, a part of Sagarmatha Zone
, is one of the seventy-five districts
, a landlocked
country of South Asia
. The district, with Rajbiraj
as its district headquarters, covers an area of 1,363km² and has a population (2001
) of 570,282. Saptari is renowned for its agricultural output, and is bordered on the east by the massive Sapt Koshi river. Significant towns are Rajbiraj
the district centre, Hanumannagar, and Fattepur with the area government "matsya kendra" fish farm. Also located in Saptari is the Chinna Masta Hindu temple.