Region Eastern (Purwanchal)
- Total 1,855 km2 (716.2 sq mi)
- Total 843,220
- Density 454.6/km2 (1,177.3/sq mi)
Time zone: NPT (UTC+5:45)
Main language(s) Limbu, Nepa
Morang is a district on the southern Tarai, or plains, of Eastern Nepal. Most of the land is taken up by rice and jute cultivation, though areas of sal forest remain along the northern part of the district where the plains meet the hills. A large amount of the forest was cleared in the last century, and in the process, many settlers migrated to the district from the hills and India. The Morang plains are one of the most culturally diverse regions in Nepal.
Most of the district is rural, though it is also home to Biratnagar, the 2nd largest city in Nepal after Kathmandu. Other minor towns include Urlabari, Biratchowk and Rangeli. It also boosts largest industrial area in the whole country, expanding from Rani Mills Area to Duhabi River. Raghupati Jute Mills and Dhanawat Matches are among the nations oldest industries. The recent opening of Purvanchal University in Biratnagar, which offers graduate level courses in many disciplines of Arts and Liberal Sciences, is certain to make the place a college town as it attracts college graduates from most of the eastern part of the nation.
The district neighbours India to the south, and the districts of Sunsari to the west and north, Jhapa to the east, and Dhankuta to the north east.
Morang District is a southeastern district of Nepal and has a diversity of cultures and religions. It has a long history dating from the ninth century.