Sanischare, Mechi

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Sanischare is located in Nepal
Location in Nepal
Coordinates: 26°41′08″N 87°59′31″E / 26.685617°N 87.992019°E / 26.685617; 87.992019Coordinates: 26°41′08″N 87°59′31″E / 26.685617°N 87.992019°E / 26.685617; 87.992019
Country    Nepal
Development Region Eastern
Zone Mechi Zone
District Jhapa District
Population (2011)
 • Total 25,071
Time zone Nepal Time (UTC+5:45)
Postal code 57205
Area code(s) 023

Sanischare is a Municipality in Jhapa District in the Mechi Zone of south-eastern Nepal. At the time of the 2011 Nepal census it had a population of 25,071 people residing in 5,606 individual households.[1] Sanischare was established by the Dhakals when they settled in the plains after immigrating from the immediate hills (Namsaling, Ilam) in the north. Jaya Prasad Dhakal the son of Abhi Narayan Dhakal was a prominent industrialist of the area. Later in life he devoted a lot of his time writing and critiquing Nepali literature. He was a pragmatist and much of his writings were inspired by Postmodern literature. Sanischare was the first place in the entire country of Nepal to have a fruit canning industry in the 60s owned by Jaya Prasad Dhakal and later he also pioneered rubber plantation in Nepal. Back then, in the 60s and 70s Sanischare was known to be very industrial, but due to inflation and natural disasters mainly flooding Sanischare lost its gumption for growth and development. Today, the population of Sanischare has exceeded its carrying capacity due to refugee settlement from Bhutan. Sanischare continues to grow in population and strives to be a progressive municipality in terms of politics and socio-economic reforms.


  1. ^ "Nepal Census 2011". Nepal's Village Development Committees. Digital Himalaya. Retrieved November 24, 2008.