No. 2 State of Nepal lies in the South Eastern part of Nepal. It is the second largest Populace State of Nepal (A total number of 5,404,145 - Census 2011) and smallest State in area (9,661 km2). It is bordered by No. 1 state to the North-East, No. 3 State to the North-west and international boarder of India to the south. The state comprises of 8 District, 1 Metropolitan-city, 3 Sub metropolitan-city, 73 Municipality and 59 Rural Municipality.
Janakpur is the capital-city of No. 2 state, also known as Janakpurdham. It is the centre for religious and cultural tourism of Nepal. It is also believed to have been the capital of the Videha dynasty that ruled Mithila region in ancient times. The city of Janakpur, 135 kilometers (84 miles) southeast of Kathmandu, capital city Nepal, is commonly famous as the birthplace of the Hindu Goddess Sita, as well as being the site where she was married to Lord Ram.
This State has a diversified cultural, ethnic and socio-economic structure. People of different castes reside in this state; such as Yadav, Teli, Brahmins, Kyastha, Tharu, Musahar, Rajput, Chhetri and so on. Nepali, Maithili, Bhojpuri and other indigenous and local languages are spoken in the state.
Festivals of Vivaha Panchami, Vijayadashami, Dipawali, Chhath Puja, Holi and many other festivals are celebrated in this region.
No. 2 State In Brief
|East||Sunsari District (No. 1 State)|
|West||Chitwan District (No.3 State)|
|North||Makwanpur District (No.3 State)|
|Area||9,661 Sq. Km.|
|Number of District||8 (Siraha, Saptari, Dhanusha, Mahotari, Sarlahi, Rautahat, Bara, Parsa)|
|Sub- Metropolitan City||3|