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Nautanwa is located in Uttar Pradesh
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 27°26′N 83°25′E / 27.43°N 83.42°E / 27.43; 83.42Coordinates: 27°26′N 83°25′E / 27.43°N 83.42°E / 27.43; 83.42
Country India
StateUttar Pradesh
 • TypeNagar Palika Parishad
Area rank1
89 m (292 ft)
 • Total1,05,345
 • Density10,000/km2 (30,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code+91-05522
Vehicle registrationUP 56

Nautanwa is a town and Nagar Palika in Maharajganj district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is about 87 km from Gorakhpur, NH24 and 68 km NH730 from Maharajganj and 7 km from Sonauli Indo-Nepal Border.


Nautanwa is located at 27°26′N 83°25′E / 27.43°N 83.42°E / 27.43; 83.42.[2] It has an average elevation of 89 metres (291 feet). The town is located in the Terai region, in the foothills of the Shiwalik Himalayas.

Nautanwa is a Tehsil/Block in the Mahrajganj District of Uttar Pradesh. According to Census 2011 information the sub-district code of Nautanwa block is 00944. There are about 259 villages in Nautanwa block.


Brick clay is abundant everywhere and bricks are made outside the town areas. The soil in the area is light sandy or dense clay of yellowish brown colour. The sand found in the rivers is medium to coarse grained, greyish white to brownish in colour and is suitable for building construction.


As of 2001 India census,[3] Nautanwa had a population of 29,259. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%.

  • Nautanwa has an average literacy rate of 62%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 71%, and female literacy is 52%.
  • In Nautanwa, 17% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Nautanwa is well connected by road and railway. Sonauli at Indo-Nepal border has a Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation which connects major cities of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Delhi.

The town has a railway station called Nautanwa railway station,[4] which is the closest to Lumbini in Nepal and it is the last Station from India End. The two countries have an open border without restrictions on the movement of Nepalese and Indian nationals. There is a customs checkpoint for goods and third country nationals.

Nearby Airports[edit]

Code IATA Kind Name City Distance Bearing Airlines
VNBW BWA Medium Bhairawa Airport Bhairawa 4 nm N 359 Buddha Air Pvt. Ltd, Saurya Airlines, Simrik Airlines, Yeti Airlines
VEGK GOP Medium Gorakhpur Airport Gorakhpur 41 nm S 377 Alliance Air Air India Indigo SpiceJet
FR47722 Small Kushinagar Airport Kushinagar 47 nm S 146 Proposed airports
VNBL BGL Small Baglung Airport Baglung 48 nm N 15
VNPK PKR Medium Pokhara Airport Pokhara 55 nm N 32 Buddha Air Pvt. Ltd, Nepal Airlines, Simrik Airlines,Tara Air, Yeti Airlines


  1. ^ "Census of India Search details". Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Nautanwa
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  4. ^ Trains from Nautanwa to Gorakhpur Jn