Rupandehi || A District named after Rupadevi


Rupandehi District is a part of Province No. 5. It is one of the seventy-seven districts of Nepal and covers an area of 1,360 km2. The district headquarter is Siddharthanagar. As per the national census 2011, the population of Rupandehi was 880,196.

This district is named after Rupadevi, the queen of King Suddhodana.

Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, lies in this district. Devdaha, the birthplace of Mayadevi (mother of Lord Buddha) also lies in Rupandehi district.

At the time of the 2011 Nepal census, Rupandehi District had a population of 880,196. Of these, 36.9% spoke Nepali, 36.6% Bhojpuri, 6.4% Awadhi, 6.3% Tharu, 4.2% Magar, 3.5% Maithili, 2.6% Urdu, 1.3% Newari, 1.2% Gurung and 0.5% Hindi as their first language.

At the time of 2011 A.D National population and Housing census, 2011 was reported that the total population of Rupandehi district was 880,196 . and Male=432,193 and Female=448,003 and the total household was 163,916. Data Source: Central Bureau of statistics Kathmandu, the government of Nepal.

The district lies on the southern and western part of Nepal. On the East, it shares a border with Nawalparasi District, on West with Kapilvastu District, on North with Palpa District and on South with India. The elevation of the district lies between 100m to 1229m from sea level. The total area of the district is 1,360 kmĀ² with 16.1% in Churia Range and rest in the Terai region.

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