Rautahat || A District Gaur as its Headquarters

Rautahat

Rautahat

Rautahat District is a part of Province No. 2, is one of the seventy-seven districts of Nepal. The district headquarter is Gaur, including municipalities like Garuda, Chandrapur, Paroha, covers an area of 1,126 km² and had a population of 545,132 in 2001 and 686,722 in 2011. This district has a total of 2 VDCs and 16 municipalities. Among other districts, Rautahat has the largest percent of Muslims in Nepal, about 19.465% (106,111 persons in 2001).

The most Muslim densely Village Bairiya (in Rautahat district) is an example for secularism in Nepal. Sri Ram Sugar Mill is the only sugar mill located in Garuda municipality. The well-known Shiva temple located in Shivnagar, which run by Giri family. The historical temple of Goddess Durga is in Matsarri. Late Shri Gulab Narayan Jha, the first person to represent madhesis in politics, was a permanent resident of this Village.

Climate ZoneElevation Range% of Area
LowerTropicalbelow 300 meters (1,000 ft)94.4%
Upper Tropical300 to 1,000 meters
1,000 to 3,300 ft.
 5.6%

At the time of the 2011 Nepal census, Rautahat District had a population of 686,722. Of these, 60.3% spoke Bajjika, 19.3% Urdu, 6.1% Nepali, 4.3% Bhojpuri, 3.3% Tharu, 3.0% Maithili and 1.7% Tamang as their first language. 30.4% of the population in the district spoke Hindi, 16.8% Nepali, 10.8% Bhojpuri and 3.6% Bajjika as their second language.

Gaur: The Headquarters of Rautahat District

Gaur is a municipality and headquarters of Rautahat district of Narayani zone, Nepal. It lies at the border of Nepal that links India via Bairgania and has a customs checkpoint.

The Gaur has a humid, tropical climate. The mean annual rainfall at the Gaur was 2,214 mm (87.2 in) between 1995 and 2006. More than 80% of the total annual rainfall occurs during the monsoon season from June to September. Average temperatures ranged from 8.08 °C (46.54 °F) in January to 34.91 °C (94.84 °F) in June.

In the past, the inner and outer Terai was a formidable barrier between Nepal and potential invaders from India because marshes and forests were infested by anopheline mosquitos that transmitted virulent strains of malaria, especially during the hot spring and rainy summer monsoon.

There are several differences between the climate on the eastern edge of the Terai at Biratnagar in Nepal and on the western edge of the Terai at Nepaljung in Nepal to that of Gaur in Nepal although they lie in the same plain of Terai:

  • Moving inland and away from monsoon sources in the Bay of Bengal, the climate becomes more continental with a greater difference between summer and winter.
  • In the far western Terai, which is five degrees latitude further north, the coldest months’ average is 3 °C (37 °F) cooler.
  • Total rainfall markedly diminishes from east to west. The monsoon arrives later, is much less intense and ends sooner. However, winters are wetter in the west.au in Nepal near the central edge although both lies in Terai.
  • Moving inland and away from monsoon sources in the Bay of Bengal, the climate becomes more continental with a greater difference between summer and winter.
  • Total rainfall markedly diminishes from east to west. The monsoon arrives later, is much less intense and ends sooner. However, winters are wetter in the west.

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