Coordinates: 26°43′43″N 85°55′30″E / 26.72861°N 85.92500°E / 26.72861; 85.92500
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Janaki Mandir, Ganga Sagar, an Inarwa-Kurtha service train in Janakpur and Vivah Mandap
City of religious and cultural significance
Coordinates: 26°43′43″N 85°55′30″E / 26.72861°N 85.92500°E / 26.72861; 85.92500
ProvinceMadhesh Province
DistrictDhanusha District
 • MayorManoj Kumar Sah (NC)
 • Deputy MayorKishori Sah (NC)
 • Total91.97 km2 (35.51 sq mi)
74 m (243 ft)
 • Total195,438[1]
 • Rank11th
 • Ethnicities
Yadav Nepalese Muslims Teli Chamar Kurmi Kushwaha Pandit Maithil Brahmin Kayastha
 • OfficialNepalli
 • LocalMaithili
Time zoneUTC+5:45 (NST)
Postal code
Area code041

Janakpurdham or Janakpur (Nepali: जनकपुर, Nepali pronunciation: [d͡zʌnʌkpur]) is a sub-metropolitan city in Dhanusha District, Madhesh Province, Nepal. The city is a hub for religious and cultural tourism. A headquarter of Dhanusha district, Janakpur is also the capital for Madhesh Province.[2]

History[change | change source]

The city was founded in the early 18th century. According to tradition, storyteller shows an earlier city known as Janakpurdham existed in the area, which used to be the capital of the Videha dynasty that ruled the Mithila region in ancient times.[3]

Location[change | change source]

Janakpur is about 225 km (140 mi) southeast of Kathmandu.[4] As of 2015, the city had a population of 173,924.[5] The city had a population of 195,438 in 2021.[1] Janakpur is currently the most populated sub metropolitan city of Nepal. Janakpur is about 18 km away from the Bhitthamore border of India.[6]

Transport[change | change source]

Nepal Railways operates between Janakpur and Jaynagar of India.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Janakpurdham Sub-Metropolitan City | "Religious,Cultural, Touristry Place Janakpurdham"". Archived from the original on 2 September 2017.
  2. "Breaking ! प्रदेश २ को स्थायी राजधानी 'जनकपुरधाम' बहुमतले पारित !". enewsbureau.com/. Retrieved 2022-01-17.
  3. Burghart, R. (1978). The disappearance and reappearance of Janakpur. Kailash: A Journal of Himalayan Studies 6 (4): 257–284.
  4. "Distance from Kathmandu to Janakpur". www.distancefromto.net. Archived from the original on 25 March 2016. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  5. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 July 2013. Retrieved 2015-04-16.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. "ICP Bhithamore | Land Ports Authority of India". lpai.gov.in. Retrieved 2022-05-10.