- Capital: Ilam
- Religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam
- Language: Nepali, Maithili, Hindi, Bhojpuri, English
- Best Season: April - November
- Weather: 0C - 35C
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Mechi is one of the fourteen zones of Nepal. Its headquarters are at Ilam. It comes under the Eastern Region of Nepal . The Indian state of Bihar is to the south and Tibet to the north. The largest town is Damak in the Terai. The majority of the population in Mechi are Kirantis (Limbu people, Rai people) and other ethnic groups like Koche and Meche, and hill castes like Bahun and Chhetris.Mechi is divided into four districts.
The Ilam District is the part of Mechi zone. The name of Ilam means Twisted that has been derived from a Limbu language. The district of Ilam is one of the most developed areas pf the country of Nepal. Ilam is very famous for the ILAM TEA. This tea is even exported to Europe. This tea export is an excellent source of revenue for the country of Nepal. The major source of revenue in the district f Mechi is tea, milk, cardamom, potato, ginger.
Jhapa is also a district of the zone of Mechi. The district headquarters of Jhapa is Chandragadhi. The population of this area is 688,109 according to the census of the year 2001 and has an area of 1,606 square kilometers. The district o Jhapa is the eastern most district of the country of Nepal. Jhapa is divided into 47 Village Development Committees.