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Nepalgunj
Nepalgunj
([nepaːlɡəndʒ]), also spelled Nepalganj, is a Sub-Metropolitan City in Banke District, Nepal. It lies on the Terai plains near the southern border with Bahraich district
Bahraich district
in Uttar Pradesh. Nepalgunj
Nepalgunj
is 153 kilometers south-west of Ghorahi
Ghorahi
and 16 km south of Kohalpur. Former Village Development Committee: Udayapur, Bhawaniyapur, Piprahawa, Jaispur, Paraspur, Indrapur, Khaskarkado, Bashudevpur, Manikapur
Manikapur
and Puraina
Puraina
were added to territory in order to make it Sub metropolitan city on 2071 Paush 28 and later Puraini
Puraini
was also added in list on 2072 Paush 21. Further, while restructuring of local levels nationwide, ward no. 23 (former Indrapur VDC) was taken out to Janaki Rural Municipality and ward no. 7 of Hirminiya
Hirminiya
VDC was added to Nepalgunj.

Contents

1 Overview 2 Demographics 3 Culture and religion 4 Transport 5 Infrastructure

5.1 Education 5.2 Communications

6 Climate 7 Hotels 8 Places of interest 9 Sports 10 Media 11 See also 12 References 13 External links

Overview[edit] The Dhamboji neighbourhood is the center of the city and main business hub. The 24 km long Surkhet
Surkhet
Road runs through the middle of the city. Demographics[edit] The 2011 census counted 73,779 inhabitants, with 20% growth since 2001.[3] Nepali is spoken natively by Paharis as well as by people of other ethnicities as the national language and lingua franca. The mother tongue for the native inhabitants is still Awadhi, which is understood and normally spoken by the entire population of the district. Culture and religion[edit] Nepalgunj
Nepalgunj
has a diverse culture with people from different faiths living within mixed communities. Hinduism
Hinduism
and Islam
Islam
are two major religions in the city, with Hindus comprising the larger percentage of the population. The city also has followers of other religions like Buddhism, Sikhism
Sikhism
and Christianity. People of different ethnicity are known to have traditionally lived together, without any significant conflicts.

Mutilated statue of Tribhuvan at Tribhuvan Chok Nepalgunj.

However, recent conflict occurred in December 2006 between the Pahari people and the Madhesi people, following immediately after the 2006 democracy movement in Nepal. The conflict resulted in the death of at least one person, while dozens of others were injured. Transport[edit]

Nepalgunj
Nepalgunj
airport

Nepalgunj Airport
Nepalgunj Airport
is located 6 km north of the city centre. The airport was officially named Mahendra Airport after the late King Mahendra, but it is commonly referred to as Ranjha Airport. It operated flights to Kathmandu and to airports in less developed western districts such as Dolpa, Jumla, Mugu and Rukum.

Section of the newly widened Surkhet
Surkhet
road at Pipari

Nepalgunj
Nepalgunj
has bus and mini-bus services. The country's longest highway, Mahendra Highway, runs through the town of Kohalpur, 10 kilometers from Nepalgunj
Nepalgunj
city center. An Indian Railways
Indian Railways
line reaches Rupaidiha
Rupaidiha
across the border. It involves train changes at Gonda, Bahraich
Bahraich
and Nanpara. For travellers coming in from India it is also possible to take an express train to Lucknow
Lucknow
and from there a direct bus to Rupaidiha. Indian and Nepalese nationals may cross the border without restrictions; however, there is a customs checkpoint for goods and third country nationals. Infrastructure[edit] See also: List of hospitals in Nepal Education[edit] Nepalgunj
Nepalgunj
has several boarding and government-run schools. Mahendra Multiple Campus is the largest public higher-level institution in the district, and is affiliated to Tribhuvan University. The following is a list of secondary and higher-level academic institutions in the city.

ABC Residential Higher Secondary School Angels High School Adarsh Higher Secondary School Brightland Higher Secondary School Bheri Vidhya Mandir City College of Management City Public High School College of Engineering and Management Dream Land Secondary School GVN Higher Secondary School Golden ABC High School Holy Land Higher Secondary School Jaya Bageshwori H.S. School Junior Cambridge Higher Secondary School Jaycees Bal Sansar E.M. School Lotus English Medium School Mahendra Model Higher Secondary School Mahendra Multiple Campus Maithawa higher secondary school Modern Public Higher Secondary School Muntara Secondary School Shree Sharada Lower secondary school nepalgunj-10, Banke Nepalgunj
Nepalgunj
Medical College Nepalgunj
Nepalgunj
Multiple Campus (NMC) Nepalgunj
Nepalgunj
Technical College National engineering college Pashupati Higher Secondary School Shree Buddha English Medium School Shree Shaileshwori Vidhya Niketan St. Thomas Higher Secondary School United Educational Academy West Zone E. M. Higher Secondary School Bheri English Medium High School

Communications[edit]

A post office is located at Charbahini Chok Telephone networks (land lines) including telephone exchange systems. Mobile phone networks. Cable television physical networks including receiving stations and cable distribution networks. Internet
Internet
Services (Several cyber cafes, private and Governmental ISPs are present)

