Mahrajganj is a city and a municipal board in Maharajganj district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.Maharajganj District of Uttar Pradesh achieved autonomy on 2 October 1989. This rectangular district spans from 27°09′ North to 83°34′ East geometric coordinates and occupies 2934.1 sq. km area. Demarcated by the Indo-Nepal border, Maharajganj is flanked by Nepal in the north, Gorakhpur District in the south, Padrauna District in the east and Siddharth Nagar and Sant Kabir Nagar Districts in west.
As per the 2011 Census, Maharajganj District has recorded a population of 26,65,292. This rural district has agrarian economy.
Maharajganj is a quaint district whose serene and tranquil environment and picturesque terrains dotted by meandering streams is a real treat. Lehara Durga Mandir is an important sightseeing destination of the district.
Maharajganj district is bounded by Nepal in the north, the districts of Kushinagar in the east, Gorakhpur to the south and Siddharthnagar and Sant Kabir Nagar in the west. It is part of Gorakhpur Division. The district covers an area of 2,951 km². It has a population of 2,173,878 (2001 Census).
The district was carved out from the erstwhile Gorakhpur district on 2 October 1989.
In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Maharajganj one of the country’s 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640). It is one of the 34 districts in Uttar Pradesh currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).
Maharajganj district comprises 4 tehsils:
There are 1258 villages in the district and 14 police stations.