List of cities in Nepal

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Municipalities in Nepal are cities and towns meeting minimum criteria set out by the government. These criteria include a certain population, infrastructure and revenues. Presently, there are 130 municipalities in Nepal of which 72 were newly established in May 2014.[1][2] In most cases, the municipalities are created by amalgamating several Village Development Committees (VDC), thus making it necessary to choose a name for the new entity. This may sometimes be the name of the largest former VDC but usually is a new creation. The listed names are the official names of the municipalities; nevertheless, the former names are still widely used. Municipalities in Nepal come in three levels of self-government: metropolitan municipality, sub-metropolitan municipality and municipality. The first level applies to Kathmandu only, the second one to the cities of Pokhara, Biratnagar, Lalitpur and Birganj.

Municipalities by population[edit]

Rank Municipality Census 1991 Census 2001 Census 2011 District
1. Kathmandu 421.258 671.846 975.453 Kathmandu
2. Pokhara 95.288 156.312 255.465 Kaski
3. Biratnagar 129.338 166.674 261.125 Morang
4. Lalitpur 115.865 162.991 220.802 Lalitpur
5. Bharatpur 54.670 89.323 199.867 Chitwan
6. Birganj 69.005 112.484 135.904 Parsa
7. Butwal 44.272 75.384 118.462 Rupandehi
8. Dharan 66.457 95.332 116.181 Sunsari
9. Bhim Datta 62.050 80.839 104.599 Kanchanpur
10. Dhangadhi 44.753 67.447 101.970 Kailali
11. Janakpur 54.710 67.192 97.776 Dhanusha
12. Hetauda 53.836 68.482 84.671 Makwanpur
13. Madhyapur Thimi 31.970 47.751 83.036 Bhaktapur
14. Bhaktapur 61.405 72.543 81.748 Bhaktapur
15. Damak 41.321 35.009 75.102 Jhapa
16. Itahari 26.824 41.210 74.501 Sunsari
17. Nepalganj 47.819 57.535 72.503 Banke
18. Triyuga 37.512 55.291 70.000 Udayapur
19. Kirtipur 31.338 40.835 65.602 Kathmandu
20. Siddharthanagar 39.473 52.569 63.483 Rupandehi
21. Ghorahi 29.050 43.126 62.928 Dang Deukhuri
22. Kohalpur --- --- 62.177 Banke
23. Birtamod --- --- 60.177 Jhapa
24. Lekhnath 30.107 41.369 58.816 Kaski
25. Mechinagar 37.108 49.060 57.545 Jhapa
26. Chandrapur --- --- 56.611 Rautahat
27. Tikapur 25.639 38.722 56.127 Kailali
28. Gulariya 30.621 46.011 55.747 Bardiya
29. Gadhimai --- --- 53.007 Bara
30. Tulsipur 22.654 33.876 51.537 Dang Deukhuri
31. Birendranagar 22.973 31.381 47.914 Surkhet
32. Mirchaiya --- --- 46.857 Siraha
33. Ratnanagar 25.118 37.791 46.367 Chitwan
34. Dhanushadham --- --- 45.008 Dhanusha
35. Shambhunath --- --- 43.230 Saptari
36. Byas 20.124 28.245 42.899 Tanahu
37. Kalaiya 18.498 32.260 42.826 Bara
38. Kanchan Rup --- --- 42.377 Saptari
39. Hariwan --- --- 40.834 Sarlahi
40. Sunwal --- --- 39.843 Nawalparasi
41. Nilkantha --- --- 39.578 Dhading
42. Kamalamai 24.368 32.838 39.413 Sindhuli
43. Rajbiraj 24.227 30.353 37.738 Saptari
44. Urlabari --- --- 35.166 Morang
45. Gaur 20.434 25.383 34.937 Rautahat
46. Chireshwarnath --- --- 34.350 Dhanusha
47. Lahan 19.018 27.654 33.653 Siraha
48. Gaidakot --- --- 33.416 Nawalparasi
49. Gorkha 20.633 25.783 32.473 Gorkha
50. Gaushala --- --- 32.111 Mahottari
51. Putalibazar 25.870 29.667 30.704 Syangja
52. Karyabinayak* --- --- 30.614 Lalitupr
53. Kapilvastu 17.126 27.170 30.428 Kapilvastu
54. Rajapur --- --- 29.659 Bardiya
