Nepalgunj is the headquaters of Banke District, which is around 520 km
from Kathmandu (the nation\'s capital). Banke District is the main central
point of the Mid-Western Region. Nepalgunj airport is a key air service
facilities center for most
of the inaccessible districts of Mid and Far -Western region.
Major ethnic groups in Nepalgunj are Muslim, Tharu, Yadav and Ahir.
Awadhi, Nepali and Tharu are the major languages. It is the main
business spot of Western Nepal. Urbanization has increased. In the
meantime, because of the current political insurgency, there many
internally displaced people have migrated from hilly areas. We can see a
diversity of people in Nepalgunj and the population is continuously
increasing. Besides this, we can find an increasing trend of sex work as
well in Nepalgunj. These situations have consequences in the various
areas like health and education,
especially to girls.