Mahottari District

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महोत्तरी जिल्ला
Location of Mahottari
Location of Mahottari
Country Nepal
Region* Central (Madhya Anchal)
Zone* Janakpur
Headquarters Jaleshwar
 • Total 1,002 km2 (387 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 627,580
 • Density 630/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zone NPT (UTC+5:45)
Main language(s) Maithili (80%), Nepali (7.2%), other (5.5%)

Mahottari District (Nepali: महोत्तरी जिल्ला,About this sound Listen ), a part of Province No. 2, is one of the seventy-five districts of Nepal. The district, with Jaleshwar as its district headquarters, covers an area of 1,002 km² and had a population of 553,481 in 2001 and 627,580 in 2011.[1] Its headquarters is located in Jaleshwar, a neighbouring town of the historical city of Janakpur. The name Jaleshwar means the 'God in Water'. One can find a famous temple of Lord Shiva in Water there. Jaleshwar lies at a few kilometres distance from the Nepal-India border and has a majority Maithili population. In janakpur zone there are two districts ; mahottari and dhanusha and both are in a distance of 1 hour.

Map of Mahottari showing new Local level structure

Geography and Climate[edit]

Climate Zone[2] Elevation Range  % of Area
Lower Tropical below 300 meters (1,000 ft) 85.0%
Upper Tropical 300 to 1,000 meters
1,000 to 3,300 ft.

Village Development Committees (VDCs) and Municipalities[edit]

VDCs and Municipalities in Mahottari District

The 2011 National Population and Housing Census by the government of Nepal identifies 77 municipalities and village development committees (VDC) within the Mahottari District.[3]


  1. ^ Household and population by districts, Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) Nepal Archived 2013-09-27 at the Wayback Machine.
  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. ^ National Planning Commission Secretariat (November 2012). "National Population and Housing Census 2011" (PDF). Central Bureau of Statistics. Government of Nepal. pp. 27–28. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 3 May 2015. 

Coordinates: 26°38′0″N 85°48′0″E / 26.63333°N 85.80000°E / 26.63333; 85.80000