Mid-Western Development Region, Nepal

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मध्य-पश्चिमाञ्चल विकास क्षेत्र
Madhya-Pashchimānchal
Bikās Kshetra
Regions
Country    Nepal
Region Mid-Western Development Region
Headquarters Birendranagar, Surkhet District, Bheri Zone
Area
 • Total 42,378 km2 (16,362 sq mi)
Population (2011 Census)
 • Total 3,546,682
  pop. note
Time zone NPT (UTC+5:45)

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The Mid-Western Development Region (Nepali: मध्य-पश्चिमाञ्चल विकास क्षेत्र, Madhya-Pashchimānchal Bikās Kshetra) is one of Nepal's five development regions. Westward from the Central region surrounding Kathmandu are the Western, Mid-Western and finally Far-Western regions. Counter-intuitively, Mid-Western lies west of Western.

It comprises three zones:

There are 15 districts in this region.The main rivers of this region are karnali, Bheri, Rapti and Babai. Mt. Kanjiroba, Mt. Sisne, Mt.Patarasi are the main mountains of the Mid-Western Development Region. Bardiya National Park, Shey Phoksundo National Parks and Rara National Parks are some of the conservation ares of Mid-Western Development Region which are helping to attract more number of tourists.There are different types of lakes such as =Rara, Shey-Phoksundo. Dang, Nepalgung, Birendranagar are the major trade centres of Mid-Western Development Region. Ratna Highways and Mahendra Highways are the main highway of this development region. It also has Hill, Himalyan and Terai regions.It's total is 42,378 km2 (16,362 sq mi). Birendranagar is the headquarter of Mid-Western Development Region.It occupies 29.2% of the total land of Nepal.

Bhutias, Bhramin, Chhetri, Magar, Thakuri etc. are the main races.They are involved in different occupations like farming, animal husbandry, tourism, service and etc.There are many trade centres in this development region such as Nepaljung.There are various types of industries like steel manufacturing industry, Garments industry and etc. Different types of cultural sites such as Swargadwari lies in this development region.People’s of this development region celebrate numbers of festivals like Dashain, Tihar, Lhosar etc.They groe different types of food such as rice, maize, pulse, wheat, paddy etc.[1]

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Coordinates: 28°36′N 81°38′E / 28.600°N 81.633°E / 28.600; 81.633