Location in Nepal
|Coordinates: 27°00′N 85°14′E / 27.00°N 85.24°ECoordinates: 27°00′N 85°14′E / 27.00°N 85.24°E|
|• Total||71.24 km2 (27.51 sq mi)|
|• Density||710/km2 (1,800/sq mi)|
|Time zone||NST (UTC+5:45)|
Barahathwa is a municipality of Sarlahi District in Janakpur Zone of central Nepal. The municipality was established on 19 September 2015 by merging the existing Barahathwa, Murtiya, Hajariya and Laukat village development committees (VDCs). The center of the municipality is establish in former VDC Office of Barahathwa Bazaar. After merging the four VDCs population it had a total population of 50,424 according to 2011 Nepal census. After the government decision the number of municipalities has reached 217 in Nepal.
The Government announced additional 26 municipalities. With this announcement Barahathwa has been upgraded as one of the municipalities of Nepal, previously it was proposed municipality. Adjoining Barahathwa, Murtiya, Hajariya and Laukat VDC was merged with Barahathwa to upgrade it to the municipality.
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- Central Bureau of Statistics of Nepal: National Population and Housing Census 2011 Archived July 31, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
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