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Mechinagar

Mechinagar
मेचीनगर
मेचीनगर नगरपालिका
Municipality
Nickname(s): Mechinagar Municipality
Motto(s): To develop local area.
Mechinagar is located in Province No. 1
Mechinagar
Mechinagar
Location in Province No. 1
Mechinagar is located in Nepal
Mechinagar
Mechinagar
Mechinagar (Nepal)
Coordinates: 26°40′00″N 88°07′20″E / 26.66667°N 88.12222°E / 26.66667; 88.12222
Country   Nepal
Development RegionEastern
ProvinceProvince No. 1
ZoneMechi Zone
DistrictJhapa District
Government
 • MayorMr. Bimal Acharya (NC)
 • Deputy MayorMrs. Mina Kumari Pokharel (NCP)
Population (2011)
 • Total111,797
 • Rank4th (Province No. 1)
18th (Nepal)
Time zoneUTC+5:45 (NST)
Postal code57207, 57208
Area code(s)023
Websitemechinagarmun.gov.np

Mechinagar (Nepali: मेचीनगर) is a municipality in Jhapa District, Mechi Zone, Nepal and is the main entry point from India on Nepal's eastern border. Nepal's custom office is in Kakarvitta (Nepali: काँकडभिट्टा), a section of the municipality. The city is almost 475 KM south east of the capital city Kathmandu and 115 KM east of the state capital of Province One Biratnagar.

Origin

Mechinagar municipality was created by combining Dhulabari (Nepali: धुलाबारी) & Kakarbhitta Village Development Committee. The Municipality have expanded its territory by adding nearby VDCs Bahundangi, Duhagadhi, Jyamirgadhi & Dhaijan in 2073 BS (2017 AD). The population of the expanded city is 111,797 (as of 2011 Censius) and area of 192.85 Sq.Km.

Geographical status

The city lies in the most eastern part of the Nepal. The city is largest municipality of the Jhapa District. The city have Arjundhara Municipality and Birtamod in the Western Part, Buddha Shanti Gaupalika and Ilam District in the North, Bhadrapur, Mechi in the South and West Bengal, India in the East. Mechi River separates City and Nepal from India.

Two major highways Mahendra Highway & Mechi Highway runs in the city. The City is the link of Northern Mechi Zone for the rest of the nation. The nearest airport is Bhadrapur Airport which is just attached to Southern part of the city. Daily 6-8 flights makes to Kathmandu two way from the Airport.

Ward Division

Previously the city was divided in 13 wards. The city divided in 15 wards after expansion. The following are the new ward division:

Previous Wards Current Wards
Bahundagi 7, 8 & 9 Mechinagar 1
Bahundagi 4 & 6 Mechinagar 2
Bahundagi 3 & 5 Mechinagar 3
Bahundagi 1 & 2 Mechinagar 4
Mechinagar 8 & 9 Mechinagar 5
Mechinagar 10 Mechinagar 6
Mechinagar 11 & 12 and Jymargadi 8 & 9 Mechinagar 7
Mechinagar 13 & 7 Mechinagar 8
Mechinagar 4, 5 & 6 Mechinagar 9
Mechinagar 1, 2 & 3 Mechinagar 10
Dhaijan 1, 2, 7, 8 & 9 Mechinagar 11
Dhaijan 3, 4, 5 & 6 Mechinagar 12
Duhagadi 2, 3, 4 & 5 Mechinagar 13
Duhagadi 1, 6, 7, 8 & 9 Mechinagar 14
Jymargadi 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 , 6 & 7 Mechinagar 15

Inhabitants

The city is majorly occupied by the Bramins & Chettris. The city also have the remarkable number of the Dhimals & Rajbansi Inhabitants. Marwari Community have the major stake on the trading business of the city.

Climate

The city temperature reaches 40 degree Celsius in the Summer and fall below 8 degrees in the winter. The city is the summer city and the winter lies only for the four months (November to February) . During March and April the high winds are likely to occur and moderate rainfall is seen onn June & July.