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Banke District (Nepalgunj)

Banke District a part of Bheri zone, is one of the seventy-five districts of Nepal, a landlocked country of South Asia. The district, located in the Mid-Western division with Nepalgunj as its district headquarters, covers an area of 2,337 km² and has a population (2001) of 385,840.
Nepalganj, is a town in Nepal, located in the Banke district of the Bheri zone (Terai), near Nepal's southern border with India. It is 16 km south of Kohalpur. It is the transport hub for western, mid-western and far-western regions of Nepal. The nearest Indian border is about 8 km south of Nepalgunj.

The airport is 6km north from Birendra Chok. The airport is called Mahendra Airport (which was initially constructed at khajura and was later shifted to ranjha), named after the name of Late King Mahendra. The major places in Nepalgunj are Dhambojhi, Gharbaritole, Tribhuwan Chok, Ganeshpur, Sadar Line, Koreanpur, Belaspur, B.P. Chok and Khajura. It connects the under-developed parts of Nepal like Dolpa, Jumla, Mugu, Rukum via airways.

A branch of Indian Railways reaches the border immediately opposite Nepalgunj


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