Historically, the name of Morang district has been derived from Mawarang, the name of Kirat administrative zone during regime of Kirat king Hang.[i] Gograha was its old name of Biratnagar, present headquarters of the Morang district and Koshi zone. This name was coined during Rana regime which belonged to the name of King Birat of Mahabharata era. Now people believe that the actual capital of King Birat of that Mahabharata era has been located at Budhanagar V.D.C. which is 10 Km south east from Biratnagar. Morang district is one of the Eastern Terai district comprising of 65 VDCs where 66 governmental health institutions are providing Primary Health Care services.
1.2 Morang: Infrastructure and District Profile Human Development Indicators 2001 of Morang are in better condition in the region and in the country. But population size of the district is second highest in the country and highest in the Eastern development region.
v Eastern Terai district v Adjoining districts: Panchthar, Ilam, Jhapa, Sunsari, Dhankuta v Area (S.Km.) : 1,855 v Total Population : 914,799 v Biratnagar Sub-metropolitan Population : 181,000 v Number of VDCs : 65 v Sub-Metropolitan City : 1v Number of Ilakas : 17v Electoral Constituencies : 7
|Health Institutions v Hospitals: 2 (Koshi Zonal, Rangeli Hospital) v Primary Health Care Centres: 7 (Jhorahat, Haraicha, Mangalbare, Letang, Bahuni, Jhurkia, Rani) v Health Posts: 10 (Babiyabirta, Bayarban, Ranjani, Budhanagar, Dadarbairiya, Hasandaha, Kerabari, Madhumalla, Majhare, Tankisinwari) v Sub Health Post: 49 v FCHV: 655 (VDCs=585, Biratnagar S-metro=70) v TBAs= 336, EPI-ORC= 303 v PHC-ORC= 281 (Fund raised Rs. 33,718.00) v Ayurvedic= 2, Nursing Home: 7, Pvt. Hospital =2|
[i] NPC, Jilla Bastugat Bibaran Morang, National Planning Commission, Statistical Section Morang, 2062