Itahari
ईटहरी
Itahari
Divisional (ward) map of Itahari
Itahari
Itahari
Location of Itahari in Province No. 1
Itahari
Itahari
Itahari (Nepal)
Coordinates: 26°39′47″N 87°16′28″E / 26.66306°N 87.27444°E / 26.66306; 87.27444Coordinates: 26°39′47″N 87°16′28″E / 26.66306°N 87.27444°E / 26.66306; 87.27444
Country   Nepal
ProvinceProvince No. 1
DistrictSunsari District
Wards20
Settled-
Government
 • MayorMr. Dwarik Lal Chaudhary (CPN (US))
 • Deputy MayorLaxmi Gautam (NCP)
Area
 • Total36.21 sq mi (93.78 km2)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total140,517
 • Rank2nd (Province No. 1)
12th (Nepal)
 • Density4,167.4/sq mi (1,609.03/km2)
Languages
 • OfficialNepali
Time zoneUTC+5:45 (NST)
Postal Code
56705
Area code(s)025
ClimateCwa
Websiteitaharimun.gov.np

Itahari (Nepali: ईटहरी) is a sub-metropolitan city in the Sunsari District of Province No. 1 of Nepal.Itahari city is business hub of eastern Nepal. Itahari is also counted as one of the biggest cities of Nepal. Situated at a distance of 25 kilometres north of the provincial capital of Biratnagar, 16 kilometres south of Dharan and 92 kilometres west of Kakarbhitta, Itahari serves as a junction point of the east-west Mahendra highway and the north–south Koshi highway.

According to the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development, Itahari has an area of 93.78 square kilometres (36.21 sq mi) with 140,517 people living in 33,794 individual households as of Census of Nepal 2011.[1][2][3][4] The town is divided into a total of 20 wards.[1]

The municipality was established in 1997 and became a sub-metro in 2014 after merging the VDCs of Khanar, Ekamba, Pakali and Hansposa.[4][1]

Transportation

Itahari is a fast-growing town in eastern Nepal.[citation needed] .It is situated in a fertile plain. Located at the main transportation junction in eastern Nepal, the town is gaining importance as a traffic hub.[5] Being at the junction of the Mahendra Highway and the Koshi Highway, the town is of emerging importance.[6] Itahari is 30 kilometres (19 mi) at distance from Jogbani,[7] India by road which connects Itahari to Kolkata seaport by road and rail both means of transportation.

Biratnagar Airport is the nearest airport which is situated at 23 km distance from Itahari. Itahari is the junction of eastern development region.[citation needed]

Weather

In the winter season, the temperature of Itahari is 10–18 ℃, it increases to 30–42 ℃ during the summer season.[8][9] About 2007 mm of precipitation falls annually. There is 4 mm of precipitation in December. In July, the precipitation reaches its peak, with an average of 571 mm.[10]

Climate data for Itahari (1985-2017)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 22.7
(72.9)
26.1
(79.0)
30.9
(87.6)
33.9
(93.0)
33.3
(91.9)
32.9
(91.2)
32.1
(89.8)
32.5
(90.5)
32.1
(89.8)
31.6
(88.9)
29.3
(84.7)
25.4
(77.7)
30.2
(86.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) 15.8
(60.4)
18.6
(65.5)
23.3
(73.9)
27.1
(80.8)
28.3
(82.9)
29.0
(84.2)
28.8
(83.8)
29.2
(84.6)
28.4
(83.1)
26.4
(79.5)
22.3
(72.1)
18.0
(64.4)
24.6
(76.3)
Average low °C (°F) 9.0
(48.2)
11.1
(52.0)
15.6
(60.1)
20.4
(68.7)
23.3
(73.9)
25.2
(77.4)
25.6
(78.1)
25.8
(78.4)
24.7
(76.5)
21.1
(70.0)
15.3
(59.5)
10.5
(50.9)
19.0
(66.2)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 11.7
(0.46)
13.2
(0.52)
13.2
(0.52)
53.1
(2.09)
186.0
(7.32)
302.4
(11.91)
530.8
(20.90)
378.3
(14.89)
298.8
(11.76)
91.8
(3.61)
5.9
(0.23)
6.6
(0.26)
1,891.8
(74.47)
Source: Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (Nepal)[11]

Education

Notable people

References

  1. ^ a b c "स्थानीय तहहरुको विवरण". www.mofald.gov.np/en. MoFALD. Archived from the original on 31 August 2018. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  2. ^ "CITY POPULATION – statistics, maps & charts". www.citypopulation.de. 8 October 2017. Archived from the original on 16 April 2018. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Itahari Sub-Metropolitan City Office (Government of Nepal)". itaharimun.gov.np. 14 January 2018. Archived from the original on 15 January 2018. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Itahari Sub Metropolitan City". nepaloutlook.com. 14 January 2018. Archived from the original on 15 January 2018. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  5. ^ "A small town gaining importance due to its location at a highway junction". www.sos-childrensvillages.org. Archived from the original on 2 May 2018. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Itahari". www.uan-networks.com. Archived from the original on 2 May 2018. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Distance between Jogbani, India and Ithari, Nepal". www.distancesandcities.com. Archived from the original on 2 May 2018. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 29 April 2018.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ Itahari Monthly Climate Averages, archived from the original on 29 April 2018, retrieved 28 April 2018
  10. ^ "Climate: Itahari". www.climate-data.org. Archived from the original on 29 April 2018. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  11. ^ "Normals from 1985-2017" (PDF). Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (Nepal). Archived (PDF) from the original on 19 August 2019. Retrieved 20 October 2012.
  12. ^ Itahari at National-Football-Teams.com