Bara District


Pipara Simara, in Bara District, Nepal

Location of Bara
Country Nepal
Region Central Development Region (Madhyamanchal Bikas Kshetra)
Zone Narayani
Headquarters Kalaiya
  Total 1,190 km2 (460 sq mi)
Population (2011)
  Total 687,708[1]
Time zone NPT (UTC+5:45)
Main language(s)

Bara District (Nepali: बारा जिल्ला  Listen ) lies in Province No. 2. It is one of the seventy-five districts of Nepal. The district, with Kalaiya as its district headquarters, covers an area of 1,190 km² and has a population (2011) of 687,708.[1] Bakaiya, Jamuniya, Pasaha, Dudhaura and Bangari are the main rivers of Bara. The main languages spoken in Bara are Bhojpuri, Bajjika, Maithili and Nepali.


Simraungarh is major part of Bara district. It is historical place in Nepal. Simraungarh is famous for agriculture product in Nepal. The people grow wheat, corn, green vegetables (cauliflower, tomato, banana (raw), beetroot, bitter gourd, bottle gourd, brinjal, cabbage, carrot, cauliflower, chilli (green), chilli (dry red), Arbi coriander leaves, cucumber, potato and so on).

Bara district is famous for the Gadhimai Temple, particularly as every five years it celebrates the Gadhimai Mela. This festival has historically been celebrated every 5 years by sacrificing animals. In the future animal sacrifice will no longer occur, as temple authorities have decided to convert the festival into a "momentous celebration of life."[2][3]

Geography and Climate

Climate Zone[4] 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.

Village Development Committees and Municipalities

VDC/s and Municipalities (blue) in Bara District


  1. 1 2 "National Population and Housing Census 2011(National Report)" (PDF). Central Bureau of Statistics. Government of Nepal. November 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 18, 2013. Retrieved November 2012. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. Ram Chandra, Shah. "Gadhimai Temple Trust Chairman, Mr Ram Chandra Shah, on the decision to stop holding animal sacrifices during the Gadhimai festival:" (PDF). Humane Society International. Retrieved 29 July 2015.
  3. Meredith, Charlotte (29 July 2015). "Thousands of Animals Have Been Saved in Nepal as Mass Slaughter Is Cancelled". Vice News. Vice Media, Inc. Retrieved 29 July 2015.
  4. 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

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Coordinates: 27°2′N 85°0′E / 27.033°N 85.000°E / 27.033; 85.000

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