Sunsari District

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 part of the Outer Terai and covers an area of 1,257 km2 (485 sq mi).

Sunsari District

सुनसरी जिल्ला
Itahari city, Sunsari District
Itahari city, Sunsari District
Location of Sunsari District in Province
Location of Sunsari District in Province
Sunsari District with local level body
Sunsari District with local level body
Country   Nepal
ProvinceProvince No. 1
Admin HQ.Inaruwa
 • TypeCoordination committee
 • BodyDCC, Sunsari
 • Total1,257 km2 (485 sq mi)
 • Total753,328
 • Density600/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+05:45 (NPT)

According to the 2011 Nepal census, the population was 753,328.[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 Pindeshor Babadham.

Geography and climateEdit

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.


At the time of the 2011 Nepal census, Sunsari District had a population of 753,328.[1] Of these, 29.1% spoke Nepali, 28.3% Maithili, 11.6% Tharu, 9.6% Urdu, 2.8% Uranw/Urau, 2.7% Limbu, 2.1% Newari, 1.8% Tamang, 1.6% Bantawa, 1.3% Magar, 0.7% Chamling, 0.6% Bhojpuri, 0.6% Bengali and 0.6% Gurung as their first language.

45.2% of the population in the district spoke Nepali, 5.9% Maithili, 2.1% Hindi and 1.6% Tharu as their second language.[3]


The district consists of two Sub-metropolitan Cities, four urban municipalities and six rural municipalities.[4] These are as follows:[5]

Former Village Development Committees (VDCs) and MunicipalitiesEdit

Map of the VDCs in Sunsari District

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c "नेपाल प्रदेश नं. १ सुनसरी". STHANIYA TAHA. MoFAGA 2017. Retrieved 8 February 2021.
  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. ^ 2011 Nepal Census, Social Characteristics Tables
  4. ^ "स्थानिय तह". Retrieved 2018-12-04.
  5. ^ "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