Janakpur is the headquarters of Dhanusa District in Nepal. The city is a centre for religious and cultural tourism.It has been declared as the temporary capital for Province no. 2 until Province Assembly votes for a permanent capital.
This city is also known as Janakpurdham, which was founded in the early 18th century. According to oral tradition, an earlier city existed in the area, also known as Janakpurdham, which was the capital of the Videha dynasty that ruled Mithila region in the ancient times.
The city is located about 123 km (76 mi) south-east of Kathmandu.As of 2015, the city had a population of 173,924 making it the largest Sub-Metropolitan city of Nepal.
The Nepal Railways used to operate between Janakpur and India.
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