Location of Sunsari district in Nepal
|Region||Eastern (Purwanchal); Terai|
|• Total||1,257 km2 (485 sq mi)|
|• Density||610/km2 (1,600/sq mi)|
|Time zone||NPT (UTC+5:45)|
|Main language(s)||Maithili (81%), Urdu (11%), Nepali language(6%), Others (2%)|
Sunsari District (Nepali: सुनसरी जिल्ला Listen (help·info)), a part of Koshi Zone, is one of the seventy-five districts of Nepal in Terai plain of Southern Nepal. The district, with Inaruwa as its district headquarters, covers an area of 1,257 km² and at the 2011 census had a population of 763,487.
The area was originally part of Morang District but became its own district in 1962 when Nepal was divided into 14 zones and 75 districts.
Major cities in Sunsari district are Inaruwa, Itahari and Dharan , Jhumka, Duhabi, Mahendranagar. Some religious place of this district are Ramdhuni, Chataradham ( prachin haridwar), Barahakshetra, Bishnupaduka, Dantakali, Budhasubba, Pindeshori.
Geography and Climate
|Climate Zone||Elevation Range||% of Area|
|Lower Tropical||below 300 meters (1,000 ft)||86.6%|
|Upper Tropical||300 to 1,000 meters
1,000 to 3,300 ft.
|Subtropical||1,000 to 2,000 meters
3,300 to 6,600 ft.
Village Development Committees (VDCs)
- Bhadgau Sinawari
- Paschim Kasuha
- Ramganj Belgachhi
- Ramganj Senuwari
- Ramnagar Bhutaha
- 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 87-7803-210-9, retrieved Nov 22, 2013