Development Regions of Nepal

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Development Regions of Nepal
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Nepal is divided into 5 Development Regions (विकास क्षेत्र), 14 Administrative Zones (अञ्चल) and 75 Districts (जिल्ला). The 14 administrative zones are grouped into five development regions. Each district is headed by a Chief District Officer (CDO) responsible for maintaining law and order and coordinating the work of field agencies of the various government ministries.

The five development regions of Nepal are (from east to west):

Development Regions of Nepal
sr. Development Regions Nepali Name Headquarters
1 Eastern Development Region पुर्वाञ्चल विकास क्षेत्र Dhankuta
2 Central Development Region मध्यमाञ्चल विकास क्षेत्र Kathmandu
3 Western Development Region पश्चिमाञ्चल विकास क्षेत्र Pokhara
4 Mid-Western Development Region मध्य पश्चिमाञ्चल विकास क्षेत्र Birendranagar
5 Far-Western Development Region सुदुर पश्चिमाञ्चल विकास क्षेत्र Dipayal

King Birendra divided the entire Kingdom in 4 different regions in 2029 BS (1972). These regions were as belows:

  1. Eastern Development Region,
  2. Central Development Region,
  3. Western Development Region,
  4. Mid-Western Development region.

To fill the gap between different parts of the nation by balanced or proportionate development. Eight years later in 2037(1982), he further divided the nation adding one more separate development region naming it as far western development region taking two zones from Mid Western Development region Seti and Mahakali.[1]

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