Climate[edit] Nepalgunj
Nepalgunj
has a sub-tropical climate. Temperatures sometimes exceed 40 °C (104 °F) from April to June. During the rainy season—arriving in June and lasting into September—it is less hot but sometimes very humid. Winter is usually pleasant while the sun is out. It sometimes is foggy and overcast; then it can be chilly with temperatures below 10 °C (41 °F) but no frost. The highest temperature ever recorded in Nepalgunj
Nepalgunj
was 45.0 °C (113.0 °F) on the 16th June 1995, while the lowest temperature ever recorded was −0.3 °C (31.5 °F) on the 9th January 2013.[4]

Climate data for Nepalgunj
Nepalgunj
144m (1981-2010)

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Average high °C (°F) 20.9 (69.6) 25.2 (77.4) 30.9 (87.6) 36.5 (97.7) 37.4 (99.3) 36.5 (97.7) 33.3 (91.9) 33.0 (91.4) 32.5 (90.5) 31.5 (88.7) 28.0 (82.4) 23.4 (74.1) 30.8 (87.4)

Daily mean °C (°F) 14.9 (58.8) 18.4 (65.1) 23.3 (73.9) 28.6 (83.5) 31.0 (87.8) 31.5 (88.7) 29.8 (85.6) 29.7 (85.5) 28.8 (83.8) 26.1 (79) 21.6 (70.9) 17.0 (62.6) 25.1 (77.2)

Average low °C (°F) 9.0 (48.2) 11.6 (52.9) 15.8 (60.4) 20.8 (69.4) 24.6 (76.3) 26.4 (79.5) 26.4 (79.5) 26.4 (79.5) 25.1 (77.2) 20.8 (69.4) 15.1 (59.2) 10.5 (50.9) 19.4 (66.9)

Average precipitation mm (inches) 22.8 (0.898) 24.3 (0.957) 14.9 (0.587) 16.3 (0.642) 71.4 (2.811) 199.4 (7.85) 430.7 (16.957) 353.8 (13.929) 235.2 (9.26) 58.3 (2.295) 5.1 (0.201) 11.7 (0.461) 1,443.9 (56.846)

Source: Department Of Hydrology and Meteorology[5]

Hotels[edit] With the boost in the tourism industry after the change in political scenario of Nepal
Nepal
in the 1950s, the hotel and restaurant industries in Nepalgunj
Nepalgunj
have experienced significant growth. The Sneha Hotel features in the atmospheric travel memoir A Glimpse of Eternal Snows by Jane Wilson-Howarth.[6] Places of interest[edit]

Bageshwori Temple

The statue of Junge Mahādeva.

Banke National Park Manpur Mainapokhar
Manpur Mainapokhar
is half an hour drive to travel Badhiya Lake Bardia National Park
Bardia National Park
is an hour's drive west Karnali River
Karnali River
is 90 minutes drive west Tharu villages in Deukhuri Valley to the west along the east-west highway Surkhet, an Inner Terai
Terai
Valley north of Nepalgunj.

Sports[edit] Cricket
Cricket
and association football are the two most popular sports in Nepalgunj. Most of the city's big sports tournaments are held in the city's football stadium and gymnasium. As of September 2011[update], an international cricket stadium is under construction in Kohalpur.[7] Media[edit] Two cinema halls, Laxmi hall and QFX Bageshwori, can be found in Nepalgunj. The city also has several community radio stations:

Radio Xpress FM 88.4 MHz Radio Himal 92.6 MHz Nepalgunj
Nepalgunj
Community FM 104.8 MHz Bheri FM 105.4 MHz Radio Krishnasar 94 MHz Radio Bageshwori 94.6 MHz Bheri Awaj FM 95.6 MHz Morning Star 90.0 MHz

See also[edit]

Ghorahi, Nepal Kohalpur Manpur Mainapokhar

References[edit]

^ "Protests, clashes in Province 5 districts over demarcations".  ^ a b " Nepalgunj
Nepalgunj
electorate elect RPP candidate Rana as mayor again".  ^ http://www.citypopulation.de/Nepal.html ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2016-02-27. . Retrieved 27 February 2016. ^ [1]. Department Of Hydrology and Meteorology Retrieved 26 September 2014. ^ Jane Wilson-Howarth
Jane Wilson-Howarth
(2012). A Glimpse of Eternal Snows: a journey of love and loss in the Himalayas. Bradt Travel Guides, UK. p. 390. ISBN 978-1-84162-435-8.  ^ "International Cricket
Cricket
ground under delay Cricnepal.com". cricnepal.com. 26 September 2011. Retrieved 15 February 2017. 

External links[edit]

Website of Nepalgunj Nepalgunj
Nepalgunj
News

Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Nepalgunj.

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Banke District

Headquarter: Nepalganj

Bageshwari Banakatawa Banakatti Basudevapur Bejapur Belahari Belbhar Betahani Bhawaniyapur Binauna Chisapani Ganapur Gangapur Hirminiya Holiya Indrapur Jaispur Kalaphanta Kamdi Kanchanapur Kathkuiya Khajura Khurda Khaskarkando Khaskusma Kohalpur
Kohalpur
Municipality Lakshmanpur Mahadevpuri Manikapur Matahiya Narainapur Naubasta Parsapur Phatepur Piparhawa Puraina Puraini Radhapur Raniyapur Saigaun Samserganj Sitapur Sonapur Titahiriya Udara

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