Biratnagar

Published: 08.10.2011
Updated: 29.11.2011
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Birat Nagar

Birat Nagar, Nepal


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Birat Nagar

Biratnagar: बिराटनगर

is a sub metropolitan city in south east Nepal which is considered as the second largest city after Kathmandu. In Nepali "Birat" means Huge and "Nagar" means city. Biratnagar is the hometown of many influential leaders in Nepalese politics including Bishweshwar Prasad Koirala, Girija Prasad Koirala, Manmohan Adhikari and Kirtinidhi Bista. Biratnagar is an industrial power house of Nepal with many industries located in and around its suburbs. It is in Koshi Zone - one of the fourteen administrative zones of Nepal and is also the headquarter of Morang district. Its geographical location is 26°28'60"N 87°16'60"E.

Since it is located in the fertile Gangetic plains, the land is very fertile and hence Biratnagar has traditionally been an agricultural hub and is home to many agriculture based industries of the country. It is located near the border of India and is therefore a major center for trade and commerce with India. Biratnagar is linked with Kathmandu by roadways and airways. Biratnagar Airport is the regional hub for vital air services serving the Eastern part of the country.

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