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Baraha Nagarpalika
बराहा नगरपालिका
Baraha Nagarpalika is located in Nepal
Baraha Nagarpalika
Baraha Nagarpalika
Location in Nepal
Coordinates: 26°44′N 87°07′E / 26.74°N 87.11°E / 26.74; 87.11Coordinates: 26°44′N 87°07′E / 26.74°N 87.11°E / 26.74; 87.11
Country    Nepal
Zone Kosi Zone
District Sunsari District
Population (2011 after being merged with Prakashpur Madhuwan Barahchetra & Bharaul VDC)
 • Total 85,237
Time zone Nepal Time (UTC+5:45)
postal code 56716
Area code(s) 025

Barah Nagarpalika is a Municipality in Sunsari District in the Kosi Zone of south-eastern Nepal. Situated nearby the Koshi River. Most of the residents, as is common in Nepal, depend on agriculture but in the last few years the trend of going to the gulf countries as workers is increasing. The Town is yet to have any prominent business house but is a growing market with a number of small industries, hotels and shops. Being linked with some major cities Dharan & Itahari of the Sunsari District, this Town holds a very good chance of development. There is one community radio station also, named Sunsari FM… There are number of schools and a higher secondary school in the Town and almost all the children go to primary school and higher school. But the fraction of students continuing their studies to higher level is somehow not too great because of the low economic status of the people.

Most of the residents are Hindu but there is also a small area of Islam people in the village. The village is rich in temples and there is also a mosque and a church.

At the time of the 2011 Nepal census it had a population of 85237 .[1]


The weather in Barah Municipality is mostly hot. Chakraghatti Pulaha experiences 6 seasons,

Season Span (Nepali calendar) Span (Georgian calendar) Characteristics
Basanta (Spring) Chaitra-Baisakh March–April Around 25-30 degrees Celsius, very dry and windy
Grishma (Summer) Jestha-Ashad May–June Very hot, Up to 40 degrees Celsius, farmers prepare for rice planting
Barsha (Monsoon) Shrawn-Bhadra July–August Hot, very humid and heavy monsoon rains, Krishna Janma Asthami (Birth of Lord Krishna) celebrations
Sharad (Autumn) Ashvin-Kartik September–October Calm temperatures, festival season of Dashain and Tihar
Hemanta (Pre winter) Mangshir-Pausha November–December Cold temperatures and sometimes fog (20-10 degrees Celsius), farmers harvest the rice
Sishir (Winter) Magh-Falgun January–February cold temperatures and foggy weather.


  1. ^ "Nepal Census 2011". Nepal's Village Development Committees. Digital Himalaya. Archived from the original on 12 October 2008. Retrieved 2 December 2008.