Janakpur Zone (Nepali: जनकपुर अञ्चल Listen (help·info), is one of the 14 zones of Nepal, reaching from the Indian border in the south to the Tibetan border in the north and Sagarmatha zone in east and Bagmati and Naryani zones in west.
The headquarters of Janakpur zone and its main city is Janakpur. Close to the Indian border, it is a historic city of Hinduism. The city was believed to be the capital city of the King Janak, the father in law of Lord Rama, the son of the then King of Ayodhya, Dasharatha. The city was then called 'Mithila Nagari'. The name of this zone is related to the historic king Janak and his capital Janakpur.
Other cities of Janakpur zone are Kamalamai (in Inner Terai) and Bhimeshwor and Bardibas, Dhalkebar, Jaleshwor, Malangwa, and Matihani (outer Terai).
Janakpur is divided into six districts:
Coordinates: 27°10′N 85°55′E / 27.167°N 85.917°E