Sunsari District

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Sunsari District

सुनसरी जिल्ला
Sunsari district locator.png
Country   Nepal
ProvinceProvince No. 1
Administrative HeadquarterInaruwa
 • TypeCoordination committee
 • BodyDCC, Sunsari
 • Total1,257 km2 (485 sq mi)
 • Total763,497
 • Density610/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+05:45 (NPT)

Sunsari District (Nepali: सुनसरी जिल्लाAbout this soundListen ) is one of 14 districts in Province No. 1 of Nepal. The district is located in the eastern Terai and covers an area of 1,257 km2 (485 sq mi).

According to the 2011 Nepal census, the population was 763,487.[1] The district headquarters is located in Inaruwa.

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, Jhumka and Dharan, and Duhabi. Some religious places of this district are Budha Subba Temple, Ramdhuni, Chataradham, Baraha Kshetra, Bishnupaduka, Dantakali, and Pindeshori.

Geography and climate[edit]

Climate Zone[2] 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.
Itahari City


The district consists of two Sub-metropolitan Cities, four urban municipalities and six rural municipalities.[3] These are as follows:[4]

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

Map of the VDCs in Sunsari District

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Central Bureau of Statistics (2012). National Population and Housing Census 2011 (PDF). Kathmandu: Government of Nepal.
  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 87-7903-210-9, retrieved Nov 22, 2013
  3. ^ "स्थानिय तह". Retrieved 2018-12-04.
  4. ^ "स्थानिय तह". Retrieved 2018-12-06.

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Coordinates: 26°36′07″N 87°08′51″E / 26.602019°N 87.147550°E / 26.602019; 87.147550