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 95.288 156.312 264.991 Kaski
3. Biratnagar 129.388 166.674 301.125 Anaitha,Nepal
4. Lalitpur 115.865 162.991 220.802 Lalitpur
5. Bharatpur 54.670 89.323 143.836 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

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