Parsa District

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Parsa District
पर्सा जिल्ला
The gate in Birganj on the Indo-Nepal border
The gate in Birganj on the Indo-Nepal border
Parsa District locator.png
Country   Nepal
ProvinceProvince No. 2
Admin HQ.Birganj
 • TypeCoordination committee
 • BodyDCC, Parsa
 • Total1,353 km2 (522 sq mi)
 • Total601,017
 • Density440/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+05:45 (NPT)
Main Language(s)Bhojpuri (78.1%), Nepali (6.4%), Maithili (5.1%), Tharu (3.8%), Urdu (2.2%), others (4.4%)

Parsa District (Nepali: पर्सा जिल्लाaudio speaker iconListen , a part of Province No. 2 in Terai plain, is one of the seventy-seven districts of Nepal. The district, with Birganj as its district headquarters, has an area of 1,353 km2 (522 sq mi) and has a population (2001) of 497,219. According to the locals, Parsa is named after Parsagadhi temple in the district.

Geography and Climate[change | change source]

Climate Zone[1] Elevation Range % of Area
Lower Tropical below 300 meters (1,000 ft) 74.7%
Upper Tropical 300 to 1,000 meters
1,000 to 3,300 ft.

Demographics[change | change source]

At the time of the 2011 Nepal census, Parsa District had a population of 601,017. Of these, 78.1% spoke Bhojpuri, 6.4% Nepali, 5.1% Maithili, 3.8% Tharu, 2.2% Urdu, 1.3% Tamang, 0.8% Rajasthani and 0.7% Newari as their first language.

30.4% of the population in the district spoke Nepali, 5.4% Bhojpuri and 4.9% Hindi as their second language.[2]

Administration[change | change source]

VDC/s and Municipalities (blue) in Parsa District The district consists of one metropolitan city, three urban municipalities and ten rural municipalities. These are as follows:

Former Village Development Committees (VDCs) and municipalities[change | change source]

Map of the VDCs in Parsa District

References[change | change source]

  1. 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, ISBN 978-87-7903-210-1, archived from the original (PDF) on December 3, 2013, retrieved Nov 22, 2013
  2. 2011 Nepal Census, Social Characteristics Tables
"Districts of Nepal". Statoids.

Coordinates: 27°0′N 84°52′E / 27.000°N 84.867°E / 27.000; 84.867