55. Baglung 15.219 20.852 29.366 Morang
56. Tansen 13.599 20.431 29.095 Palpa
57. Bandipur --- --- 28.832 Tanahu
58. Inaruwa 18.547 20.300 28.454 Sunsari
59. Siraha 21.866 23.988 28.442 Siraha
60. Katari --- --- 28.123 Udayapur
61. Panauti 20.467 25.563 27.358 Kabhrepalanchok
62. Bidur 18.694 21.193 26.750 Nuwakot
63. Dhankuta 17.073 20.668 26.440 Dhankuta
64. Shuklagandaki --- --- 26.313 Tanahu
65. Khandbari 18.756 21.789 26.301 Sankhuwasabha
66. Ramgram 18.911 22.630 25.990 Nawalparasi
67. Malangwa 14.142 18.484 25.102 Sarlahi
68. Phidim --- --- 24.768 Panchthar
69. Banepa 12.537 15.822 24.764 Kabhrepalanchok
70. Besisahar --- --- 24.745 Lamjung
71. Waling 16.712 20.414 24.006 Syangja
72. Jaleswar 18.088 22.046 23.533 Mahottari
73. Dipayal-Silgadhi 12.360 22.061 23.416 Doti
74. Kusma --- --- 23.250 Parbat
75. Panchkhal --- --- 22.975 Kabhrepalanchok
76. Bhimeshwar 19.260 21.916 22.537 Dolakha
77. Sandhikharka --- --- 22.098 Arghakhanchi
78. Beni --- --- 21.947 Myagdi
79. Amaragadhi 16.494 18.390 21.245 Dadeldhura
80. Narayan 15.738 19.446 21.110 Dailekh
81. Champapur* (Chapagaun) --- --- 20.706 Lalitpur
82. Taplejung --- --- 19.085 Taplejung
83. Ilam 13.197 16.237 18.633 Ilam
84. Bhadrapur 15.210 18.145 18.164 Jhapa
85. Dasharathchand 18.054 18.345 16.791 Baitadi
86. Mangalsen --- --- 16.677 Achham
87. Salyan --- --- 16.398 Salyan
88. Bhojpur --- --- 16.121 Bhojpur
89. Myanglung --- --- 16.046 Tehrathum
90. Chautara --- --- 15.606 Sindhupalchok
91. Sankharpur* --- --- 15.189 Kathmandu
92. Manthali* --- --- 14.932 Ramechhap
93. Resunga --- --- 14.845 Gulmi
94. Dhulikhel n.a. 11.521 14.283 Kabhrepalanchok
95. Pyuthan --- --- 13.211 Pyuthan
96. Sanphebagar --- --- 13.032 Achham
97. Jayaprithvi --- --- 12.940 Bajhang
98. Chandannath --- --- 12.116 Jumla
99. Diktel --- --- 11.743 Khotang
--- Suryodaya --- --- --- Ilam
--- Shani-Arjun --- --- --- Jhapa
--- Kankai --- --- --- Jhapa
--- Belbari --- --- --- Morang
--- Pathari Sanischare --- --- --- Morang
--- Sundar Dulari --- --- --- Morang
--- Koshi Haraicha --- --- --- Morang
--- Rangeli --- --- --- Morang
--- Duhabi-Bhaluwa --- --- --- Sunsari
--- Siddhicharan --- --- --- Okhaldhunga
--- Beltar-Basaha --- --- --- Udayapur
--- Nijgadh --- --- --- Bara
--- Lalbandi --- --- --- Sarlahi
--- Ishwarpur --- --- --- Sarlahi
--- Thaha --- --- --- Makwanpur
--- Khairahani --- --- --- Chitwan
--- Chitrawan --- --- --- Chitwan
--- Kawasoti --- --- --- Nawalparasi
--- Devchuli --- --- --- Nawalparasi
--- Bardaghat --- --- --- Nawalparasi
--- Sainamina --- --- --- Nawalparasi
--- Lumbini Sanskritik --- --- --- Rupandehi
--- Devdaha --- --- --- Rupandehi
--- Tilottama --- --- --- Rupandehi
--- Krishnanagar --- --- --- Kapilvastu
--- Shivaraj --- --- --- Kapilvastu
--- Sharada --- --- --- Salyan
--- Dullu --- --- --- Dailekh
--- Lamki Chuha --- --- --- Kailali
--- Attariya --- --- --- Kailali
--- Api --- --- --- Darchula
--- Punarwas --- --- --- Kanchanpur
--- Belauri --- --- --- Kanchanpur
--- Chapakot --- --- --- Syangya
--- Rampur --- --- --- Palpa
--- Chainpur --- --- --- Sankhuwasabha
  • Manthali (Ramechhap), Shankarapur (Kathmandu), Karyabinayak and Champapur (Lalitpur) have been designated as municipalities but have not yet been officially established.[3]

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