|Proposed capitals||Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur, Purnea|
Mithila is a proposed state in India, comprising the Maithili speaking region of Bihar and Jharkhand. Maithili language has own traditional script, known as Mithilakshar. It is part of the historical Mithila region. The proposed state will also include some Angika and Bajjika speaking districts which are considered by some to be dialects of Maithili. What will be the capital city of Mithila, India is still to be decided. Darbhanga, the largest cultural hub of this region may be designated as Capital. Muzaffarpur and Purnia are also strong contenders of being Capital city.
There was also a movement in the Maithili speaking areas of Nepal for a separate state which ended in 2015 after Constitution of Nepal 2015 ensured it in form of province two.
Various organisations have been formed that demand the formation of a state including the Maithil Mahasabha and the Mithilanchal Vikash Congress the former received support from Raj Darbhanga. Various demonstrations have taken place demanding a Mithila state with a major protest taking place in Delhi in 2009 organised by the Akhil Bharatiya Mithila Rajya Sangharsh Samiti.Mithila Student Union is the organisation of young and dynamic students of Mithila (region), however it has not cleared its stand on separate state till date.