7% Bengali, 0.6% Gurung and 0.5% Mech as their first language.

35.0% of the population in the district spoke Nepali, 1.6% Rajbanshi and 0.5% Hindi as their second language.[4]


Among 77 districts, Jhapa with literacy rate of 95.2%, is the district with the highest number of literate people.[5]

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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. ^ "Seven places to visit while you're in Jhapa". kathmandupost.com. Retrieved 2019-12-14. Jhapa might just be the most diverse of Nepal’s districts. Out of the total 126 castes/ethnic groups across the country, Jhapa is home to 110 ethnic groups, including the endangered Santhal and Ganesh (Gangai) tribes.
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ 2011 Nepal Census, Social Characteristics Tables
  5. ^ "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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