Mithila was a city in Ancient India, the capital
of the Videha Kingdom.
The name Mithila is also commonly used to refer to the Videha Kingdom itself,
as well as to the modern-day territories that fall withini the ancient boundries of Videha.
Nowadays, there is a demand for the separate state of Mithila/Mithilanchal comprising northern districts
of Bihar domintaed by Maithili-speaking people.
Capital of the proposed state would be the city of Darbhanga.
Over 12 million people were enumerated as Maithili speakers by the 2001 census in India, making it the
thirteen most popularly spoken language in the country.