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Kakarbhitta is located in Nepal
Location in Nepal
Coordinates: 26°38′48″N 88°09′17″E / 26.64667°N 88.15472°E / 26.64667; 88.15472Coordinates: 26°38′48″N 88°09′17″E / 26.64667°N 88.15472°E / 26.64667; 88.15472
Country    Nepal
Zone Mechi
District Jhapa
Elevation 142 m (466 ft)
Population (1991)
 • Total 21,366
Time zone Nepal Time (UTC+5:45)

Kakarbhitta (often written and pronounced Kankadbhitta or Kakarvitta) is a neighbourhood in Mechinagar Municipality in Jhapa District of Mechi Zone, southeastern Nepal.


At the time of the 1991 Nepal census, Mechinagar had a population of 21,366 people living in 4147 individual households.[1]


Kakarbhitta is the eastern terminus of Nepal's east-west Mahendra Highway at the country's eastern border with Darjeeling District, West Bengal state, India. The Panitanki neighborhood of Naxalbari is on the other side. There is a border checkpoint for customs and third country nationals. Indian and Nepalese nationals cross without restriction.

Traffic between Nepal, India and Bangladesh goes through Kakarbhitta.[2]


  1. ^ "Nepal Census 2001". Nepal's Village Development Committees. Digital Himalaya. Retrieved 24 November 2008. 
  2. ^ "Nepal to Seek 10,000 Cows from India". Kathmandu: The New Indian Express. IANS. 17 December 2014. Retrieved Aug 8, 2014.