District Profile

District:

Morang District Coordination Committee (DCC), formerly called Morang District is located in Province 1 of the eastern region of Nepal. It borders with Bihar (India) to the South, Jhapa to the East, Dhankuta & Panchthar  to the North and Sunsari to the west. Morang has one Sub-Metropolitian (Biratnagar), eight municipalities and 8 rural municipalities. The total area of Morang is 1,855 km2. The lowest elevation point is 60 meter and highest elevation point is 2410 meter above sea level.  The headquarter of Morang is connected by Koshi National High way to the East-West Mahendra National Highway at Itahari, Sunsari, and Morang is also connected to the Hill parts of the eastern region of Nepal. Morang is the core Industrial sector for the eastern region of Nepal. 

 Map of Nepal indicating Morang District Coordination Committee

 

According to the Census 2011, the total population of Morang is 964,769 comprising 497,906 female (51.6%) and 466,803 male (48.4%) residing in 193,728 households. The average household size is 4.37 persons. Morang has an average population density of around 520 people per square km. The population growth rate of Morang is 1.35%. Immigration is rapidly increasing day to day from rural areas to this district. Life expectancy of the people is 69.6 years. The average literacy rate is about 66.33% (57.12% female and 75.54% male are literate). Morang has multi ethnic composition; majorities are Brahamin, Chetri, Rajbanshi, Limbu, Raiput, Tamang, Kami, Damai. In terms of religion, Hindus are 80.1%, Kirat 7.3%, Muslim 4.4%, Buddhist 4.4%, Christian 0.8% and other 2.8%. The main languages are Nepali followed by Rajbansi, Tharu, Rai, Limbu, Santhali, Bhojpuri, Urdu, Maithali and other. The headquarter Biratnagar is connected by black-topped feeder road to the East-West Highway at Itahari, Sunsari and Morang is also connected to the hill parts of the eastern region of Nepal. Mornag is the main boarder to India for the eastern region.