Birgunj is a city on the plain lands or Terai region of Nepal. It is a major transit point for travelers entering Nepal in order to visit other places of the Himalayan country.
The Birgunj city in Nepal has gained importance as an important trading outpost in the region. Nepal is a landlocked country. The country has no direct access to any sea-port in the Indian sub-continental region. Nepal conducts the major portion of its trade through surface transport. The Himalayan country receives a substantial portion of its imports through Indian soil. Birgunj is located 3 kilometers distant from the Indian border town of Raxaul. Birgunj of Nepal receives imported goods from Kolkata-Haldia port via Raxaul. It is thus a major transit point for businesspersons and other commercial travelers to Nepal.
Birgunj in Nepal have some tourist attractions of its own. Tourists who visit the place may observe the Shankar Acharya Gate, Durga Temple, Buddha Chaitya, Clock Tower, Ghadiharwa Pokhari, Goddess Gadi Mai Temple and the City Hall. The culture of the place is unique from the rest of Nepal. The population is diverse and exhibits the thriving business culture of the city. People of various ethnicities reside in Birgunj. A number of languages are spoken. Languages spoken include the national language Nepali, Newari and Maithili. The Indian language Hindi is also spoken by a large number of Birgunj residents.
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