Kapilvastu || More Than 138 Historical Sites Related to Buddha


Kapilvastu district is often Kapilbastu, is one of the districts of Province No. 5, Nepal. The district, with Kapilbastu municipality as its district headquarters, covers an area of 1,738 square kilometres. In 2001 had a population of 481,976, which increased to 571,936 in 2011. Kapilvastu district has 3 number of seats for central whereas 6 seats for state-level elections.

The district is situated at a height of 93 to 1,491 metres above sea level. Geographically, the district can be divided into the low land plains of Terai and the low Chure hills.

Kapilvastu is bounded by Rupandehi District to the east, Dang Deukhuri District in Rapti zone to the northwest, Arghakhanchi District to the north, Balrampur district, Awadh region, Uttar Pradesh, India to the west and Siddharthnagar district, Purvanchal region, Uttar Pradesh to the south.

The summer is hot with a temperature above 27 °C and the winter temperature remains below 15 °C. Due to extremely hot and cold climatic conditions, the people suffer from viral fever, dengue, malaria etc and cold and diarrhoea respectively.

Most of the population of the district is dependent on agriculture. Paddy rice is a major crop of the district. A number of youths rely on foreign employment while sugarcane is an important cash crop.

Awadhi people are the major inhabitants of this region, which is very rich in their culture. Awadhi cuisine is well known. As the majority of the population are Muslims, they celebrate Eid(Eid-ul-fitre) and Bakrid( Eid-ul-Adha).

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