Biratnagar is a metropolitan city which is located near the border of India and Nepal. It is also the capital city of the Province No.1 in Nepal. The city ranks second on the population density of the cities in Nepal and is the fourth most populous. Biratnagar is also known for its economic history and its religious importance. It's home to the famous Kali Mandir which is a prominent pilgrimage spot in Hinduism.
Spread over 78 km, it is located in Morang District (in the previous Koshi Zone) of the eastern-most Terai region of Nepal. It lies 399 kilometres east of Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, and 6 km north of the Jogbani border of the Indian state of Bihar. Once it was upgraded to the status of being a metropolitan city, Biratnagar saw the addition of Tankisinuwari and Jahada-3 to its territory. The city has been home to the Biratnagar Jute Mills, the first large scale industry of Nepal. Named after King Virata (the in-law of Arjuna), the city serves as the entrance point to multiple destinations of Eastern Nepal. It is also home to several industries, agriculture, places of interest, and centres of commerce. One more interesting thing is the Haat Bazaar, a local marketplace meant for tourists. This place is also culturally crucial as small-scale farmers get an excellent opportunity to earn here.
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