Location of Mahottari
|Region||Central (Madhya Anchal)|
|• Total||1,002 km2 (387 sq mi)|
|• Density||630/km2 (1,600/sq mi)|
|Time zone||NPT (UTC+5:45)|
|Main language(s)||maithili (80%), nepali (7.2%), other (5.5%)|
Mahottari District (Nepali: महोत्तरी जिल्ला, Listen (help·info)), a part of Province No. 2, is one of the seventy-five districts of Nepal. The district, with Jaleshwar as its district headquarters, covers an area of 1,002 km² and had a population of 553,481 in 2001 and 627,580 in 2011.
Its headquarters is located in Jaleshwar, a neighbouring town of the historical city of Janakpur. The name Jaleshwar means the 'God in Water'. One can find a famous temple of Lord Shiva in Water there. Jaleshwar lies at a few kilometres distance from the Nepal-India border and has a majority of Maithili people. In janakpur zone there are two districts ; mahottari and dhanusha and both are in a distance of 1 hour.
Geography and Climate
|Climate Zone||Elevation Range||% of Area|
|Lower Tropical||below 300 meters (1,000 ft)||85.0%|
|Upper Tropical||300 to 1,000 meters
1,000 to 3,300 ft.
Village Development Committees (VDCs) and Municipalities
- Bagiya Banchauri
- Bairgiya Laksminiya
- Banauli Donauli
- Bardibas Municipality
- Damhi Marai
- Gaidha Bhetpur
- Gaushala Municipality
- Hariharpur Harinagari
- Jaleshwar Municipality
- Khaya Mara
- Kisan Nagar
- Kolhusa Bagaiya
- Majhora Bishnupur
- Meghanath Gorhanna
- Parsa Pateli
- Phulahatta Parikauli
- Pokharibhinda Samgrampur
- sonamai bhoil
- Suga Bhawani
People can also visit the official page of the Banauli village on Facebook :- fb.me/awesome440Banauli
- Household and population by districts, Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) Nepal
- 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 horizontal tab character in
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- National Planning Commission Secretariat (November 2012). "National Population and Housing Census 2011" (PDF). Central Bureau of Statistics. Government of Nepal. pp. 27–28. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
- "Districts of Nepal". Statoids.
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