Ths district is bounded by Nepal on the north, Kushinagar district on the east, Gorakhpur district on the south and Siddharthnagar and Sant Kabir Nagar districts in the west. This district is part of Gorakhpur Division. The district covers an area of 2,951 km². The district has a population of 2,173,878 (2001 Census).
This district was carved out from the erstwhile Gorakhpur district on 2 October 1989.
Maharajganj district comprises 4 tehsils: Maharajganj Sadar, Nautanwa, Nichlaul and Pherada. Maharajganj Sadar tehsil has 4 community development blocks: Maharajganj, Ghughali, Paniara and Partawal. Nautanwa tehsil consists 2 community development blocks: Ratanpur and Laxmipur. Nichlaul tehsil has 3 community development blocks: Nichlaul, Mithaura and Siswa. Pherada tehsil also has 3 community development blocks: Bridgmanganj, Dhani and Pheranda. The number of villages in this district is 1258.
- ^ "Uttar Pradesh". india,gov,in website. http://india.gov.in/knowindia/districts/andhra1.php?stateid=UP. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
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