This article is on the Nepali town. For the district in Uttar Pradesh, see Siddharthnagar District
(formerly called Bhairahawa
)is a municipality
near the Indian
border on the Outer Terai
plains of Nepal
, 265 km (165 miles) west of Kathmandu
Nepal's capital. Siddharthanagar is the administrative seat of Rupandehi District
to the north is the district's largest city.
Bhairahawa was derived from the deity Bhairava
a manifestation of Shiva
. Siddharthanagar is from The Buddha's
given name Siddhartha
. The name Siddhartanagar was given by Komal Dutta Tiwari.
The population of Siddarthanagar in 2001 was 52,569. There is a large population speaking Awadhi
is the national language, natively spoken by substantial numbers of who have moved down from the hill districts.The population of Siddharthanagar in 2009 was 95,000.
Culture and religion
are in the majority, with a significant minority of Muslims
associated with sites commemorating Gautama Buddha
's life and relics.
Siddharthnagar has stores stocked with consumer goods that may be unavailable or more expensive in India, such as goods made in China.
- Bhim hospital (District Government Hospital) -Bank Road
- UCMS Hospital(Universal College of Medical Science Hospital)
- Bhairahawa hospital - naya sadak
Gautam Buddha Airport
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