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Dhanusha District
Lage des Distriktes Dhanusha (dunkelgelb) in der Provinz Nr. 2 und in Nepal
Location of Dhanusha District (dark yellow) in Province No. 2 and Nepal
Basic data
State Nepal
Province Province No. 2
Seat Janakpur
Area 1180 km²
Inhabitants 754.777 (Census 2011)
Density 640 inhabitants per km²
ISO 3166-2 NP-P2
Website ddcdhanusha.gov.np

Coordinates 26° 48′ N, 86° 2′ O

The district of Dhanusha (also Dhanusa; Nepali

, Dhanuṣā) is one of 77 districts in Nepal and belongs to Province No. 2 since the 2015 Constitution.[1]

History

Until 2015, Dhanusha was part of the Janakpur administrative zone, which in turn was part of the Central Development Region.

The first president of the Republic of Nepal Ram Baran Yadav is from the district.

Geography

Dhanusha is located in the south of the country (Terai) on the border with India. The district capital is Janakpur.

Inhabitants

According to the censuses, the district had a population of 671,364 in 2001 and 754,777 in 2011.[2]

Religion

Dhanusha is one of the most important pilgrimage destinations for Hindus in Nepal for it is the birthplace of the mythological Janakpurdham Sita. Sita was the adopted daughter of King Janaka and married the son Ram Chandra of King Dasharath of Ayodhya.[3][4]

The former palace of King Janak is now a temple. There is also a temple where Ram is said to have married his consort Sita, and to this day a festival called Bibaha Panchami is celebrated here every year on the occasion of the marriage of Ram and Sita. The temple is decorated as if for a real wedding.[3][4]

Management structure

Towns in Dhanusha District:[5]

  • Chireshwarnath
  • Dhanushadham
  • Ganeshman-Charnath
  • Janakpur
  • Mithila
  • Sabaila
  • Nagarain
  • Bideha
  • Sahidnagar
  • Kamala
  • Mithila Bihari
  • Hansapur

Gaunpalikas (rural parishes):[5]

  • Janaknandani
  • Bateshwar
  • Mukhiyapatti Musharniya
  • Lakshminya
  • Aurahi
  • Dhanauji

By 2017, the district was divided into the following Village Development Committees (VDCs):

  • Andupatti
  • Aurahi
  • Bafai
  • Bagchaura
  • Baheda Bala
  • Bahuarba
  • Balabakhar
  • Balaha Kathal
  • Balaha Sadhara
  • Ballagoth
  • Baniniya
  • Basahiya
  • Basbitti
  • Bateswor
  • Bega Shivapur
  • Bhuchakrapur
  • Bhutahi Paterwa
  • Bindhi
  • Bisarbhora
  • Chakkar
  • Chora Koilpur
  • Debadiha
  • Deuri Parbaha
  • Devpura Rupetha
  • Dhabouli
  • Dhanauji
  • Dubaricot Hathalekha
  • Duhabi
  • Ekarahi
  • Fulgama
  • Ghodghans
  • Giddha
  • Gopalpur
  • Goth Kohelpur
  • Hansapur Kathpula
  • Hardiya
  • Harine
  • Hathipur Harbara
  • Inarwa
  • Itaharwa
  • Jhatiyahi
  • Jathai
  • Jhojhi Kataiya
  • Jamunibas
  • Kachuri Thera
  • Kajara Ramaul
  • Kanakpatti
  • Khajuri Chanha
  • Khariyani
  • Kurtha
  • Lagmamdha Guthi
  • Lakhouri
  • Lakkad
  • Laxminibas
  • Laxmipur Bagewa
  • Lohana Bahbangama
  • Machijhitakaiya
  • Mahuwa
  • Manshingpatti
  • Mitheleswor Nikas
  • Mithileswor Mauwahi
  • Mujeliya
  • Mukhiyapatti (Mushargiya)
  • Nagarain
  • Nauwakhor Prashahi
  • Nunpatti
  • Pachaharwa
  • Papikleshwor
  • Patanuka
  • Paterwa
  • Paudeswor
  • Puspalpur
  • Raghunathpur
  • Rampur Birta
  • Sapahi
  • Shantipur
  • Siddha
  • Singyahi Maidan
  • Sinurjoda
  • Sonigama
  • Suga Madhukarahi
  • Suganikash
  • Tarapatti Sirsiya
  • Terha (Dumariya)
  • Thadi Jhijha
  • Tulsi chauda
  • Tulsiyahi Nikas
  • Tulsiyani Jabdi
  • Yadukush

Web links

Commons: Dhanusha District– Collection of images and audio files

Individual references

  1. Schedule-4 States, and Districts to be included in the concerned States. – Nepal Law Commission.Retrieved 13 December 2018 (English).
  2. Central Bureau of Statistics, Census 2011: national report (pp. 51-52, Population Total and Area in Sq. Km ).(Memento of 25 May 2013 in the Internet Archive) (PDF; 7.8 MB)
  3. a b Bibaha Panchami – We All Nepali.Retrieved February 26, 2019.
  4. a b Dhanusha district.In: BossNepal. Retrieved February 26, 2019 (English).
  5. a b Nepal: Administrative Unit – State 2 Map | UN Nepal Information Platform.Retrieved January 1, 2019.