Jhapa District

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Jhapa District
झापा जिल्ला
Jhapa district locator.png
Country Nepal
Province Province No. 1
Admin HQ. Bhadrapur
 • Type Coordination committee
 • Body DCC, Jhapa
 • Head Mr. Somnath Bishwakarma
 • Deputy-Head Mrs. Mina Parajuli
 • Parliamentary constituencies 5
 • Provincial constituencies 10
 • Total 1,606 km2 (620 sq mi)
Elevation(maximum) 506 m (1,660 ft)
Population (2011[1])
 • Total 812,650
 • Density 510/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+5:45 (NPT)
Website www.ddcjhapa.gov.np

Jhapa (Nepali: झापा जिल्लाAbout this sound Listen ) is one of 14 districts of Province No. 1 of eastern Nepal. The latest official data, the 2011 Nepal Census, puts the total population of the district at 812,650. An inhabitant of Jhapa is known as Jhapali. The district headquarters is Bhadrapur.


Jhapa is the easternmost district of Nepal and lies in the fertile Terai plains. Rajbanshi are the first settlers about 800 years ago.jhapa is derived from rajbashi word that means canopy means due to the dense forest. It is bound by Ilam in the north, Morang in the west, the Indian state of Bihar in the south and the Indian state of West Bengal to the southeast and east. Geographically, it covers an area of 1,606 km2 (620 sq mi). The main cities of Jhapa district are Birtamod, Damak, and Kakarvitta.

Geography and climate

Climate Zone[2] Elevation Range % of Area
Lower Tropical below 300 meters (1,000 ft) 98.8%
Upper Tropical 300 to 1,000 meters
1,000 to 3,300 ft.


Among 75 districts, Jhapa with literacy rate of 98.33%, is the district with the highest number of literate people.[3]

People from Jhapa District


  1. ^ Household and population by districts, Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) Nepal Archived 2013-07-31 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. ^ "Census 2001". Census. central bureau of statistics, Nepal. 2001. Archived from the original on 2008-09-24. Retrieved 2008-08-24.

Coordinates: 27°55′03″N 84°11′37″E / 27.917373°N 84.193726°E / 27.917373; 84.193726

External links

  • "Districts of Nepal". Statoids.
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