|Province||Province No. 2|
|• Type||Coordination committee|
|• Body||DCC, Mahottari|
|• Total||1,002 km2 (387 sq mi)|
|• Density||630/km2 (1,600/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:45 (NPT)|
|Main Language(s)||Maithili (80%), Nepali (7.2%), other (5.5%)|
Mahottari District (Nepali: महोत्तरी जिल्ला, Listen (help·info)), a part of Province No. 2, is one of the seventy-seven 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. 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.
Geography and Climate
|Climate Zone||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
- Bagiya Banchauri
- Bairgiya Laksminiya
- Banauli Donauli
- Bardibas Municipality
- Damhi Marai
- Gaidha Bhetpur
- Gaushala Municipality
- Hariharpur Harinmari
- Jaleshwar Municipality
- Khaya Mara
- Kisan Nagar
- Kolhusa Bagaiya
- Majhaura Vishnupur
- Meghanath Gorhanna
- Parsa Pateli
- Phulahatta Parikauli
- Pokharibhinda Samgrampur
- Ratauli 9 Rahmanpur
- sonamai bhoil
- Suga Bhawani
- Mangalnath , Magarthana
- Household and population by districts, Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) Nepal Archived 2013-09-27 at the Wayback Machine.
- 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
- 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.
- "Districts of Nepal". Statoids.
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