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Rupandehi District

Rupandehī Jillā
रुपन्देही जिल्ला
Lumbini Temple (Birthplace of Gautama Buddha)
Lumbini Temple (Birthplace of Gautama Buddha)
Location of Rupandehi
Location of Rupandehi
Country Nepal
Region Western (Pashchimanchal)
Zone Lumbini
Headquarters Siddharthanagar
 • Total 1,360 km2 (530 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 880,196[1]
Time zone NPT (UTC+5:45)
Main language(s) Nepali, Bhojpuri

Rupandehi District(Nepali: रुपन्देही जिल्ला   , a part of Lumbini Zone, is one of the seventy-five districts of Nepal and covers an area of 1,360 km². The district headquarters is Siddharthanagar . In 2001 this district had a population of 708,419.


  • History 1
  • Geography 2
    • Settlement areas 2.1
    • Major Rivers 2.2
    • Major Lakes 2.3
  • Climate 3
  • Place of attraction 4
  • Major economic centers 5
  • Major Industries 6
  • Non-profit organisations 7
  • References 8


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


The district lies on the southern Nepal. On the East it shares 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 km² with 16.1% in Churia Range and rest in the Terai region.

Settlement areas

There are 62 Village Development Committees and 5 municipalities and 1 Sub-metropolitan municipality. The district is divided into 7 election areas.

District Map

Major Rivers

Rupandehi has many rivers all of which flow from Northern mountains towards south into India.

Major Lakes

  • Gaidahawa lake (Bishnupur)
  • Gajedi lake (Gajedi)
  • Nanda vauju lake (Chilhaiya)
  • Sukaiiya lake


Climate Zone[2] Elevation Range % of Area
Lower Tropical below 300 meters (1,000 ft) 89.3%
Upper Tropical 300 to 1,000 meters
1,000 to 3,300 ft.
Subtropical 1,000 to 2,000 meters
3,300 to 6,600 ft.

Place of attraction

  • Lumbini
  • Manimukunda sen Park
  • Chanchala Mai Temple
  • Bol bum
  • Siddha Baba Temple
  • Jitgadhi
  • Mukunda SEN park
  • parroha dham
  • Butwal city

Major economic centers

Major Industries

Non-profit organisations


  1. ^ "National Population Census 2,011". National Planning Commission Secretariat, Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Government of Nepal. September 2,011. 
  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,  
  • Shaha, Rishikesh (1992). Ancient and Medieval Nepal. Manohar Publications, New Delhi. ISBN 978-81-85425-69-6.
  • Shreshta, S.H (2005). Nepal in Maps. Kathmandu: Educational Publishing House. p. 129. 
  • Shreshta, Vinod Prasad (2007). A Concise Geography of Nepal. Kathmandu: Mandal Publications. p. 126.  
  • Woodhatch, Tom (1999). Nepal handbook. The Royal Palace (Footprint Travel Guides). p. 194.  

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