Sunsari District

Nickname(s): दानिश यासिन

Location of Sunsari district in Nepal
Country Nepal
Region Eastern (Purwanchal); Terai-Madhesh plain, Nepalese Mithila, Limbuwan.
Zone Koshi
Established 1962
Headquarters Inaruwa
  Total 1,257 km2 (485 sq mi)
Population (2011[1])
  Total 763,497
  Density 610/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zone NPT (UTC+5:45)
Website Official website

Sunsari District (Nepali: सुनसरी जिल्ला Listen ), a part of Province No. 1 in Terai plain, 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.[1]

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, Duhabi, and Mahendranagar. Some religious places of this district are Budha Subba Temple ,Ramdhuni, Chataradham ( prachin haridwar), Baraha Kshetra, Bishnupaduka, Dantakali, and Pindeshori.

Sunsari lies in the Outer Terai-Madhesh plain of Nepal.

Geography and climate

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.

Village Development Committees (VDCs) and Municipalities

Map of the VDCs in Sunsari District

See also


  1. 1 2 Household and population by districts, Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) 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

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

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