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Dharan is one of the Sub-Metropolitan cities in eastern Nepal, in the Sunsari District, and is situated on the foothills of the Mahabharat Range in the north with its southern tip touching the edge of the Terai region at an altitude of 1148 ft . It serves as a trading post between the hilly region and the plains of Terai region. It was once the location of a recruitment center for the Brigade of Gurkhas, opened in 1953. The recruitment center is closed and the campus is now the home of B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences since 1993. Dharan Sub-metropolitan city organised a Golden Jubilee celebration of Dharan from January 28 to January 31, 2011 marking the 50th year of establishment of the municipality. It is the second-largest city of Eastern Nepal. It is also known as the soccer/footballer producing factory of Nepal.HistoryAncient historyThe Ten Kings of Limbus came together to formally declare all the ten kingdoms between the Arun River and Teesta River to be called "Yakthung Laaje".The ten rulers, their kingdoms and their forts: Samlupi Samba Hang, King of Tambar and his capital Tambar Yiok. Sisiyen Shering Hang, King of Mewa and Maiwa kingdoms and his capital Meringden Yiok. Thoktokso Angbo Hang, King of Athraya and his capital Pomajong. Thindolung Khokya Hang, King of Yangwarok and his capital Hastapojong Yiok Yengaso Papo Hang, King of Panthar and his capital at Yashok and Pheden (Phe meaning "plain", den meaning "place"). Shengsengum Phedap Hang, King of Phedap and his capital at Poklabung. Mung Tai Chi Emay Hang, King of Ilam and his capital at Phakphok. Soiyak Ladho Hang Chemjong, King of Bodhey (Choubise) and his capital at Shanguri Yiok. Tappeso Perung Hang, King of Thala and his capital at Thala Yiok. Taklung Khewa Hang, King of Chethar and his capital at Chamling Chimling Yiok.Dharan is in Sunsari. Plan your visit to Dharan and other destinations in Nepal using our Nepal online journey planner.
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