Geography of Motihari

The city of Motihari in Bihar is the headquarters of East Champaran district and is one of the most important and rapidly developing cities. It is associated with eminent historic personalities and thus attracts huge crowds of history lovers as well as tourists. It is located between 26°39'00' North latitude and 84°55'00' East Longitude. Its location, easy accessibility, excellent educational facilities, availability of utility services have all contributed in making Motihari a rapidly developing and one of the most sought after destinations in the state of Bihar.

Climate of Motihari

Geography of Motihari

The climate in Motihari city is sub-tropical with hot summers and mild and pleasant winters. The average annual rainfall is about 1200 mm. Summers in Motihari during the months of March, April and May are hot with temperatures as high as about 35°C to 46°C. Winters in Motihari are mild and pleasant with temperatures dropping to as low as 3°C to about 18°C. Heavy rainfall is experienced here during the monsoon in the months of June, July and August, with the temperature being very mild. However, an apt time for visiting Motihari would be during the months of October and November, post the monsoon season, when the climate is pleasant and ideal for sight-seeing. You can also participate in the Chhath Puja celebrations, during the last week of October.

Demographics of Motihari

The population of Motihari was 125,183, according to the 2011 Census carried out by the Government of India. Out of this 67,438 are male, while there are 57,745 females. The average literacy rate is about 87.20%. The sex ratio in Motihari is 856 females per 1000 males.

Topography of Motihari

Located at an altitude of about 72 metres from the sea level, the city of Motihari has a rugged topography and a high to low land with few gentle irregularities. It is an important historic, religious and a tourist site. Motihari belongs to the Tirhut division and is one of the six important sub divisions of the East Champaran district. Motihari city is surrounded by Turkaulia Block towards west, Chiraiya Block towards east and Pipra Kothi Block towards its south. Areraj, Dhaka and Sugauli cities are located near Motihari. Agriculture is an important occupation of the people in Motihari.

Vegetation in Motihari

A considerable population of Motihari is engaged in agriculture. Litchi fruit and Mitha Alua (sweet potato), grown here are quite popular. Other major crops grown here include rice, lentils, jute paddy and sugarcane. Besides, there are small scale industries like paper plant factory, sugar mill, button factory and others that contribute to the economy of this place. The sugar mill in Motihari is considered to be one of the largest mills in the state of Bihar. Steps are also being taken to promote fishing and dairy farming in Motihari and its nearby places.

Geographical Inputs about Motihari

Country: India
State: Bihar
District: East Champaran
Altitude: about 72 metres
Location:26°39'00'N 84°55'00'E
Winter temperature: about 3°C (min) to 18°C (max)
Summer temperature: about 35°C (min) to 46°C (max)
Average Annual Rainfall: 1200 millimetres
Best time to visit: October, November
Languages spoken: Hindi, Bhojpuri, English
Crops grown: Rice, lentils, jute paddy, sugarcane, litchi fruit, sweet potatoes etc.


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