Eastern Development Region, Nepal
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|पूर्वाञ्चल विकास क्षेत्र(By:-Rahulupreti)
Purwānchal Bikās Kshetra
|Region||Eastern Development Region|
|Headquarters||Dhankuta, Dhankuta District, Kosi Zone|
|• Total||28,456 km2 (10,987 sq mi)|
|Population (2001 Census)|
|Time zone||NPT (UTC+5:45)|
The Eastern Development Region (Nepali: पुर्वाञ्चल विकास क्षेत्र, Purwānchal Bikās Kshetra) is one of Nepal's five development regions. It is located at the eastern end of the country with headquarters at Dhankuta.
It comprises three zones:
The major cities of this region are Biratnagar, Dharan, Dhankuta, Itahari, Rajbiraj, Birtamod and Damak. Other notable places are Namche Bazaar, the town near the base camp of Mt. Everest, Gaighat, Lahan, Ilam etc.
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