Ramechhap District, a part of Janakpur Zone. It is located at 27° 19′ 60 N , 86° 4′ 60E with an altitude of 1218 metres (3999 feet). Its total area is 1,546 km2 (596.9 sq mi).
The district, with Manthali as its District Headquarters. Early Ramechhap was headquater of Ramechhap District but later on Manthali become its headquater. Manthali is situated along the Tamakoshi River.
The villagers represent many ethnic groups including Brahmin, Chhetri, Newar, Tamang and Gurung.
The word Ramechhap comes from two Nepali words, Ram (person’s name) and Chhap (mark). According to folklore, the village of Ramechhap was once occupied by Tamang people. A Tamang of the village, Ram by name received mukhtiyari of the village by royal decree. So, the land ownership and other legal activities were performed in the village by the stamp (chhap) or Ram. Hence, the village was called Ramechhap.
Janakpur Zone is divided into six districts: