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12 Facts About Terai
The Terai is part of the Terai-Duar savanna and grasslands ecoregion.
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Until the mid 18th century, the Nepal Terai was divided into several smaller kingdoms, and the forests were little disturbed.
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Indian Terai remained largely uninhabited until the end of the 19th century, as it was arduous and dangerous to penetrate the dense and marshy malarial jungle.
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Between 1961 and 1991, the annual population growth in the Terai was higher than the national average, which indicates that migration from abroad occurred at a large scale.
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Terai is the most productive region in Nepal with the majority of the country's industries.
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The Terai is known for beekeeping and honey production, with about 120,000 colonies of Apis cerana.
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