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Itahari (Nepali: ईटहरी) is a sub-metropolitan city of seven municipalities located in the Sunsari District of Province No. 1 of Nepal.

Itahari
Itahari
Itahari
Itahari is located in Province No. 1
Itahari
Itahari
Location of Itahari in Province No. 1
Itahari is located in Nepal
Itahari
Itahari
Itahari (Nepal)
Coordinates: 26°40′N 87°17′E / 26.667°N 87.283°E / 26.667; 87.283Coordinates: 26°40′N 87°17′E / 26.667°N 87.283°E / 26.667; 87.283
Country   Nepal
ProvinceProvince No. 1
DistrictSunsari District
Wards20
Settled-
Government
 • MayorDwarik Lal Chaudhary (NCP)
 • Deputy MayorLaxmi Gautam (NCP)
Area
 • Total36.21 sq mi (93.78 km2)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total140,517
 • Rank2nd (Province No. 1)
12th (Nepal)
 • Density4,167.4/sq mi (1,609.03/km2)
Languages
 • OfficialNepali
Time zoneUTC+5:45 (NST)
Postal Code
56705
Area code(s)025
ClimateCwa
Websiteitaharimun.gov.np
An aerial view of Itahari

According to the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development, Itahari has an area of 93.78 square kilometres (36.21 sq mi) and the total population of the municipality is 140517 people living in 33,794 individual households as of Census of Nepal 2011.[1][2][3][4] The metrocity is divided into a total of 20 wards.[1]

The municipality was established in 1997, it became a metrocity in 2014 merging adjoining VDCs: Khanar, Ekamba, Pakali and Hansposa.[4][1]

TransportationEdit

Itahari is a fast-growing town in eastern Nepal.[citation needed] .It is situated in a fertile plain. Located at the main transportation junction in eastern Nepal, the town is gaining importance as a traffic hub.[5] It is the centre of the east-west Mahendra Highway and north-south Koshi Highway and thus is a town of emerging importance.[6] Itahari is 30 kilometres (19 mi) at distance from Jogbani,[7] India by road which connects Itahari to Kolkata seaport by road and rail both means of transportation.

Biratnagar Airport is the nearest airport which is situated at 23 km distance from Itahari. Itahari is the junction of eastern development region.[citation needed]

WeatherEdit

In the winter season, the temperature of Itahari is 10–18 ℃, it increases to 30–42 ℃ during the summer season.[8][9] About 2007 mm of precipitation falls annually. There is 4 mm of precipitation in December. In July, the precipitation reaches its peak, with an average of 571 mm.[10]

Climate data for Itahari (1985-2017)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 22.7
(72.9)
26.1
(79.0)
30.9
(87.6)
33.9
(93.0)
33.3
(91.9)
32.9
(91.2)
32.1
(89.8)
32.5
(90.5)
32.1
(89.8)
31.6
(88.9)
29.3
(84.7)
25.4
(77.7)
30.2
(86.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) 15.8
(60.4)
18.6
(65.5)
23.3
(73.9)
27.1
(80.8)
28.3
(82.9)
29.0
(84.2)
28.8
(83.8)
29.2
(84.6)
28.4
(83.1)
26.4
(79.5)
22.3
(72.1)
18.0
(64.4)
24.6
(76.3)
Average low °C (°F) 9.0
(48.2)
11.1
(52.0)
15.6
(60.1)
20.4
(68.7)
23.3
(73.9)
25.2
(77.4)
25.6
(78.1)
25.8
(78.4)
24.7
(76.5)
21.1
(70.0)
15.3
(59.5)
10.5
(50.9)
19.0
(66.2)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 11.7
(0.46)
13.2
(0.52)
13.2
(0.52)
53.1
(2.09)
186.0
(7.32)
302.4
(11.91)
530.8
(20.90)
378.3
(14.89)
298.8
(11.76)
91.8
(3.61)
5.9
(0.23)
6.6
(0.26)
1,891.8
(74.47)
Source: Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (Nepal)[11]


See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "स्थानीय तहहरुको विवरण". www.mofald.gov.np/en. MoFALD. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  2. ^ "CITY POPULATION – statistics, maps & charts". www.citypopulation.de. 8 October 2017. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Itahari Sub-Metropolitan City Office (Government of Nepal)". itaharimun.gov.np. 14 January 2018. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Itahari Sub Metropolitan City". nepaloutlook.com. 14 January 2018. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  5. ^ "A small town gaining importance due to its location at a highway junction". www.sos-childrensvillages.org. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Itahari". www.uan-networks.com. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Distance between Jogbani, India and Ithari, Nepal". www.distancesandcities.com. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2018-04-29.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ Itahari Monthly Climate Averages, retrieved 2018-04-28
  10. ^ "Climate: Itahari". www.climate-data.org. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  11. ^ "Normals from 1985-2017" (PDF). Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (Nepal). Retrieved 20 October 2012.

External linksEdit

  •   Media related to Itahari at Wikimedia Commons