Theme Week Nepal – Biratnagar

25 September 2019 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  8 minutes

Rickshaw © - Prashant Shrestha/cc-by-2.0

Rickshaw © – Prashant Shrestha/cc-by-2.0

Biratnagar is the second largest metropolitan city and the capital of the Province No. 1 of Nepal. It also holds the record for the second most densely populated (after Kathmandu) and the fourth most populous city of Nepal, with a population of 240,000. Biratnagar has politically been the most active city of Nepal, thus gifting a subtotal of five prime ministers along with hosting some of the most revolutionary incidents (the first labour strike leading to the first anti-Rana movement, the first plane hijack, the castle for Nepali Congress, etc.) in the modern history of Nepal. The city has a total area of 29.9mi² (77.5km²) and is located in the Morang District (in the previous Koshi Zone) of the eastern-most Terai region of Nepal. It lies 399 km east of Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, and 6 km north of the Jogbani border of the Indian state of Bihar.   read more…

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