Siddharthanagar

Siddharthanagar

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This article is on the Nepali town. For the district in Uttar Pradesh, see Siddharthnagar District.



Siddharthanagar (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 although Butwal to the north is the district's largest city.

Etymology

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.

History



Population

The population of Siddarthanagar in 2001 was 52,569. There is a large population speaking Awadhi and Bhojpuri variants. Nepali 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

Hindus are in the majority, with a significant minority of Muslims and Buddhists associated with sites commemorating Gautama Buddha's life and relics.

Economy

Siddharthnagar has stores stocked with consumer goods that may be unavailable or more expensive in India, such as goods made in China.

Hospitals

  1. Bhim hospital (District Government Hospital) -Bank Road
  2. UCMS Hospital(Universal College of Medical Science Hospital)
  3. Bhairahawa hospital - naya sadak


Transport

Gautam Buddha Airport -- 3 kilometers...
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