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|Province||Province No. 1|
|• Type||Coordination committee|
|• Body||DCC, Jhapa|
|• Head||Mr. Somnath Bishwakarma|
|• Deputy-Head||Mrs. Mina Parajuli|
|• Parliamentary constituencies||5|
|• Provincial constituencies||10|
|• Total||1,606 km2 (620 sq mi)|
|Elevation(maximum)||506 m (1,660 ft)|
|• Density||510/km2 (1,300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:45 (NPT)|
Jhapa (Nepali: झापा जिल्ला Listen (help·info)) is one of 14 districts of Province No. 1 of eastern Nepal. The latest official data, the 2011 Nepal Census, puts the total population of the district at 812,650. An inhabitant of Jhapa is known as Jhapali. The district headquarters is Bhadrapur.
Jhapa is the easternmost district of Nepal and lies in the fertile Terai plains. Rajbanshi are the first settlers about 800 years ago.jhapa is derived from rajbashi word that means canopy means due to the dense forest. It is bound by Ilam in the north, Morang in the west, the Indian state of Bihar in the south and the Indian state of West Bengal to the southeast and east. Geographically, it covers an area of 1,606 km2 (620 sq mi). The main cities of Jhapa district are Birtamod, Damak, and Kakarvitta.
|Climate Zone||Elevation Range||% of Area|
|Lower Tropical||below 300 meters (1,000 ft)||98.8%|
|Upper Tropical||300 to 1,000 meters
1,000 to 3,300 ft.
Among 75 districts, Jhapa with literacy rate of 98.33%, is the district with the highest number of literate people.
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