Rautahat District

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Rautahat District

रौतहट जिल्ला
Rautahat District locator.png
ProvinceProvince No. 2
Admin HQ.Gaur
 • TypeCoordination committee
 • BodyDCC, Rautahat
 • Total1,126 km2 (435 sq mi)
 • Total686,722
 • Density610/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5:45 (NPT)
Main Language(s)Bajjika (60%) Nepali (21%)

Rautahat District (Nepali: रौतहट जिल्लाAbout this soundListen , a part of Province No. 2, is one of the seventy-five districts of Nepal. The district headquarter is Gaur, including municipalities like Garuda, Chandrapur , covers an area of 1,126 km² and had a population of 545,132 in 2001 and 686,722 in 2011. This district has a total of 2 VDCs and 16 municipalities. Among other districts, Rautahat has the largest percent of Muslims in Nepal, about 19.465% (106,111 persons in 2001).Sri Ram Sugar Mill is located in Garuda. and the famous hindu temple is in shivnager and the temple is run by giri family.And also, the historical temple of Goddess Durga is in one of the most developed VDC of the district(Matsari). Matsari is known to be the only village of Narayani Zone to have 100% literacy rate .And, also Late Shri Gulab Narayan Jha , the first person to represent madhesis in politics , was permanent resident of this Village.

Lord Shiva Statue at Nunthar

Nunthar is a famous place for picnic and there is a temple of lord shiva which is located in pauria Bagmati.[1]

Geography and Climate[edit]

Climate Zone[2] Elevation Range % of Area
Lower Tropical below 300 meters (1,000 ft) 94.4%
Upper Tropical 300 to 1,000 meters
1,000 to 3,300 ft.

The Manusmara River flows through the district, and feeds a canal for irrigating 3200 hectares of land.[3]


The district consists of eighteen municipalities, out of which sixteen are urban municipalities and two are rural municipalities. These are as follows:

Former Village Development Committees (VDCs) and Municipalities[edit]

Map of the VDCs and Municipalities (blue) in Rautahat District


  1. ^ Population bdistricts n for regions and districts, archived from the original on 2013-01-22
  2. ^ 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 978-87-7903-210-1, retrieved Nov 22, 2013
  3. ^ Acharya, Madhu Raman (1986). Nepal concise encyclopedia: a comprehensive dictionary of facts and knowledge about the kingdom of Nepal ... Geeta Sharma. p. 103.

Coordinates: 26°46′N 85°16′E / 26.767°N 85.267°E / 26.767; 85.267